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‘True Detective’ 2×08: ‘Omega Station’

Season two of “True Detective” was doomed from the start. Expectations grew greater and greater as the premiere grew nearer and nearer, and with the bar so high, it was almost inevitable that the show would fail to impress. The degree to which this season fell flat, however, is utterly
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Latest iteration of ‘Fantastic Four’ is a fantastic flop

In 2012, director Josh Trank brought something new to the superhero genre with the dark and sharp-edged film “Chronicle,” which focused more on character development than on grandiose action sequences. In brief, ephemeral moments, that mentality can be seen in Trank’s reboot of the popular Marvel comic “Fantastic Four,” but
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‘True Detective’ 2×07: ‘Black Mobs and Motel Rooms’

We’re one episode away from the finale, and “True Detective” has started making sense. We begin with a still-high Ani (Rachel McAdams), shockingly sober Ray (Colin Farrell) and stressed-out Paul (Taylor Kitsch) in a shabby, run-down house. They’ve just fled from Caspere’s crew’s party, where they uncovered evidence, saved Ani’s
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‘True Detective’ 2×06: ‘Church in Ruins’

In this week’s episode of “True Detective,” we start right where we left off, with Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) and Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn) engaged in a tense debate that sets the tone for the rest of the high-drama episode. In last week’s episode, Ray discovered that the man Frank
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‘True Detective’ 2×05: ‘Other Lives’

It’s 66 days after the massacre at city manager Ben Caspere’s alleged killers’ warehouse, and we still don’t have a clear plotline or strong character development. Yes, we may be following the investigation of Caspere’s murder, but the vast number of subplots, character background and twists and turns make this
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‘True Detective’ 2×04: ‘Down Will Come’

From Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn)’s fit of anger over a poorly producing avocado tree — what should be a trivial disappointment — it’s clear from the beginning of this episode that his life has not much improved. His attempt to double dip into the government’s wallet by converting contaminated land
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