Posts by Scott Bowles

About The Author

Scott Bowles is a former critic at USA Today and staffer of People Magazine, The Washington Post, The Detroit News and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a lecturer and head of the internship program at UCLA's Journalism Ext. Dept. He is the author of 'The Needle and the Damage Done' (non-fiction) and lead author of 'Crime on Deadline' (non-fiction).
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Streaming Review: ‘Secret Obsession’

"Secret Obsession" is the kind of movie filmmakers don't make anymore -- and for good reason. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Stuber’

In a summer of repetitious superhero travels, "Stuber" makes for a refreshing escapist ride. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Skin in the Game’

"Skin in the Game" has the difficult task of spotlighting a vital social topic without descending into exploitative sex and violence. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Top 10 Highest-Grossing 4th of July Movie Openers of All Time

Here are the 10 highest grossing 4th of July movie openers of all time. Will "Spider-Man: Far From Home" make the cut?

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Streaming Review: ‘When They See Us’

It can be difficult to watch "When They See Us," but it’s certainly not for lack of craftsmanship. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘After the Screaming Stops’

Far from being a mockumentary, "After the Screaming Stops" is a serious look at fame's effect both on youth and music, and whether it's doing either any favors. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘It’s Bruno!’

You don't have to be a dog nut to enjoy Netflix's new series "It's Bruno!" But it sure doesn't hurt. Scott Bowles reviews...

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10 Best World War II Movies

Here’s a look at Tinseltown’s 10 greatest takes on World War II...

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Streaming Review: ‘Dead to Me’

As a murder mystery, the Netflix series "Dead to Me" isn't much of a discovery, but as an examination of human frailty, it brings its characters springing to life. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is epic choreographed mayhem and the best action film of the year. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review:  Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Netflix's new film, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," isn't a disaster, but it comes up similarly short on the heels of the terrific Netflix documentary about Ted Bundy. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘Black Summer’

"Black Summer," the latest horror series from Netflix, is yet another homage to the flesh-eating undead, but at least it's a fresh take on rotting corpses. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Instant Dreams’

"Instant Dreams" can be too somber at times, but, like the film itself, give it some time and its beauty comes into focus. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘The Highwaymen’

Director John Lee Hancock’s "The Highwaymen" retells that story, this time from the other side of the tommy gun -- and it's not a bad shot.

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Commentary: The Death of the Hollywood Twist

Scott Bowles examines why there's no such thing as a Hollywood twist anymore, thanks to spoiler videos and commentary on the Internet.

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