Film Review: A SUMMER’S TALE Oct24

Film Review: A SUMMER’S TALE

A SUMMER’S TALE Written and Directed by Eric Rohmer Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Aurelia Nolin, Gwenaelle Simon A SUMMER”S TALE was released in 1996 in France but for some reason never found a distributor in the U.S. until now. It is part of Rohmer’s TALES OF FOUR SEASONS, the other three making a US debut at the time. (Rohmer also gathered another set of earlier films into SIX MORAL TALES : CLAIRE’S KNEE, MY NIGHT AT MAUDE’S, etc.) All of his films (and there are many more) deal with the human condition and concentrate often on young people falling (or not falling) in love. I have always been a...

Gillian Anderson & Chris Hadfield are featured in this week’s giveaway Oct24

Gillian Anderson & Chris Hadfield are feature...

Crimespree magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win A VISION OF FIRE by Gillian Anderson and YOU ARE HERE by Col. Chris Hadfield A VISION OF FIRE by Gillian Anderson The first novel from iconic X-Files star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin: a science fiction thriller of epic proportions. Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with Kate (and Dan) Oct23

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with Kate (and Dan)

Dan and The Dog return to the Asylum in St. Paul to find Kate sitting in the dark. The house is silent, except for the occasional sniffle and whimper from Kate. The curtains are drawn, even though the sun is shining brightly. Dan: Another guy with truck nuts cut you off in traffic today? Kate: No. ::blows nose:: D: Someone stole your ice cream? K: ::dabs eyes with snotty tissue:: No, but I would like some if you have any. D: Blind yourself with the flashlight again? K: I’m still seeing spots from the last time, but no. D: Stop making me play Twenty Questions, already. What’s bothering you now? K: Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up,...

THE BIG UGLY BY JAKE HINKSON

Beat To A Pulp October 11, 2014 Ellie Bennett served her time. She kept her mouth closed and served her 13 months in Eastgate Penitentiary for Women. Now she’s got to put herself back together as a free woman. It was almost ironic, really. As a corrections officer at Eastgate, Ellie never expected to one day be a resident there. But life rarely goes as planned. No one plans on your 40th birthday present being getting released back into civilized society. No one plans on getting framed for beating up a prisoner. No one plans on being middle aged and having their life ruined and in shambles. But Ellie is tough, and in THE BIG UGLY, Jake...

Five Things That Changed My World: Paul Charles

THE TOP FIVE THAT CHANGED MY WORLD. PLEASE PLEASE ME - The Beatles Yes there may very well have been better singles that followed from the Fabs but the impact that this infectious classic single made on me at the time can never be denied and nor would I try. ASTRAL WEEKS - Van Morrison Might still just be the perfect example of an album, long-player, CD, call it what you will, that has ever been released. Astral Weeks is also one of the best collections of (connecting) short stories ever published. TWO LORRIES – Seamus Heaney From his excellent The Spirit Level and to my eyes and ears a beautiful filmic short story of small town rural...

ALICE AND FREDA FOREVER – Interview with Ale...

  ALICE AND FREDA FOREVER Q&A with Alexis Coe and Erica Ruth Neubauer In the late 1800’s, American society was rocked  by a graphic and shocking murder—a young woman named Alice Mitchellbrutally cut the throat of her former friend Freda Wardon a busy street in Memphis, TN. But what the nation found  even more shocking was that the two women were once engaged to one another, and had made plans to run off and live together as a married couple. Alice planned to disguise herself as a man, and Freda would play the part of proper domestic housewife. Concerned family members thwarted their plans and Freda went back to flirting with...

Tales from the Thin Blue Line 27 Oct21

Tales from the Thin Blue Line 27

Reporting on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman crime incident began with the exact same elements as all inter-racial confrontations in this country: People in control of the information highway instantly get in front of the telling of the story. It is well understood that contentious people who insist on getting their own way can be anarchic and brutal in their methods. It’s the main, monstrous, by-any-means-necessary tactic, where you develop a campaign of misinformation and spread it at light speed to the masses. I saw it throughout my police career of more than 30 years, and having worked on some delicate investigations, I...

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee Oct20

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee

Murder and Mayhem 10 years ago Penny Halle came to me and asked if Ruth and I could help her set up a mystery day. We brought in 7 authors and did a 2 hour panel. The next year we went bigger, a whole day of panels and more authors. Last fall we had around 14 authors and the event ran from 9 – 5. In less than two weeks we are hosting Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee for the first time, version 2.0 if you will. The facility is awesome, food courts, right in a hotel with a casino. We have 23 authors coming in. There have been a load of books donated for the book bags. Our book seller is geared up and ready to rock. We’ve had t-shirts and...