Book Review: ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett

Posted: August 8, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Over the past couple of months I have heard talk about a new movie coming out starring Emma Stone. And since I had recently seen Easy A and thought it was crazy good, I was ready for more Miss Stone. Then I heard what it was about and, honestly, I lost all interest in seeing […]

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Book Review: ‘Dexter is Delicious’ by Jeff Lindsay

Posted: August 1, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

I am a huge fan of Showtime’s “Dexter”. So, when I found out it was based on a set of novels by Jeff Lindsay, I had to read them all. I picked up the first one, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, last summer and am finally all caught up. Dexter is Delicious is the most recent installment […]

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Book Review: ‘The Throne of Fire’ by Rick Riordan

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

The Throne of Fire is the second installment to The Kane Chronicles.  Carter and Sadie Kane are back again on another mission to save the world. This time they must stop Apophis, the chaos snake, from rising out of its prison to devour the earth. To do this, they must find Ra, the sun god, […]

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Posted: July 11, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Jacob Portman is a pretty normal boy. His grandfather, Abe, tells him fantastical stories about fighting in the war, travelling the world, and hunting monsters. Yes, hunting monsters. Abe tells Jacob about growing up at a home for children with special abilities which is run by a woman named Miss Peregrine. He even has pictures […]

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Book Review: ‘Th1rteen R3asons Why’ by Jay Asher

Posted: June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

Th1rteen R3asons Why was written by Jay Asher. It has won many young adult awards from 2008-2010. As of February 2011, Universal Studios picked up the rights of the book to turn it into a movie. However, no date of release has been set yet. Selena Gomez has been asked to play main character, Hannah […]

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Book Review: “This is a Book” by Demetri Martin

Posted: May 23, 2011 at 9:00 am   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local, Reviews

This is a Book is Demetri Martin’s first attempt as an author. And it reads just as his stand up comedy would, with short stories or one-liners in each chapter that makes the reader laugh out loud. Each chapter is independent from the others, which gives the option of taking the book a little at […]

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Robert Pattinson Locks Down His Newest Film with a Surprising Director

Posted: January 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm   /   Books, Film, Local, Movie News

Robert Pattinson will continue his quest of becoming an actual actor as soon as The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn wraps.  Pattinson is now attached to replace Colin Farrell in the new David Cronenberg film, Cosmopolis.  Pattinson has tried to squeeze in more dramatic roles in between his Twilight schedule to prove that he actually has […]

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George Clooney Set to Star in “The Monster of Florence”

Posted: January 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm   /   Books, Film, Local, Movie News

This is what The Holleywood Reporter has to say: “Preston and Spezi’s book is an investigation into the murderer (or murderers) known as Il Mostro, who killed more than a dozen people from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s without being caught. In the course of their digging, Preston, who had moved with his family […]

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Graphic Novel Review – “Batman: Year One”

Posted: January 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm   /   Books, Local

I had heard a lot about Batman: Year One before I read it for the first time.  Comic geeks gush over Frank Miller, especially his work on The Dark Knight Returns.  I personally do not see the exceptional piece of work that everyone else saw with that book, but it was good.  I can tell […]

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Book Review: Legal Guardian

Posted: September 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm   /   Book Reviews, Books, Local

Legal Guardian, the first book of a series by Beau Woodall follows Curtis Ambrose as he is starting his senior year of high school.  Within the first couple of days of his senior year, Curtis has managed to mysteriously heal from a roller blading accident, fight with his enemy and win, and get the girl […]

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