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Reviews of the most recent blockbusters (and maybe the occasional TV show)

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

After more than ten years, Jack Ryan is back on the big screen with Chris Pine in the role, investigating a possible economic terrorist attack in Moscow in his first major mission for the CIA.
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Review: Lone Survivor

Refreshingly lacking in any sort of political message or moralizing like many recent war movies, Lone Survivor tells the incredible true story of Operation Red Wings and the men who fought and died during it.
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Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The second entry in the Hobbit series is here and while it’s title character is incredible and there are tons of excellent sequences, the story is definitely straining to be filled out to trilogy length.
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Review: Mob City

Smokey nightclubs, meetings in the dark, dangerous dames, and gritty gangsters that you shouldn’t turn your back to; this is the setting of the L.A during the 1940’s and of the new TNT series, Mob City.
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Review: Homefront

Jason Statham just wants to live a quiet life in small town Louisiana with his daughter but his past as an undercover agent is discovered by local criminal James Franco, who puts a deal in motion with some bikers with a vendetta in the Stallone written action movie, Homefront.
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Review: Frozen

After it’s foray into all things video games last year with Wreck it Ralph, Disney is back in it’s comfort zone with the princess adventure, Frozen, based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, “The Ice Queen”.
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Review: Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is an excellent addition to the Marvel Cinematic universe and is not only easily the best Marvel movie this year, it’s one of the best overall , with incredible action mixed with great humor and interesting setups for the future of the universe.
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Review: Ender’s Game

A classic sci-fi novel finally comes to the big screen with Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Was the almost 20 years it took to adapt the novel worth it?
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Review: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

The fourth entry in the Jackass series puts the focus on Johnny Knoxville’s elderly alter ego, Irving Zeisman, as he has to get his grandson Billy from Nebraska to North Carolina to deliver him to his deadbeat father.
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Review: The Counselor

With director Ridley Scott, writer Cormac McCarthy and stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz, you would think we have one of the best movies of the year, but looks can be deceiving.
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