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MOVIE REVIEW: "The New Daughter"

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At the end of the movie “Hell is for Heroes”, Steve McQueen bravely charges a German gun emplacement and tosses in a grenade. It looks like he’s so close, the blast will probably kill him as well as the Germans. In so doing, he is saving his platoon and being a hero at the cost of his own life. One wonders if the same will happen for “The New Daughter,” the 2009 movie starring Kevin Costner that you probably never heard of before seeing it on the DVD shelf at your local retailer.

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Comic Book Hero

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In popular media, the people who own and frequent comic book shops are often depicted as fat, nerdy and uncoordinated. This is, of course, a generalization. It may well be a correct generalization, but it is a generalization, nonetheless. As rebuttal to this picture, I would like to call the reader’s attention to a story that recently came to us from “across the pond”. No, not Lake Meredith, the big pond, the Atlantic. Or, possibly, the Pacific. No, no, I’m pretty sure it’s the Atlantic.

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EPISODE REVIEW: CHUCK: "Chuck Vs. the Tooth" (Season 3, Episode 16)

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About this time last year, "Chuck" was on the bubble. Would it be back for a third season? No one--including the producers (and, most definitely including the network, who should have known)--knew. Then the fans kicked in and bought a whole lot of Subway sandwiches and it dawned on someone at NBC that they didn't have any good shows on. So they decided to replace a whole hour's worth of viewing with a tired comedian and announced that "Chuck" would be coming back ... after the Oleolympics, and only for fourteen episodes.

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EPISODE REVIEW: CHUCK: "Chuck vs. the Honeymooners" (Season 3, Episode 14)

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Chuck and Sarah are on a train (not quite the Orient Express but something quite like that) going across Europe as they run away from being spies. But then Chuck flashes on a bad guy and Sarah happens to glimpse a gun on what she thinks is one of the man’s minion

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Episode Review: CHUCK: "Chuck vs. the Tic Tac" (Season 3, episode 9)

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Open to a jungle setting somewhere in 1989.  A young soldier named Alex Calhoun is being told he won't make the elite ranger team and that he's being shipped back to his old unit.  Before he can even make it to the car, he is greeted by a shadowy Stargate-looking guy who recruits him into an ultra-secretive, ultra-patriotic group and changes his name to ... [spoilers galore!]

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