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The most notable release for this week is THE EXPENDABLES 3, the third film in the action series. The cast keeps getting bigger, but the box offices smaller. Kino Lorber is presenting a pair of Robert Altman films from the early 1970s, including his take on Raymond Chandler’s THE LONG GOODBYE. THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz , Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Blu-ray extras: Unrated Extended Edition, “The Expendables...

What I Meant To Say

Our good friend Judy was awarded The David Thompson Award at Bouchercon. She was more than a bit surprised, and as a result didn’t have anything prepared. As these things go, she came up with something great after the fact. I thought we’d let her share it here ~ Jon What I Meant To Say Judy Bobalik   Most of this came to me as I was walking from the stage on Saturday. When my name was announced as the winner of the David Thompson Special Service Award at Bouchercon, I was so overcome with emotion and shock that I could not formulate any response other than “thank you”. So here’s what I meant to say. I am very proud to...

Film Review: BIRDMAN Nov21

Film Review: BIRDMAN

BIRDMAN Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Written b y Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Nicholas Giacabone, Armando Bo Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Zach Galifianakes I guess it’s no secret that Michael Keaton has struggled for some years now in finding a vehicle worthy of his talents. He came out of nowhere thirty years ago to make NIGHT SHIFT and MR. MOM. Here and there over those years, we find him in a film like BEETLEJUICE or in smaller parts in OUT OF SIGHT and JACKIE BROWN. But on the whole, he has to be disappointed in his filmography. BIRDMAN changes all that by giving Keaton a part...

THE ONION is featured in this week’s giveaway Nov21

THE ONION is featured in this week’s giveawa...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE ONION MAGAZINE: THE ICONIC COVERS THAT TRANSFORMED AN UNDESERVING WORLD THE ONION MAGAZINE: THE ICONIC COVERS THAT TRANSFORMED AN UNDESERVING WORLD Covers That Matter For People Who Don’t From America’s Finest News Source comes a compilation of the most important, most influential, and glossiest magazine covers ever produced by the hand of humankind. Seen by tens of billions worldwide, these are the unforgettable Onion Magazine covers that altered the course of human history and radically redefined your trivial life...

THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan) Nov20

THOR #1 & 2 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan is sitting at the kitchen table with a laptop computer open in front of him. He is wildly tapping at the keyboard and muttering under his breath. :: K: Take it easy on the new laptop, Ace. We just got that and let’s try not to break it in the first 24 hours. We haven’t even told Twitter or Facebook about the new machine. If it isn’t posted on Social Media, it never happened. It’s true. I read it on LinkedIn. D: ::rapidly hits the enter key:: WHY WON’T THIS THING WORK FOR ME?!? I’ve been pushing all of the buttons and it won’t turn on! I want to surf the inter-webs, but I’m being PC-blocked! K: ::looks at dark monitor:: Well, first...

BBC’s LUTHER to return in 2015

BBC America has announced that Idris Elba’s troubled, but brilliant DCI John Luther will be returning in late 2015. LUTHER’s return will consist of 2 sixty minute episodes, with filming taking place in March. Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba stars in the two-part event from award-winning creator Neil Cross The highly acclaimed London set crime mini-series is written and created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther is made by BBC Drama Production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA. When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross said: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on...

BROKEN TRUST by Shannon Baker

BROKEN TRUST Shannon Baker 2014 Midnight Ink The title is a double entendre as the heroine, Nora Abbott, works for an environmental non-profit Trust. Actually, she’s just started the job, left vacant when the former finance director was murdered by a few shots in the back. Set in Boulder, Colorado, one of the villains, Sylvia LaFever, is working on a climate control machine (which exists in reality) to get rid of a fast-multiplying and devastating beetle. But Sylvia is going to use it for another purpose, however, we don’t know what it is, nor does anyone else except her rich lover. She is arrested for the murder of Darla because Sylvia...

Tales From The Blue Line #29 Nov18

Tales From The Blue Line #29

Few things are as demeaning to a modern day law enforcement officer than being called a “Wyatt Earp.” Depending upon the circumstances, the officer will laugh it off, or be a bit insulted. This is not news – it has long been a rib tickler thing for cops – but of course sometimes it’s true. That goes without saying. When an individual cop steps outside the law, he/she must face appropriate consequences. There is compelling information that the OK Corral incident and followup was not properly handled. That unauthorized gun slinging ruled the day.   The Gunfight at the OK Corral was a watershed moment for America’s police type...