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‘Web Junkie’ documentary explores addiction to Internet gaming

Daxing Bootcamp, Beijing Military Hospital, from 'Web Junkie', a film by Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam — Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber, Inc

Daxing Bootcamp, Beijing Military Hospital, from ‘Web Junkie’, a film by Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam — Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber, Inc

Web Junkie, the new documentary from filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, looks into the unbelievably distressing topic of Internet addiction in China. The film, which recently played New York City’s Film Forum, goes beyond the documenting of addiction and focuses on a militaristic rehabilitation center and the path of three teenagers through the center’s drab hallways. The conditions these gamers live under is often quite harsh and reminiscent of a military boot camp. They need to be on time, in unison and looking smart. The warming glow of an electronic device is nowhere in sight.

INTERVIEW: Lt. Joe Kenda hunts for killers on new season of homicide show

Lt. Joe Kenda of 'Homicide Hunter' — Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery / Kim Cook

Lt. Joe Kenda of ‘Homicide Hunter’ — Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery / Kim Cook

Homicide Hunter, returning to Investigation Discovery 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, tells the grisly tales of Lt. Joe Kenda, retired homicide detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department. The no-joke delivery of the unlikely TV personality — “My, my, my” is now a catch phrase — has turned the reenactment series into a hit and put a face on the many victims and suspects investigated by Kenda.

The police lieutenant was first approached about the show by an individual who had been in television news in Colorado Springs. Kenda was seen in a few TV interviews, including one high-profile segment with Diane Sawyer, and light bulbs over a possible series started to go off.