Santa Clarita Diet: Season Two

Review by CJ

Director:
Ken Kwapis, Marc Buckland, Adam Arkin, Steve Pink, Jaffar Mahmood, Jamie Babbit

Writer:
Victor Fresco, Michael A. Ross, Clay Graham, Chadd Gindin, Ben Smith, Simon Ganz, Aaron Brownstein, Melissa Hunter, Caitlin Meares, Romi Barta

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo, Nathan Fillion

Other notable appearances:
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Ramona Young, Neil Casey, Andy Richter, Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson, Robert Baker, Thomas Lennon, Zachary Knighton, Jee Young Han, Paul Ben-Victor

Running time:
Approx 30 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Season two of Santa Clarita Diet starts with Joel (Olyphant) in a psychiatric hospital, his undead wife Sheila (Barrymore) chained up in the basement, and their teenage daughter Abby (Hewson) trawling Craigslist for fresh Serbian bile. Things can only go up from here, right? Right?

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Lady Helena Investigates by Jane Steen (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
373

ASIN:
B079SMGC7S 

 

After the death of Lady Helena’s first love, she lost herself and remained desolate until her future-husband managed to draw her out. Now that she is a widow, Lady Helena finds herself stronger than she ever thought.

It is with this strength that she must face her overbearing family, new responsibilities and allegations that her husband’s death was no accident.

Lady Helena Investigates is the first novel in the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries series.

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Amusement (2008)

Review by CJ

Director:
John Simpson

Starring:
Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O’Donnell

Other notable appearances:
Reid Scott, Tad Hilgenbrink, Rena Owen

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
When a Stranger Calls, The Funhouse Massacre, House of Wax

 

Three girls are brought together in a fight for their lives by a disturbed man with whom they went to elementary school.

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True Fiction by Lee Goldberg (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
252

ISBN:
9781503949188 

 

When bestselling author Ian Ludlow was approached by the CIA to pre-empt potential terrorist attacks, he had no idea that his ideas would be used by his own countrymen. Now he has gone from book tour to a fight for survival with only his wit and thriller research to keep him alive.

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American Horror Story: Season Five (Hotel)

Review by CJ

Director:
Ryan Murphy, Bradley Buecker, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi, Michael Uppendahl

Writer:
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Todd Kubrak, Tim Minear, James Wong, Jennifer Salt, Ned Martel, John J. Gray

Starring:
Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Evan Peters, Mare Winningham

Other notable appearances:
Chloë Sevigny, Cheyenne Jackson, Angela Bassett, Lily Rabe, John Carroll Lynch, Seth Gabel, Anthony Ruivivar, Naomi Campbell, Darren Criss, Alexandra Daddario, Gabourey Sidibe, Lindsay Pulsipher

Running time:
45-74 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
12

 

When John Lowe’s (Bentley) son is abducted from a carnival, his life takes a downward spiral. He soon finds himself living in the Hotel Cortez, which is home to more than meets the eye.

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