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AngieBarry
January 9 2017

Review: Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie

Burning Bright by Nicholas Petrie is the 2nd book in the Peter Ash series, where Ash has a woman’s life in his hands—and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine (available...
AngieBarry
December 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Scud: The Disposable Assassin

The Series: Scud: the Disposable Assassin by Rob Schrab (co-creator of The Sarah Silverman Program), featuring additional writing from Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) The Hero: The...
AngieBarry
December 23 2016

The Cautionary Tale of Gremlins

Each year there's some new, hot thing every kid wants and every parent is desperate to get. Cabbage Patch Dolls. Tickle Me Elmo. This year, it's some bizarre Tamagotchi/Furby hybrid called...
AngieBarry
December 21 2016

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed—The Ref (1994)

As the poet once said: it's a hard knock life. For Gus (Denis Leary), Christmas is an especially trying time. His latest job is a bust. He's had a nasty run-in with a rather toothy...
AngieBarry
December 20 2016

A Christmas Party (Is Always More Fun with Murder)

Wouldn't it be lovely if Hallmark actually told the truth about the holiday season?  Sure, it would be great if every family get-together was full of warmth, good cheer, and high spirits....
AngieBarry
November 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Saga

The Series: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. The Heroes: Alana and Marko—once enemy combatants in an intergalactic war, now married and on the run from both of their governments—and...
AngieBarry
November 18 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Phantom (1996)

THE SUBGENRE: Comic adaptation/supernatural adventure. THE HERO: Kit Walker, aka jungle hero The Phantom. THE VILLAIN: Megalomaniac businessman Xander Drax. THE SETTING: 1939 NYC and...
AngieBarry
October 31 2016

The Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe: The Good, the Bad, and the Appalling

Poor Edgar.  While he enjoyed a modicum of critical success in his lifetime, he died at the age of forty, penniless and under mysterious, still unsolved circumstances. He was orphaned...
AngieBarry
October 28 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

The Series: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North (of Dinosaur Comics fame!) and Erica Henderson. The Heroes: The titular heroine, aka Doreen Green, and several friends with similarly...
AngieBarry
October 28 2016

Bruce Campbell: King of B-Movies

You may know him as “that guy with the chainsaw for a hand,” or “the aging Elvis who fights a mummy in a retirement home,” or “the hammy actor with a killer chin.” Or...
AngieBarry
October 27 2016

The Horror Hostess with the Mostest: Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Before Joel, Mike, and the Bots mocked B-movies for Mystery Science Theater... Before Cinematic Titanic and Rifftrax... There was the bodacious, curvaceous, outrageous Elvira. The alter...
AngieBarry
October 26 2016

Review: Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan

Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan is a thrilling action adventure featuring one of the world's greatest fictional monsters facing off against an historical monster in 1941 Romania.  In...
AngieBarry
October 24 2016

Beauty & the B-Movie: Loving a Hated Genre

What is a B-movie? Some—dismissive and so-called “highbrow” critics—say B-movies are irredeemable dreck. A waste of celluloid, money, and precious time. Films that scraped...
AngieBarry
October 21 2016

7 Books to Read If You Love The Walking Dead

It's no surprise that The Walking Dead remains one of the most popular series on TV. After all, it combines the best qualities of zombie fiction into a single package: an unsettling and...
AngieBarry
October 14 2016

7 Books to Read If You Loved The Others

As the days get shorter and an autumn chill finally rolls in, nothing quite hits the spot like some ghostly, gothic fiction. October is a time for witches, spooks, and all things macabre. If...
AngieBarry
September 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Pretty Deadly

The Series: Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos. The Heroes: A rag-tag group of sinners and mystical beings. The Ideal Format: Live-action blended with CGI wizardry,...
AngieBarry
September 23 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

THE SUBGENRE: Cartoon noir. THE HERO(ES): Private eye Eddie Valiant and the eponymous Toon. THE VILLAIN: The mad Judge Doom. THE LOVE INTEREST(S): Loyal “Girl Friday” Dolores...
AngieBarry
September 21 2016

Page to Screen—Rebecca: du Maurier vs. Hitchcock

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...” It's a haunting opening to a gothic romance often mentioned in the same breath as Jane Eyre; natural, given both stories follow...
AngieBarry
September 8 2016

Review: The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd is the 8th Bess Crawford Mystery that sees the Great War nearing an end, but not without plenty of murder, mystery, and mayhem in its final throes.    He...
AngieBarry
September 2 2016

Review: Curioddity by Paul Jenkins

Curioddity by Paul Jenkins is a quirky, fast-paced debut novel that is as peculiar as it is fun to read (Available August 30, 2016). Wil felt so desperately, desperately tired. ...He...
AngieBarry
August 26 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Mouse Guard

The Series: Mouse Guard by David Petersen. The Heroes: Warrior mice who patrol to keep their fellow rodents safe from predators. The Ideal Format: An animated series—hand-drawn,...
AngieBarry
August 25 2016

Waking the Dead and Baking Pies with Pushing Daisies

In the lovely little town of Coeur de Coeur... The word “necromancer” brings to mind a very specific image: black robes, black nails, black teeth, maybe some ravens and unlucky...
AngieBarry
August 22 2016

Review: Waking Up Dead by Nigel Williams

Waking Up Dead by Nigel Williams is both a screamingly funny cozy mystery and startlingly strange ghost story asking the question: What would you do if you could bear witness to your own demise?...
AngieBarry
August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist Evelyn Carnahan and French Foreign Legion soldier-turned-convict Rick O'Connell. THE...
AngieBarry
August 13 2016

Outcast 1.10 Season Finale: “This Little Light” Episode Review

A freshly-possessed Megan’s (Wrenn Schmidt) musings over her new body—and dead husband—are interrupted by daughter Holly and niece Amber (Madeleine McGraw), who promptly drop...
AngieBarry
August 6 2016

Outcast 1.09: “Close to Home” Episode Review

In this penultimate episode of Season One, we pick up in the woods—where Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) is busy picking up the shattered glass from her recent “therapy session.”  Her...
AngieBarry
August 5 2016

Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author (Available August 9, 2016). She looked the knife over, this...
AngieBarry
August 1 2016

Review: Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel by Mignon F. Ballard

In Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel by Mignon F. Ballard—the 5th in the Miss Dimple mysteries—guardian angel Augusta Goodnight, an earlier series character, suddenly finds herself...
AngieBarry
July 30 2016

Outcast 1.08: “What Lurks Within” Episode Review

This week, we get a better look at Evil Data/Sidney—and any lingering feelings of fondness we may have held onto thanks to actor Brent Spiner's turn as a beloved android in Star Trek:...
AngieBarry
July 29 2016

Review: No Pity for the Dead by Nancy Herriman

No Pity for the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the 2nd Mystery of Old San Francisco (Available August 2, 2016).  She'd barely dipped her spoon into the mulligatawny when someone pounded...