Concert Review: Brian Wilson and Zombies Revive the Grand Chamber Pop of 1968 at Greek

Even “teenage symphonies to God” reach their dotage. But if they’re lucky, or spectacularly good, they may join the company of less youthfully inclined symphonies and join some kind of canon that’ll outlive their creators. Fortunately, the Beach Boys’ peak late ’60s work and “Odessey and Oracle” have not outlived Brian Wilson and the Zombies, […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘And We Go Green’

When asked about the founding of Formula E, a motorsport circuit that uses only electric cars, its current leader, a former Spanish politician named Alejandro Agag, lights a stogie and tells the unvarnished truth. Advertisers were starting to cool to Formula One for environmental reasons, and Agag admits that business incentivized the development of Formula […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Roger Waters Us + Them’

If you had to guess which legendary rock and roll artist has a new concert film featuring characters that include “Refugee,” “Drone Pilot” and “Palestinian Girl”, there’s a good chance your guess would be Roger Waters. The former Pink Floyd front man is practically defined by his decades-spanning collection of songs and concept albums that […]

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Venice Film Review: Timothée Chalamet in ‘The King’

The older he gets (he’s now 23), the more Timothée Chalemet looks like a svelte, neurasthenic-rock-star version of Daniel Day-Lewis. In “The King,” a sprawling but intimate royal-court medieval pageant movie, he plays Hal, the Prince of Wales, who will become Henry V. In the early scenes, when Hal is a dissolute party boy, drinking […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Adults in the Room’

Far too many adults, in far too many rooms, have far too many repetitive conversations about the arcane ins-and-outs of EU policymaking in Costa-Gavras’ maddeningly unfocused “Adults in the Room.” Amounting as much to a hagiography of erstwhile Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (solidly played by Christos Loulis) as a very long-exposure snapshot of the […]

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Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government’s review of hospital food.
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Album Review: Jay Som’s ‘Anak Ko’

If ever there was an album that could have come out at any point in the last 25 years, it’s Jay Som’s sophomore outing, “Anak Ko.” A mesh of multiple indie-rock influences, its low-key intensity, hushed vocals and emphasis on strong melodies could have placed it alongside Lush or the Boo Radleys on 4AD or […]

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Fleabag review: Guilt, sexual liberalism and laughs all the way

When Phoebe Waller-Bridge first performed Fleabag in 2013, one critic wrote: “I doubt if this material will spin off into a long-running radio or television series.” 
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Every IGN Quantic Dream Review Ever

Quantic Dream and its influential storytelling have been a part of games for 20 years, ever since the studio’s debut release, Omikron: The Nomad Soul, in 1999. Following news that the developer is going multiplatform — after nearly a decade of creating PlayStation exclusives — we’re looking back at all eight of IGN’s Quantic Dream reviews (five originals, three re-releases/ports).

Click through the gallery below, or continue scrolling, for our reviews of each Quantic Dream game.

Omikron: The Nomad Soul (PC) – 1999

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Netflix’s Stranger Things: Season 3, Episode 4 – ‘The Sauna Test’ Review

Most of the Hawkins crew reunite when things heat up in Season 3, Episode 4 – “The Sauna Test.”
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Film Review: ‘Pretenders’

At the beginning of Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers,” his 2003 tribute to the French New Wave, Matthew, the naïve American studying in Paris, refers to true lovers of cinema as “the insatiables.” James Franco, with his 150 acting credits, 39 directing credits, 25 writing credits, and single credit as “boom operator,” is one of the […]

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Annabelle Comes Home Review

Annabelle Comes Home takes the classic horror trope of Teenage Babysitters in Predicaments, and ups the ante by placing them in Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warrens’ (Vera Farmiga) house full of haunted objects. These familiar elements culminate in a fun, refreshing, even heart-warming entry into the Conjuring franchise. Well-done scares are paired with tension-breaking levity, and we even see a few new monsters (and/or sequel fodder). Annabelle Comes Home should serve as a not-so-serious summer horror flick for anyone looking to laugh a little and jump a lot.

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Listeria outbreak: Health secretary orders NHS food review

It comes as two more patients die in an outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches and salads.
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Shanghai Film Review: ‘My Dear Friend’

Like a slow-acting hallucinogen, Chinese director Yang Pingdao’s audaciously strange and sorrowful feature debut works its magic so gradually that it’s with a slight surprise that halfway through you glance down and realize you’re high off the social-realist ground, suspended surreally in the air. At first a gritty tale of feckless men abandoning their families […]

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Review

If you’ve always wondered what your pets are up to when you’re not around, you’re in luck, because The Secret Life of Pets was a very funny movie about just that subject, and you can watch it any time you want. The Secret Life of Pets 2, on the other hand, is a mediocre retread of the original, with a few good gags but very little reason to exist, aside from temporarily distracting children and putting their parents to sleep.

The adorable lapdog Max, voiced by Patton Oswalt (taking over from Louis C.K.), thinks his life is just about perfect. He and his dog roommate Duke (Eric Stonestreet) are as happy as could be with their owner Katie (Ellie Kemper), until she meets a nice guy and has a baby, Liam, which proceeds to make Max a nervous wreck. At first he’s afraid the baby will hurt him – which it often does – but then he develops an affection for Liam, and he becomes absolutely terrified that anything will hurt the child.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review

Right from the start, Godzilla: King of the Monsters makes it clear that it is not going to be another hide-the-monsters exercise like its predecessor, 2014’s Godzilla. Whereas that movie, which rebooted the king of the monsters for modern audiences, aimed for a more contemplative if stingy approach to portraying the iconic beast, this new film gives us a huge scene — with a huge monster! — within its first few minutes.

The message is clear: This Godzilla movie is gonna be wall to wall with the monsters, contemplativeness be damned.

Co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty, who has also helmed the spook-fests Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown as a splintered family that gets swept up in the drama when a new array of giant monsters begins to appear around the world. Perhaps not surprisingly, the cast mostly gets short shrift when compared to the kaiju, with Chandler’s character spending most of his screen time stressed out, Brown’s crying more often than not, and Farmiga’s… well, let’s just say her character’s motivations are confusing at best and ridiculous at worst.

