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The Autopsy of Jane Doe ropes in real terror and scary visuals in this 2016 Netflix release

The Autopsy of Jane Doe ropes in real terror and scary visuals in this 2016 Netflix release
A mysterious Jane Doe brings horror into the lives of a father/son ran morgue.
January 16, 2019

An unexplainable crime scene leads coroners Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) to perform an autopsy on a mysterious Jane Doe (a common name for unidentified females). Her body shows no signs...

Bumblebee takes audiences on an entertaining and story-driven ride, with this prequel to the Transformers franchise

Bumblebee takes audiences on an entertaining and story-driven ride, with this prequel to the Transformers franchise
Hailee Steinfeld delivers an excellent performance in perhaps the best Transformers movie to date
December 18, 2018

Shortly after escaping to Earth, Bumblebee is forced to fight his way through a military group and a Decepticon, in hopes of saving his life. He gets badly beaten, and, after shifting into a 1967 beetle,...

Spike Lee’s latest endeavor delivers with a strong story line and timely humor while tackling issues of the past and present

Spike Lee’s latest endeavor delivers with a strong story line and timely humor while tackling issues of the past and present
Audiences are taken back to the 1970s as two cops get an inside look on the KKK
December 14, 2018

The 2018 film BlacKkKlansman, based on a true story, takes audiences back to early 1970s with Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first ever African-American police officer to join the Colorado...

“The Gone Away Place” takes readers by a tornado of emotion

“The Gone Away Place” takes readers by a tornado of emotion
Sad and beautiful writing is all you need for a good book (not really, but close enough)
December 13, 2018

“The girl who sat slumped over in the folding metal chair in front of me wasn’t sure if she wanted to live or die. She couldn’t articulate her problem in those words, but after two decades of treating...

New creatures, familiar spells, and the fantastic visuals by J.K. Rowling make this Harry Potter spinoff truly enjoyable for all fans

New creatures, familiar spells, and the fantastic visuals by J.K. Rowling make this Harry Potter spinoff truly enjoyable for all fans
The Crimes of Grindelwald leads the Fantastic Beasts series down a creative and imaginative road that revives fan-favorite moments from the Harry Potter universe
December 6, 2018

The latest installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, a prequel to the Harry Potter films, The Crimes of Grindelwald introduces a handful of new characters and creatures, all who prove their importance...

Yet another dystopian video game book

Yet another dystopian video game book
Marie Lu’s “Warcross” is predictable but worth binge reading
December 3, 2018

Warcross is the kind of stuff I eat up faster than my Halloween candy (and I have a huge candy addiction). There’s a happenstance rise to fame and riches, high-tech, video game controlled, dystopian...

“Kingdom of Ash” knocks people’s socks off

“Kingdom of Ash” knocks people’s socks off
The awesomeness of a book release
November 30, 2018

Warning: This review contains SPOILERS from the Throne of Glass series. A good book will stay on your shelf for a while. A great book will stay on your shelf forever. An absolutely amazing knock-your-socks-off...

The Grinch will not only steal Christmas this year, but also your heart in the new animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

The Grinch will not only steal Christmas this year, but also your heart in the new animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
A beloved retelling of a fan favorite Christmas movie is delivered with The Grinch.
November 19, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is back, this time animated by the creators of Despicable Me, and The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination Entertainment. This company has also worked on The Lorax; another popular...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a new take on an original character with the only downfall being its long, dragged out episodes

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a new take on an original character with the only downfall being its long, dragged out episodes
Sabrina is back and more "chilling" than ever, in Netflix's revival of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
November 3, 2018

From the director of Riverdale, comes another binge worthy series. Riverdale is a more ‘natural’ take on teenage life in high school, while The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina heads straight into the...

40 years after the events of Halloween (1978), Michael Myers returns for another chilling set of murders on his quest to finish off Laurie Strode

40 years after the events of Halloween (1978), Michael Myers returns for another chilling set of murders on his quest to finish off Laurie Strode
Halloween (2018) is the perfect example of what a great horror movie sequel looks like.
October 24, 2018

40 years later, and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still petrified after the murders of her friends in 1978. She is now a grandmother, with two failed marriages and a daughter (Karen) who wants nothing...

Just in time for Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House illustrates how a psychological horror series can have a meaningful story, just as well as jump scares and ghosts

Just in time for Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House illustrates how a psychological horror series can have a meaningful story, just as well as jump scares and ghosts
A revision of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 horror masterpiece, Netflix brings true justice to real horror in only 10 episodes.
October 19, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House presents the life of the Crain family, in both the past and the present. From when they were all kids, being haunted by their worst nightmares, to grown adults still dealing...

Author Angie Thomas fights the system in her debut book “The Hate U Give”

Author Angie Thomas fights the system in her debut book “The Hate U Give”
The Hate U Give shows readers the suffering brought by police brutality and racism in America.
October 16, 2018

If you had something to say, something only you could say, but would face persecution for it, would you still say it? We often tell ourselves that of course we would. We promise ourselves that we would...

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