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Entries by Jackie K. Cooper from 05/2012

The Five Year Engagement Has More Depth Than Expected

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment

Watching the unique story of a complex relationship in the new romantic comedy The Five Year Engagement is a purely pleasurable experience.

Pick Up The Innocent for a Fast, Exciting Read

| Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

David Baldacci continues to impress. He is a meticulous writer who blasts his plot into a million pieces yet is able to pull it back together before the final page is turned.

Common Law Has Potential

| Posted 05.11.2012 | TV

Common Law shows promise but it had better hit its stride and do it quickly. Chemistry is everything -- these people better get in the lab and start brewing it up.

The River Witch Is an Impressive First Novel

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Books

The River Witch tells a story of the deep South with all its mystery, strangeness and distinction. Its essence brings to mind memories of the stories of Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCullers.

Dark Shadows Is a Boring Mess of a Movie

| Posted 05.15.2012 | Entertainment

The problem with Dark Shadows is that it is not a comedy. It isn't a drama either. It is part camp and part horror flick and none of it works.

Where Is Cotton Malone When You Need Him?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Books

Memo to Steve Berry: bring back Cotton Malone and tone down the history lessons. We need more adventure and less information.

Hatfields & McCoys Puts the History Channel on the Map

| Posted 05.24.2012 | TV

Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the Hatfields & McCoysis the best mini-series I have seen since the days of Lonesome Dove.

MIB3 = A Lot of Old but Very Little New

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

Perhaps the makers of Men in Black thought it had been long enough to pull out some of the same special effects and characters and sell them as new. It hasn't.

Grisham's Calico Joe Knocks It Out of the Park

| Posted 05.30.2012 | Books

In Calico Joe, John Grisham salutes the world of baseball with a story that tugs at the heart.