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Movie review: “Nymphomaniac: Vol. II” ends von Trier’s sexual opus

Four hours is a lot of time to spend in Lars von Trier’s head.
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Movie review: “Dom Hemingway” is uneven, but Jude Law’s performance isn’t

If “Dom Hemingway” was a car, it would need to get its transmission fixed. It hums along for a while, but it’s clunky when it switches gears.
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Movie review: “Nymphomaniac: Vol. II” ends von Trier’s sexual opus

Four hours is a lot of time to spend in Lars von Trier’s head.
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The List: Top 10 fights we’d like to see

This week’s interview with Dan “Dragon” Spohn, who is competing for a UFC contract on “The Ultimate Fighter,” has us thinking of who we’d like to see face-off in a fight. Let’s ring the bell on these 10 killer bouts.
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TV review: “The Boondocks” is back after a long hiatus

It’s been nearly four years since “The Boondocks” was on television, and this will be the final season of the series. Unfortunately, creator Aaron McGruder isn’t involved with this season, which makes for uneven episodes. I screened the second and fourth episodes of Season 4 — it’s odd the premiere wasn’t made available — and while there are some good moments, something is missing.
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TV review: [Spoiler Alert] “Game of Thrones” is getting crazy

Through only two episodes, this season of “Game of Thrones” has already been epic. Season 3 was the best so far, but I’ve got an inkling Season 4 might exceed it. MAJOR TV SPOILERS — I HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS — AHEAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE, STOP READING NOW.
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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on Late Show

It's offically time to get excited for the new host of "Late Show"
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Movie review: “Draft Day” turns Browns frowns upside-down

When I asked my friend Dan if he wanted to join me for the new Kevin Costner movie about the Cleveland Browns, he declined saying, “They probably come out on top in the end, which would require me to suspend way too much disbelief.”
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TV review: “Fargo” is original and yet feels familiar

FX has long been one of the smartest, most progressive television networks in terms of its original series, offering some of the best comedies and dramas currently on TV and embracing original premises and new concepts regularly. Adapting the Coen Brothers’ award-winning 1996 film “Fargo” into a 10-episode “limited series” is the latest intelligent creative endeavor.
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Staff Pick: “The Raid 2” a blood-soaked action classic

You know how they say the sequels are never as good as the original? Well, one area that rule doesn’t apply? Video games.
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Movie review: “Under the Skin” lives up to its name

As a valued member of the Columbus film criticism community, I am sometimes asked to share my immediate reactions by studio representatives after a screening. Trying to digest “Under the Skin” instantly was a near-impossible task.
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The List: 10 movies that would make great TV shows

Since FX will premiere its spin-off of the Coen Brothers’ classic “Fargo” next week, we got to thinking about other movies that would make great television series. Here are 10 of our favorites and how they could work on a weekly basis. Sorry Bolshevik Revolution fans, “Doctor Zhivago” just missed out.
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TV review: The end is nigh for “Mad Men”

As “Mad Men” enters its final run — seven episodes this spring and seven more in 2015 — it’s coming off what some (including myself) consider its worst season. Now, even though Season 6 was my least favorite, it was still one of the best shows to air on TV last year. (I ranked it fourth, behind “Breaking Bad,” “The Americans” and “Game of Thrones,” in that order.)
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