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Movie Review: 'Now You See Me' (2013)

“Now You See Me” follows a team of street magicians, who are given patronage by an unknown source to perform Robin Hood-esque deeds, in the midst of their performances. As a movie that promoted itself as a heist thriller in the vein of “Ocean’s Eleven”, it should be known that comparison is rather misleading; mainly because the film’s heist is not its central focus. It is the catalyst to a broader investigation, involving the team of magicians and their mysterious benefactor.

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Like Jonas on "Dark," take a deep dive into Eclectic Pop's past with an assortment of TV reviews. Click on the pic to travel through the wormhole! *Plus, social media links below* (;


Movie Review: 'Iron Man 3' (2013)

The latest Iron Man film in the franchise finds our hero, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after the events of The Avengers. As he "recovers" from PTSD by ignoring it, and getting back to business as usual. This includes trying to keep his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) intact and constructing an Iron Man army. Iron Man 3 is better than Iron Man 2, and not as good as the first.

Song of the Day: 'No One's Gonna Love You' by Band of Horses

Funny story, I heard this song for the first time in the Banana Republic and had to track it down through a lyric search. It's a good example of how great music is surrounding us all the time. 

Band of Horses' “No One’s Gonna Love You" is from their second album Cease to Begin. It features wonderful guitar riffs, ethereal vocals and piercing romantic sentiments. For those wondering how a song called “No One’s Gonna Love You” could be romantic, the lyrics actually continue into ‘No one’s gonna love you/more than I do”.

TV Report Card | 'Bates Motel' Season 1 Review

Overview: “Bates Motel” tells the origin story of one of film’s most memorable villains, Norman Bates and just as effectively, his families’.

Storyline Direction: This was hands down the best written show of the 2012-2013 season. It was taught and thrilling. There were no missteps. I repeat none! It was a masterpiece. The slow build ratcheted up each week and blew our minds with one twist after another. All of the characters were written with depth and fleshed out with resonance.