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Jersey Boys (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Based on the Broadway musical of the same name and directed by legendary Hollywood filmmaker Clint Eastwood, Jersey Boys tells the true story of four young men who used their tremendous musical gifts to help escape the dead-end trappings of their New Jersey hometown, eventually becoming illustrious as The Four Seasons, one […]

The Joust-Her (2013)

From day one almost five years ago, Jason and I have been talking movies: sharing ones we love, warning about others we loathe, convincing each to give under-appreciated films a second chance. On average, I’d estimate that 4 out of every 5 movies we have similar reactions to, which makes it great for recommending films. […]

3 Days to Kill (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Ethan Renner is a seasoned C.I.A. operative celebrated for his ability to execute even the most demanding of assignments. But when it is discovered that Renner is terminally ill, the agency deems him to be expendable. Now free of the dangers of the spy lifestyle, Renner reaches out to his estranged family, […]

R.I.P. Eli Wallach (1915-2014)


Veronica Mars (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Ten years removed from her life as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars is on the verge of accepting a highly sought after position with a prestigious New York law firm. But when the news explodes about the sudden, shocking death of pop-star Bonnie Deville, Veronica returns to her hometown of Neptune, […]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy  A former Marine Lieutenant with an expertise in finance, Jack Ryan is recruited to become an agent for C.I.A., secretly infiltrating a Wall Street investment company to track suspicious transactions and expenditures. Upon discovering unusual bank activities with one of his company’s biggest Russian investors, Agent Ryan uncovers a clandestine conspiracy that […]

Adult World (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Amy, a recent college graduate with a degree in poetry, is quickly discovering that her lifelong dream of becoming the next great poet isn’t going to be quite as easy as she had initially anticipated. Delusively undeterred, Amy continues to spend money she doesn’t have submitting her work to national publications and […]