Category Archives: Reviews

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises is one seriously crowded movie. There are numerous references to characters and storylines from the previous two films. There’s a broken Batman. A weepy Alfred. Catwoman. A new villain named Bane. (Bane? Really? I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ted; When Stuffed Animals Attack

In movies, kids toys that come to life can go many ways. Cuddly (Labyrinth). Creepy (Chucky). Wise and creepy (AI). Seth MacFarlane decided to combine all of them in the new movie Ted. Marky Mark Wahlberg plays John Bennett, who … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Shadows, the Movie

I don’t know what it is about my generation, the one that comes after the Boomers, that our pop culture is so thoroughly mined by current Hollywood. Maybe because we were the first generation born with TV sets in the … Continue reading

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Prometheus: Not Exactly Fire Stolen From the Gods

I get it. It’s hard to come up with anything new in sci fi, let alone drum up something revelatory out of an iconic movie franchise like the Alien series. (Well, the first two were iconic. The fourth, Alien Resurrection, … Continue reading

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AMC’s The Killing: Fooled Me Once

I was like a lot of people last year when The Killing debuted.  I watched the first episode and went online to talk about it. “Good show. Kind of slow but it’s slow with atmosphere, not boredom.” My main nitpick: … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Avengers

  Confession: I’m not a comics fan. It’s not a value judgment, I’m just not a visual reader. But I hope I can regain my lost geekchic-atude by being a huge movie and TV fanatic and an even hyooger Joss … Continue reading

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Book Review and Testimonial: The Never Prayer by Aaron Ritchey

Like almost everyone, I first met Aaron Ritchey at a writers’ conference. He had a long, blond ponytail and wore jeans and a corduroy jacket, like some kind of renegade lit professor. We instantly bonded over talk of YA paranormal … Continue reading

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