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reviewed Prisoners (2013 film). September 22, 2013
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Prisoners (2013 film)
I was going to skip going the movies these weekend. But when I found out that director Denis Villeneuve, who gave us the film “Incendies” (an Academy award nominee for best Foreign Language …
reviewed Prisoners (2013 film). September 19, 2013
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Prisoners (2013 film)
   By Joan Alperin Schwartz From the moment 'Prisoners', directed by Denis Villeneuve ('Incendies') began, I knew I was about to see a film that was really, really good. And …
reviewed Side Effects (2013 film). February 11, 2013
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Side Effects (2013 film)
Seems like director Steven Soderbergh has been on a roll lately. The past three years have been quite busy for the acclaimed filmmaker, and this 2013, he has reunited with the filmmakers who made us afraid …
reviewed Razor Sharp 3.0. June 02, 2012
Razor Sharp 3.0
This novel is about a young man who, in trying to pay off a debt, gets in way over his head.      Zeus (real name Supo) is a resident of present-day Nigeria. His father died recently …
reviewed Gone (2012 film). February 25, 2012
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Gone (2012 film)
Star Rating:         Gone is a surprisingly engaging thriller, in large part because of its lead character, a young woman who finds herself in a situation which requires …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). February 05, 2012
The Tourist
Angelina Jolie stars as Elise, an alluring and mysterious woman whose every move is being watched by Interpol. Knowing that, she boards a train for Venice and picks up an unsuspecting tourist (Johnny …
reviewed Cold Fish. November 06, 2011
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Cold Fish
Sion Sono is a port turned filmmaker and has made a mark with his horror films, and it is not surprise that his films are almost poetic in nature. His “Suicide Club” had shocked audiences …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). July 14, 2011
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The Tourist
Angelina Jolie is the girlfriend of a mysterious man who is wanted by both Interpol and some very bad Mafia guys (led by the guy who played Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop). While she is having her …
posted a Quick Tip about The Tourist (2010 movie). June 12, 2011
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The Tourist
Despite my hatred for Jolie, I watched this rental DVD tonight; I found it very boring and did not even finish it (the hubbie didn't like it much either and he's easy to please) - I will say I …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). June 05, 2011
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The Tourist
12A - 103mins - Action/Drama/Romance - 10th December 2010      Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, star in this action romance as Frank and Elise. Whilst on a vacation to Italy to …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). March 15, 2011
The Tourist
What would you do if the beautiful Angelina Jolie approached you "randomly" on a train while you are in a foreign country? Probably double check to make sure it wasn't the Octo-Mom trying …
reviewed The Search (Eve Duncan). March 06, 2011
The Search (Eve Duncan)
John Logan, ultra-rich businessman, entrepreneur and power broker, has a serious problem. Devastated by the recent death of his Korean wife, Chen Li, from leukemia, he pulls out all the stops on the development …
reviewed The Tourist (2010 movie). February 25, 2011
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The Tourist
Who’d have guessed what a lunch with a stranger whom one met on the Intercity train could turn into? Other than the promise of romance and adventure, right? Well, sometimes being too optimistic …
reviewed Derailed. February 23, 2011
I put it to you that there isn't a single forty- or fifty-something man on the planet that hasn't found himself in Charles Schine's shoes at some point!      You have a …
reviewed 2nd Chance (The Women's Murder Club). February 09, 2011
2nd Chance (The Women's Murder Club)
"The Women's Murder Club", introduced to legions of new fans in "1st To Die", is an intelligent, plausible, modern idea whose time has come. It's also appealingly warm and …
posted a Quick Tip about Storm Cycle. February 06, 2011
Storm Cycle
Dan Brown did it first and did it best. This DA VINCI CODE wannabe is derivative and has little to recommend wasting any time on reading it.
reviewed Storm Cycle. February 06, 2011
Storm Cycle
The story starts well enough!      Rachel Kirby, a computer whiz kid in Houston, Texas, and a rock hard business woman, will let nothing and nobody stand in the way of the only goal …
reviewed Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel. February 03, 2011
Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel
In CARVED IN BONE, forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton obviously is the fictionalized version of his creator, Dr Bill Bass, the founder of the real-life Body Farm, a research facility that he runs in …
posted a Quick Tip about Still Life With Crows. January 30, 2011
Still Life With Crows
The fabulous writing team, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, has certainly turned a corner, changed direction and moved the Aloysius Pendergast series out of a thriller genre more firmly based in reality …
reviewed Still Life With Crows. January 30, 2011
Still Life With Crows
What do you get when you combine the supercilious fastidiousness and overbearing punctiliousness of Hercule Poirot; the intensity, pure logic and deductive power of Sherlock Holmes; the austerity, speed, …
posted a Quick Tip about Roadside Crosses: A Kathryn Dance Novel. January 21, 2011
Roadside Crosses: A Kathryn Dance Novel
A suspense thriller that will give you serious pause to consider how much information you reveal about yourself on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and a definite shudder over the …
Roadside Crosses: A Kathryn Dance Novel
Most thriller fans will pick up a Michael Connelly novel expecting that it's going to be about Harry Bosch. Similarly, most Jeffrey Deaver fans (and I expect there's a whole pile of crossover), …
posted a Quick Tip about Deception Point. January 15, 2011
Deception Point
A Dan Brown thriller, head and shoulders above his much more famous Da Vinci Code, peopled a marvelously broad cast of realistic, well-developed, human, credible characters that fairly leaped off the …
reviewed Deception Point. January 15, 2011
Deception Point
President Zachary Herney, the incumbent in a hotly contested presidential race, is a strong supporter of a publicly funded NASA, open to the scientific community at large. His opponent, Senator Sedgewick …
posted a Quick Tip about The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan). January 12, 2011
The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan)
Second in the series about forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan who has chosen to help other parents find closure to their grief over the loss of a child by focusing her extraordinary skills on the identification …
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