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Review

In an era of classics, minis, and collections where rewind buttons, remixed roms, and refined emulation have become common perks for people revisiting classics, old games are getting the royal treatment these days. Unfortunately, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection has none of those. But it does boast the best games, emulation warts and all, of any recent collection (the Mega Man Legacy Collection is its closest rival). Most of the eight Castlevania games compiled here feel great, look great, and sound great, and though the only real emulation feature is a single save state per game, that’s enough. The Castlevania games are that good.

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The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is full of fun, interesting games spanning the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. Castlevania and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse are masterpieces: Gorgeous, goofy, twitch-fast platformers, as fun and accessible today as they were decades ago, matched only by the Super Mario and Mega Man series from the NES era.

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Warning – spoilers! Game Of Thrones review: The final episode

Cometh the hour, cometh the… well, cometh the Three-Eyed Raven, apparently.
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Fashion Review: Louis Vuitton Gives Kennedy Airport a Makeover

The French brand came to the T.W.A. terminal for its cruise show and paid homage to New York. Check out the handbags!
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Game Of Thrones review: After the Great War comes the Last War

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season eight, episode four, The Last of the Starks.
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Album Review: Joy Williams’ ‘Front Porch’

The leadoff single from Joy Williams’ new album is a song called “The Trouble With Wanting,” and that’s a subject her fans know all about. For the last five or six years, most of them have wanted to get, if not the hell freezing over of a Civil Wars reunion, then a Williams solo album […]

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Video Game Review: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR

Leave it to Nintendo to so effortlessly underscore the obvious: Virtual reality in its current state is not much more than a toy. Whether you’re willing to accept that fact and embrace the novelty and frivolity of cardboard VR powered by short silly games will determine just how much you might enjoy Nintendo’s Labo Toy-Con […]

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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘Gentleman Jack’ Finds a Swaggering Woman in Want of a Wife

Suranne Jones is a force of nature in a rollicking HBO period piece, created by Sally Wainwright.
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Podcast Review: Michael Lewis Enters the Podcasting Game With ‘Against the Rules’

Lewis’s seven-part series examines our relationship to authority and to regulation — our mistrust of them and, in some cases, our full-throated hostility toward them.
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Streaming Movie Review: Beyoncé the Creator: ‘Homecoming’ Review

Built around her 2018 Coachella performance, the Netflix documentary is, above all, about Beyoncé, who wrote, directed and executive produced.
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Apple iMac review: Unchanged on the outside, big improvements inside

Apple iMac review: Unchanged on the outside, big improvements insideApple's latest iMacs add a ton of power, making them some of the most impressive all-in-one desktops on the market.



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Film Review: ‘Run This Town’

There is much to admire but a lot to admonish in “Run This Town,” writer-director Ricky Tollman’s aggressively cluttered drama about ambitious millennials, circulation-famished editors, and other not-so-innocent bystanders who cross paths in Toronto during the scandal-rocked 2010-14 mayorship of Rob Ford. It doesn’t help much that Tollman takes far too long during the rapid-fire […]

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Game Of Thrones season eight premiere review

So, here we are. Almost two years since the Wall was ice-fired into oblivion and we now, finally, get to see how it all ends.
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Chemotherapy doses review after 14 NHS Tayside patients die

An independent doctor will look at cases after NHS Tayside gave lower chemotherapy doses than elsewhere in Scotland.
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AirPods review: Awesome headphones, but not worth an upgrade

AirPods review: Awesome headphones, but not worth an upgradeIf you've got the first generation of Apple's Airpods, you'll want to hold on to them a bit longer.



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Review: A ‘Twilight Zone’ Trying to Find Its Dimension

Jordan Peele’s reworking of the spooky classic is sleek and well-made, but it’s still looking for its voice.
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Upon further review, PI replay is the right call

By the time the NFL owners meetings were over, I’d shifted my thinking from “there’s no need to make pass interference reviewable” to “oh what the hell, let’s do it.”

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Netflix’s The Dirt Review

It’s easy to assume that everyone would be interested in watching a biopic about famous musicians. Being able to witness the events leading to stardom, learning how some of their hits were made, gaining new insight about a particular scandal – all of it is fascinating to a degree. And as long as there’s a good balance between factual events and dramatized moments, the film should resonate with viewers. Or at the very least, be tolerable. Thankfully, Netflix’s The Dirt is more than just tolerable. It’s mostly entertaining.

Directed by Jeff Tremaine and based on the book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, the film provides a seemingly unfiltered look into the past exploits of Mötley Crüe – an American rock band in every sense of the notion. There’s sex, drugs, and of course Rock and Roll. Beyond that, though, is the depiction of real people. People who’ve struggled with vices, experienced heartache, and through it all, managed to create some (arguably) timeless music.

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Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant return

Apple iPad Mini review: The mighty Mini’s triumphant returnThe iPad Mini falls into a strange place in Apple’s tablet lineup.



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Off Broadway Review: Daveed Diggs in ‘White Noise’

Any new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog / Underdog”) demands — and deserves — attention. And in its premiere production at the Public Theater, her latest, “White Noise,” opens with a burst of brainy energy that lasts through the first act. But it takes a nosedive in the sloppy second half, […]

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: A smartwatch for the budget-conscious

Fitbit Versa Lite review: A smartwatch for the budget-consciousThe Fitbit Versa Lite is a capable, low-cost smartwatch that's worth checking out.



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Galaxy S10 Review: Samsung Finally Gets Everything Right

Samsung has long made good hardware, and the Galaxy S10 is its best yet. But for the first time, the company also nailed the software.
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Long Shot Review

This is a spoiler-free advanced review of Long Shot from its premiere at SXSW. Long Shot will be in theaters on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Romantic comedies are a fundamental cog in Hollywood’s multi-billion dollar entertainment wheel, with a formula that’s easily recognizable, and often, predictable: two people meet each other, they fall in love, there’s an obstacle to overcome, and then they – usually – live happily ever after. Long Shot, written and directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), doesn’t stray too far from the norm, but still elevates the rom-com genre with a politically-themed, whimsical script and impeccable casting— specifically, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, whose on-screen chemistry is instantly captivating and really, really funny.

