Book Review: “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly

Published in 2017. In this case, the late show doesn’t refer to late night television. It’s a term used by cops for the overnight shift. Detective Renee Ballard and Detective Jenkins are partners on the shift that starts when most other detectives are going home and ends when they come into work. Normally, they would […]

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Movie Review: “The Justice League (2017)”

D.C. Comics brings Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman together to team up to bring Superman back to life and fight Steppenwolf who’s set on destroying the world. It took them a while to introduce all of the heroes and to bring Superman back to life. With Superman dead, however, Steppenwolf returns to Earth […]

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Book Review: “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton

This book is the last book of Michael Crichton. He passed away in 2008 and this book was just published in 2017 by his wife. The story begins in the late 1800’s at Yale where William Johnson attends. He is a spoiled rich kid, like many there, and his chief rival, Harold Marlin, challenges him […]

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Movie Review: “Murder on the Orient Express”

This is the fourth remake of a classic movie based on the novel by Agatha Christie. In this one, Kenneth Branagh not only stars in the film as Hercules Poirot, but also directs it as well. And he does an outstanding job. His mustache is quite unusual but that’s one of the distinctive characteristics of […]

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Book Review: “A Song of Shadows” by John Connolly

Published in 2015, this book is a Charlie Parker thriller, the fifteenth novel in the series. I’d never read any of this author’s books before, but I didn’t have an issue starting the series at the end. The previous book must have ended with a bang, because this one begins with a whimper. Charlie Parker […]

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Movie Review: “Thor: Ragnarok (2017)”

Great fun! Sit back and be entertained. This movie is full of good humor and lots of action. The serious side is the return of Odin’s oldest child, Hela. She fought beside him and helped him gain the nine realms, but she was too violent and hidden away. Now, she’s been released and she goes […]

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Book Review: “Escape Clause” by John Sandford

Published in 2016, this is the newest Virgil Flowers novel. If you haven’t read any of the other books about this character, don’t worry. You’ll get to know him quickly. This is only the second book I’ve read with Virgil and I already feel like he’s an old friend. And he has a sense of […]

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Movie Review: “Only the Brave”

This movie is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of firefighters out of Prescott, Arizona. The story begins in 2008 when the team was trying to get certified as hotshots, an elite group of firefighters called on whenever wildfires happen across the U.S. This particular group was the only […]

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Movie Review: “Geostorm”

The countries on Earth have joined together to create a system of satellites to control the weather. Jake Lawson, played by Gerard Butler, has headed the project from the beginning until he faces a Senate committee hearing and is fired for insubordination as well as other issues. He’s replaced by his brother, Max who is […]

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Movie Review: “The Foreigner”

Jackie Chan stars as Quon, the father of a young woman killed in an IRA bombing in London. The bombing marks the first in 19 years and is claimed by a group called the Authentic IRA. Distraught, Quon seeks revenge on the men who did it and is frustrated by the lack of progress by […]

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