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Double Feature: Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

**Double Feature is a review of both the book and its movie adaptation.**   I’ve seen the movie The Prestige roughly eight times. Only the Labyrinth can compete with that number. With The Prestige (a drama/mystery about dueling magicians from Christopher Nolan), even though I know the ending, the story and layers are so compelling… Continue reading Double Feature: Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

Movie Review · TTT

TTT: Favorite Horror Movies From the Past Five Years

Top Ten Tuesday has fallen on Halloween this year and I’m pumped! Time to talk about some of my favorite horror movies over the past five years. If you just came to talk about books, check out my TTT list I wrote two weeks ago about scary books on my TBR. You can find it… Continue reading TTT: Favorite Horror Movies From the Past Five Years

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Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

I know that the Amazon rainforest could be dangerous, but I didn’t realize how much of a deathtrap the forest was to foreigners. Honestly, it’s a miracle that anyone came back from any expedition into that forest in the early 20th Century. These expeditions came about because, as time moved on, there was less to… Continue reading Double Feature: The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Movie Review

Logan (2017)

For awhile I’ve been wondering when the superhero fatigue was going to kick in. I’ve been riding the Marvel high since 2008, but even before then there were the first X-Men movies and the Dark Knight Trilogy. I was trucking along, doing great, but I think I started to feel the beginnings of fatigue when… Continue reading Logan (2017)

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Get Out (2017)

All good horror comes from a real place. That’s why movies filled with monsters and over-top-gore don’t get to me. I like that side of horror, but it’s usually the more realistic suspense movies that give me the chills. Trying to escape from someone usually gives me nightmares. The last half hour of The Shining… Continue reading Get Out (2017)

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A Cure for Wellness (2017)

While watching a movie, one that has a low score on Rotten Tomatoes, do you ever think, “Maybe they’re wrong this time, maybe this will be amazing”? About a half hour into A Cure for Wellness, this is how I felt, as the movie was shaping up to be everything I hoped for and more.… Continue reading A Cure for Wellness (2017)

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Adapting Books: Silence and A Monster Calls

A good way to tick off a reader: Find out their favorite book and tell them that the movie was better. This is a subject that gets many readers heated up, as they feel the need to defend books against movies. If you go on Pinterest, there are hundreds of memes that all have the… Continue reading Adapting Books: Silence and A Monster Calls