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Scouting combine review: Winners and losers

NFL talent evaluators say that the combine is only one piece of the NFL draft puzzle. That's true, but it’s one that cannot be dismissed.

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Fashion Review: Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Chanel Show

It was the end of one era and the beginning of another. Alexander McQueen and Azzedine Alaïa have paved the way.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: A new Android favorite

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: A new Android favoriteSamsung's Galaxy S10 Plus is pricey, but it's the best Android smartphone you can buy right now.



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Critic’s Pick: Review: The Grand, Exhausting Life of Pamela Adlon’s ‘Better Things’

The impressionistic family comedy on FX captures the labor of love better than ever in its third season.
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Books News: New York Review Names 2 Top Editors 5 Months After Ian Buruma’s Departure

Emily Greenhouse, 32, and Gabriel Winslow-Yost, 33, will lead the magazine, and a longtime contributor, Daniel Mendelsohn, will assume a newly created role.
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Fashion Review: No Sex, No Politics, No Risk

Ferragamo and Missoni paid homage to family values. Armani played a rhapsody in blue. Versace celebrated grunge. And then there was Marni.
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'Far Cry: New Dawn' review: The end of the world

'Far Cry: New Dawn' review: The end of the world'Far Cry: New Dawn' proves that you can even have fun during the apocalypse.



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Berlin Film Review: ‘Who You Think I Am’

For a film that hinges entirely on the deceptive nature of appearances, it’s appropriate that “Who You Think I Am” wears a few genre disguises itself en route to a double-edged conclusion. Leading Juliette Binoche’s unhappily divorced academic through the tricks and turns of online catfishing, the film’s premise seems poised at any minute to […]

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‘Rent Live’ Review: How Do You Measure a Show You Were Never Meant to See?

Fox’s TV production of the hit musical hardly went off as planned. What to make of this barely live show?
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review

The LEGO Movie was one of the biggest surprises in recent memory, a film which was obviously made to sell toys, but which also turned out to be sidesplitting, intelligent, and genuine. It’s one of the best animated movies of the decade, but there’s a downside to The LEGO Movie: it raised the bar so high that the sequel can’t reach it.

It’s not for lack of trying. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is an ambitious film, with complicated storytelling techniques and thoughtful messages about growing up and opening your mind to new ideas. But the ending of the first film dropped a bombshell that changed the way we look at this series, and there were some unexpected side effects on the sequel.

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Slay the Spire Review

Slay the Spire is one of those games where I found myself sitting alone at my desk just giggling as I played. Not because it’s exceptionally funny – though its well-written encounters can be that – but because some combo of cards that had chanced its way into my hand would just go off, and the result was an absolute thrill. I couldn’t help but laugh because, win or lose, that combo may never show up again. But boy, was it a blast in the moment.

Here’s a genre mix you probably haven’t seen before: Slay the Spire is a deckbuilding roguelike dungeon crawler. Don’t mistake it for a deckbuilding game like Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering; instead, you pick one of three varied but equally exciting characters with unique card pools and start with a super basic deck. As you work your way up the Spire, you’ll fight increasingly difficult monsters to acquire a randomized selection of new cards that slowly build your deck into something better.

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Fashion Review: Walking the Fashion High Wire

Acrobats at Dior, springtime marvels at Chanel and fantastic creatures at Iris van Herpen; the circus comes to Paris, and to us all.
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The Punisher Season 2 Finale Review

We still don’t know if it’ll be cancelled or saved, but The Punisher gives its characters and viewers plenty of closure in its Season 2 finale.
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KeepSolid VPN Review

IGN is revisiting some of the more popular VPN applications it’s reviewed due to reader request. Note that if you click on one of the links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

KeepSolid isn’t a household name in the VPN space, but they’ve really beefed up their service in the past few years, adding new features and more servers while keeping pricing low. IGN previously took a look a look at it in 2017, so due readers asking us for updates on some of these services we decided to see if it’s improved, gotten worse, or was still a poor choice. As it turns out, the company has made quite a turn around, making this one of our top VPN picks.

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Film review: ‘One Nation, One King’

It’s impossible to imagine a more ploddingly old-fashioned account of the French Revolution than “One Nation, One King,” a film desperate to capture the atmosphere of the time yet unable to operate outside the most formulaic depiction of momentous incidents. Trapped between a history buff’s slavish desire to be true to events and a generic […]

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Film Review: ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’

The simplest way to describe “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” — and maybe the best way, since it’s a film of elemental radiance — is to say that it’s a documentary put together like a series of photographs. In this case, the photographs are filmed images, so they in effect come to life. The director, […]

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Film Review: ‘Holmes & Watson’

Judging by the conspicuous lack of fanfare awaiting “Step Brothers” co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s third feature pairing, the fact that critics weren’t invited, and the faint odor of horse manure emanating from the theater on Christmas morning, one doesn’t need to be a master detective to deduce that “Holmes & Watson” is […]

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became ‘Notorious’

This brisk biopic shows how the future Supreme Court justice made history, from her days at Harvard Law School to a decisive early case.
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Review: A Watered-Down ‘Watership Down’ on Netflix

This four-part adaptation makes Richard Adams’s epic of rabbit civilization less scary, but stiff C.G.I. and timid choices sacrifice some of its dark poetry.
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: A Truck Full of Sugar Can’t Make This Uplift Go Down

In this charmless follow-up to the 1964 film, Mary Poppins is back to take matters firmly in hand. There will be discipline, and song.
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Film Review: ‘Nona’

Twenty years and 12 features down the line, it’s still hard to peg the directorial sensibility of Michael Polish, with or without the presence of brother Mark as frequent co-writer and actor. His output has been all over the place, from early Lynchian quirkfests to the very middle-of-the-road inspirational dramedy “The Astronaut Farmer,” not to […]

