The Vast of Night 2019 Film Poster

Film Review: The Vast of Night (2019)

Another film I missed out on at last year’s Philadelphia Film Festival, The Vast of Night made its way to Amazon Prime as an exclusive just over two months ago now. Similarly to what I did recently with signing up for HBO Max and Netflix trials to watch exclusives on their services, I also briefly signed up for a Prime subscription so I could check out this movie. In this debut film from Andrew Patterson, Vast easily draws comparisons to series such as The Twilight Zone, as the film’s setting is the 1950s and has a science fiction and mystery vibe to it.

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Hereditary 2018 Poster

Film Review: Hereditary (2018)

While he’s previously made a few short films falling under the horror genre, Hereditary is the first feature-length film from director Ari Aster. Back in 2018 I wasn’t paying as much attention to film releases as I was now so this was a film I was unfamiliar with outside of its song being used on some TikTok videos. When Aster’s second film Midsommar was released last year, I made a mental note to check both films out. Finally, I found the time to sit down and watch Hereditary.

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Inheritance 2020 Film Poster

Film Review: Inheritance (2020)

Although its plot is a bit farfetched, Inheritance, the first feature length film from screenwriter Matthew Kennedy, makes a good story. One day when out and about in New York City, Archer Monroe (Patrick Warburton) passes away suddenly. He’s the father of a political family: his son William (Chace Crawford) is a politician running for re-election, and his daughter Lauren (Lily Collins) is a Manhattan District Attorney. She’s always felt that her father likes her brother, which is only solidified when Archer leaves William $20 million and Lauren “only” $1 Million in her will. After the will has been read, their family attorney Harold (Michael Beach) privately tells Lauren there’s one more thing, something just for her.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

Film Review: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night was a film I was interested in seeing at the Philadelphia Film Festival last October, before it even debuted in China, but unfortunately I was unable to attend its screening. Thankfully, the film is currently having a limited theatrical run, so I was able to go see it last week. Unfortunately I was unable to see it in 3D, as only a handful of theaters in the states were showing the 3D part in 3D — I was stuck to 2D. Thankfully it is coming to Blu Ray courtesy of Kino Lorber in August, so those who missed the chance to witness the final hour of the film in 3D like myself will be able to in a few months’ time.

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Written in Dead Wax (The Vinyl Detective #1) by Andrew Cartmel

Mystery Review: Written in Dead Wax (The Vinyl Detective #1) by Andrew Cartmel

A few months ago, right around the time I purchased a few records for the first time, I saw a tweet from Titan Books that highlighted this book. Intrigued, I searched my library’s catalog for it, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw they had a copy.

I really, really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t consider it your typical cozy mystery since there is some language, weed smoking, and a touch of sex, but it’s far from your regular run of the mill police procedural mystery since the protagonist is your average joe, albeit with a great knowledge when it comes to vinyl. What I find interesting is we learn everyone’s name but his. We only know him as the Vinyl Detective, as he calls himself on his business card.

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Dead and Breakfast by Kimberly G. Giarratano - A Cayo Hueso Mystery Book 1

Review: Dead and Breakfast by Kimberly G. Giarratano (A Cayo Hueso Mystery Book 1)

It’s been a while since I’ve published a book review — about five and a half months. I’ve been in a bit of an unannounced hiatus mixed with a large reading slump, so I’ve been taking a break from book blogging to focus on other things. While I’m still not done with my break, I was recently asked by Kimberly Giarratano if I wanted to review her new YA mystery Dead and Breakfast. Seeing how much I loved her book Grunge Gods and Graveyards as well as her One Night Is All You Need short story, it was a no brainer that I’d be open to doing it! I still need to get around to reading The Lady In Blue by her, but I’ll get to that some other time…

If it isn’t obvious already, Kimberly loves to write young adult stories involving the paranormal. Dead and Breakfast, as you might be able to interpret from the title, is no different. Just like her other stories this one is also all about the paranormal, plus just like One Night Is All You Need the story takes place in Florida, albeit with different characters.

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Alive by Chandler Baker

Review: Alive by Chandler Baker

Title: Alive by Chandler BakerPublished by Disney-Hyperion Released: June 9th 2015Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young AdultLength: 368Format Read: eARCLinks: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooksMy Rating: Disclosure: I received […]

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