Movie Reviews

Movie Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water Director: Guillermo Del Toro Released: December 1, 2017 Rating: R Runtime: 2h 3m The Rundown: “Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore.  Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret—a mysterious, scaled creature from…… Continue reading Movie Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Fear

Fear Director: James Foley Released: April 12, 1996 Rating: R Runtime: 1h 37m The Rundown: “When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love.  David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole’s family—except for her workaholic father,…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Fear

Book Reviews

Book Review: “Rain,” by Joe Hill

“Rain” from Strange Weather By: Joe Hill Published: October 24, 2017 by William Morrow Length: 102 pages The Rundown: “On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover.  ‘Rain’ explores this escalating apocalyptic event,…… Continue reading Book Review: “Rain,” by Joe Hill

Book Reviews

Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

Audition By: Ryu Murakami Translated by: Ralph McCarthy Published: December 1997 (translated January 5, 2009) The Rundown: “Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko.  Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying.  So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with…… Continue reading Book Review: Audition, by Ryu Murakami

Book Reviews

Review: The Fireman, by Joe Hill

  The Fireman By: Joe Hill Published: May 17, 2016 The Rundown: It’s the end of the world as we know it!  A new plague is sweeping the globe, and its name is Dragonscale: a spore that causes black markings to develop on your skin, right before you spontaneously combust.  Nurse Harper Grayson contracted the…… Continue reading Review: The Fireman, by Joe Hill