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Jake Johnson in "Win it All"
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‘Win It All’ Well-Acted, Poorly Plotted

Anyone who has watched the trailer of the new Netflix original “Win It All” knows exactly what unfolds in the first hour of the film.

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Hotline Bling’

Drake is misunderstood. He is, undoubtedly, one of the foremost musical talents of our generation.

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‘Hour Two’ of ‘Shots Fired’ Unfocused and Uninteresting

While the first episode showed signs of a season that would dive deep into socially and politically relevant topics, this episode instead has more of the bad elements from “Hour One” and less of the good.

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New Girl: Season 6 Finale
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‘New Girl’ Possible Series Finale Holds Few Surprises

The end of the episode, in which all of the characters are happily coupled, wraps up the show well in theory, but falls short in its execution.​

Steve Aoki's Yardfest Performance
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Who Should Be the 2017 Yardfest Headliner?

Rakesh Khurana is a multitalented man and as a musical act, he could be legendary.

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Recap: ‘You Get What You Need’ Devastating and Magnificent

We’ve spent week after week dwelling on the submerged pain of all these women, and in “You Get What You Need,” everything explodes in grand fashion.

"The Final Chapter: The Day in the Life"
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'Bones' Series Finale Bittersweet and Paced Poorly

The series finale of the show offers emotional tension through music and nostalgia, but fails to deliver fully because of its fast pace.

Reese Witherspoon in Episode 6 of "Big Little Lies"
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Recap: Death Looms in ‘Big Little Lies’

We’re rapidly approaching the final episode—the moment when somebody dies a violent death—and we need to really start believing that all of this emotion can spill over into brutal physical violence.

13 Reasons Why
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‘13 Reasons Why’ Brings New Depth and Artistry to Netflix

With strong efforts by the actors and film editors, the Netflix adaptation succeeds in living up to its predecessor.

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,’ by ZAYN and Taylor Swift

Think of Zayn and Taylor as a pair of fun TFs leading a review section. Only this is no ordinary review section: it’s a scandalous review section.

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Despite Pre-Release Concerns, ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Is Worth Playing

Not only are the environments large enough in scope and scale to be imposing—more importantly, the game will require a lot of your time.

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Bad and Boujee’

Porridge, funneled through a decommissioned sewage pipe into your infected ear, has more charisma than the trap trio responsible for this human rights violation. The porridge makes more sense too.

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Recap: Fear and Loathing in ‘Once Bitten’

It’s a devastatingly well-crafted episode, especially in these moments of immense and submerged emotional complexity, but it succeeds primarily because all of the agony rings so intensely true.

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Music Video Breakdown: Child’s Play

Clapping in his face, she screams “I AM TIRED OF YOU AUBREY,” enunciating each word with each clap like a cheerleader gone mad.