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Album Review: XXXTentacion Left Splinters Amid the Wreckage on ‘Skins’

The singer and rapper was known for blending genres and channeling disaffection. His first posthumous album is a threadbare version of the work that made him famous.
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'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' review: An audacious and accessible fighter

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Concert Review: Bob Dylan Re-Opens a Grand Palace in Philly With Noir and Surf-Rock

At its grand reopening Monday after a massive $ 56 million renovation, Philadelphia’s 110-year-old Metropolitan Opera House looked handsome and revitalized, like an aged beauty that’s been refreshed. The same could be said of Bob Dylan, an ideal choice to reopen the opulent and rejuvenated 3,400-seat hall. Monday was about two things: marveling at what had become of the […]

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Sony PlayStation Classic review: Retro with some trade-offs

Sony PlayStation Classic review: Retro with some trade-offsThe PlayStation Classic is a pint-size version of Sony's original PlayStation complete with two controllers. With 20 games there's plenty to love here.



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Concert Review: L.A. Phil Tackles Kubrick’s Sublime Musical Terrors at Disney Hall

Plenty of people have heard 20th century concert music solely because Stanley Kubrick smuggled it into his movies. The L.A. Philharmonic returned the favor over the weekend, by smuggling the director’s films into the concert hall. “Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey” took the Phil, along with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on a musical voyage through […]

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Critic’s Pick: ‘The Favourite’ Review: Scheming for Power in a Kinky Palace Triangle

Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, turns 18th-century royal intrigue into sublime and ridiculous comedy.
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Apple iPad Pro review: Excessive in the best way

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The Clovehitch Killer Review

The Clovehitch Killer is in theaters and available on VOD and Digital HD on November 16.

The contemporary idea of a serial killer is a very American phenomenon. In IFC’s new offering The Clovehitch Killer, director Duncan Skiles and writer Christopher Ford dissect it with chilling accuracy.

Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) is a young upstanding citizen from a small town in Kentucky that a decade ago was ravaged by a spate of serial killings which were never solved. The murders are the proverbial ghost which haunt the town, with an annual remembrance attended by all local citizens from the adults who survived it to the children who weren’t even alive when the killings began. It’s a perfect representation of the hold that these killers have on the national psyche, taking over and quickly becoming an obsession, especially when they evade capture.

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'Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu' and 'Let's Go, Eevee' review: A little old, a little new

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Critic’s Pick: Review: ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is an Intimate Epic

HBO’s newest series is a faithful rendering of the story by Elena Ferrante and a counterpoint to cable drama’s testosterone-driven past.
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‘James Galanos: Design Integrity’ Review: The West Coast King of Fashion

James Galanos often gets underrepresented in fashion history; a new show offers a corrective.
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Apple Mac mini review: A pint-sized powerhouse for the rest of us

Apple Mac mini review: A pint-sized powerhouse for the rest of usApple's Mac mini has gotten a major upgrade, making it a true value proposition for people interested in getting in on the Apple ecosystem at a decent price.



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Beautiful Boy Review

It’s hard to make a good film about drug addiction, because it’s hard to portray drug addiction honestly without turning your movie into a finger-wagging cautionary tale. Even the best films to tackle the subject sometimes carry a streak of the old Reefer Madness scare tactics, and Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, even though it features some truly incredible performances, is no exception.

Beautiful Boy tells the story of David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his teenage son Nic (Timotheé Chalamet), who becomes addicted to a series of dangerous drugs, including crystal meth and heroin. The way David saw it, their their lives were relatively perfect: they’re affluent, they have a loving household, and yet Nic’s seemingly conventional teen ennui led to one experimentation after another, and now he’s disappearing for days on end, and he’s an emotional train wreck whenever he does come home.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Review

Whereas normally a review would try to get to the heart of what makes a game fun (or not), in the case of a compilation like the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection I’m judging the work that was put into curating, presenting, contextualizing, and enhancing the artifacts on display. These games are relics of another time, and in some cases not much fun to play today. But video game history is important, and I’m grateful developer Digital Eclipse is willing to do the work to preserve games that most people today probably haven’t even heard of.

Digital Eclipse, known for its work on the Mega Man Legacy Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, has put together another attractive museum exhibit for retro game fans to stroll through. The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection focuses on the pre-Neo Geo years of the company — basically the ‘80s (or The Greatest Decade, as I like to call it). Fourteen games are included at launch:

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Review: A Sex Scandal Upends a Campaign in ‘The Front Runner’

Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s real-life morality play.
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'Red Dead Redemption II' review: Wild, Wild West

'Red Dead Redemption II' review: Wild, Wild West'Red Dead Redemption II' is an ambitious saga that tackles the faults in myth making and savagery of the west.



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Apple iPhone XR review: A no-brainer buy

Apple iPhone XR review: A no-brainer buyApple's iPhone XR is less expensive than the XS and XS Max, but still manages to pack many of the same features.



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Daredevil Season 3, Episode 9: “Revelations” Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 9. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 8.

“You chose to hide the one thing that could have changed everything for me.”

Once again, I have to say, I’m very pleasantly surprised at how increasingly great these middle chapters are. Even Season 1, the last season with full-tilt Fisk, didn’t have the strongest midsection. These episodes are increasingly great, in fact. As in, Episode 8 is better than 7. Now Episode 9 stands taller than 8. Sure, it wraps up with the most cliffhanger-y ending so far, and that deflates the tires a touch, but “Revelations” is still really powerful all the way through. Most importantly, it makes me care about Nadeem.

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iPhone XR Review: You Don’t Have to Spend $1,000 for the Best iPhone

The iPhone XR has a few price-cutting compromises, but great battery life, Face ID and a colorful design make it the best iPhone to buy, writes Joanna Stern.
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Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Freddie Mercury was the most majestically debauched of all rock stars. A bad-boy diva with a famous overbite that made him look not just sexy but libidinous, he strutted around onstage with the come-hither flamboyance of a leering vampire prince. And, of course, no one in rock history had pipes like his. In his heyday […]

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Daredevil: Season 3 Review

The following contains spoilers for all of Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 on Netflix. Below, you can also find links to all the individual episode reviews for Season 3, for those who’d like a more focused take on a specific chapter, followed by our full Season 3 review.

London Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

Stan Laurel, the slimmer British half of Hollywood double act Laurel and Hardy, was not one to wax lyrical about the art or mystique of comedy: “You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly,” he said, making vaudeville performance sound altogether as methodical and prosaic as shopping for groceries. No matter […]

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Film Review: ‘Galveston’

Let’s say you come across gritty desperadoes-on-the-run thriller “Galveston,” maybe flipping channels or because you decided to take a gamble and buy the Ben Foster-Elle Fanning drama on-demand. Watching the tough, Gulf of Mexico road movie unfold — burning slow and even from Louisiana to its title Texas destination like a lit cigarette in a dead […]

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Live Review: Elton John Stays Flashy on the Long Road to Farewell

The English musician conquered American pop radio in the 1970s and never entirely left. Now he’s on a three-year tour celebrating his many hits for the last time.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? Review

Lee Israel, as she is depicted in director Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, only liked four things in life: Writing, Dorothy Parker, drinking, and her cat. If you weren’t one of those things, then she had no time for you and would probably lazily insult you for standing in her way. Israel, sensitively portrayed by Melissa McCarthy, was a misanthrope of an all-too-recognizable order, frequently eschewing human company and hurling cusses at the people she did find herself next to.

All between slugs of whiskey, of course. Early in the film, Israel barges into the office of her disapproving agent (Jane Curtin) to angrily demand an advance, but mostly to lambaste Tom Clancy (seen as a smug partygoer in an earlier scene) for being more successful than she. Her agent points out that she is caustic and unlikable and writes biographies no one wants to read. Her agent is right. Israel lives in squalor and poverty and desperation, taking comfort in the caustic and biting wit of people like Noël Coward.

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‘Halloween’ Review: Babysitters (and Jamie Lee Curtis) Beware!

David Gordon Green’s sequel to the horror classic brings Michael Myers back for blood.
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Gigabyte Aorus K9 Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

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PC component maker Gigabyte is trying its hand at mechanical keyboards once again, this time with the $ 140 Aorus K9 Optical (See it on Amazon). Like most keyboards in this price range it brings full RGB backlighting and a premium look and feel to the table, but rather than using traditional mechanical switches, Gigabyte followed the lead of Bloody, Razer and Roccat and crafted a proprietary key switch dubbed Flaretech. They’re optical switches, meaning they use light rather than mechanical parts to actuate. Gigabyte claims the optical switch’s speedier debounce time and lack of metal parts offers a faster response, and, implicitly, an easier path to victory. How do those promises hold up in the real world?

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NBA 2K Playground 2 Review

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 does a solid job making 2v2 arcade basketball fun for the long haul. Expanding on its predecessor, this sequel – now under the NBA 2K umbrella – includes two new major modes that enhance both the solo and multiplayer experiences. While the core gameplay feels very similar to NBA Playgrounds, that’s mostly a good thing. Playgrounds 2 still lacks the depth of the defunct NBA Street series and the pure chaos of the also-dormant NBA Jam, but it has found its footing as a unique take on arcade basketball in its own right.

On the single-player side of the equation, Playgrounds 2 features a season mode, which replaces the six tournaments seen in the original. This isn’t a full-fledged 82-game haul, however. Instead, each season consists of 14 regular season games and a best-of-three playoff format for the top eight teams from each conference. The truncated schedule works well here. You can finish an entire season in under a couple hours with the default game length of three minutes. It’s a refreshing change of pace from the long slog of sports sim seasons. It also gives you the option to play the season cooperatively with a friend via couch co-op or online. Of note, season mode has four difficulty levels, and the AI feels smarter in the sequel, especially when ratcheting up the difficulty.

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The Book Review: Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’

Atkinson discusses her new novel about a young woman caught up in spy work during World War II.
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‘Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future’ Review: Modernism’s Missing Link?

The Guggenheim Museum argues for the little-known Hilma af Klint as an early, overlooked pioneer of abstract art
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Beautiful Boy Review

It’s hard to make a good film about drug addiction, because it’s hard to portray drug addiction honestly without turning your movie into a finger-wagging cautionary tale. Even the best films to tackle the subject sometimes carry a streak of the old Reefer Madness scare tactics, and Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy, even though it features some truly incredible performances, is no exception.

Beautiful Boy tells the story of David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his teenage son Nic (Timotheé Chalament), who becomes addicted to a series of dangerous drugs, including crystal meth and heroin. The way David saw it, their their lives were relatively perfect: they’re affluent, they have a loving household, and yet Nic’s seemingly conventional teen ennui led to one experimentation after another, and now he’s disappearing for days on end, and he’s an emotional train wreck whenever he does come home.

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'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' review: The finest 'Creed' yet

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' review: The finest 'Creed' yet'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' revitalizes the 'Assassin's Creed' franchise, bringing out the best the series has to offer.



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Fashion Review: Bind Me Up; Set Me Free

The uncomfortable mystery of Thom Browne and the generous spirit of Valentino by way of Stella McCartney’s problem-solving prowess.
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Fashion Review: Birth and Chaos in Paris

Comme des Garçons embraces mystery, Balenciaga takes a wild ride through the cosmos, and other style statements from the weekend.
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Concert Review: Norah Jones Rocks Out Amid Jazz Comeback in L.A.

Thank heaven Norah Jones ditched jazz… and thank the stars she came back. Not that she ever entirely went away, or probably cares about our genre distinctions much anyway, but her sold-out show at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel this week felt like a sort of homecoming, making good live on what she’d delivered on […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch review: The smartwatch for everyone

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: The smartwatch for everyoneSamsung's Galaxy Watch is the most compelling smartwatch available for all smartphone owners.



