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Free Book Alert!
(I have not read this one yet, though it is near the top of my reading list!)
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Calling All Authors!
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The Norwegian film Thelma is Outstanding!
From the extremely powerful opening scene I knew that this movie was going to be something special, and it was! I cannot rave about this film enough - I loved it! - a must see film!

I did not link the trailer because I feel that the less you know, the better. (I knew absolutely zero about this film. I do not even remember adding it to my Netflix queue.) All I am going to say is that Thelma is a young woman, from a rural town, on her own for the first time, attending college in the city. She was raised by strict, religious parents, and when she begins to have feelings for another girl, a latent, supernatural power is awakened. I do not believe that is giving too much away, I just don't want you to be shocked by that potential relationship. It is important to the story, but is not overtly sexual.

I need to stop before I give anything else away. Just keep in mind that this is a foreign film, so you will be reading subtitles. Just make sure there are no distractions when you decide to watch it. The story is top-notch, and the cast did a terrific job, all-around.
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The title track [When Legends Rise] to Godsmack's new album - releasing in just two weeks!! 🤘
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I just finished watching Supernatural's Scooby Doo episode (which aired on March 29th) on the CW app (it is a stand alone episode - you do not have to watch the show or be caught up) They did a great job - fun episode!
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Short Story Review
Year Published - 2018
Length - 14 (digital) pages
Written by +Ken Preston

Plot Summary:
"Billy were six foot tall and weighed about sixty pounds soaking wet. Paint him white and light him up in the dark he would’ve looked like one of those skeletons you see on Halloween. That’s what Mr Cooper used to say, what he told everyone who came by."

So begins the story of Billy, part of a travelling Freak Show, and told through the eyes of his best friend.
It hurts to look at Billy, but Billy’s best friend believes that if everyone could only get past that hurt they would see Billy was just like them after all. But not everyone thinks that way.
No matter how hard they look, some people just can’t see the real you.

Review:
What makes this short story unique is that it is told from the perspective of Billy's (illiterate) best friend. When Jim (the best friend) describes Billy's giant head, I couldn't help but think of the hilarious lines from Mike Myers' film So I Married An Axe Murderer. The way that the story is written makes it fun to read aloud. (I kept reading portions of it to my wife.)

If you are looking for a super quick read while in transit or while waiting for an appointment, this one will easily fill a twenty-minute void.

Rating: 4 Skulls
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State of Grace - a movie that I had never even heard of, until +Sean Carlin mentioned it on a "must see St. Patrick's Day movies" post, last year! I ended up adding it to my Netflix queue, but they still do not have the movie, so when Sean mentioned it again this year, I decided to just go ahead and buy it.

Apparently, this movie was released the same week as Goodfellas and thus ended up getting buried and then faded into obscurity, which is too bad, because it is a well-acted movie that is definitely worth watching. Since there is no way I could even begin to top Sean's discussion of the movie, I suggest that you read it (in it's entirety) for yourself.

All I will say is that my main interest in the film was Gary Oldman (a true chameleon actor), and he absolutely made the film worthwhile. (so much so that I could see the seeds of his forthcoming character of Drexl from one of my favorite films - True Romance)

While Goodfellas is definitely the better film, this one is worth tracking down and watching.
#StPatricksDay is over, but it's always a good time to rediscover this lost cinematic classic from 1990 about the Irish Mob in Hell's Kitchen, as I myself was recently reminded.

A favorite of mine when I was in high school, Phil Joanou's State of Grace has been all but forgotten over the past quarter century, even by me. I watched it again this month for the first time since the mid-nineties, and was startled to discover what a powerful elegy it is for a lost culture in New York, a lost era of #Hollywood, and even the lost innocence of my own boyhood:
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I do not recall ever having to keep my emotions in check in a horror movie before, though there is a scene in this one where tears misted my eyeballs.

My biggest issue with this movie is that I wanted more - specifically backstory. Definitely an intense flick!
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Definitely worth watching on the big screen. A pop-culturist's wet-dream!
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I am now officially looking forward to Summer! 😎
👀 📘 COVER REVEAL 📘 👀

🐺 BANE COUNTY 3: FIRST MOON 🐺

💥💥💥 Coming this Summer 💥💥💥

http://Amazon.com/author/jrrice
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