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Christopher Lawrence

Movie and TV critic
Twitter: @Life_OnTheCouch

Christopher Lawrence escaped his native Kentucky without an accent thanks to the thousands of hours he spent in front of a television as a child. That’s also why he never learned how to ride a bicycle. He’s been writing about TV and movies since his days at Murray State University, when the school’s basketball coach had him reassigned at the student newspaper after just one story about the team. He’s been a professional TV critic since 2000, the Review-Journal’s TV critic since 2005 and its movie critic since 2012.

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‘12 Strong’ turns heroic tale into generic war movie

The Chris Hemsworth-led picture feels like a half dozen or more recent war movies, which is what you can imagine the heads of various Hollywood studios saying —until producer Jerry Bruckheimer pleaded something along the lines of, “But, wait! This time there are horses!”