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Fashion Review: Offline and On Point at Dries Van Noten

What happens when you stop fixating on the small screen? Answers of sorts at Dries Van Noten and Chloé.
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Fashion Review: The United Nation of Gucci, and Liberation by Dior

From the theater to the dance, the Paris shows opened with a pair of different manifestos on the language of style.
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Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.
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New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

The editor, Ian Buruma, left as the magazine faced a backlash after publishing an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job and reputation following sexual misconduct allegations.
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Attack on Titan Episode 46 Review

For as gory and merciless as Attack on Titan is, this episode puts previous dark, visceral episodes to shame. Biting humans in half is one thing, but this particular abnormal titan is a whole new level of just gross.

If you haven’t already caught up to this point in Season 3, turn back now. Full spoilers for “Ruler of the Walls” are ahead.

Last episode’s cliffhanger left off with a transformed Rod Reiss barreling toward the Orvud District. “Ruler of the Walls” follows the Scouts’ daring gamble to save the district, and features probably one of Attack on Titan’s more clever battles too.

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White Boy Rick Review

Features powerful performances and a fantastic mood setter of a score by Max Richter, but it rushes over some of its best parts.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Kursk’

For many of us of an impressionable age and frame of mind in the year 2000, the Kursk submarine disaster occupies a uniquely chilling part of the imagination. Even far removed and only getting updates via news reports, the real-time experience of the excruciating 7-day delay between the explosions that sent the Russian nuclear submarine […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Wild Rose’

If someone ever decides to make a biopic about Chrissie Hynde (and by God, they should), we now have the perfect actress to play her: Jessie Buckley. The resemblance is remarkable (the sharp nose and distinctive slanted-tooth smile, the surly sparkle), and Buckley has a set of pipes that can sing just about anything. She’s […]

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‘Mutiny: Works by Géricault’ Review: Equine Passions and Anxieties

Théodore Géricault used the iconic animal to capture his tumultuous world on paper and canvas.
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White Boy Rick Review

When White Boy Rick works, it is a beautiful and heartfelt drama about family and the injustice of the legal system when it comes to the war on drugs, featuring stunning performances by both established actors and a promising newcomer. But the second half of the film loses itself and rushes through the most interesting aspects of the story.

You may be forgiven for thinking Yann Demange’s sophomore feature was going to be like Scarface. It’s got everything you would want out of a crime film – an underdog in a bad family situation who suddenly becomes successful by selling crack cocaine at age 15. Yet White Boy Rick has more in common with Spring Breakers than Scarface. This is a film about the optimism of a family who is convinced hard work will make anyone achieve the American Dream, and how that family can endure the hardships of the ’80s drug epidemic.

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Two Point Hospital Review

Getting into Two Point Hospital is sort of like meeting someone really charming and funny, then after a while, being pleasantly surprised to find they’re also really smart. The readable, disarming art style and chuckle-worthy fictional diseases that make patients think they’re Freddie Mercury or simply turn into a clown complement a layer of deep, strategic problem-solving.

Each of the 15 hospitals you’re asked to manage across Two Point County offers its own unique objectives and challenges, lending a welcome variety to the routine of diagnosing and curing patients to increase reputation and turn a profit. The layout of a facility has a large impact on the problem-solving, as it’s crucial to fit in diagnostic facilities, wards for long-term care, employee amenities, and specialists required to treat some of the wackier and more severe ailments. And there needs to be enough space left over for patients and staff to navigate between these hotspots. It’s a system that requires plenty of planning and rewards clever use of space.

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'Marvel's Spider-Man' review: An amazing story and spectacular combat

'Marvel's Spider-Man' review: An amazing story and spectacular combat‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ is exactly what fans of the character have always wanted in a game. Spider-Man is hands-down my favorite superhero. Sure, Superman is virtually a god, Batman is a goth with cool gadgets and Iron Man has more swagger than a billion Beyonces.



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Shropshire baby and mother maternity deaths review widened

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it reviewed 40 cases and has contacted 12 families.
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'Okami HD' Switch review: The perfection of a classic

'Okami HD' Switch review: The perfection of a classicOkami HD for the Switch is the ultimate version of this classic game.



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The Happytime Murders Review

Brian Henson, the son of The Muppets creator Jim Henson, has spent his entire career making puppet movies to entertain kids of all ages, and if his new film The Happytime Murders is any indication, he’s pretty mad about that. This raunchy comedy about a puppet detective and a human detective teaming up to solve a series of murders isn’t just a fantastical film noir in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Alien Nation, it’s a punch in the nose for everyone – inside and outside of the entertainment industry – who thinks puppeteering isn’t a serious art form.

In The Happytime Murders, a private detective named Phil Philips (Bill Barretta) picks up a new case, which leads him directly into a series of brutal puppet homicides. Someone is targeting the cast of The Happytime Gang, a once popular sitcom whose cast has hit hard times, and Phil has to team up with his old partner Det. Connie Edwards (Melissa McCarthy) to solve the case.

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Film Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’

“Avenue Q.” “Meet the Feebles.” “Ted.” “Ted 2.” “Greg the Bunny.” “Wonder Showzen.” Hell, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” If each and every one of these titles is completely unfamiliar to you, and you are eager to start studying for your driver’s test, you may well go googly-eyed at “The Happytime Murders,” with its nonstop depictions […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Still the best big-screen Android phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Still the best big-screen Android phoneSamsung's Galaxy Note 9 is still the best big-screen smartphone on the market…just like the Note 8 was.



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Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is a Party With a First-Rate Guest List

Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of the best-selling novel is a lavish, slyly old-fashioned romantic comedy.
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BlacKkKlansman Review

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is many films, all at once. It’s a serious drama about racial issues. It’s a thrilling undercover cop movie. It’s a disturbing comedy about white supremacy. It’s a horror story about white supremacy. It’s a complex dialogue about propagandist cinema. And most importantly… it’s fantastic.

BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington as Detective Ron Stallworth, the first black policeman in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1979, Stallworth begins an undercover operation into the white supremacist organization called The Ku Klux Klan, in which he impersonates a racist white man over the phone. His infiltration is so successful he even gets the Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), on the phone for a chit-chat. When he needs to appear in person, Stallworth enlists his fellow officer, Detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), to take on the persona.

