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TV Reviews: The Leftovers

TV Reviews: The Leftovers

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The Leftovers – “B.J. and the A.C.”
Season One, Episode Four
Grade: B
Date: July 20, 2014

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The Leftovers - “B.J. and the A.C.”

The Leftovers – “B.J. and the A.C.”

Season One, Episode Four

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Grade: B

After an episode that concentrated solely on Reverend Matthew Jamison, we’re back to multiple story-lines that involve the Garvey family. It’s Christmas time and of course when the holiday is supposed to represent peace and happiness, it’s just another reason to mourn the ones who disappeared from the world. In the center of all the action is Kevin, who has…

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TV Reviews: The Big Bang Theory

— Most Recent Review: — Archive of Reviews: The Big Bang Theory - Season One The Big Bang Theory – “The Holographic Excitation”

TV Reviews: The Big Bang Theory

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The Strain - “Night Zero”

The Strain – “Night Zero”

Season One, Episode One

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Grade: B-

Based on the novels co-written by Guillermo del Toro, and with Carlton Cuse as the show-runner, The Strain seemed awfully campy. But that’s not particularly a bad thing, I just wasn’t expecting it. This is a vampire tale that eliminates the modern day vampires that we’ve become so accustomed to. In The Strain, they’re ruthless monsters that prey on humans for…

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Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
130 minutes
Rated PG-13
Directed by Matt Reeves
Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

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Grade: A-

After Rise of the Planet of the Apes was such a pleasant surprise, its sequel had plenty to live up to and fortunately Dawn delivers another great summer blockbuster. Continuing where Riseleft off, Caesar and the community of apes have…

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The Leftovers - “Two Boats and a Helicopter”

The Leftovers – “Two Boats and a Helicopter”

Season One, Episode Three

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Grade: A-

After the first two episodes concentrates mainly on Kevin and the rest of the community driven to grief and confusion a few years after two percent of the world’s population departed, The Leftovers changes gears in the third episode and focuses on Reverend Matthew Jamison. What we know about him before this episode was that he makes a point to alert the…

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Movie Review: Begin Again (2014)

Movie Review: Begin Again (2014)

Begin Again (2014)
104 minutes
Rated – R
Directed by John Carney
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levin, Hailee Steinfeld

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Grade: C+

John Carney gave us the magical, musical film Once in 2007. Several years later he tries his hand at the romantic-musical flick, but this time it’s set in New York City and boasts a talented cast instead of newcomers. Unfortunately, the result is…

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The Leftovers – “Penguin One, Us Zero”

Season One, Episode Two

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Grade: B+

I thought I was watching the wrong show during the beginning scene of this Sunday’s episode. In a straight up action-film sequence, two officials are breezing through a case made on Holy Wayne to prove he’s a threat on national security, and soon after we’re following a SWAT team raid the house, killing those who stand in their way of finding Wayne. Tommy and…

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Fargo - “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

Fargo – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

Season One, Episode One

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Grade: A

The series begins the same way that the Coen brothers’ film does, stating that the story to be told is true and while the names have been changed, out of respect to the dead this is exactly what happened. We’re in 2006 Minnesota and the Jerry Lunegaard version of the show is Lester Nygaard, a healthcare salesperson who is a fragile man in a turbulent marriage…

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The Leftovers - “Pilot”

The Leftovers – “Pilot”

Season One, Episode One

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Grade: B+

I can tell already that this show is going to be hit or miss with everyone. I also feel like it’s going to be more miss than hit because it’s simply way too strange to be welcomed by a large audience, but there is a lot of good things apparent in the pilot. But with Damon Lindelof as one of the creators, it’s not surprising that the pilot is pretty weak on…

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