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Why I’ll Never Love My Kindle

I don’t hate e-readers, but I know why I’ll never love them. Continue reading

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Episode VII: Who cares about grain?

  In case you didn’t know or were encased in carbonite, the film franchise known at “Star Wars” is kind of a big deal. While the news that Ben Affleck will be the next thespian to  portray the iconic character … Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #6: “Mud”

      One of the more daunting narrative challenges of any medium is to give the audience a genuine depiction of what it is like to come-of-age as a teenager. We like to think of those years as being … Continue reading

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$200 Reviews, #4: “Pain & Gain”

If you had told me four or five years years ago I would someday have an appreciation for the acting talents of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I would have taken you to the nearest ER. Continue reading

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Review: “A Good Day to Die Hard”

        What do you get when you put a 25-year old action series, along with its aging protagonist, together with the director of “Max Payne” and “The Omen,” and the screenwriter of the notoriously incompetent “X-Men Origins: … Continue reading

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Day 11: J.J. Abrams is the Chosen One

I can’t tell you when, where or how old I was the first time I watched “Star Wars.” It was a long time ago. I can tell you I where I was when I first read the news that Lucasfilm … Continue reading

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Day 10: Review: “The Last Stand”

Synopsis:  The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. The last time Arnold Schwarzenegger head lined a … Continue reading

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