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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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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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Revisiting Sia And Zero 7’s Simple Things

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Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001

The other day, while doing some research on the singer Sia, I discovered she worked with Zero 7. Their album ‘Simple Things’ is one of my favorite albums and it gave me an excuse to give it another listen. Sia’s vocals prove how great she is and she deserves all the acclaim she is getting now.
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The Equalizer Is A Different Take On A Classic Story

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poster for the film The Equalizer (2014)Back in the mid to late 80s, one of my favorite TV shows was The Equalizer. When I found out there was going to be a remake movie, I got nervous. It ended up I liked the film. There was enough bits from the old TV show to satisfy me and I liked the different take the film took on the story. It was pretty violent but there was enough humanity to recommend it.
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