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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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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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Book Review: Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties By: Stephen King and Owen King Published: September 26, 2017 by Scribner Page Count: 702 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “In a future so near and real it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.  If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their…… Continue reading Book Review: Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King

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Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) By: Suzanne Collins Published: August 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press Page Count: 392 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed.  Gale has escaped.  Katniss’s family is safe.  Peeta has been captured by the Capitol.  District 13 really does exist. …… Continue reading Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) By: Suzanne Collins Published: September 1, 2009 The Rundown: “Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games.  She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellarck are miraculously still alive.  After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale.  Yet nothing is the way Katniss…… Continue reading Book Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent By: Daniel Suarez Published: April 18, 2017 The Rundown: “In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform “vanity edits” on human embryos for a price.  These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking victims to…… Continue reading Book Review: Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez