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reviewed Louch. June 09
Louch
LOUCH is a biography about Louis "Louch" Baczewski, a simple man of Polish descent from a small town in southern Illinois who would grow up and fight in WWII as a combat tank driver. Louch was …
reviewed Hollow City. March 31
Fuelled by an interest in its notability for being a novel developed by examining a series of old photographs, Ransom Riggs' MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN became a literary sensation …
Mr. Peabody and Sherman
Based upon the sketch from ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is a series of comics that works as a sort-of sequel to the motion picture, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN. This trade paperback brings …
reviewed The Monuments Men. February 08
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The Monuments Men movie
During WWII, there was a group of soldiers and civilians who scoured Europe in order to "safeguard historic and cultural monuments from war damage, and as the conflict came to a close, to find and …
reviewed Angry Birds Toons, Season 1, Vol. 1. January 24
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Angry Birds Toons, Season 1, Vol. 1
Angry birds toons, Season 1, Vol. 1      Angry Birds and those mischievous Piggies from the uber-popular apps and video games now have their own cartoon, ANGRY BIRDS! The first cartoons …
reviewed Slithery Snakes. December 17, 2013
Slithery Snakes
Did you know that there are around 2,700 species of snakes? Did you know that not only are there no snakes in Ireland, but there are also no snakes in New Zealand and hardly any in Hawaii? These are just …
reviewed Shrek the Halls. December 07, 2013
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Shrek the Halls
This Christmas special takes place after the events of SHREK THE THIRD. Shrek and Fiona are happily raising their babies, but Donkey keeps bugging Shrek about getting ready for Christmas. Shrek has never …
reviewed Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Blu Ray. December 07, 2013
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Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Blu Ray
Even though I was familiar with Mr. Magoo, unlike many people, I had never seen MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL on television. Therefore, I don't quite have the same affection for it that many people …
What's That Funny Look on Your Faith?
It's difficult to find Christian comic or panel strips that are both humorous and witty. However, I found several of them in WHAT'S THAT FUNNY LOOK ON YOUR FAITH? The book is a collection of Christian …
Cat Vs Human: Another Dose of Catnip
CAT VS. HUMAN is the second cat-centered, comical, "graphic" novel from Yamine Surovec. It follows after the first book in the series, CAT VS HUMAN. I am not a cat lover (please don't hate …
reviewed Man V. Liver. December 02, 2013
Man V. Liver
MAN V. LIVER is basically a gift book for people who like to drink. Like drinking, it isn't for everyone. The book is a collection of one-panel strips featuring a stick-figure-like gentleman with …
I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring
I SENSE A COLDNESS TO YOUR MENTORING is a collection of "Dilbert" comic strips that appeared in newspapers from Oct. 8, 2012-July 14, 2013. Although I enjoy reading the longer storylines in …
Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable
Written towards children in grades 2-5, POOP: A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNMENTIONABLE by Nicola Davis is an entertaining book that, through a scientific viewpoint, explains just how interesting and marvelous …
reviewed The Memoir Project. December 02, 2013
The Memoir Project
THE MEMOIR PROJECT is a book about writing, specifically memoir writing. It contains a lot of good advice for not only memoir writers, but for writers in general. There's a lot of good practical advice …
Here We Go Again Sherman's Lagoon
Sherman and his family and friends are back at it again in HERE WE GO AGAIN, the 18th "Sherman's Lagoon" collection. Some of the storylines featured in this collection include a chunk of …
reviewed Star Trek Fan Collective Borg. November 29, 2013
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Star Trek Fan Collective Borg
I'm not a Trekkie or Trekker; I'm more of a Star Wars guy. However, I was a fan of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION when it was originally on television. I remember watching the episode when the …
reviewed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (.... November 29, 2013
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Prince of Persia Sands of Time
Before seeing PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME for the first time, I was already somewhat familiar with the general premise of the story because I had played a couple of video games the movie is based …
reviewed Geek's Guide to Dating. November 14, 2013
I've never read a self-help dating book before so when I had the opportunity to read THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO DATING, I wasn't sure what to think. As far as what I know about self-help dating books, …
reviewed The Original Christmas Classics. November 05, 2013
The Original Christmas Classics
THE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS BLU RAY is a set of two blu-ray discs that contain for animated Christmas television specials: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", …
reviewed The Lone Ranger: 28 Thrilling Episodes. September 12, 2013
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The Lone Ranger: 28 Thrilling Episodes
Although he isn't as popular as he once was, The Lone Ranger remains an icon of American pop culture. Unfortunately, he is an icon that many younger people are only vaguely aware. I was lucky growing …
reviewed 'My Week with Marilyn'. July 08, 2012
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'My Week with Marilyn'
When Colin Clark, the wealthy son of a nobleman, was twenty-three, he worked as a third assistant director for Sir Laurence Olivier on the set of THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL. The movie co-starred Olivier …
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Like most Americans who were raised between the late 1960s-the early 1990s, I looked forward to the annual event of watching THE WIZARD OF OZ on broadcast television. Every year it was shown and it was …
reviewed Rubber. July 08, 2012
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Rubber
I tend to watch a lot of off-beat and non-mainstream movies. When you do this, you'll come across as much garbage as there was in the trash compactor scene in the original STAR WARS. However, every …
reviewed B.O.B.'s Big Break. July 08, 2012
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B.O.B.'s Big Break
B.O.B.'S BIG BREAK is a prequel story to MONSTERS VS. ALIENS. It was originally marketed as a supplement to the DVD release of MONSTERS VS. ALIENS. The short takes place about forty years before MONSTERS …
reviewed Megamind: the Button of Doom. July 08, 2012
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Megamind: the Button of Doom
Originally distributed as bonus content for the MEGAMIND DVD, MEGAMIND: THE BUTTON OF DOOM takes place shortly after the events of MEGAMIND. Now that he's a hero and the defender of Metrocity, Megamind …
reviewed The Easter Experience. July 08, 2012
posted in The Family Room
The Easter Experience
Produced by City on a Hill Productions, THE EASTER EXPERIENCE is a series of six twenty-plus minute videos about the Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus. There are actually three DVDs included, …
reviewed The Hunger Games: Songs From District.... July 08, 2012
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The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond
THE HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK is the soundtrack from THE HUNGER GAMES movie. However, the subtitle of this cd is "Songs from District 12 and Beyond," which is fitting because there's really …
reviewed Blockade Billy. July 08, 2012
Blockade Billy
Baseball is one of the few sports I actually have some passion about (basketball being the other). Some people like hockey and in America football has become king. However, baseball used to be America's …
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls
I really enjoy Scott Snyder's AMERICAN VAMPIRE comics. Those stories are fresh and original. I was first introduced to Snyder's non-AMERICAN VAMPIRE writing in BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR. That pre-new-52 …
reviewed Men in Black III. June 06, 2012
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Men in Black III
The original MEN IN BLACK was memorable because it was a quirky sci-fi movie that had just the right balance of comedy and action. MEN IN BLACK 2 followed in that same vein, but the film wasn't as …
reviewed The Avengers (2012). May 10, 2012
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'The Avengers' Directed By Joss Whedon
In 2008 the movie IRON MAN was released. The film was a major gamble. It was the first of a series of movies Marvel planned to release that would lead up to an eventual release of a multi-hero live-action …
reviewed The Raven (2012 film). May 10, 2012
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The Raven (2012 film)
Edgar Allen Poe did not have a very happy life. He was met with tragedy throughout his life. He was found gravely ill in Baltimore, Maryland dressed in clothes not his own and spouting incomprehensible …
reviewed The Smurf Apprentice. April 19, 2012
The Smurf Apprentice
This collection of Smurf comics includes three different stories. The first is "The Apprentice Smurf" (this collection is titled under a slightly differed name). The second is "Smurf Traps" …
reviewed True Grit. April 19, 2012
True Grit
A Western novel written in the form of a first-person account from a grown-up Mattie Ross, TRUE GRIT is kind of a 19th century version of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, but instead of Atticus Finch there's …
Zombie Parents: And Other Hopes for a More Perfect World
ZOMBIE PARENTS is the 15th "Zits" Sketchbook. "Zits" is a comic strip that features the Duncan clan of three: Walter the Dad, Connie the Mom, and Jeremy the teenage son. The strips …
reviewed The Wolving Time. April 19, 2012
The Wolving Time
Laszlo Emberek is the son of a shepherd living in the countryside outside the rural village of Saint-Eustache, France in the late 1500s. Laszlo and his parents are something of outcasts because of their …
reviewed The William Castle Film Collection (1.... April 19, 2012
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The William Castle Film Collection (13 Frightened
William Castle never really did get the respect he deserved as a filmmaker. He made movies that were hugely popular and made tons of money. By the late 1950s, going to the movies wasn't as popular …
reviewed The Hunger Games. April 19, 2012
The Hunger Games: Book 1
Told from the perspective of the main character, Katniss, THE HUNGER GAMES takes place in a future where the United States as we know it no longer exists. The book never explains exactly what happened, …
reviewed Funny Farm. April 19, 2012
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Funny Farm
Released in 1988 and based off the best-selling novel of the same name by Jay Cronley, FUNNY FARM stars Chevy Chase as Andy Farmer. Andy is a sportswriter from New York who decides to retire and move …
reviewed The Cabin in the Woods (2012 film). April 19, 2012
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The Cabin in the Woods
The "plot" of THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a classic cliché of horror films: a group of five friends travels to a cabin in the woods out in the middle of nowhere that is supposedly owned …
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