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÷ | Album Review


British superstar Ed Sheeran's latest features a lot of sweetness and sentimentality … when he's not doing shots and hooking up, that is.

¡Rob! | TV Series Review

Cast: Rob Schneider as Rob; Claudia Bassols as Maggie; Cheech Marin as Fernando; Diana Maria Riva as Rosa; Lupe Ontiveros as Abuelita; Eugenio Derbez as Hector

The title says it all. And in three different ways. ¡Read on!

Zootopia | Movie Review

Cast: Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps; Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde; Idris Elba as Chief Bogo; Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Hopps; Don Lake as Stu Hopps; J.K. Simmons as Mayor Lionheart; Tommy Chong as Yax

More carrots than you might expect to chew on while cabbing the kiddie crew home.

Zoot Suit Riot | Album Review


A Top-20 pop disc

Zoom | Movie Review

Cast: Tim Allen as Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom; Spencer Breslin as Tucker/Mega Boy; Kevin Zegers as Connor/Concussion; Kate Mara as Summer/Wonder; Michael Cassidy as Dylan/Houdini; Ryan Newman as Cindy/Princess; Rip Torn as Gen. Larraby; Courteney Cox as Marsha Holloway; Chevy Chase as Dr. Grant

Underage, undercover and underestimated, kids with special powers and a has-been superhero have to save the world from certain disaster in this mash-up of many other superhero movies.

Zoolander No. 2 | Movie Review

Cast: Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander; Owen Wilson as Hansel; Penélope Cruz as Valentina; Cyrus Arnold as Derek Jr.; Will Ferrell as Mugatu; Kristen Wiig as Alexanya Atoz; Kyle Mooney as Don Atari

This might be fashionable these days. But it'll never be pretty.

Zoolander | Movie Review

Cast: Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander; Owen Wilson as Hansel; Christine Taylor as Matilda; Will Ferrell as Mugatu; Jerry Stiller as Maury Ballstein; Milla Jovovich as Katinka; Jon Voight as Larry Zoolander

From A to Zoo, this spoof picks apart our cultural fixation with fashion, thinness, celebrity, money, lust, sex and power.

Zookeeper | Movie Review

Cast: Kevin James as Griffin Keyes; Rosario Dawson as Kate; Leslie Bibb as Stephanie; Ken Jeong as Venom; Donnie Wahlberg as Shane; Joe Rogan as Gale; voices of Nick Nolte as Bernie the Gorilla; Adam Sandler as Donald the Monkey; Sylvester Stallone as Joe the Lion; Cher as Janet the Lioness; Judd Apatow as Barry the Elephant

Forget about all that fun Doctor Dolittle had with his furry friends. If you're one of those who thinks it'd be pretty cool for animals to talk, Zookeeper will put that little fantasy to rest forever.

Zoo Tycoon | Game Review


Here's a game where you can build up a zoo just so you can wash the hippos and feed the giraffes … and you never once have to watch where you step.

Zoo | TV Series Review

Cast: James Wolk as Jackson Oz; Kristen Connolly as Jamie bell; Nonso Anozie as Abraham Kenyatta; Nora Arnezeder as Chloe Tousignant; Billy Burke as Mitch Morgan; Carl Lumbly as Delavenne; Alyssa Diaz as Dariela Marzan; Josh Salatin as Logan

Be wary of Fido. Step lightly around Snowball. You can't even trust your goldfish these days. For the animals, it's payback time.

Zombieland: Double Tap | Movie Review

Cast: Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee; Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus; Emma Stone as Wichita; Abigail Breslin as Little Rock; Rosario Dawson as Nevada; Zoey Deutch as Madison; Avan Jogia as Berkeley

This movie is a pointless joke with a crushed-skull punchline: Like your average zombie, it doesn’t have a single reason for existing.

Zombieland | Movie Review

Cast: Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee; Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus; Emma Stone as Wichita; Abigail Breslin as Little Rock; Amber Heard as 406; Bill Murray as Himself

The world has gone zombie once again and there's only a few humans left to fight them off. It's a dirty job, but Woody Harrelson seems to love it.

Zoey 101 | TV Series Review


Nickelodeon’s newest über-hip tween series stars Jamie Lynn Spears, who is the spitting image of her pop-star big sister Britney.

Zodiac | Movie Review

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal as Robert Graysmith; Mark Ruffalo as Dave Toschi; Robert Downey Jr. as Paul Avery; Anthony Edwards as Bill Armstrong; Brian Cox as Melvin Belli; Elias Koteas as Jack Mulanax; Chloë Sevigny as Melanie; Richmond Arquette, Bob Stephenson and John Lacy as The Zodiac Killer Suspects

In one of the Zodiac Killer's last letters he asked who would play him in the movie about his life. Now he knows the answer.

Zigzag Zoom — "ZigZag Kids" Series | Book Review


The kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center have been challenged to a race by the kids at Timpanzi School.

Zhu Zhu Pets | Game Review


You knew there just had to be a video game to go along with all those mechanical hamsters, didn't you? It would be unthinkable for there not to be. So it would be unthinkable for us not to review it.

Zeus and Roxanne | Movie Review

Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Miko Hughes, George Miller, Jessica Howell

The story begins when a recently widowed composer, his shutterbug son and their dog Zeus move next door to a marine biologist and her two rambunctious teenage daughters.

Zero Dark Thirty | Movie Review

Cast: Jessica Chastain as Maya; Jason Clarke as Dan; Jennifer Ehle as Jessica; Kyle Chandler as Joseph Bradley; Joel Edgerton as Patrick; Chris Pratt as Justin; Mark Strong as George; James Gandolfini as CIA Director

The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow tracks down Osama bin Laden, step by bloody step. And when the hunt's done, she asks us whether the reward is worth the price.

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways | Book Review


Two fox sisters have adventures together.

Zathura: A Space Adventure | Movie Review

Cast: Jonah Bobo as Danny; Josh Hutcherson as Walter; Dax Shepard as the Astronaut; Kristen Stewart as Lisa; Tim Robbins as Dad

What's Zathura? If you're playing the game, it's the place you land on to win. But really it's the place brothers end up at after they finally stop bickering.


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