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Raunchy ‘How I Met Your Father’ Lacks The Charm That Made Us Fall In Love With The Original

As a “How I Met Your Mother” fanatic, I was excited to hear Hulu was creating a sequel to the beloved nine-season sitcom. Since watching the recreation, however, I wish they would’ve taken Robin’s advice: “You can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar. Yes, it’s tempting, but it’s a mistake.” I shall preface this by saying the…

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The Federalist Staff Present: An Hour Of 2022 Predictions

The Federalist staff joined Ben Domenech on Fox News’s “The Ben Domenech Podcast” to share their predictions for the year 2022. Mollie Hemingway “Republicans will have an extremely good November, they will have a massive takeover of the House of Representatives, and they’re on pretty good footing in the Senate as well,” Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway said. “The failure of…

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‘Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon’ Is A Work Of Art

Nothing can separate the geniuses behind “Reno 911” from their own brilliance. From Bush to Biden, every iteration of the show is consistently hilarious. “Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon” extends the franchise’s long record of greatness, and that’s despite today’s crippling pressures of groupthink. Few comedic offerings have mocked the absurdity of post-Obama politics with much success. “It’s Always…

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How The Miss America Pageant Got Woke And Went Broke

The 100th Miss America competition aired on the streaming platform Peacock Thursday night, and it was a disaster. The production quality was abysmal, there were numerous snafus, including teleprompters not working, hosts not being able to read their lines, no clear direction, sound feedback, and Miss Alabama’s sound not working. [embedded content] Plus the pageant partnered with TikTok, a company…

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‘And Just Like That…’ Proves It’s Time To Put ‘Sex And The City’ to Bed

Carrie, one writer to another, forgive me. It pains me to write this. I am a “Sex and the City” super-fan. I have watched and re-watched every single episode of every season of the OG. I’ve watched and re-watched both films. I even devoured every episode of the “Carrie Diaries,” a sweet, if one-dimensional window into Carrie’s origin story. So when my editors…

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In Predatory Contract Negotiations, Google Comes For Roku

For years, small product and technology companies that do business, or attempt to compete, with massive platforms like Google, Amazon, and Apple, have been making painstaking pilgrimages to Congress with harrowing stories. In January 2020, four business execs went into exacting detail describing what the so-called “fierce competition” lauded as a defining feature of the tech industry was actually like.…

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Apple TV Hopes To Make The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’ Out Of Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’

Apple TV+ has been on the hunt for its own serialized fantasy drama to compete with HBO’s adaptation of “Game of Thrones,” and it may have just found it in bringing Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” to their streaming platform. If successful, it’ll be an impressive feat for a creative property once considered “unfilmable.” Ever since “Game of Thrones” redefined serialized fantasy…

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Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Mixes Laughs With Thrills

Circling back to the bloody crime scene on the ninth floor of a posh Manhattan apartment building, the no-nonsense police detective encounters a motley crew of amateur sleuths: a 20-something woman flanked by two men in their 70s, all residents of the Upper West Side property. They engage the detective about forensics until she stops them. “Look, this is suicide,”…

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Action And Charisma Can’t Make Up For Hollow Storytelling In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

$362 million—that’s how much Walt Disney Studios reportedly spent on summer blockbuster hopeful “Jungle Cruise,” a supernatural-tinged adventure about a scientist and riverboat captain sailing down the Amazon in pursuit of a mystical item that will bring healing and restore zombie-like humans to life. If it sounds like a highlight reel for Disney’s “Pirates” franchise, you’re spot on (more than…

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Netflix’s Teen Drama ‘Outer Banks’ Illuminates Gen Z’s Need For Companionship In Season 2

Spoilers ahead. The long-awaited return of “Outer Banks” ended this weekend with the official Netflix release of its second season. A lot of excitement surrounded the release after the show’s first season saw more viewership than hits like “The Office” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” In addition to the budding romance that made season one so charming, the ten hour-long…

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‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Is A Whimsical, Kid-Friendly Critique Of Media Panic

“There is a place where truth matters, even if most people don’t pay attention to it.” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” a streaming TV series on Disney Plus faithfully adapted from the original novel by Trenton Lee Stewart, slowly unravels a surprising and even sophisticated mystery with a talented ensemble cast and charming Technicolor style. Set in a vaguely British seaside…

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‘The Woman In The Window’ Shows Joe Wright Is No Hitchcock

Can a good story, talented team, and compelling themes coalesce into a bad movie? Surprisingly, yes, as with Netflix’s thriller “The Woman in the Window.”  An agoraphobic, recently separated woman named Anna (Amy Adams) spends her days spying on neighbors through a camera lens and her nights in the cool glow of classic Hollywood movies. When she thinks she witnesses…

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Aidy Bryant’s ‘Shrill’ Is Looking For Morality In All The Wrong Places

Aidy Bryant’s testament to the independent modern woman, “Shrill,” comes to a close with the third and final season now airing on Hulu. Bryant’s Annie Easton is Mary Tyler Moore in a plus-sized mini dress, taking on the world with a smile and a can-do attitude, balanced by a perpetual feeling that she’s being judged for being overweight. Like Mary,…

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