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Gracepoint or Broadchurch: A British Mystery by Any Name

Gracepoint or Broadchurch: A British Mystery by Any Name Gracepoint began on FOX Thursday after quite a good bit of buildup and it turns out to be a British mystery, literally as it is a frame by frame re-shooting of Broadchurch, the 2013 ITV award-winning television show in England; while the locale of the story… Read More ›

Getting Away With Murder Viola Davis Ruling the Classroom and the Screen

Getting Away With Murder Viola Davis Ruling the Classroom and the Screen The ABC pilot for the new Viola Davis show Getting Away With Murder had the award-winning, and Oscar nominated, actress ruling the classroom and the small screen. While the show may be about teaching law students the more practical side of defending the… Read More ›

A Walk Among the Tombstones: Liam Neeson Monsters & Heroes (Review/Trailer)

A Walk Among the Tombstones: Liam Neeson Monsters & Heroes (Review/Trailer) Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones portrays a man who has gone beyond the edge and returned, one who knows all about monsters and heroes. The film works hard to depict society’s underbelly and its denizens in a realistic light while showing… Read More ›

Lucky Sevens by Cynthia Vespia: Page Turning Vegas

Lucky Sevens by Cynthia Vespia: Page Turning Vegas Las Vegas author Cynthia Vespia has delivered another page turning novel with Lucky Sevens. The story of a former Navy SEAL with an attitude and a drinking problem whose boss takes a nose dive off his penthouse balcony. Head of security, Luca “Lucky” Luchazi loses his mentor… Read More ›

The Bridge Season Two Opener: Grief and Death

The Bridge Season Two Opener: Grief and Death The Bridge season two opener features grief and death. Grief from Marco Ruiz who is dealing with his son’s death and the loss of his family in one fell swoop. His El Paso partner Sonya Cross still grieves for her murdered sister although her way of dealing… Read More ›

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

Due to the movie getting its US distribution I decided to do a little review. Thanks to Tyson Carter over at http://headinavice.com (just click on the link to check out his blog) for reminding me how much I love this film. I’m still experimenting here so bear with me! Enjoy!

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The Hunters 2/Jägarna 2 aka False Lead (2011):Nordic Noir?

*Warning this contains spoilers about the first film, The Hunters*  Directed again by Kjell Sunderland and starring Rolf Lassgård (who reprises his role as Erik Backstrom) and Peter Stormare as his nemesis Torsten a local cop in the Norrbotten area of the first film. It has been 15 years since the explosive climax of events… Read More ›

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Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay: Walkabout to Nowhere

You know a book’s been around for a long time when it has been published most recently by “Vintage Books.” First published in 1967 the book hints at the fact that it is based on a true story. Just after the cast of characters in the front of the book Lindsay cheekily notes: “Whether Picnic… Read More ›

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Dead Men by Stephen Leather: Shepherd Number 5

Stephen Leather‘s Daniel ‘Spider’ Shepherd is an ex-Special Air Services (aka Special Forces, aka SAS) who now works for the newly formed SOCA (the Serious Organised Crime Agency) as an undercover operative. Dead Men is the fifth in the series and like all the other books about Spider, it’s a cracking good read. As I’ve… Read More ›

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The Unlucky Lottery by Hakan Nesser: Swedish Secrets

Four old men win the lottery. They don’t win millions, but for at least two of the old boys, death is their pay off. Touted as a part of the Van Veeteren Series, The Unlucky Lottery is the first of this series I’ve read and the man himself is running a bookshop whilst on an… Read More ›

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