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Art Review: Rammellzee, From Living Letters to Living Sculpture

The universe of the graffiti master turned astrofunk storyteller, in a bracing show at Red Bull Arts New York, shows his lifelong battle against the limitations of form.
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Iconix Establishes Committee to Review Operations

COOPERATION, ANYONE?:  Iconix Brand Group Inc. and Sports Direct International have reached a cooperation agreement in which the latter can appoint two board members.
Separately, Iconix also will do an operational review of the company’s business. The board members selected by Sports Direct will be part of the committee conducting the internal review.
The two are James Marcus, a current board member, and Justin Barnes of IBSL Consultancy Ltd. The two also agreed that the board will be composed of no more than seven members after the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.
The meeting won’t be held on Aug. 2 as planned, but will be held this year by Oct. 1. They delay allows the company time to prepare proxy materials containing the full board slate of those standing for election. The two also agreed that in addition to Marcus and Barnes, shareholders will vote on a board slate that includes current executive chairman and interim chief executive officer Peter Cuneo, Drew Cohen, Mark Friedman and Sue Gove.
According to a regulatory filing, Iconix said Sports Direct has agreed to vote all of its shares in favor of the director nominees at the upcoming annual meeting. Sports Direct also has agreed to certain other customary

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Backblaze Review

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Backblaze is one of the most popular cloud backup services around right now, and it’s easy to see why. It costs only $ 5 a month per PC or Mac with unlimited storage, making it one of the most affordable services available, and it takes almost no time to set up (See pricing details on the Backblaze site). In just a few clicks, all your important files will be protected not only from hard drive crashes, but theft, fire, and other disasters.

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Lovebox review – Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance

Pharrell and Childish Gambino urge fans to fight Donald Trump while playing London’s Lovebox festival.
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Concert Review: Eaux Claires Festival’s No Advanced Lineup Concept Proves a Risky Affair

The 2018 edition of the Eaux Claires festival, the four year-old, artsy two-day fest curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner (pictured), came with a unique, potentially exciting concept for anyone tired of the same played-out fest tropes: no lineup would be announced until festival-goers took to the field in Eaau […]

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Review: Pam Tanowitz’s ‘Four Quartets’ Hits Poetic Heights

The choreographer’s staging of T.S. Eliot’s classic, at Bard College, might be the greatest creation of dance theater so far this century.
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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Sueño Florianópolis’

There’s a lot of narrative in even the most uneventful family vacation. Removed from the daily domestic grind and cast into a shapeless routine of idling and ambling in unfamiliar surrounds, intimate tensions are placed in stark relief, and the mood can swing with the ocean tides from giddy togetherness to no-one-understands-me exasperation. And on […]

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Fashion Review: A Declaration of Independence at Valentino and Fendi

As the couture shows came to an end, there were fireworks of the most creative kind.
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Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Keyboard Review

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Cooler Master’s new CK550 line of mechanical gaming keyboards deliver ample bang for your gaming buck. I am reviewing the retail-only CK552 model (See it at Best Buy), which features Gateron Red switches, full RGB per-key lighting, and a brushed aluminum chassis. It also supplies convenient on-the-fly controls for lighting and macros in addition to a well-designed, easy-to-use software app that lets you customize your lighting, set macros, map keys, and create profiles. Good luck finding all of this in another keyboard that costs less than $ 100. At $ 79.99, the Cooler Master CK552 is a steal.

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Fashion Review: At Chanel and Dior, the Incredible Intimacy of What You Can’t Buy Online

Karl Lagerfeld crafts an ode to the underneath and Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates an atelier of her own.
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Netflix to Review Nicolas Lopez Deal Amid Harassment Allegations

In the wake of recent sexual and workplace harassment allegations against Chile’s biggest box office hitmaker, Nicolas Lopez, Netflix has placed its relationship with the filmmaker “under review.” “Netflix has licensed several of Nicolás López films in the past and we have an agreement for one of his new projects, which is now currently under […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Now it's okay to talk to your TV

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Now it's okay to talk to your TVAmazon's Fire TV Cube combines the best of its Echo and Fire TV in a package that's a no-brainer for streamers and smart home owners alike.



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Huawei MateBook X Pro review: China's MacBook Pro

Huawei MateBook X Pro review: China's MacBook ProHuawei's MateBook X Pro is a powerful laptop with a superb display, but its webcam is flop.



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Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Not Ready to Replace Your Remote

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube comes with a pretty radical premise: By integrating Alexa and far-field microphones directly into the streaming device, Amazon promises that you’ll be able to interact with your TV with simple voice commands. However, a brief test showed that you shouldn’t throw out your remote control just yet. First, the basics: […]

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‘Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album’ Review: Sitting in the Studio With Coltrane

The recording of a 1963 session with the saxophonist was purged from ABC Records’ storage in the 1970s—luckily, a second copy survived.
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Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong

The couple abruptly released their long-rumored joint album, “Everything Is Love,” a statement of solidarity in the face of personal and institutional challenges.
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Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review

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Acer is well-known for its high-end Predator gaming laptops, but it also has an entry-level lineup dubbed Nitro as well. Since IGN typically only reviews expensive, herculean laptops we figured we’d add a bit of variety to our coverage with a review of the $ 900 Nitro 5 (See it on Amazon). It’s made for gamers on a budget, and features a pretty basic design but with enough gaming-specific features to satisfy most folks. Honestly, it’s mostly about setting your expectations correctly, because for a device that’s priced under $ 1,000, you can’t expect more than what the Nitro 5 has to offer.

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Film Review: ‘The Story of a Summer Lover’

With his third feature, rising Romanian director Paul Negoescu (“A Month in Thailand,” “Two Lottery Tickets”) reaches back to a time when Woody Allen’s name was associated with intelligent romantic comedies and jazz, delivering a film drenched in Allen-esque situations replanted in Bucharest. That in itself is fine, yet while “The Story of a Summer […]

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Album Review: Kanye West Writes a Song of Himself on ‘Ye’

On the rapper’s eighth studio album the focus isn’t on America but his all-encompassing self-absorption.
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Razer Core X eGPU Review

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Razer has taken a scalpel its external GPU enclosure, shaving a few hundred bucks off the price tag and some features along with it. Dubbed the Core X, it joins the Core V2 in the company’s stable of “eGPU” boxes and like its predecessor lets you drop a desktop GPU into a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure and connect it to a compatible laptop for desktop-level GPU power in a laptop.

