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Exclusive First Look at Robert Crais's FIRST RULE

July 19, 2009 – 7:24 pm | 33 Comments
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Last week, author Robert Crais unveiled excerpts from his hotly anticipated novel, The First Rule, at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego, California. The pub date is vaguely scheduled for January or February 2010. …


July 18, 2009 – 10:20 pm | 9 Comments
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Entertainment Weekly just published this first official photo of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, due next year. Is it just me or is this picture hilarious? That weave! The leather! …


July 18, 2009 – 11:48 am | 18 Comments
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(500) Days of Summer is a fresh comedy that defies categorization. It’s not a rom-com exactly because it doesn’t fit into that formula of boy and girl hating each other until they realize they …

FUNNY PEOPLE Is Only Funny In That It Isn't

July 16, 2009 – 12:23 am | 9 Comments
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A source of mine recently attended a screening of Funny People and sent me the following appraisal. Since I don’t intend to see this movie, I’m posting my source’s assessment but with this caveat: …

Agent Duped, but Not Victimized by Brüno

July 12, 2009 – 11:07 pm | 4 Comments

Some of the press surrounding Brüno (#1 at the box office this weekend with est. $30.4 mil) has questioned the authenticity of the reactions of those shown getting punk’d by Sacha Baron Cohen. After the …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for THE PENNY PINCHERS CLUB's Sarah Strohmeyer

July 9, 2009 – 9:21 pm | 15 Comments
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Author Sarah Strohmeyer must have a crystal ball. When she started this book, our 401(k) hadn’t been reduced to 201(k). But now the title of her new novel, The Penny Pinchers Club, could apply to …

Review: BRÜNO

July 8, 2009 – 12:35 am | 13 Comments
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Here’s what you need to know about Brüno: you will laugh and you will see lots of full-frontal penis. Will you be offended? Depends on your sensibilities. I wasn’t (I expected the raunchiness) though I’ll …

Inside Michael Jackson's Memorial Service

July 7, 2009 – 10:39 pm | 5 Comments
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This morning, the world watched and celebrated Michael Jackson’s life with a memorial service that took place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, where Jackson had been rehearsing his “This Is It” tour. Police …

ABC’s THE FORGOTTEN Will Be Ignored By Me This Fall

July 6, 2009 – 9:52 pm | 15 Comments

Several months ago, I was excited about news of British thesp Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5) coming to our shores to do a Jerry Bruckheimer pilot. I got even more excited when ABC picked up the pilot …

Review: Michael Robertson's THE BAKER STREET LETTERS

July 6, 2009 – 9:49 pm | 5 Comments
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I’m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan and have read most things ever written about him so when I heard about Michael Robertson’s debut novel, The Baker Street Letters, I had to get my hands on …

Does This List Make You Feel Stupid?

July 5, 2009 – 7:34 pm | 16 Comments

Newsweek recently published this list of Top 100 Books of All Time, using some number-crunching method based on other book lists. Browsing through it, I was dismayed to find I’ve read only 13! (It’s even …

AMELIA Trailer on the Fourth of July

July 3, 2009 – 11:31 pm | 14 Comments

In honor of Independence Day, I thought this gorgeous trailer for the movie Amelia, as in Earhart, would be appropriate. In it, the pilot, played by Hilary Swank, says she flies because “I want …

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