Originally posted 2016-03-26 12:00:42. Remember the golden age of the cinema, back when filmmakers would wait a good thirty years before remaking a movie? Well, I recently learned that a remake is different than a reboot, and apparently The Amazing Spiderman represents the latter. Ohh! So this is how Hollywood justifies spitting out the same…

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Originally posted 2016-03-22 17:00:20. I think that JK Rowling has found herself in the same position as Daniel Radcliffe. No matter what variety of film young Daniel chooses, it seems he is forever doomed to be viewed as “the boy that was Harry.” Similarly, in spite of all of the fanfare surrounding the release of…

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Originally posted 2016-03-19 12:00:10. On the day of his death, Edgar Allan Poe was discovered in an incoherent state, and his whereabouts and activities on the days leading up to his demise remain unclear. I’m quite certain this is where the screenwriters of The Raven abandoned any attempt of historical accuracy, and instead turned to…

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Originally posted 2016-03-12 12:00:50. Going into Jobs, my knowledge of the Apple backstory was somewhat – but not entirely – limited. I was marginally prepared to judge this film due to an underrated little piece of cinema titled Pirates of Silicon Valley, an epic adventure that is succinctly described by IMDB as “History of Apple…

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Originally posted 2016-03-08 17:00:02. I should have anticipated this disappointment. There is no reason that I should not have seen this coming. I was looking forward to Doctor Sleep for at least a year, and such anticipation never bodes well for the book in question. We all know that I love Stephen King, which is…

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Originally posted 2016-03-05 12:00:20. It’s time for another thrilling installment of ’90s movie night. Although there were some heavy contenders this week, the obvious quickly revealed itself: Keanu Reeves. Al Pacino. Mediocre literary references. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Devil’s Advocate. ’90s darling Keanu Reeves gives a riveting performance as Kevin Lomax, a hotshot…

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Originally posted 2016-03-01 17:00:34. I have always been vaguely aware of Rob Lowe, but it has only been within the last two months or so that I have developed a full-blown crush on the man. This is largely due to my recent binge-watching of the entire Parks and Recreation series, paired with Lowe’s new Direct TV commercials….

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Originally posted 2016-02-27 12:00:44. The ’90s were an amazing time in cinematic history. Let’s face it, filmmakers will never top the decade that gifted us with such treasures as The Bodyguard, Con Air, and Nell. Recently, I have mandated that movie nights in our home consist purely of films from this era. It makes for some good…

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Originally posted 2016-02-23 12:00:35. **Edit – previously published 2/13 but the sentiments will hold true until Dana and I can see then ENTIRE series!** The day is almost here. The day I’ve been awaiting for months and months and months. This Monday, 11/22/63 debuts on Hulu. I finished the novel for the second time last…

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Originally posted 2016-02-16 12:00:30. I have pretty low expectations anymore, but Evil Librarian is a surprisingly clever YA novel that actually exceeded those – albeit modest – expectations. It still tends to be a bit repetitive and long-winded; but for the most part, Michelle Knudsen’s journey to Hell is a rewarding read. The below excerpt pretty…

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Originally posted 2016-02-09 12:36:36. I have been trying to review Don’t Stand So Close on and off for almost a week. I have nothing to say about it; I feel nothing towards this book. Really, it makes me think of my husband. Steve is the champion of apathy. He rarely has strong feelings towards anything. When…

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Originally posted 2016-02-02 17:00:25. Everyone needs to quit trying to write the next Gone Girl. More importantly, I need to stop reading books that are advertised as “the next Gone Girl.” I wasn’t even a big fan of that book, but I’m apparently drawn to books claiming to be similar. More often than not, twisty and convoluted…

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Originally posted 2016-01-26 17:00:27. Jude Farraday is a helicopter mother with no life outside of her children. She perceives herself as the perfect parent, but anyone who pictures his or herself as the ideal anything rarely is. Especially in terms of motherhood. Jude’s twins have reached the point where they have both been accepted into…

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Originally posted 2016-01-19 12:50:43. I’ve always been drawn to the whole idea of reincarnation, so Eight Minutes instantly appealed to me. Reisenbichler’s novel starts out strong, but lost steam, and my attention, about halfway through. While Shelly Buckner is busy pushing out a baby, her husband, Eric, is in a near-fatal car accident on his way…

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