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Movies 2017 Online: Review Of New Al Pacino Thriller, ‘Hangman’

Currently available on popular online and VOD platforms (like Google Play Movies and Amazon Video) is one of the newest movies of 2017, Hangman. Hangman is the latest title of movies in Al Pacino’s lengthy cinematic career, and the feature is also set for a limited theatrical release starting on December 22, 2017. Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect 2) and Karl Urban (Thor: Ragnarok) co-star alongside Pacino, and the picture is directed by Johnny Martin (Vengeance: A Love Story).

There was heavy publicity for Hangman after the trailer debuted last October. Filled with intense montages and action-packed clips, the trailer makes the feature look like edge-of-your-seat material. Plus, fans look forward to anything featuring the legendary Al Pacino. But with audiences and critics alike largely disappointed with the film, it looks as though the movie couldn’t live up to the hype from the trailer.

With over 2,000 votes, Hangman has a score of

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Review: SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES, An Imperfect Yet Gripping Crime Drama

Review: SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES, An Imperfect Yet Gripping Crime Drama

A jarring insight commonly seen in the renaissance of the true crime genre — as represented by the deep dives taken in Serial, Making a Murderer and The Keepers — is that it adds another layer to how we look at crime and the so-called monsters that commit them. 

No longer is the focus solely on the perpetrator (the debate on nature vs. nurture was a big debacle in the 1970s), the spotlight has now widened its spread to cover the systems that breed such and perpetuate their existence, whether it may be through deeply ingrained oppression, the failure of the penal system, or the level of corruption

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‘Justice League’ Review: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman shines in this fun, perfectly ridiculous superhero team-up

Like most superhero adaptations of the modern movie era, Justice League features an all-powerful villain looking to take over the world with the help of a CGI-rendered army, and a group of heroes willing to fight him to stop it.

But unlike the dour, dark DC films before it—Wonder Woman being the obvious exception—Justice League is fun, colorful, and lean, taking audiences on a two-hour ride with some of the most iconic characters in comic book history.

DC movies have taken a lot of hits from both fans and critics in recent years. Wonder Woman marked a major step up, and while Justice League isn’t on that level,

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Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7 Review: Dust and Bones

It’s a motive that stretches all the way back to Cain and Abel.

Sibling rivalry was at the heart of Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7. But of course, it had its own, freaky little twist.

Or rather, its own slither.

Lending a Hand - Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7

In the words of Indiana Jones, “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

The BAU was drawn to Austin in part because of snakes on the plains (of Texas).

Yeah, we got a decently bizarre unsub in Desi Gutierrez. She was the child through which her mother, Laura, learned (a bit too late) what not to do as a parent.

And with her goth look, snake contacts, and scarification, she was a spooky figure.

Abandonment as a child left Desi, not surprisingly, screwed up.

Investigating in Austin - Criminal Minds

Desi’s best friends were her extremely large collection of snakes. That kind of explained why

Read more at: https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-7-review-dust-and-bones/

Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7 Review: Dust and Bones – TV …

It’s a motive that stretches all the way back to Cain and Abel.

Sibling rivalry was at the heart of Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7. But of course, it had its own, freaky little twist.

Or rather, its own slither.

Lending a Hand - Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 7

In the words of Indiana Jones, “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

The BAU was drawn to Austin in part because of snakes on the plains (of Texas).

Yeah, we got a decently bizarre unsub in Desi Gutierrez. She was the child through which her mother, Laura, learned (a bit too late) what not to do as a parent.

And with her goth look, snake contacts, and scarification, she was a spooky figure.

Abandonment as a child left Desi, not surprisingly, screwed up.

