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“The Alienist” – TNT Miniseries & Caleb Carr Novel – Review

    In honor of Netflix UK releasing the miniseries, The Alienist, I only felt it was necessary to share my review of both the novel and the series. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler is an alienist, a psychologist who uses his theories on the relationship of criminal behavior and mental illness, which has allowed him to… Continue reading “The Alienist” – TNT Miniseries & Caleb Carr Novel – Review

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American Crime Story – The Assassination of Gianni Versace – Episode One

There has been a lot of type about the upcoming miniseries, "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace."  Before I get in to what I thought about the series premiere on FX, I thought I would actually give the background to the real event and the real individuals involved. I want to formally say… Continue reading American Crime Story – The Assassination of Gianni Versace – Episode One

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Veteran Celebrities

This weekend, recognize those who have fought for our freedom. Veterans Day honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. I only thought that this post should recognize some of the men and women who served with honor, as well as brought the joy of film, music, and novels to our homes… Continue reading Veteran Celebrities

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Top 5 Halloween Films to Watch Every Year

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995): One of the best Halloween comedies to watch! Leslie Nielsen stars as Count Dracula in Mel Brooks' comedic turn on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula. With every Mel Brooks film, you know there will be more than one film reference!   Hocus Pocus (1993): I mean, what's a Halloween… Continue reading Top 5 Halloween Films to Watch Every Year

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Game of Thrones – Season 7

The countdown begins for season 7 of Game of Thrones on HBO (airs July 16). Who's ready?! I know I am! If you are new to the world of Game of Thrones, it follows nine families who fight over the city of Westeros in this mythical series that is written by George R.R. Martin. While… Continue reading Game of Thrones – Season 7

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Some Like It Hot – Fathom Events – Film Review

  One of my favorite classic films from 1959, Some Like It Hot, arrived in theaters again this week. I have seen this film multiple times on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and I am so, so excited to see it on the big screen. Two musicians witness an act done by the mob. They flee… Continue reading Some Like It Hot – Fathom Events – Film Review

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Book Review – Big Little Lies

  As soon as HBO announced they were going to do a mini-series of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, I thought I should read the novel before I finished the series (I have yet to finish it). Last night, I was able to get through the last 40 pages of the novel. Not going to… Continue reading Book Review – Big Little Lies

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Actors From My Home State

Sorry for the lack in blog posts lately! I recently moved, and have not had Internet until last week. Oops! Thought I'd change posts up this time and highlight some of the actors/actresses that hail from the state I am from-- Illinois. I debated if I wanted to turn this in to a "tag," and… Continue reading Actors From My Home State

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Best Of…2016

It's here, guys. The end of 2016. For film, writing, and television, it's been a bumpy road. With the loss of such iconic stars in our lives, we try to start another year fresh, in hopes that 2017 does not take as many creative people. This post, I thought I would kind of recap what… Continue reading Best Of…2016

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Netflix Offline Streaming

If you already have an account with Netflix, then you saw the email that was sent out today saying that you can now STREAM OFFLINE. Yes, you saw that right. Parents- raise your Kindles, iPads, and smartphones into the air. Your kids won't be racking up the data on your devices while on the road… Continue reading Netflix Offline Streaming