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Movie Review: COWBOYS & ALIENS

July 29, 2011 – 1:26 am | 10 Comments

I went to a screening of Cowboys & Aliens last night and my trusty contributing writer, Eric Edwards, was there, too. The following is our discussion afterward.
But first, a quick synopsis: A man (Daniel Craig) …

THE HELP Movie Review + Cast Q & A

July 28, 2011 – 1:35 am | 13 Comments
Tyson with Lila Rogers as young Skeeter

Since I have not read Kathryn Stockett’s The Help (don’t hate; it’s in the pile), I went into the screening of the movie (opening August 10) with no expectations or prejudices. I came out with …


July 26, 2011 – 9:04 pm | 21 Comments
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

You might find the title Crazy, Stupid, Love an apt description of how summer flicks usually make you feel, but the movie itself can be described as Funny, Sexy, Sweet. All three adjectives also apply …


July 25, 2011 – 1:56 am | 30 Comments
mtt inside cover

I must start with a disclaimer: My parents taught me and my siblings to be humble. They told us to dream big, do our best, then shut up about it. No one likes people who …


July 22, 2011 – 12:06 am | 4 Comments

Justin Timberlake’s character, Dylan, has an impediment that prevents him from doing simple math, i.e. he thinks 6×3=92. But it doesn’t take someone with a math problem to see that Friends with Benefits, despite a …

Harry Potter and the Unsung Hero

July 20, 2011 – 10:46 pm | 18 Comments
Matthew lewis

With the release of the final Harry Potter movie last Friday, millions have been saying goodbye to our beloved wizard friends and, for some, to their entire childhood. I was a lot older than school …

Book Review: Rebecca Cantrell’s A GAME OF LIES

July 18, 2011 – 1:31 am | 4 Comments

I wanted to write about Harry Potter but got completely slammed this weekend with deadlines for various projects so I’ll just reprint, with permission, my Shelf Awareness review in case you missed it in Friday’s …

Summer Survey: Favorite Reading Spot

July 14, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 8 Comments
BEACH BED with copyright

As we head into the weekend with our Friday reads (have you shared yours on Twitter yet?), I’m already daydreaming about how many books I’ll get to complete and where I’ll be reading them. In …


July 13, 2011 – 9:24 pm | 7 Comments
yr friendly neighborhood...

This is by Eric Edwards, my friendly neighborhood contributing reviewer.—PCN

Ever try to quit something you know is bad for you, but it feels so instinctive it’d almost be wrong not to do it? That’s the …

Quick Movie Notes

July 11, 2011 – 10:58 pm | 4 Comments

Here’s the first poster for The Dark Knight Rises. It’s clever in that Magic Eye way, which, come to think of it, I was never good at. But I figured out the trick in this …

Royal Memories

July 10, 2011 – 10:25 pm | 6 Comments
di and travolta

I’m not a huge royals watcher but it’s funny how British princes keep following me around whenever they make their first official visits to the U.S. after marrying their lovely young wives. As you and …

Nerdy Recycling

July 6, 2011 – 10:52 pm | 5 Comments

I’m copyediting a couple of manuscripts right now (Brett Battles’s Becoming Quinn is in da house!) and sleeping showering blogging time is a little scarce. So, I’m posting a link to a piece I did …

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