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Bates Motel – Season 4.Episode 4: “Lights of Winter”
In the last episode before a two-week break, “Bates Motel” left viewers on the edge of their seats. Following his short-lived breakout from the mental institution, Norman (Freddie Highmore, in another phenomenal performance) finally came to the realization he is not mentally stable. In the episode’s heart wrenching ending scene, he admitted he needed help to Dr. Edwards (Damon Gupton) and showed a never-before-seen determination to get a handle on his mental state.

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Movie Review: 'Deadpool' (2016)

Ryan Reynolds’ comeback vehicle features a script armed to the teeth with non-stop zingers, a unique timeline and a decent supply of action sequences. The long-awaited “Deadpool” movie is everything you probably went in expecting as the sharp-tongued superhero makes his solo film debut as advertised, in splashy and derisive fashion.

Movie Review: 'The Benefactor' (2015)

An ominous title gives the false impression that writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature film debut is in some way a thriller. Spoiler alert: it is not. “The Benefactor” tells the tale of Franny (Richard Gere), a morphine addicted philanthropist whose guilty conscious over his role in a car accident that claimed the lives of his two best friends (Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker) and severely injured him, has consumed his existence.

Movie Review: 'The Final Girls' (2015)

An offbeat romp of bizarre proportions, the latest effort from director Todd Strauss-Schulson is a strange one. It follows Max (Taissa Farmiga), the daughter of a B-movie actress (Malin Ackerman) who starred in a cult classic slasher flick in the 80’s. A couple of years after her mother's death; the local theater decides to hold a special screening of the movie as part of a tribute its late star.

With Max and her friends in attendance, a string of incidents lead to them being magically sucked into an alternate dimension in which they are a part of the movie. If that plotline sounds off putting in its surrealism, that is understandable.