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New This Week in Theater, October 18, 2018

 Galveston (NR) Opens on Friday, October 19 Starring: Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Lili Reinhart After escaping a set up, a dying hitman returns to his hometown of Galveston where he plans his revenge.  Can You Ever Forgive Me? (R) Opens on … Continue reading

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The Smurfs 2 (2013) Rated TV-G

The Smurfs and their human friends join together to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel. Starring Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, and Brendan Gleeson. This film is mainly a story to explain how Smurfette came to be. I liked this idea, and it was … Continue reading

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( Nickelodeon) Rated TV-Y7

Four mutant turtle brothers go on adventures where they tap into their mystic ninja powers. Starring  Omar Benson Miller, Josh Brener, and Ben Schwartz. This is not your classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The animation is nice, but it was hard … Continue reading

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The Reading Room (2005) Rated PG

Making good on a promise for his wife, a widower, opens a reading room for people to learn to read, but problems in the neighborhood threaten the room. Starring James Earl Jones, Joanna Cassidy, and Douglas Spain. This is a great … Continue reading

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New This Week on DVD, October 16, 2018

 Ant-Man and the Wasp (PG-13) In the aftermath of his experiences in Germany with the Avengers, Scott Lang must now deal with the consequences of his past actions while under house arrest. But Scott answers a call back into action … Continue reading

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Rated R

The drug war across the Mexican border has escalated to terrorists crossing the border. To fight them, FBI agent Matt Graver reteams with mercurial Alejandro. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabela Moner. This film has the same taste that the … Continue reading

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The Numbers Station (2013) Rated R

A disgraced black ops agent is sent to a numbers station to protect a code operator. Starring John Cusack, Malin Akerman, and Liam Cunningham. I loved this movie more than the other critics have. It’s not really an action film; it’s … Continue reading

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Single Parents (ABC) Rated TV-PG

A group of single parents creates their own support system to raise their kids and have relationships. Starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, and Kimrie Lewis. I really was hoping this series would be better than it is. First, I wonder why … Continue reading

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Magnum P.I. (CBS) Rated TV-14

An ex-Navy SEAL who’s back from Afghanistan uses his skills as a private investigator in Hawaii. Starring Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, and Zachary Knighton. This is an interesting remake. The pilot is supposed to set up the show, but this pilot lacks … Continue reading

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New This Week in Theaters, October 11, 2018

 The Happy Prince (R) Opens on Friday, October 12 Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and … Continue reading

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