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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

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A new era begins at oneofus.net. A time involving a gang of ne’er do wells who have gathered to tell you of the now. A list of rather unusual suspects bringing you…Highly Suspect Reviews!

Our first foray in the world of theatrical release reviews is for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Join Christopher Lawrence Cox, Martin Thomas, Beau Paul, and Brian Salisbury as they negotiate the tricksy waters of the second prequel to their precious LOTR films.

And this is only the first review…and only the first line-up. Oneofus.net is determined to build our own community within the community of dedicated film reviewers that will rotate in and out…with many familiar voices appearing and becoming new members of the Unusual Suspects team.

So please, check out our first review right here and keep your eyes peeled for further developments from Highly Suspect Reviews. For example, listen to this installment to find out how YOU can help us decide on our rating scale! For now, things are a bit…arbitrary.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.