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by Jessica Ham



Check out Jessica’s video review of the movie Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials and get a coupon for Dinuba Platinum Theatres.

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by Deborah Harter Williams


Fluff up your pillows, lay in some snacks—here are some tempting new shows kicking off and spinning off next week.

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by Cyntha Chow


FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare has spent the last five years chasing Nicholas Fox, Number Seven on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. Much to her dismay, Fox has recently been enlisted by the government to help capture criminals who elude conventional law enforcement. Raised by a career covert-ops army officer, Kate has been trained in weaponry and self-defense from an inappropriately young age. She’s also a rule follower, and nothing infuriates—or intrigues—her more than Nick’s innate ability to lie, steal, and run a long con.

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by Jesus Ibarra


Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in this modern update of the 60s TV series as a CIA agent and KGB agent forced to work with each other at the height of the Cold War. The movie is very much a mismatched couple meets spy conventions, and it is highly entertaining. Yes almost everything in this movie you’ve seen before from the two differing personality types bickering, to the spy tropes, to the twist at the end, but it was all done with an eye for style and tongue in cheekness that makes it all instantly charming.

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The Equalizer: Movie Review

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I was a fan of the old Equalizer TV show back in the 80s and was surprised, and pleased, when I saw that it was going to be rebooted as a movie starring Denzel Washington. It was obviously going to be very different, as the TV show starred British actor Edward Woodward running around in a suit and trench coat, while Denzel is not only not British, but from the trailers it was clear there was no suit and tie. I wanted to see where they would go with it.

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The Maze Runner Movie Review

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Maze Runner is the latest in the onslaught of Young Adult dystopian Sci-Fi being turned into movies, and I’d have to say that so far it has been my favorite.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


With the Streamys coming up soon (online video’s version of the Emmy Awards), a lot of people are thinking about web series right now, something we at KRL have been keeping an eye on and reporting about for a while. Web series come in all different shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of budgets and target audiences. This week we are reviewing a new web series that premiered in July, and this one is just plain fun–Axis of Action.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Movie Review

IN THE July 21 ISSUE

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by Roy Runnels



Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn’t what you would call a typical sequel. When you see a sequel to Iron Man you have a general idea of what you’re going to get. Not so with Dawn. Dawn would be the equivalent of taking a film like Mean Girls, and making the sequel a horror movie. That’s how vastly different the two Apes movies are from one another. Where Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a slow build to a huge climax, Dawn begins with its foot on the gas and it never lets up.

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Keep Moving with Action Fiction

IN THE July 5 ISSUE

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by Kris Boch


Action fiction, while not a clearly defined genre in itself, encompasses other fast-paced, plot-heavy genres from crime and spy novels to adventure tales, sports stories, and Westerns. “I love the emotional impact of action fiction,” says Karen L. Syed, President, Echelon Press. “It’s about a well-written scene that puts you on the edge of your seat and dying to turn the page before you are truly finished reading it just to see what happens next. Action in fiction is about putting the reader in the jump seat and making them hold on for dear life.”

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by Chris Lovato



When Ian Mitchell gets a wood box on his doorstep containing a photograph and a gun, he’s drawn into a game of, quite literally, life and death in the Crackle web series, Chosen.

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by Sandra Murphy



If you like action, suspense and intrigue, you’ll love this book. It starts with a letter from Ren LaFleet to his granddad, detailing the injuries he’s suffered lately and tells that the good guys survived and the bad guy killed. He says, “Just when you think you know a person, they turn out to be a prolific serial killer.” That line sets the tone for the book–humor mixed with a lot of dead bodies, stretched from Iraq’s war to current day, in and out of the Church with personal lives mixed in.

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RoboCop: Movie Review

IN THE March 3 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Robocop, a remake of the cult classic 1980s movie of the same name, stars Joel Kinneman as the titular hero who is turned into a cyborg to combat crime. This movie shares only two things with the original, the transformation of Joel Kinnaman’s Alex Murphy into RoboCop, and the corporation that makes him. Other than that it is a pretty good reboot of the franchise with a look at more contemporary views about technology, corporate control, and what those things mean for people and government.

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by Deborah Harter Williams


2013 was the year of binge streaming. In the past twelve months we crested the hill and coasted into time shifting, streaming, binge-watching and mobile viewing as day-to-day options for the masses. Not only can we see the latest and preview the upcoming but we can go back in time and revisit series from other eras – whether on TVLand or via Hulu, Amazon et al.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation: Movie Review

IN THE April 15 ISSUE

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by Joseph Ham



I went into G.I. Joe: Retaliation having only a vague idea of what to expect. Unlike many children, I didn’t grow up immersed in the world of G.I. Joe, although I’ve certainly heard the name a few thousand times. That being said, I wasn’t entirely surprised when what I ended up getting was a fairly generic action film packed with as many fight scenes and big, fiery explosions as they could jam into two hours. And trust me, there are plenty.

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