Investigating in Austin - Criminal Minds

Desi’s best friends were her extremely large collection of snakes. That kind of explained why

Read more at: https://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/11/criminal-minds-season-13-episode-7-review-dust-and-bones/

Criminal Minds: Season 12 (DVD Review)

  • Reviewed by: Jim Hemphill
  • Review Date: Nov 15, 2017
  • Format: DVD

Criminal Minds: Season 12 (DVD Review)

Review

One of the best and most enduring series in the history of television delivers its finest season to date on the highly recommended Criminal Minds: Season 12 DVD boxed set, which contains 22 riveting episodes and several hours of illuminating bonus features. Simultaneously more breezily entertaining and more profoundly personal and psychological than previous seasons, season 12 is a master class in sustaining an audience’s interest in a long-running series; it contains all the pleasures viewers have come to associate with the show over the years while constantly pushing the writing, acting, and visual style into new, highly rewarding and productive directions. Some series

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Criminal Minds: Season 12 (DVD Review) – The Digital Bits

  • Reviewed by: Jim Hemphill
  • Review Date: Nov 15, 2017
  • Format: DVD

Criminal Minds: Season 12 (DVD Review)

Review

One of the best and most enduring series in the history of television delivers its finest season to date on the highly recommended Criminal Minds: Season 12 DVD boxed set, which contains 22 riveting episodes and several hours of illuminating bonus features. Simultaneously more breezily entertaining and more profoundly personal and psychological than previous seasons, season 12 is a master class in sustaining an audience’s interest in a long-running series; it contains all the pleasures viewers have come to associate with the show over the years while constantly pushing the writing, acting, and visual style into new, highly rewarding and productive directions. Some series

Read more at: http://thedigitalbits.com/item/criminal-minds-12th-season-dvd

THE WEEK IN REVIEW – Eagle

Police: Men were selling fentanyl on Haverhill walking trails

Police said a New Hampshire man with an outstanding arrest warrant out of Lawrence District Court for trafficking fentanyl was allegedly selling the same potent narcotic to customers he arranged to meet on recreational trails in the Millvale Reservoir and Winnekenni Park areas of Haverhill.

Police said the many walking trails that meander through both recreational areas are heavily used by adults and children.

When the man was arrested on Millvale Road along with his alleged driver, police seized 141.3 grams of fentanyl along with a handgun and two, loaded high-capacity magazines that he said he bought for his protection.

Police charged Joshua Smith, 29, of 6 Spring View Terrace, Plaistow, and Jordan Polizzotti, 27, of 27 Pine Road, North Hampton, New Hampshire, with trafficking in fentanyl, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of a loaded firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of

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Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 4 Review: Killer App

The narrow margin between video games and modern warfare was effectively explored on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 4.

Someone was selectively killing workers in Silicon Valley, but the how and the why were the interesting parts.

It was jarring when gunfire suddenly shattered the idyllic, creative work life of Silicon Valley, not once, but twice.

A Drone Shooting - Criminal Minds

This case wasn’t a natural fit for the BAU, but in the end, it was still all about the unsub.

Why was somebody shooting up tech workers, with a drone, no less? As the plot unraveled, it turns out that choice of weapon was poetic justice.

The real villain of the case was the aloof, self-assured Mr. X, played coolly but menacingly by Wallace Langham. He talked abstractly about psychological testing and body counts and poo-pooed Prentiss’ opinion that the unsub had slipped through the cracks in his system.

Even more horrendous was

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Mindhunter Review: An Appealingly Repulsing Serial Killer Study

CBS’s long-running procedural Criminal Minds chronicles the grim exploits of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, giving us a gruesome murder a week (well, it’s usually a murder—and sometimes it’s not just one) as highly skilled agents craft a psychological profile of the unknown subject—an “unsub”—to crack the case. The show, being a CBS procedural, is often witless and goofy, unrelentingly dark as it is. (The writing team has to come up with more and more elaborate ways for a person to die with each new episode—a pile of bodies now stacked up 13 seasons high.) A lot of its whizzing technical talk—the credulous way these profilers rely on what seem like a lot of broad inferences and guesswork—gives Criminal Minds a strong whiff of make-believe. Wouldn’t it be nice if these techniques were applicable in real-world crime-solving?

Actually, they kind of are. Clunky as Criminal Minds may be, it is based,

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/mindhunter-netflix-review