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Many sub plots great show., 26 February 2015
8/10

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Sub plots builds! Liz and Phil have trouble raising Paige. Phil does not want the horrid spy life for his daughter Paige, while Liz is committed to the communist cause! A huge upheaval is impending. After watching a mark Phil slept with is murdered and Phil coldly makes a deal with murder! Will the C I A find out about the compromise. Another plot twist. Will F B I agent Stan find out about the truth about the defector? The third plot twist. Well acted, directed, with a strong story line. I believe the three above mentioned main story lines will bubble into a hot and tasty stew for the season three. Whatever happens will create a dramatic series.

Entertaining, 24 February 2015
8/10

Entertaining episode! Supernatural's creators have made another in your face off the wall episode. The serious fans will be offended! About Boy takes the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale and turn the story upside down. The humor of the witch and Hansel character is silly. Dean becoming 14 again is hilarious! The tongue an cheek script create a comic nuance of the Supernatural's formulated script. Dean plays the selfless hero again and the script ends with the formulated Supernatural story line we all love and cheer. About a Boy is a eight out of ten score. Let's see what next week will bring? I believe there is a plot twist or new character or character development coming the audiences way!

5 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
Thought the movie would be better, but still good!, 22 February 2015
8/10

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I read the book, and thought the movie left much out. Regrettably, we would have had a 8 hour movie if the whole book was filmed. What worked: American Sniper followed the book accurately. The emotional spectrum acted by Bradly Cooper followed, was preformed perfectly. The ranges of guilt for not helping more soldiers, and the stress of combat weaves perfectly with Eastwood's direction for the movie's experience. The savagery of war, and the stress of completing the combat missions resonates with the viewer as the story unfolds. What happens after the mission is over was a perfect ending for the movie. Service, commitment, bravery, humility, were displayed as the characteristics of Chris Kyle were done in a fitting well measured character development. What did not work: Some scenes which would tell more of the American Sniper book were shorted, omitted, condensed, in the American Sniper movie. Maybe for time and or continuity reasons. Still a good movie. I give American Sniper 8 kills out of 10.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A seq-way episode., 10 January 2015
7/10

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The Things we left behind is a seq-way episode for the second half of the season. Castiel trying to fix a wrong by trying to find a young girl. Regrettably Dean is throwing into the mix, and uses the mark of Cain. A easy to follow episode, which is well acted. The same plot device is used of fixing what's wrong with a character. Can Dean be fixed or will Dean be the evil mark of Cain? I did not mind the story. Regrettable the story is more filler to create a seq-way for the second half for season 10. One can miss this episode. The things we left behind is an okay bridge episode, but not memorable. I give the last installment a seven out of ten. Nothing special here, but watchable.

Entertaining., 8 January 2015
7/10

Hibbing 911 is entertaining in an off-center way. The Script writers for Supernatural are running out of ideas so they have to inject new plot devices for the series. This time the new plot devices worked; the two opposite female cops add comic twist which was hilarious. One police officer is an introvert while the other character is an extrovert; Similar to Sam and Dead but different. There is a Fargo movie influence with the director's style and feel for Hibbing 911, which blends perfectly into the story. The story unfolds as a monster hunt with liberal doses of humor and a bizarre ending. A memorable character plot twist. Well acted and executed Hibbing hits the mid- season target. The viewer gets comic relief and change for the main story line. A good mid season episode provides a break for the audience from over saturation of the concurring season 10 story line. Seven out of ten.

Porky's (1982)
Tame for today's standards., 2 January 2015
6/10

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I remember in junior high the shock and excitement about Porky's! The forbidden pleasure concept is out of date. With internet porn, cable, every other sex comedy trying to out do the other with toilet humor Porky's is tame and or lame by today's standards. The nudity and pranks/stunts are used in mainstream comedy. (ie The Hang Over) Even a few of the concepts would never be used with today's 24 7 cable news, with sexual predators, hazing incidents etc. Anyone peeking in the girls showers in today's environment would be a candidate for intense counseling. The male bonding, and pranks of the 1980's are of a gone by era, where a hand shake after a fist fight was common. I like the music, and had a few cheap laughs from Porky's which was low story line. The story-line of messing with Porky got across as lame for anyone who remembers the, sinister, Harlan DeGroat character from Out of the Furnace movie. Overall six Porky's out of ten.

Parker (2013)
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Pay Back is better!, 28 December 2014
6/10

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Parker is set in a 1970's profession criminal genre aka Charles Bronson style. Statham is typecast-ed like Bronson in a professional criminal role. Strong, silent, intense with a soft spot for the right people. I believe we will not be seeing Statham in a comedy or romance! Parker's story is interesting in the beginning with the character development robbery, and ends strongly with another robbery/revenge conclusion. Regrettably, Parker's story falters with the Jennifer Lopez character. Why would Parker trust the character, which disjoints the story. I thought Lopez's cop friend would create a interesting plot twist, which never developed. The action scenes, and acting was good, but the director lost the feel and energy for Parker with little character development. Compared to Porter in Payback or Driver in The Driver, Parker is missing the synergy of strong characters intermixed with the movie's story. Parker reminds me of the one of those 1970s Charles Bronson films (Mr Majestic) which is more formulated and loses movie chemistry in the process. Six out of ten.

0 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Another interpretation of the Bible, 21 December 2014
7/10

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Another interpretation of the Bible. Moses was portrayed as a man who had doubts, and struggled with God's will. The details of loyalty towards old ties and Moses' destiny were unravelled in Exodus story. Details of Egyptian life, and interpretation of miracles and events were portrayed in a manner where belief and doubt were sub stories in Exodus. How one sees God is challenged in the movie. Scott executed a film which creates a feel for the people, politics and the living conditions for the times. Bale, Edgerton, etc portrayed strong characters. Exodus will challenge peoples interpretation of the Old testament. As a man of faith, I found Exodus reflects, and challenges one 's beliefs, which is a normal struggle in one's life. Seven out of ten.

1 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
What I expected., 10 December 2014
6/10

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Horrible Bosses 2 is funny for a cheap laugh! Not a great film but I needed a laugh. Bateman and his two co-stars create a comic synergy with their huge character flaws. The film has a three stooges style of humor. Spacey and Foxx add to the story with their abrasive characters. Waltz's role was regrettably stale, and did not stand out. Aniston provides the toilet humor which digresses the deprived script even further. Was this a memorable film with a strong social message? No. Was Horrible Bosses 2 similar to the cheap laugh movie Porky's ? Yes. Did I enjoy the cheap laughs? Yes. Is it a great film? No. I give Horrible Bosses 2 a 6 out of 10.

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Three stories merged into one., 1 December 2014
8/10

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Supernatural episode Girls, Girls, Girls is three stories merged into one. There is the Castiel with his partner story-line about what to do with the human hosts,the Marine who is out to get Dean story-line, and a evil witch with two prostitutes/Crowley story-line. All three story- lines merge into the episode. What happens is there is a conclusion for two of the three stories, while the overlap causes a sub-story for a future story. Well acted, direct and written Girls, Girls, Girls is a Tarrantino formula style episode. I have a feeling we will be seeing the Marine become a hunter one day!?! The producers were running out of ideas and created a new episode by merging three old sub-stories together. I give Girls, Girls, Girls an eight out of ten.


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