TOLKIEN Review - Magnificent, Magical, Inspiring

TOLKIEN, from Fox Searchlight Films, presents the magical prequel to perhaps the greatest trilogies in British Literature introducing the world to J.R.R. Tolkien and the moments, lives, loves that shaped him and took shape in his imagination.

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Long Shot Review - Romantic Comedy with Heart

Long Shot, from Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, present a playful romantic comedy as two completely opposite adults reconnect against all odds and barely avoid all the landmines those closest to them plant hoping to derail and manipulate.

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Glass Review - Dynamic, Entertaining, Thrilling

Glass, from Universal Pictures, presents the sequel to 2017 instant hit Split, bringing together a trio of uncontrollable individuals who possess unnatural physical strength and mental power in what becomes an epic cataclysmic battle for ultimate superiority.

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Papillon Review - Brilliant, Riveting, Four Stars

Papillon, from Bleecker Street Media, presents the story of Henri Papillon Charriere, Paris' most famous jewel thief, and Louis Dega, an equally famous counterfeiter who become friends during their imprisonment in the harsh French Guinea penal system.

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  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla Review - Indulging, Decadent, Tantalizingly Delicious

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    I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Fleming’s La Jolla location on numerous occasions over the past decade. With each, the award-winning restaurant exhibited why it’s remained a North County staple for classic steakhouse fare since opening in 1999.

     
  • World News: Israel Election Cliffhanger Has Bibi and Benny Deadlocked

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    The results of the September 17 elections in Israel are a statistical tie. Both Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are tied within the margin of error constituting a tie. Each leader is now looking to make a deal with minority vote-getting Avigdor Liberman to form a coalition government with the needed 61-Knesset seat minimum.

     
  • UPDATE: Chicago’s Bloody Christmas Weekend Thankfully Ends; 2016 Expected to Be Third Highest

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    Chicago’s bloody rampage continued Monday with a sharp spike in shootings and with five days before New Year’s Eve the 61 shootings, 50 wounded and 11 homicides, over the three-day holiday weekend bring the 2016 total to 785 homicides.

     
  • Kingdom of Shadows Review – Exposing the Human Toll of Drug Wars

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    Kingdom of Shadows, from Participant Media, Boiling Pot and Quiet Pictures, presents a stirring documentary that exposes the duality of drug smuggling through the eyes of a quiet nun, a convicted smuggler, and a hardened DEA/Homeland Agent looking back.

     
  • Father’s Day Gift Guide - Fantastic Gifts For Every Dad

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    As Father’s Day approaches there is serious contemplation on what to get “Dad” that will not only surprise him, but will genuinely delight and excite him. This holiday, demonstrate your present-giving prowess with these fantastic Father’s Day gift ideas.  

  • Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, Gives Straight Talk on Curl Care

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    Whether they want to blow it straight, or create loose curls or maximize their tighter coils, people with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Shifts on Putin; ISIS/Boko Haram Update; Oklahoma City Bombing; NH Politics

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    President Obama has maintained a strong conviction to hold Russian President Putin responsible for violating the territorial sovereignty of neighboring Ukraine more than a year ago as sectorial sanctions have driven the Russian economy downward the beleaguered soviet leader wants equality and unity restored.

     
  • Close Review - Fresh, Intense, Tangible Action, Solid

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    Close, an original Netflix film, brings to the screen a contemporary race against time thriller as a complicated heiress and a reluctant bodyguard team up against a team of hired hit men who are determined to kill them.

     
  • Harney & Sons Fine Tea Review - Masterful Blends, Aromatic, Bold Flavors, Transport

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    Opening the canister to any Harney & Sons Fine Tea and one will immediately be taken in by the aromatic fusions of fine tea leaves, blended together to create specialty brews guaranteed to transport with each flavorful sip.  

  • Beltway Insider: Nation Prepares for Inauguration; Obama Signs Gun Control Legislation

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    President Barack Obama, after receiving a comprehensive proposal from Vice President Joseph Biden has signed into law, this week, twenty-three Executive Mandates geared toward addressing gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

     
  • Seasons 52 Restaurant Review - A Breadth of Fresh Fare

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    Just in time to offset the holiday gluttony and facilitate those perennial New Year health resolutions, Seasons 52 restaurant has opened its doors in San Diego's Westfield UTC.  The concept of this fresh grill and wine bar, now with 25 locations across the U.S. and more on the  horizon, is perfectly suited for the Southern California lifestyle where healthy living reigns supreme.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Government Shutdown, Border Wall, Syria; Gatwick Drones

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    President Donald Trump, with two days before Christmas, followed through on his pledge to shutdown the government sending millions of government workers home without paychecks and on temporary leave until the issue of the Border Wall can be resolved.

     
  • Brooklyn Review - A Classic Romantic Love Story

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    BROOKLYN, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, brings to the screen a story of hope, courage and bravery, of embracing the chance of finding a new life, of sacrifice, and the hope of the future and the eyes to see when destiny arrives.

     
  • The Good Dinosaur, from Pixar Disney, Premieres in U.S. Today

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    Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Animation Studio release "The Good Dinosaur" today across the United States. Following Pixar's "Inside Out" release earlier in 2015, this marks the first multi-release year for the animation studio.  

  • Emmanuel Macron et....les Autres

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    En l'absence d'opposition politique crédible, le macronisme, toujours indéfini, s'impose comme l'idéologie dominante car seule en lice. Et si cette domination n'est pas substance politique, elle suffit à répondre partiellement aux attentes des Français. Pour l'instant.