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Television review: “Fuller House” is trashy fun

The best part about “Fuller House” is its bold badness. The show nobody loved gets a reboot nobody wanted. In the Netflix Bakery, next to crisply-baked pastries like “Better Call Saul” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a sad croissant like “Fuller House” seems stale from years of neglect. Most critics have found nothing worthwhile in this defibrillated product,…

The ‘Fuller House’ dilemma: Netflix positions reboot for failure

So commonplace are reboots and spin-offs that these days, complaining about their market dominance has evolved into a cliché. Nonetheless, those who warn against the revisiting of established properties make a relatively convincing case: When it comes to said revivals, the question is always whether or not it’s possible, and never whether or not doing so is actually…

Ranking film and television streaming services

In a matter of decades, we’ve gone from vast movie palaces, towering screens and drive-in movie theaters to minute electronic displays — those belonging to the cellphones, tablets and laptops, which stream the latest in cinema and television with a few quick keystrokes. And what’s the small screen without a streaming service to match? We selected and evaluated eight online…