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Happy Friday, everyone! At least, I think it’s Friday. I’ve locked myself in the den this entire week because it’s too hot to go outside, and—wait, wasn’t I wearing these same shorts yester…anyway, my point is, …

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Movie Review: J. EDGAR

November 8, 2011 – 1:12 am | 4 Comments
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The problem with biopics is, even if the subject is someone who led an extraordinary life, it rarely translates into riveting drama when the film compresses that whole life into two hours. It becomes a …

Movie Discussion: Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE

November 7, 2011 – 2:52 am | 5 Comments

As part of the AFI Fest presented by Audi going on here in Los Angeles, there’s a secret screening that’s announced on the day of the screening. Organizers revealed hours before the Sunday night event …

Book Review: THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

November 3, 2011 – 10:36 pm | 5 Comments

Originally reviewed for Shelf Awareness, printed here with permission.
When Nina Borg agreed to do a favor for her friend Karin and pick up a suitcase from a train-station locker in Copenhagen, she never imagined she’d …

Movie Madness

November 2, 2011 – 12:29 am | 4 Comments
Jean Dujardin & Missi Pyle in THE ARTIST

The next couple of weeks are going to be craaazy but it’s all good. Awards season is here and I’ll be attending loads of screenings of some of the most anticipated fall and winter movies …

Q & A with ALLEN GREGORY’s Joy Osmanski

October 29, 2011 – 11:23 pm | 4 Comments

This weekend is a big one for my friend Joy Osmanski. Saturday was her birthday and tonight, as in Sunday, her new show Allen Gregory premieres at 8:30 on Fox right after The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse …

Book Review: ALREADY GONE by John Rector

October 27, 2011 – 12:48 am | 7 Comments
already gone

This review is by contributor Eric Edwards.—PCN

While leaving a bar one night, newly married university teacher Jake Reese is jumped from behind, but instead of taking his wallet, his attackers cut off his ring …

Winners of Erin Morgenstern’s THE NIGHT CIRCUS

October 25, 2011 – 9:27 pm | One Comment

Random.org selected the following names:


Congrats! You both get a copy of the book, courtesy of Doubleday. Please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should ship it. No P.O. boxes. If …

VENGEANCE Blog Tour: U IS FOR UNDERTOW Review + Excerpt of V

October 24, 2011 – 11:37 pm | 12 Comments

We’re now in the final week of Sue Grafton’s Vengeance Blog Tour, leading up to the November 14 release of her latest, V is for Vengeance. Ten bloggers are reviewing the last five titles in …


October 20, 2011 – 7:13 pm | 7 Comments

I’ll admit it: If I’d known ahead of time this movie (limited release, Oct. 21) is about a young woman struggling to survive her cult experience, I probably wouldn’t have rushed out to the screening …

Book Giveaway: THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

October 17, 2011 – 11:10 pm | 14 Comments

I’m thrilled to announce that the generous folks over at Doubleday have allowed me to give away two copies of Erin Morgenstern‘s The Night Circus. You’ve probably heard about this novel for months since it …

First Tintin Movie News Are In!

October 17, 2011 – 1:23 am | 6 Comments
tintin movie still sidecar

I was thrilled to hear over the weekend that most of the first reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of Unicorn are not only positive, but overwhelmingly so! Many of you know the …

Book Review: KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill

October 13, 2011 – 9:59 pm | 14 Comments

Originally reviewed for Shelf Awareness, published here with permission.
Colin Cotterill, author of the Dr. Siri series set in 1970s Laos, introduces a new sleuth in Killed at the Whim of a Hat. Though Jimm Juree …

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