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Thanks, Dave!

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David Letterman’s Last Show May 20th 2015

David Letterman ended his 33 year run as a late night host Wednesday night. Although I feel Dave has been ‘phoning-it-in’ the past few years, there is no mistake all the other hosts in late night owe a big thanks to Dave for opening the talk show genre to just about any creative wild idea. Thanks, Dave for all of the fun.
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CSI: Cyber Is A Bit Bland And Predictable

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(L to R) Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, James Van Der Beek, Patricia Arquette, and Peter MacNicol in CSI: Cyber (2015)

This spring the long time CBS show CSI spun off a new version called CSI: Cyber. The show revolves around an FBI team that investigates crimes that start or exist on the Internet. While crimes related to the Internet seems like a good idea for a TV show, CSI: Cyber turns out to be a bland and predictable attempt.
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The Judge Is A Decent Film That’s Not Sure What Story To Tell

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poster for The Judge (2014)The Judge is a good family drama about the rebel of the family returning to help his overbearing father in his moment of need. If there is a fault, the film is too dense with several story threads. It isn’t sure what story to tell so it feels padded.
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Bad Teacher? Really? On ABC Family?

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poster for the film Bad Teacher (2011)The ABC Family cable channel is known for family friendly programing and series that appeal to the teen demographic. I was shocked the other day to see a promo for broadcast of the movie ‘Bad Teacher’ with Cameron Diaz. The movie is not family friendly nor something just any teen should see. A clean version shown on TV makes the movie even worse.
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In A Sea Of Comic Book Movies, Tammy Is An Island

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poster for Tammy (2014)With a deluge of remakes and comic book movies at the theater, it gets hard to find a good adult film to watch. Tammy (2014) being called an adult film might be a stretch but it didn’t disappoint me and is funny screwball comedy.
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And So It Goes Misses The Mark

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poster for And So It Goes (2014)And So It Goes (2014) is a romantic comedy drama from director Rob Reiner that stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Even with that cast and director, this film, unfortunately, is a pale comparison to another film about a crusty old man also written by Mark Andrus titled As Good as It Gets (1997).
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Although Not Spectacular, This Is Where I Leave You Is A Fun Ride

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poster for This Is Where I Leave You (2014)This Is Where I Leave You is a film about a family dealing with loss and old unresolved issues the loss triggers when they are forced to be together for the first time in years. Although the different stories seen in the film are not new, the film as a whole was very entertaining.
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