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My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) on DVD September 4th

Emily Hagins inspires me! Her passion for filmmaking as well as her ability to finish projects is a giant mirror in which I dare not stare. Let's face it, for a 12-year-old to make a full-length film, she has to not only be passionate about what … [Read more]


V/H/S (2012) on Demand August 30th, In Theaters October 5th

The buzz is in full effect for V/H/S (2012). Based on the "reviews" I've received, from people who watched the movie already, it's well-deserved buzz. So I'm spreading the word and crossing my fingers that this one will scare me. I mean, honest to … [Read more]

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Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Rating: 4 of 5 While browsing the latest DVDs available on Redbox, I discovered SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE (2011). What caught my eye was the movie's title, "horror, comedy" and "Kevin Corrigan." So I rented it based solely on genre and lead … [Read more]

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Latest Books

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Rating: 4 of 5 stars So much more than its "gothic romance" label, thank goodness. Yes, there's a sheltered teenage girl who falls for her employer, an arrogant, seemingly unattainable "bad boy." But the deeper love story was not between man and … [Read the full article]

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Are You a Literature Abuser?

Yesterday I shared a fun little post about America's hidden problem: literature abuse. But many of you may now be asking yourselves, "am I an abuser?" Complete this short test to find out. Self-Test for Literature Abuse How many of these … [Read the full article]

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Literature Abuse: America’s Hidden Problem

I've had this in my "Share" folder since 1999. I did NOT write it. (The e-mail came through a listserv; I don't know who the original author is, so I cannot properly credit him/her.) I'll post the self-test tomorrow. LITERATURE ABUSE: AMERICA'S … [Read the full article]

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Latest Movies

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Monsters (2010) – Movie Review

You may recall Monsters (2010) as one of my suggestions in "5 More Must-See Indie Movies." Well I'm happy to report it most definitely *is* a must watch film for anyone who enjoys an alien invasion sci-fi thriller. 4 stars out of 5 Now, … [Read the full article]

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5 More Must-See Indie Horror Movies

A sequel to 7 Must-See Indie Horror Movies, one of my most visited posts, presents five more must-see independent horror movies for all the movie junkies out there. Okay, technically, a couple of these may not be classified as horror but rather … [Read the full article]

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Reflections on Themes in Film: Pediophobia

While logic attempts to rescue all pediophobic people from their fear of dolls, the majority are never saved. Why are dolls so scary? What is it about them that ups their freak factor? Pediophobia: The fear of dolls or, more generally, of false … [Read the full article]

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