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James Franco signing autographs after a talk at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Franco stars in the new HBO series The Deuce, a show about New York City in the 1970s. TARA GIANCASPRO/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

HBO’s “The Deuce” tackles 1970s New York with style and grit

Ryan Williams September 21, 2017
“The Deuce” follows the illegal sex trade and the rise of the porn industry through the eyes of a large ensemble, which includes mobsters, pimps, prostitutes, and the cops tasked with putting them away.
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Wait, this isn’t another “Avengers” sequel?

John Scalamandre February 16, 2016
The comedic genius of the writers and the aptitude with which Reynolds delivers his character’s sass mesh beautifully to create an hour and forty-eight minutes of brilliance.
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Hulu goes back in time with “11.22.63

Hulu goes back in time with “11.22.63″

Ryan Williams February 2, 2016
Based off Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, Hulu’s latest series blends time travel and conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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Spring Breakers relies on sex to bring in an audience

Jon Winkler March 24, 2013
Let’s say you’re in a movie theatre and you see a posse of white kids walk in the door. They wear DGK, or Dirty Ghetto Kid, t-shirts, skinny jeans or maybe basketball shorts and Nike shoes that LeBron James may have endorsed. If those guys and the girls they walk in with, wearing something smaller but similar, look like they just woke up and seem a little dazed, tell them to see “Spring Breakers.”
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Wonder, innocence and the evolving legacy of Oz

Jon Winkler March 10, 2013
When did we start thinking that rainbows were the place we all want to be for happiness? Credit for that goes to L. Frank Baum, who wrote a heartfelt children’s story 113 years ago that has echoed throughout pop culture.
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