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‘Ballers’ Season Finale Review: Here’s How Hard The Rock Balled in Season 2

5 hours ago

For those who have been following “Ballers” Season 2, you don’t need to be told the level of baller-dom that’s been achieved over these 10 episodes. But not every day was smooth sailing for these gladiators of the game that is life, as we’ve been privileged enough to observe.

Read More: Mark Wahlberg Says the NFL Pushed Back Against ‘Ballers,’ Telling Him ‘You Can’t Do This’

Ricky Jerret (John David Washington) struggled to make perhaps the most important decision of his entire career — picking his next, and perhaps final, deal as a player. Charles (Omar Miller) suffered a devastating blow after being cut by the team, but found new opportunities after getting a job working in the front office with Larry (Dulé Hill). Joe (Rob Corddry) was confronted by the knowledge that he was only seen as secondary to his partner.

All of those issues, of course, are »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Son of Zorn’ Review: Jason Sudeikis Brings Animated ’80s Masculinity to the Modern World

9 hours ago

Perhaps the most striking element of “Son of Zorn” – Fox’s live-action family sitcom with an animated disruptor tossed in – isn’t the giant, He-Man-esque “Defender of Zephyria” with the body of a Greek god and the voice of Jason Sudeikis. It’s Tim Meadows.

Now, stick with me here: Tim Meadows plays Craig, the online psychology professor engaged to Edie (Cheryl Hines!) and the man set to become the de facto father of Alan (full name: Alangulon). Much to the fury and mockery of Zorn, Alangulon’s birthfather, Craig is a weak, self-effacing authority figure, even when compared to people less stereotypically masculine than Zorn himself. I mean, Zorn has to be animated in order to fully capture his Schwarzenegger-ian male prowess.

Read More: ‘Son of Zorn’ Producers Have Made Their Non-Traditional Animated/Live-Action Comedy As Traditional As Possible

But what makes Craig so impactful isn’t how he »

- Ben Travers

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