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A pop culture devotee who is happiest watching any incarnation of Star Trek, reading Stephen King or Joe Hill novels, viewing great movies [primarily from the action, horror, adventure or science fiction genres], or flipping through a DC comic. Dream jobs would include: Starfleet Captain, joining the Green Lantern Corps, Pokémon Master, Disney Princess or plumber for the Mushroom Kingdom.

End of Watch by Stephen King (2016)

Review by CJ

End of Watch

Page count:
432 [including author’s note]

Format:
Hardcover

ISBN:
978-105011-2974-2

 

When a mother and daughter connected to the Mercedes Killer incident commit suicide, private investigator Bill Hodges and his eccentric business partner Holly Gibney are brought in to consult.

When the police turn their backs, Bill and Holly stay on the case. What they discover will challenge them beyond anything they have experienced before.

End of Watch is the final book of the Bill Hodges Trilogy which includes Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers.

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Finding Dory (2016)

Review by CJ

Finding Dory

Director:
Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

Starring:
Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill

Other notable appearances:
Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Andrew Stanton, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney

Running time:
103 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3

 

When Dory (Degeneres) suddenly starts remembering clues about who her parents are, Marlin (Brooks) and Nemo (Rolence) agree to help her find them on a trek that will once again take them across the ocean.

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The Diabolical (2015)

Review by CJ

The Diabolical

Director:
Alistair Legrand

Starring:
Ali Larter, Max Page, Chloe Perrin, Arjun Gupta

Other notable appearances:
Patrick Fischler

Running time:
86 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Finishing a movie and wondering what the heck you just watched.

 

When widowed mother Madison’s (Larter) house becomes haunted by three malevolent spirits, she enlists the help of her scientist boyfriend (Gupta) to investigate the spectres.

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The Last House on the Left (2009)

Review by CJ

The Last House on the Left

Director:
Dennis Iliadis

Starring:
Sara Paxton, Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, Spencer Treat Clark, Garret Dillahunt, Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Eden Lake

Trigger warning:
Graphic rape

 

Emma (Potter) and John (Goldwyn) Collingwood provide Krug (Dillahunt), his son, brother and girlfriend with medical attention and a place to stay after their car crashes near the Collingwood family’s summer house. What Emma and John don’t know is that Krug is a wanted fugitive whose gang have just brutally assaulted their daughter and murdered her friend. To what lengths will the Collingwood’s go to avenge their daughter?

The Last House on the Left (2009) is a remake of Wes Craven’s directorial debut The Last House on the Left (1972).

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The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Review by CJ

The Ridiculous 6

Director:
Frank Coraci

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner, Jorge Garcia, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson

Other notable appearances:
Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Vanilla Ice, Steve Buscemi, Chris Kattan

Running time:
119 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Torturing yourself and others under the pretence of entertainment. Most other comedies penned by Adam Sandler.

 

Tommy (Sandler), AKA White Knife, is a white man who was raised by Native Americans after his mother was murdered. His estranged father, famous thief Frank Stockburn (Nolte), shows up and tells him about a big score he hid away and now wants Tommy to have. After this revelation, Frank is kidnapped by his old gang to retrieve the $50,000 score he owes them.

Tommy decides to raise the $50,000 needed to rescue his father. Along the way he discovers his father was quite the ladies’ man and sired five more sons by five different women. The Stockburn brothers band together to save their father.

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