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Claire is a young London doctor, living a solitary life that consists of work and little else. Then a detective inspector comes to her door and says simply, “There’s been a sighting.”
Claire doesn’t need to …

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Shut-Eye ISLAND

February 20, 2010 – 1:03 am | 9 Comments
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Saying this might make me seem insane, but Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island bored me silly. Having loved Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name (read my review here), I thought I’d at least enjoy the …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: Meet the Top 24 (Spoilers)

February 18, 2010 – 1:30 am | 16 Comments
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FOX unveiled their other 24 tonight (the kind without Jack Bauer) and there were few surprises. Starting next week, when American Idol goes live, the following will be vying for your votes:
GIRLS

Didi Benami
Katelyn Epperly
Janelle Wheeler
Ashley …

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 9: 7 of Top 24 Revealed

February 17, 2010 – 1:31 am | 14 Comments
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I watched this two-hour show in about 40 minutes because it was so annoyingly full of filler. Yes, I know that’s how they always do it, but this ep seemed more padded than usual. A …

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WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI Video

February 13, 2010 – 9:50 am | 21 Comments

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the new version to raise money for Haiti. Love the little kid waving his hand in the air in the beginning. Babs still got it. So moving to …

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Movie Review: VALENTINE’S DAY

February 12, 2010 – 11:54 am | 20 Comments
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The marketing for Valentine’s Day makes the movie look like a shiny, pretty gift for those looking for a little romance come February 14. In reality, it’s like a box of candy that’s already been …

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I’m a Big Fat Liar

February 7, 2010 – 11:58 am | 17 Comments
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Within the last week or so, two of my blogger friends, le0pard13 and Poncho, kindly bestowed on me the Creative Writer Award (Poncho also gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award), with the real implication being …

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Winners of Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

February 5, 2010 – 5:23 pm | 6 Comments

With Random.org‘s help, I drew the following 5 names to receive a trade paperback copy of this book from Hachette Book Group:

Alana (Whitman)
Lydia
le0pard13
WotV
Elizabeth (APMonkey)

Congrats! Please DM or e-mail me your address (click on “contact” tab …

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Movie Review: FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

February 5, 2010 – 11:02 am | 14 Comments
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During most of the Luc Besson-produced From Paris with Love, I had no idea what was going on. Oddly enough, being a fan of plot-driven movies, I still found it to be a blast, and …

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2010 Oscar Nominations & Script Giveaway

February 2, 2010 – 7:49 pm | 23 Comments
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By now, you’ve heard the Oscar noms (you haven’t? click here) and have probably dissected them with your friends, but I’ll throw in my two cents anyway and then get to the script giveaway.
The nominees …

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Mel Gibson Goes to EDGE OF DARKNESS

January 29, 2010 – 11:01 am | 18 Comments
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Edge of Darkness is an appropriate title for Mel Gibson’s latest starring vehicle because the name is as blandly formulaic as the movie, and it tells you upfront it’ll only go to the edge, not …

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Book Giveaway: Ben Sherwood’s THE SURVIVORS CLUB

January 24, 2010 – 6:30 pm | 29 Comments

It’s Monday. Do you think, “Damn, it’s gonna be another long week”? Or, “Hey, I survived my weekend”?
According to Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club, how you look at life can determine whether or not you …

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Nerdies for Best & Worst of SAG Awards

January 24, 2010 – 5:50 am | 11 Comments
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I usually love movie award shows but last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards bored me. Many of the winners were the same as Globe winners from less than a week ago so I couldn’t muster …

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