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Veronica Mars Vs. Nancy Drew

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Book and Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Veronica Mars Vs. Nancy Drew

ShareIf you’ve ever even considered attending ComiCon, chances are good that you’ve played the fictional character faceoff game at some point:   Godzilla versus King Kong Doctor Who versus Captain Kirk Iron Man versus Superman   You get the idea. Well, in honor of the first week of shooting on the crowdsource funded Veronica Mars movie, I thought I’d pit Neptune’s sleuthiest marshmallow against the woman who set the standard for improbable girl detectives: Nancy Drew. Let’s say someone has absconded with the $5 million raised on Kickstarter.org for the new movie. Veronica Mars and...

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Supernatural “Sacrifice” Recap – Season 8 Finale

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Book and Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Supernatural “Sacrifice” Recap – Season 8 Finale

Share*** Spoiler alert! This recap contains spoilers for the Supernatural season 8 finale. If you haven’t watched seasons 1-8 and don’t want anything spoiled, stop reading now. ***   When we left the Winchester boys at the end of last week’s “Clip Show” episode, things were looking pretty bleak. Crowley had promised to kill someone they’d saved every 12 hours until they abandoned the trials, making his point by slaughtering Wendigo survivor Tommy and Sam’s first post-Jess crush, Sarah, from season one, plus, somewhat randomly, secretary Jenny from season 7’s “Shut Up, Dr. Phil,” who...

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Supernatural “Clip Show” Recap

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Book and Movie Reviews | 0 comments

Supernatural “Clip Show” Recap

Share*** WARNING: This recap is full of spoilers. Stop reading now if you don’t want to know what happened in “The Great Escapist” or “Clip Show.” ***   Last week’s episode ended with a bit of informational musical chairs. Crowley stole the angel tablet right out of Castiel’s gut, while Sam and Dean recovered both Kevin and the missing demon tablet half with the help of the angel scribe Metatron. Then, as they puzzled over the revelation that the third trial involved curing a demon, the boys were nearly run off the road by the appearance of an injured...

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The Bletchley Circle

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book and Movie Reviews | 0 comments

The Bletchley Circle

ShareI have a new favorite television program. Honestly, it’s as if the makers of The Bletchley Circle, a three-part miniseries airing on PBS, read this blog and decided to make a television show specifically for me. My only complaint is that there will be only three episodes, and the UK’s ITV, has not, as yet, ordered a second season.  Am I gushing? Absolutely! The Bletchley Circle begins in 1943 when four women – Susan, Millie, Lucy, and Jean – are doing their bit for King and country working as code breakers. Susan has a talent for spotting patterns, while Millie provides her with the...

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My Amityville Horror

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book and Movie Reviews | 0 comments

My Amityville Horror

ShareMy Amityville Horror is a documentary centering on the story of Daniel Lutz, who was 9 years old in 1975 when the Lutz family spent 28 days in a house where six people had been murdered just one year earlier. The family then fled the house, claiming they had been the victims of a variety of paranormal phenomena, including poltergeist activity and demonic possession. George and Kathy Lutz had the house blessed and later invited a variety of paranormal investigators into the house, resulting in a photograph purported to show a ghost boy at the top of a staircase. Over the years, a number...

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The Scariest Children’s Story Ever

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book and Movie Reviews | 1 comment

The Scariest Children’s Story Ever

ShareIf Stephen King has done nothing else, he’s taught us that everyone is deathly afraid of something. Me? Sock monkeys. No question. Sock monkeys are evil, and they’ll kill us all in our sleep. If you read this blog for long enough, you’ll start to notice that a lot of my personal tales of terror come from summer camp memories. This one is no different. Over a campfire one summer, a counselor told us the story of “The Patchwork Monkey” by Beverly Butler. I’m not sure if the counselor turned Butler’s malevolent creation into an actual sock monkey for the retelling or if that’s just what my...

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