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As the titular character in Rene Denfeld’s The Child Finder, Naomi does exactly what her job description says: find missing children. Madison disappeared three years earlier, at the age of five, and her parents have …

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Michael Connelly's THE SCARECROW is Plenty Scary

April 19, 2009 – 10:50 pm | 8 Comments
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Michael Connelly has a new book, The Scarecrow, coming out May 26 and needs no help from me to sell planeloads of copies. If you’re a fan, you’ve probably already pre-ordered a copy from Amazon. …

Richard Jenkins to EAT, PRAY, LOVE with Julia Roberts

April 16, 2009 – 1:56 pm | 13 Comments
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I’m one of the gazillion people who loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love so I’ve been keeping tabs on the movie adaptation to see if it’s getting the proper care as it makes its trek …

AMERICAN IDOL — Results for Movie Theme Night

April 15, 2009 – 11:58 pm | 9 Comments

The judges finally used their save on Matt Giraud! I was stunned, considering how Matt wasn’t any better tonight when he performed his encore of “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” He was still …

Hang with Leo, Save the World

April 15, 2009 – 1:04 am | 5 Comments
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Happy Tax Day!
Wanna know how you can get a cool tax write-off next year? By clicking here and bidding on autographed memorabilia from Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies and a chance to spend time with the man …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Bloodless Tarantino Night

April 15, 2009 – 12:29 am | 8 Comments

You’d think that in the presence of mentor Quentin Tarantino, the remaining 7 contestants would kill some of the songs on movie-theme night. Didn’t happen. Most of them just ended up torturing me with overwrought …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part Two

April 13, 2009 – 8:50 pm | 5 Comments
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This is the conclusion of an interview with Steve Amick (click here for part one), who wrote the 1940s love story, Nothing But a Smile.
PCN: If a movie of your book had been made …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part One

April 12, 2009 – 7:04 pm | 12 Comments
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One of the reasons I started this blog was to spotlight writers/artists/actors who may not be household names yet but I feel deserve attention. Last month, I received Steve Amick‘s book Nothing But a Smile …

More Stuff to Watch on Crowded Thursday Nights

April 10, 2009 – 1:23 am | 4 Comments
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I came home just in time to check out two midseason series’ premieres last night, NBC’s Amy Poehler-starrer Parks and Recreation and CBS’s heavily promoted Harper’s Island. Parks has potential, with Poehler being reliably funny …

Unplugging from the Culture

April 10, 2009 – 12:21 am | 6 Comments
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I haven’t written in the last few days because this is where I was. Went away for a little R & R in Desert Hot Springs where there’s no phone, TV or Internet, just lots …

BBC's STATE OF PLAY Left Me in State of Awe

April 5, 2009 – 11:45 pm | 4 Comments
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Last year, when I first heard about the cast for the American version of State of Play , I thought, Dang, that script must be really bangin’ to get all those stars to sign up! …

Warner Bros. and New Line Bringing SEXy Back

April 2, 2009 – 5:23 pm | 8 Comments
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You’ve already heard that there will be a Sex and the City movie sequel, with all four lead actresses and writer/director Michael Patrick King returning. Now, a release date has been set: May 28, 2010. …

SPELLMAN FILES Handed to Director Barry Sonnenfeld

April 2, 2009 – 10:36 am | 2 Comments
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Couple weeks ago, I reviewed the third book in Lisa Lutz‘s series about a family of private investigators, Revenge of the Spellmans. Now Variety reports that the movie of the first book, The Spellman Files, …

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