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

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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

Movie Reviews · Throwback Thursday

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

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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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Movie Review: Happy Death Day

Happy Death Day Director: Christopher B. Landon Producer: Jason Blum Released: October 13, 2017 Rating: PG-13 The Rundown: “Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter (Israel Broussard).  As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that’s she’s…… Continue reading Movie Review: Happy Death Day

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Book Review: Piercing, by Ryu Murakami

Piercing By: Ryu Murakami Translated By: Ralph McCarthy Published: March 27, 2007 by Penguin Books Page Count: 192 pages; paperback The Rundown: “A renaissance man for the postmodern age, Ryu Murakami—a musician, filmmaker (Tokyo Decadence), TV personality, and award-winning author—has gained a cult following in the West.  His first novel, Almost Transparent Blue, won Japan’s…… Continue reading Book Review: Piercing, by Ryu Murakami

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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