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OnePlus 6 review: A killer smartphone at a killer price

OnePlus 6 review: A killer smartphone at a killer priceWhen it comes to Android smartphones, there’s Samsung’s Galaxy’s line of handsets, and a long list of also-rans. Take OnePlus, for example. For its latest trick, the OnePlus 6, OnePlus is pushing the envelope even further, stretching its phone’s display to a massive 6.3 inches, packing an improved camera and still maintaining OnePlus’s signature low price, $ 529 for a base model.



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TV Review: ‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 on Netflix

There’s something perfect about the fact that season 5 of “Arrested Development” picks up almost immediately where season 4 left off as if no time has passed at all, alternately ignoring and winking at the fact that its cast has aged. After all (narrator voice): it’s “Arrested Development.” Opting to stick with the still unfolding […]

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'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter

'Detroit: Become Human' review: Strong characters make your choices matter“Detroit: Become Human” is a game that wants all of your choices to matter. From how you reply to other characters, to the split-second decisions you make during a scuffle, to whether you peer into an open doorway, nearly every action you make in “Detroit” feels as though it would impact the game’s narrative and, eventually, its final outcome. It’s not a perfect game — I had problems with the controls at times and quick-time events that felt overwhelming— but this is easily the best title to date from developer Quantic Dream.



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Film Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

SPOILER ALERT: The following review contains mild spoilers for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The most important thing to note about “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is that, in spite of its widely-publicized behind-the-scenes turmoil, culminating with the replacement of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with Ron Howard several months into shooting, the film […]

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James Murdoch Calls for ‘Robust’ Regulatory Review of Comcast’s Rival Bid for Sky

21st Century Fox leaders James and Lachlan Murdoch were tight-lipped about the drama swirling around its pending $ 52.4 billion sale of key assets to Disney now that Comcast has stepped up its rival maneuvers. But Fox CEO James Murdoch did offer his opinion that Comcast should have to run the gauntlet of regulatory processes in […]

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art review: ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Brings the Fabric of Faith to the Met

A museum’s blockbuster welcomes the Vatican’s holy garments to New York — and genuflects at the altar of haute couture.
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Review: City Ballet Salutes Jerome Robbins, a Master of 2 Realms

New York City Ballet’s gala showed Robbins’s Broadway and ballet sides with world premieres by Warren Carlyle and Justin Peck.
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Every IGN God of War Review

If you have been living under a rock for the past 13 years or are suffering from a very selective form of amnesia, you’re going to want to sit down for this shocker: Sony Santa Monica’s new God of War masterpiece is actually the eighth game in the series (counting non-numbered sequels) since it kicked off in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. IGN’s been along for the whole ride, so we’re now able to go back and look at what our reviewers were thinking in the moment when Kratos first leaped onto the scene and punched said scene in the face. Scroll through the slideshow below to read their review verdicts and scores, ranging from back in the day right up to the present.

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Woman Posts Hilarious Review Of Eyeliner That ‘Didn’t Budge’ Despite Car Accident

“This product lasts and looks amazing through anything,” she said.
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Nintendo Labo review: Fun and games with cardboard

Nintendo Labo review: Fun and games with cardboardWith Labo, Nintendo has created an imaginative, educational and impressive toy that's sure to win over your young gamer.



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Review: Beyoncé Is Bigger Than Coachella

In a performance that reinvented the festival set, the pop star commanded the stage for nearly two hours, teaching history and sweating the details.
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Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset Review

Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

Logitech has given its newest gaming headset the simple moniker of Pro (See it on BestBuy), foregoing some bells and whistles in favor of a more streamlined device aimed at eSports enthusiasts. With a lightweight design, cross-platform compatibility, decent audio quality and a “pro” microphone, it’s a headset with a pretty simple feature set.Despite its stripped-down design, it’s still kind of expensive at $ 90, especially since it’s a wired stereo headset. That said, Logitech says it’s perfect for eSports or gamers who just want to use “pro” equipment. I tested them out to see how they stack up.

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‘God of War’ review: The first must-have game of 2018

‘God of War’ review: The first must-have game of 2018“God of War” is a triumph. Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, the team behind the latest entry in the series, deftly steered the franchise through its first over-the-top trilogy and off-shoots with seeming ease. The story of Kratos, a Spartan demigod and his quest for vengeance against the Greek gods who used him as a puppet in their twisted games, was always about making the player feel bigger, badder and more powerful through gory violence, massive set pieces and, yes, the occasional virtual sex act for the purpose of taking down the gods of Olympus.



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TV Review: ‘Westworld’ Season 2 on HBO

Like any self-respecting piece of tech, “Westworld” is always trying to upgrade itself. The good news is, several glitches and structural issues have been corrected and modestly improved in “Westworld 2.0.” The operating system is smoother, but the drama’s most insistent claim — or aspiration — is that it has achieved full sentience, or at […]

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Apple iPad 6th-generation review: The tablet to buy

Apple iPad 6th-generation review: The tablet to buyApple's 6th-generation iPad is still the best tablet you can buy. Nothing comes close.



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Review of battle-royale game 'Player Unknown: Battlegrounds' — this week's No. 1 app

Review of battle-royale game 'Player Unknown: Battlegrounds' — this week's No. 1 appFor the latest installment of David Pogue's Rated:App, a review of Player Unknown: Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, a battle-royale game that's already popular on the PC and console.



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Review: In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ an Old Story for (Yet Another) New Millennium

Led by the R&B hitmaker John Legend, NBC’s live, multicultural telecast of the early-1970s musical was a conceptual and artistic triumph.
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Art Review: Sally Mann’s Haunted South

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at the National Gallery of Art is a record of exploration — into her past, the country’s history and photography’s.
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