Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
- Get used to exercise while you don't need it!
- You can get better grades!
- You're not getting into grad school so you might as well finish those two extra undergrad degrees while you can. They might help later.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Joanna Archer is working hard to put the painful events of her recent past behind, doing her best to embrace mortality after being superhuman.
But when she is stalked by a madman, she is forced to dive back into Vegas' underworld to piece together shocking discoveries about the mother who abandoned her, the lover who betrayed her, and the daughter who will follow in her footsteps. But in order to win back all those things, she must face off against a death-dealer who carries his soul in a blade... one that's screaming her name.
Pettersson expertly weaves classic superhero mythos with her own twist to create one of the most stand out series out there. I can not wait to get my hands on Cheat the Grave, and I wouldn't be able to wait even if I wanted. The JJs love this series as much as I do!
Friday, May 14, 2010
- Expanded story - to an extent. This was also a dislike for me because they went into icky details that the original never touched on
- Kyle Gallner
- Thomas Dekker
- The dream sequences - although many of the memorable scenes from the original was done again in this version
- The updates - the stuff about insomnia was interesting, the blog scene was pretty neat (and the other kids, this is where the expanded story I liked came in), and there were a few other scenes that were definitely a product of being in 2010 rather than 1984
- The fact that the really iconic scenes from the original were redone in this version. I mean, I understand it, but really this just adds weight to my opinion that the movie shouldn't have been remade in the first place
- The ick factor. This is a movie about a child molester. I get that. Somehow, the original just didn't quite go the same place this "modern" version did.
- REPLACING ROBERT ENGLUND!! I get that Jackie Earle Haley was really the only redeeming factor in Watchmen, but couldn't you just have made him the bad guy in an original concept horror movie?
- Karate Kid
- Child's Play - does the world really need a new Chucky movie?
- Dr. Giggles - um, the original is pretty terrible. We REALLY don't need a new one.
- The Experiment - this one would piss me off more if I knew that anyone other than me (and Mike) had seen the German movie here. Seriously, see the German movie. It's so worth it.
- Near Dark - just see the original
- Suspiria - I love the original but this one definitely needs some new effects
- The Birds - I've heard it won't be a remake of Hitchcock's film so much as another adaptation of du Maurier's short story
- Hellraiser - could benefit from new effects, but the only reason I'm semi ok with this is that Clive Barker has apparently given his approval
- Gil's All Fright Diner - based on the book by A Lee Martinez
- Breathers: A Zombie's Lament - directed by Diablo Cody and based on the book by S. G. Browne
- The Countess - a Bathory movie written and directed by Julie Delpy
- The Innkeepers - not sure if this is a sequel to House of the Devil or not, but I thought that one was pretty good so I'm looking forward to West's newest
- The Ward - movie due out this fall and directed by John Carpenter
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Brunonia Barry, the author of the beloved New York Times and international bestseller, The Lace Reader, delivers her second novel, THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES, a complex and emotionally compelling novel about finding your true place in the world when you have no map.
After Boston psychotherapist, Zee Finch’s impending marriage falls apart and she loses a bi-polar patient to suicide, she returns to the town of her troubled youth––Salem––to care for her ailing father. While there, Zee encounters danger as she falls into the puzzle of unraveling the mystery surrounding her own mother’s suicide when Zee was a child and realizes shocking parallels between the death of her mother and that of her patient, Lilly Braedon. She also finds new love with a man who has a mysterious past, which may or may not be related to Lilly’s death.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Dorchester Publishing is thrilled to announce the signing of the Broadway musical option agreement for Leanna Renee Hieber’sThe Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, a haunting tale of love and ghosts in Victorian England.
Mt. Claire Entertainment bought the novel for its musical adaptation, and Hieber, who has innate talent for invoking the Victorian era in her writing, will pen the script. Composing music and lyrics are Kenny Seymour (Broadway credits include music direction for “Memphis” and arrangements for “The Wiz”) and Nicholas Roman Lewis (creative development for “The Alchemist” and “They Call Me La Lupe”), with additional orchestrations and arrangements by Jim Abbott (“Wicked,” “Bombay Dreams,” “Disney’s Tarzan”)
“(Hieber’s) lifelong passions for the Victorian era, classic fairy tales, the paranormal and ancient mythology combined with her professional background as a classically trained theater actress endow this project with the essential ingredients for titanic commercial success,” said Tim DeYoung, Dorchester Senior VP for sales, marketing and distribution.
A September 2009 release from Dorchester imprint Leisure Books, the novel tells a lyrical tale of an eerily beautiful young woman who harbors a special talent for interacting with ghosts. The rich, atmospheric love story employs a brilliant cadre of characters who believe Percy may be the key to an ancient prophecy. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker acquired an impressive fan base, rave reviews, and a slot on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller list.
“Leanna’s book had enthralled me from the moment I first read it,” said Lewis, “I knew this would make a wonderful musical…the characters and epic nature of the story lend themselves to song, and I knew that Kenny shared my desire to incorporate sweeping cinematic themes with traditional musical theater styles.”
For more about Leanna Renee Hieber and The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, visit www.leannareneehieber.com or www.dorchesterpub.com. The novel’s sequel, The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, is a May 2010 publication.