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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 […]

Joe (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Joe is an ex-con who is desperately trying to live some version of the straight and narrow while running his own tree clearing business. Upon discovering the abhorrent living conditions and treatment one of his new young workers is being forced to endure, Joe, one of the most unlikely of role-models, takes […]

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Hazel Lancaster, a precocious 16-year-old cancer patient, suffers from severely damaged lungs ever since her diagnosis three years prior. Concerned about her daughter’s propensity to languish around the house and obsessively re-read her favorite book, Hazel’s mom finds a cancer support group in hopes it will help with Hazel’s despondency. During one […]

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Five years after Hiccup miraculously brokers a truce between his fellow Vikings and their long hated enemies, the dragons, harmony has continued to flourish as these two once despised adversaries now live together in peace on the island of Berk. As Hiccup and his beloved dragon Toothless explore more distant, uncharted lands, […]