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Box Office Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Release Year: 2017 Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical Production: Disney Run Time: 2 hr 9 min Director: Bill Condon Familiar Faces: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Summary (summary provided by IMDb): Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of… Continue reading Box Office Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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RedBox Rental Review: Passengers (2016)

Release Year: 2016 Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Drama Production: Columbia Pictures Run Time: 1 hr 56 mins Director: Morten Tyldum Familiar Faces: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt Summary (summary provided by IMDb): A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two… Continue reading RedBox Rental Review: Passengers (2016)

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Book Review: I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter

Genre:  Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date for this Edition: 2015 Pages: 298 Rating: 3.5 / 10 "Here is the message I deliver for you to contemplate. I am anarchy. I am fear. I am carnage, slaughter, destruction for its own sake. I will remind you: It is your vanity to believe… Continue reading Book Review: I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter

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Check Out This Song: Something Wild by Lindsey Stirling

Song: Something Wild Artist: Lindsey Stirling (violinist) ft. Andrew McMahon (vocals) Album: Brave Enough Genre: Pop Release Date: 2016   I found this gem in Disney's 2016 movie: Pete's Dragon. *As always, a YouTube video of the song is provided below the lyrics* Why this song is on my hit-list: 1. The lyrics (of course): … Continue reading Check Out This Song: Something Wild by Lindsey Stirling

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Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Crown Publication Date for this Edition: 2016 Pages: 342 Rating: 10/10 ! = made it to "my favorites" list "No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so… Continue reading Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Book Review: The Fold by Peter Clines

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Crown Publication Date for this Edition: 2015 Pages: 372 Rating: 8.0/10   "You know when you’re in a rush and you put a T-shirt on backward? Even if there’s no tag in it, you don’t have to look in the mirror to know it’s on wrong. You can just feel it."… Continue reading Book Review: The Fold by Peter Clines

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Book Review: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

Genre: Fiction, Suspense Publisher: Crown Publication Date for this Edition: 2016 Pages: 356 Rating: 8.5/10 “But I weren't no quitter. No wolf nor bear just gives up when they get beat or hungry. You ever seen a bear jump off a cliff 'cause life handed him a few rough draws? No, you haven't. The wild… Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

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Check Out This Song: Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo

Song Title: Me and You and a Dog Named Boo Artist: Lobo Released: 1971 Genre: Pop, Oldies Hit List Highlights: peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 (reached #4 in the UK; hit #1 in New Zealand) If you have read my “About” section, then you probably saw my song reference to “Me and… Continue reading Check Out This Song: Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo

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RedBox Rental Review: Allied (2016)

Release Year: 2016 Genre: Drama Production: GK Films Run time: 2 hrs 4 mins Director: Robert Zemeckis Familiar Faces: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris Summary (provided by IMDb): In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in… Continue reading RedBox Rental Review: Allied (2016)