Elevation by Stephen King

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Elevation by Stephen King is a short story that was released today.  Although being listed as a novel, it’s really a short story with six chapters.  2 out of 10 stars.  A disappointing read. Scott Carey is a tall overweight … Continued

The Reckoning by John Grisham

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The Reckoning by John Grisham was just released today and I’ve already read it.  2 out of 10 stars.  Very disappointing. 🙁 This is as depressing a tale as Grisham has ever told. It all revolves around Pete Banning, heir … Continued

The 15 Best Halloween Movies

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Every Halloween this group has a scary movie marathon.  This is what we’re watching this year. 1. Lady in White 1988 A little boy is locked in an elementary school coat closet on Halloween and witnesses a murder.  As the … Continued

10×10 2018 film

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10 x 10 is an odd name for a film, right?  This particular film is a thriller, not a horror film as described by many. 6 out of 10 stars.  The first hour of this film was fantastic.  But they … Continued

Sicario 2015 film

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Rarely do we give away the entire plot of a novel or film except for two reasons:  (1) the plot is so intricate most viewers miss more than half the film even after multiple viewings or (2) the plot has … Continued

Counterpart 2018 Series

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After much hoopla, Counterpart aired season 1 on Starz.  It was really a letdown.  They could’ve done so much with this series.  Instead they made every episode about world-building rather than furthering the plot. 2 out of 10 stars.  The … Continued

Westworld Season 2 2018

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Season 1 of Westworld was confusing.  It goes way beyond Michael Crichton’s storyline of a robotic world gone amuck.  In this reincarnation the very wealthy come to Westworld to abuse the robots and have their deepest, darkest desires met while … Continued

About Time 2013

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When The Time-Travelers Wife came out I hated it.  It’s a very dark, very twisted love story.  Rachel McAdams starred in it as the poor wife.  So when About Time came out I was thrilled.  Especially when Rachel McAdams played … Continued

Ozark Season 2 2018

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In Season 1 of Ozark Wall Street financial advisor Marty Byrde is shocked to learn that his business partner has been laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel.  How does he find out?  When the cartel kidnaps him and kills … Continued

Sharp Objects 2018

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From the first moment you meet Camille Preaker you don’t like her.  She’s an alcoholic and she drinks while she’s driving.  She also likes carving words into her skin.  As much as you dislike Camille, you dislike her home town … Continued

Women Walks Ahead 2018

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When her husband dies, Catherine Weldon travels west in search of famous Native Americans to paint.  She ends up on Sitting Bull’s reservation paying $1,000 to paint him.  As she slowly learns of his tribe’s latest plight–the Allotment Act which … Continued

The Intruder 2018

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From the very beginning we know something is not quite right with Anna.  As her brother Connor slowly dies of pancreatic cancer he tries getting her out of the house.  She is severely agoraphobic.  That means she’s terrified of leaving … Continued

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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A better title for this novel would’ve been Murder Runs in the Family, but that would’ve been giving away the entire plot. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is the story of a dysfunctional southern Missouri family that solves their problems … Continued

Ghost in the Darkness

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Ghost in the Darkness is a 1996 film set in 1898 Kenya, Africa. 10 out of 10 stars for a scary film. In 1898 Lt. Colonel John Patterson is hired to build a bridge for the Kenya railroad that is … Continued

When a Stranger Calls Back

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When a Stranger Calls Back is a horror film from 1993. 10 out of 10 stars.  This film is truly terrifying.  The first 20 minutes are kind of boring, but stick with it and pay attention.  The clues are there. … Continued

Deep Blue Sea

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Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 horror film featuring a genetically-manipulated 30 foot mako shark with a brain four times the normal size of a mako shark.  Expect some thrills. 7 out of 10 stars.  This is one of the … Continued

Wild Wild Country

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Wild, Wild Country is a documentary about the Rajneeshpuram cult who took over a plot of land near Antelope, Oregon in 1981 and began creating a military compound. 8 out of 10 stars. There are parts of this documentary series … Continued

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