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The Wire: Complete Series — TV SERIES REVIEW


June 14, 2014

Wendell Pierce, Dominic West, Sonja Sohn, and Clarke Peters in HBO’s The Wire

It is hard to put into words the amount of respect I have for The Wire. It is most certainly one of the most ambitious and realistic shows you will ever watch. It is a shame that it was forced to end after five seasons. There were plenty of stories left to tell and I would have loved to watch every single one of them. The Wire is kind of like a book, in a way. There are numerous characters that fill up this story and it leaves you with just the right amount of answers. Continue reading

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — MOVIE REVIEW

Nelson Mandela has quite a beautiful story behind him and it was a sad day when he passed. In Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom we get a chronological look at his life, with brief glimpses over key events that transpire. Those glimpses include his early life, his education and time as a lawyer, all the way to the 27 years he spent in prison before he goes on to become the South African President and rebuild a segregated society. The film starts with Mandela as a young lawyer who has an attitude about him. But we see his flaws right away. He cheats on his first wife, doesn’t pay attention to his infant son, and drinks and smokes like crazy. But it is in these first glimpses of Mandela, that the film takes off. This is when it moves at the fastest pace. Continue reading

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