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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

This time staying awake won’t save you… The horrifying child killer returns, stepping out of his celluloid world to haunt the life of the actress who first defeated him on film. Movie opens with them saying “it’s only make believe”, which is the most incorrect thing that can be made in a Freddy film. Heather Langenkamp returns as the same girl from the first and third Nightmare films and her eyes are still uncannily blue. There’s a major shift in tone from the previous films, as this isn’t an action horror comedy, this is more of a psychological horror film....

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 – The Dream Child

The kids on Elm Street have. For five years, a walking nightmare named Freddy Krueger has haunted their sleep–seeking revenge for the horribly disfiguring death he suffered at the hands of the children’s parents. Now, through the dreams of an unborn child, Freddy has resurrected himself … and he’s looking for new victims in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. The movie opens with an infamous Rape Room that birthed Freddy; an origin that took 5 movies to get to and is completely fucked up in any way that I think about it. This scene is followed...

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Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good. What an interesting idea, that you could “defeat him forever”. Might as well try to defeat “hate” or “fear” forever, for all the good it will do you. This movie is really the first one that shows Freddy is less of an evil dude doing even dude things and more of an idealogical constant, a fundamental force of the universe that’s eternal and even after his “final” defeat...

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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart? Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well...

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches. Based on the beloved children’s classic book. What’s up with Jack Black and all these kid friendly films lately? (checking...

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Peppermint

Young mother Riley North (Garner) awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice. From the director of Taken, this film is being hailed by critics as “a total adrenaline...

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A Star Is Born (1937)

A young actress arrives in Hollywood to become a star. After many disappointments, she meets an older, alcoholic actor who takes her under his wing and they fall in love. She will have to choose between pursuing her dream and looking after him. From British Pathé TV’s Classic Movie Collection. The movie that started a craze! The first of now four versions of the same plot! Of the two versions I’ve seen so far, this is the better of the two. There’s still the same story beats, but it really follows her more than it does him (as in the...

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Second broken spring on couch has been fixed!

This is the second time that a spring broke on the couch we bought for way too much from Ashley Furniture. Never again!   A spring broken: A spring fixed: A spring shamed, then thrown to the garbage where it belongs with the rest of the garbage springs:

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Overlord

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, the G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. Fantastically better than I was expecting, the acting was fantastic, the story was believable, and the special effect were on point and completely believable. I went in thinking this was going to be yet another WW2 zombie story, but it isn’t. I mean, it sorta is, but not in the way those trailers would make you think. I suggest...

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Titans

This is the best I’ve ever seen for live action Titans. The series thus far has been ok to great, with some weird pacing issues that happen from time to time. There was a curious pocket pilot episode for another entirely different show, and while yes it got us Beast Boy, it still felt out of place. The CW is still killing it with their shows, but Titans is a bit better than anything they’ve offered so far, but only just.