Originally posted 2016-05-10 12:00:34. Title: Inside Out Director: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen Release Date: June 19, 2015 Genre: Adventure, Comedy MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 95 minutes Starring: Amy Poehler Phyllis Smith Bill Hader Lewis Black Mindy Kaling Richard Kind Kid Friendly Rating: A few moments may be scary for some children, but mostly the movie is firmly in…

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Originally posted 2016-05-06 17:00:37. When first I arrived, they made believe at being happy. Living meaningless lives, doing trivial deeds for small moments of levity. Truly loving no one but themselves. In their vanity, they all looked right through me, as if I were nothing more than metaphysical dust, sprinkled far and loose in the dark unseen spaces….

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Originally posted 2016-04-29 12:00:31. Chapter 2: The New World (FWF: Barren) Chapter 3: Dinty Moore is a Delicacy (FWF: Red) Chapter 4: Bad Dogs (FWF: Luck) Chapter 5: Hold Steady (FWF: Believe) Amy’s relief at her escape from the dogs was palpable, but the tears making hot smears of grime down her face were not out of…

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Originally posted 2016-04-06 17:00:34. Title: Tarzan of the Apes Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Published: 1914 Pages: 279 Genre: Action/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 11+ Parents may (or may not be) surprised to learn that the original work contains considerably more violence and racism than expected for a pop-culture touchstone. Click here for the Common Sense Media Guide! Synopsis: A cruel twist of…

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Originally posted 2016-03-25 17:00:07. Chapter 1: Underground (FWF: Shiver) Chapter 2: The New World (FWF: Barren) Chapter 3: Dinty Moore is a Delicacy (FWF: Red) Chapter 4: Bad Dogs (FWF: Luck) Amy grasped desperately at the right hip pocket of her jacket as she shuffled backward from the dogs. Her mind was frantic as she drew up blank…

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Originally posted 2016-02-29 17:00:24. Title: Metro 2033 Author: Dmitry Glukhovsky (translated by Natasha Randall) Published: 2005 (Russia); March 28, 2010 (U.S.) Pages: 460 Genre: Science Fiction Series: Metro 2033 Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ Features some swearing, but mostly a read for young adults due to themes. The book is not nearly as violent as the video game…

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Originally posted 2016-02-22 17:00:33. Title: The BFG Author: Roald Dahl Published: 1982 Pages: 240 Genre: Fairy Tale/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 6+ Click here for the Common Sense Media guide! The book may be a bit violent by current kid’s book standards considering the Giants’ general habit of eating humans, but it is not any more grisly than…

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Originally posted 2016-02-19 08:00:01. Chapter 1: Underground (FWF: Shiver) Chapter 2: The New World (FWF: Barren) Chapter 3: Dinty Moore is a Delicacy (FWF: Red) Amy was moving slowly and there was nothing she could do about it. The topography of the Pittsburgh area is notable for its makeup of hills and trees, broken up only…

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Originally posted 2016-02-03 17:00:32. Title: San Andreas Director: Brad Peyton Release Date: May 29, 2015 Genre: Action/Sci-Fi MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 114 minutes Starring: ● Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ● Carla Gugino ● Alexandra Daddario ● Paul Giamatti Kid Friendly Rating: 14+. The movie features a violent earthquake and all of the associated blood, death, and otherwise scary scenarios. Click here for…

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Originally posted 2016-01-22 20:00:37. Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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Originally posted 2016-01-22 12:00:17. Continued from Chapter 1: Underground, posted January 8, 2016 (Author’s note: Chapter 1, as published here, needs some work. It provides some background, but I don’t think it’s necessary to read the following story/chapter.)   Chapter 2: The New World The door of Amy’s shelter opened reluctantly. It was a heavy thing, made of…

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Originally posted 2016-01-08 18:00:25. Amy was counting her 74th day underground. On the 75th, she would go out, for whatever waited outside. She counted herself lucky. Amy knew that she was probably among the world’s 1% most-prepared private individuals to hold out in the event of a total world disaster. She also knew that the…

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Originally posted 2016-01-06 12:00:02.   Title: Joyland Author: Stephen King Published: June 4, 2013 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery/Crime Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ Like most Stephen King novels, the book contains some adult themes and situations, but it doesn’t stray very far into adult territory. Synopsis:  Devin Jones is a college student in 1973 who takes a summer job as…

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Originally posted 2015-12-25 17:00:11. Day 25 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! I couldn’t pick Christmas Day and not have a book about Christmas! Today’s book is a bit retro and hard-to-find now. In fact, I didn’t realize how retro it was until I read it…

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Originally posted 2015-12-22 17:00:42. Day 22 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Today’s book is the children’s classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. After being evacuated from WWII London, Lucy Pevensie discovers a wardrobe in a spare room that allows transport to…

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