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Boozy Movies: Three liquor-fueled flicks you maybe haven't seen

"Mean Streets" Currently streaming on Amazon Instant and iTunes Of all the films that explore director Martin Scorsese's wounded Catholicism, the story of Charlie (Harvey Keitel) and his self-flagellating friendship with perennial fuck-up Johnny Boy (Robert DeNiro) is perhaps the most iconic and...More

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Top Ten Television Shows of 2016

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix) There are the obvious precedents for this story about a bunch of kids in ’80s Midwest who stumble upon an alternate universe after their friend goes missing ("The X-Files," early Stephen King, "E.T.") and there is the less canonical stuff that the show latches onto...

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  • Gamer's Grammar: An interview with one of the creators of 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    Gamer's Grammar: An interview with one of the creators of 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    At 32 years old, Christopher C. Rogers, one of the co-creators of the AMC television drama "Halt and Catch Fire," is one of the youngest and brightest creators in the industry. The show revolves around a rogue corporate computer guru, Joe MacMillian (Lee Pace), who snowballs a Texas software company...

  • Gamer's Grammar: 'The Witcher 3' is too damn big to fail

    Gamer's Grammar: 'The Witcher 3' is too damn big to fail

    Right now, you’re hunting a massive wyvern. That’s dragon in geek. This one circles about a quarter-mile above. The creaking trees around you aren’t much shelter from the approaching storm. There’s a city in the distance you haven’t visited yet. Tiny streams of wood smoke seep from chimneys. Its...

  • Gamer's Grammar: I'm yet another casualty in the console wars

    Gamer's Grammar: I'm yet another casualty in the console wars

    As I write this, my finger hovers over the “place order” button on Amazon . . . a click away from spending $400 on yet another game console—a PlayStation 4. That’s on top of the $500 I spent last year on the new Xbox One. How much have I spent on games in the past two years? Maybe $1,500 total?...

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