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Throwback Thursday: Gremlins

Gremlins Director: Joe Dante Released: June 8, 1984 Rating: PG The Rundown: “A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown.  The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the ‘mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Gremlins

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Throwback Thursday: Black Christmas

Black Christmas Director: Bob Clark Released: December 20, 1974 Rating: R The Rundown: “As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls.  Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly.  Soon, Barb’s friend…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Black Christmas

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Movie Review: Office

Office Director: Hong Won-chan Released: August 27, 2015 The Rundown: “A man disliked by his colleagues suddenly murders his entire family.  When the investigating detective realizes the killer entered his workplace after the slayings but never exited, he suspects the man may be hiding in his office.” What a Wonderful World: The movie is set…… Continue reading Movie Review: Office

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Book Review: “Aloft,” By Joe Hill

“Aloft,” from Strange Weather By: Joe Hill Published: October 24, 2017 by William Morrow Length: 98 pages The Rundown: “A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump… and winds up castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s Island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its…… Continue reading Book Review: “Aloft,” By Joe Hill

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Book Review: Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero

Meddling Kids By: Edgar Cantero Published: July 11, 2017 by Doubleday Books Length: 322 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their…… Continue reading Book Review: Meddling Kids, by Edgar Cantero

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Throwback Thursday: Cube

Cube Director: Vincenzo Natali Released: September 11, 1998 Rating: R The Rundown: “Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped.  There’s onetime cop Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), scientist Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), young math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), master of escapes Rennes (Wayne Robson),…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Cube

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Throwback Thursday: The Ring

The Ring Director: Gore Verbinski Released: October 18, 2002 Rating: PG-13 The Rundown: “It sounds like just another urban legend—a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days.  Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Ring