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Martha Thomases: Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow

29 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Tomorrowland didn’t do as well as expected this weekend in theaters.  Some people celebrated this fact, apparently believing that the movie was the brainchild of George Clooney and that it was a propaganda film about climate change.

They must have seen a different movie than I did.

I’ll admit that, like the Big Hollywood website, I went to the theater with my own set of assumptions and biases.  Tomorrowland is my favorite area in the Disney parks, the first place I wanted to go the first time I went (in 1979).  I love the work of director Brad Bird, and have since The Family Dog

And, yeah, I have the hots for George Clooney and I think climate change is an issue deserving action.  Only the first of those affects my ticket-buying decisions.

So, the Disney nerd in me loved the movie.  But, more important to this column, so did the comics fan. »

- Martha Thomases

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Review: 'Tomorrowland' offers a dull and oddly preachy vision of the future

17 May 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This may be the hardest review I've ever had to write. After all, I think Brad Bird is a certifiably great filmmaker. I have been a fan of his work as long as I've seen his name on things, starting with "Family Dog," the animated episode of "Amazing Stories." So of course, I walk into his films hoping to like them. The year it was released, "The Incredibles" was my pick as best film, and both "The Iron Giant" and "Ratatouille" have also found spots in my top ten lists at the end of the year. In fact, for years, one of the things I was proudest of in all of the work I've done writing about movies from the early days of Ain't It Cool News to right now involved "The Iron Giant." That film is beloved now, and deservedly so. There was a point, though, when it looked »

- Drew McWeeny

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Happy 420: TV Tokers From Family Guy, Himym and More Celebrate the Holiday

20 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

For many people, April 20 is just another blank square on the calendar. For others, it’s a day designed to stop being so square — and start feeling blank.

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We’re referring, of course, to 4/20, the official high holiday of stoners all over the world — and it’s safe to say that several TV favorites will be getting in on the festivities.

From South Park‘s Towelie to the titular trio from Workaholics, TVLine has compiled a list of the characters most likely to be raising a glass — or »

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