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reviewed The cold kiss. August 10, 2011
The cold kiss
A couple of young lovers, Nate and Sara, are on their way to Reno. They are almost broke and trying to leave bad memories behind.      Along the way they stop for food and at the tavern …
reviewed Following. August 10, 2011
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Following
Following is the one of the cleverest, smartest, toughest psychological thrillers since...well...since Memento. Bill (Jeremy Theobald) is an unsuccessful wannabe writer. "I've been on my own …
posted a Quick Tip about Pet Shop of Horrors (OAV). May 16, 2011
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Pet Shop of Horrors (OAV)
There isn't all that much I can say about this OVA except that I really, really enjoyed it.  The basic premise is this: Detective Leon Orcot starts investigating some  mysterious (and …
reviewed Memento. March 11, 2011
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**** out of ****     Reverse-chronological story-telling isn't anything too new, but let me tell you; reverse-chronological story-telling, as told by Christopher Nolan, IS indeed quite …
posted a Quick Tip about Memento. February 03, 2011
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Can you really tell a story backwards and have the viewer still able to follow it. Memento succeeds, amazingly.
reviewed Bad Things Happen. January 03, 2011
Bad Things Happen
David Loogan is a mysterious sort hiding a past. He recently moved to Ann Arbor and works on a novel in his spare time. As each revision is finished he takes a printed copy to a publishing house (Grey …
reviewed "The Narrowback". October 02, 2010
In an utterly realistic, noir novel, the reader learns of the actions of Tom Farrell as if someone was walking behind him with a camera.      Farrell gets out of prison and gets a …
posted a Quick Tip about Memento. October 01, 2010
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A film to be watched again and again. Nothing quite like it. Not one for watchers who can't concentrate. Complex and consistent.
posted a Quick Tip about The Big Sleep. July 30, 2010
The Big Sleep
One of the greatest of the "gumshoe" detective stories of the 30s.
posted a Quick Tip about Memento. July 27, 2010
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Christopher Nolan best work. A masterpiece of film. Amazing piece of writing combined with great editing and acting.
posted a Quick Tip about Memento. July 26, 2010
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Great concept from an amazingly smart director. It is nice to go to movies that do a little bit of brain flexing. On top of that Guy Pearce, one of the best below-the-radar actors, nails the role. A must …
posted a Quick Tip about Memento. July 26, 2010
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Great concept from an amazingly smart director. It is nice to go to movies that do a little bit of brain flexing. On top of that Guy Pearce, one of the best below-the-radar actors, nails the role. A must …
reviewed Memento. July 24, 2010
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In the late 90's a young film maker by the name of Christopher Nolan was sharing ideas with his brother Johnathan Nolan.  During this time, Johnathan was working on a short story called Memento …
reviewed Memento. July 14, 2010
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   Memento is one of those rare movies that is both entertaining and educational at the same time.  Chris Nolan’s minimalist style and set up make the most out of a stellar premise …
reviewed Memento. July 13, 2010
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-What Prompted You to write a Review?   This Movie to me really stands out among all the rest of the clutter. It takes a different approach to storytelling. Instead of the traditional forward-organizational-st …
reviewed Altered Carbon. July 06, 2010
Altered Carbon
This book will bend your mind in ways that make Olympic-level gymnasts look positively rigid. In a good way, I promise. In Altered Carbon, Morgan presents to us a world in which bodies are just another …
Criminal Deluxe Edition by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Criminal is a crime \ noir comic published by Marvel's Icon imprint. It is a creator owned series and has run on and off since 2006. This volume contains the first 13 issues of the series.   …
posted a Quick Tip about Bad Things Happen. June 22, 2010
Bad Things Happen
this book teaches you a lesson and its one i think everyone should learn
posted a Quick Tip about Bad Things Happen. June 20, 2010
Bad Things Happen
great book.
reviewed Bad Things Happen. June 19, 2010
Bad Things Happen
David Loogan is a very mysterious man with a past and, although plenty of people are asking, he's not talking! A recent arrival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Loogan is surprised when Tom Kristoll, the publisher …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. April 18, 2010
Bad Things Happen
David Loogan is a stranger in town, and on a whim, he drops off a manuscript at the office of a popular short story magazine, Gray Streets. The magazine's publisher, Tom Kristoll likes the story, and …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. February 24, 2010
Bad Things Happen
Usually I go for character-driven stories, but I found the intense focus on plot in 'Bad Things Happen' to be very engaging.    David Loogan appears as a rootless protagonist who's …
reviewed A History of Violence (graphic novel). November 08, 2009
A History of Violence
   A History of Violence is one of the most provocative graphic novels I have read recently. Vince Locke's illustrations are edgy, raw, and unrefined; which adds to the overall feel of the story. …
reviewed Slammer. October 04, 2009
Slammer
I can see the appeal of this book and I can see how some people would like it; however, I hardly enjoyed it at all. The premise is solid, but underdeveloped. The terrorizing from the inmates to the guard …
reviewed Bad Things Happen. August 20, 2009
Bad Things Happen
Bad Things Happen offers both good news and bad news for its author, Harry Dolan. The good news is that Dolan's debut novel is both excellent and a joy to read; the bad news is that he just set the bar …
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