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Monday, May 30, 2016

DVDs available May 31st...

Gods Of Egypt [DVD + Digital]

Gods of Egypt - Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Starring:  Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler. Directed by: Alex Proyas

Pride + Prejudice + Zombies

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies -  Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. Starring:  Lily JamesSam RileyJack Huston. Direcrted by: Burr Steers

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sometimes, don't you just want to time travel?

Our friends at BookRiot compiled 41 tales that will make you consider
 (or definitely not consider) the very idea. 


Time travel you say? 
I'll be right back...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Certainly add some of these to your summer reading list...

Clink the link above to read this 
terrific article from 
Molly McArdle.
Some of these women characters are new, 
some are classic and some are not to be missed.
Here's a sample of a mere 7 titles 
featured in McArdle's piece:


Speaking of classic women...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Allow me a victory lap...

2016 Bram Stoker Award Winner
to celebrate Instant Staff Pick, and recommended to anyone who would listen, 
Paul Tremblay's terrific horror tale "Head Full of Ghosts".  

It's thrilling to read today that the book is the winner of the 2016 Bram Stoker Award.  
No easy feat, I can assure you.  

A good runner up!

It was also super nice to see that "It Follows" won the award for 
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay. 
If you want a real spine-tingler of a movie, this DVD is the one. 
It Follows

Sunday, May 22, 2016

DVDs available May 24th...

Call the Midwife: Season Five

Call the Midwife: Season 5 Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s. Starring: Helen GeorgeJenny Agutter

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours - Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest smallboat rescue in Coast Guard history. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips an oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck. Directed by: Craig Gillespie.

How To Be Single

How to Be Single - There's a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then...there's Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. NYC is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Starring: Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann. Directed by: Christian Ditter

Ride Along 2

Ride Along 2 - As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. Starring:  Ice CubeKevin HartTika Sumpter. Directed by: Tim Story


Risen - In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead. Starring:  Joseph FiennesTom FeltonPeter Firth. Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition

Zoolander No. 2 - Derek and Hansel are lured into modeling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy. Starring:  Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz. Directed by: Ben Stiller


Krampus: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home. Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner. Directed by: Michael Dougherty

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Road trip anyone...?

Clink the link below and read all about it!
Books & Books @ The Studios
533 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida

Oddly enough, I was in this store recently and had no idea. 
Talk about a vacation state of mind!


Friday, May 20, 2016

DVDs out right now, part 2..

The Choice - Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events. Starring: Benjamin Walker (currently the lead in American Psycho on Broadway), Teresa Palmer, Alexandria Daddario.  Directed by Ross Katz.

East Side Sushi - Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Starring:  Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi, Rodrigo Duarte Clark. Directed by: Anthony Lucero

Hyena Road - Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems. Starring:  Allan Hawco, Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland. Directed by: Paul Gross

I Smile Back - Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption. Starring:  Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner. Directed by: Adam Salky

Miss You Already - The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. Starring:  Drew BarrymoreToni ColletteDominic Cooper. Directed by:  Catherine Hardwicke. 

Regression - A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.  Starring: Ethan HawkeDavid ThewlisEmma Watson. Directed by  Alejandro Amenábar

Where to Invade Next [Documentary] - To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.  Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker. Directed by: Michael Moore

War & Peace [Television Series] - As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. Starring:  Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DVDs out right now...!

The Americans Season 3The Americans: The Complete Third Season [Television Series] - Secrets can be deadly in this suspenseful thriller about undercover Russian spies in 1980s Washington, D.C. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) seem to be a typical suburban couple, but they're actually lethal KGB agents plotting to bring down America. 

Deadpool -  A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. Directed by: Tim Miller  Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
The Forest

The Forest - A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. Directed by: Jason Zada Starring:  Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt

The Lady in the Van

The Lady In The Van - A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.  Directed by: Nicholas Hytner  Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
Orange Is The New Black: Season 3 [DVD + Digital]

Orange is The New Black: Season 3  [Television Series] -The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend. Starring:  Taylor SchillingDanielle BrooksTaryn Manning 

Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
Our Brand Is Crisis - A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate. Starring: Sandra BullockBilly Bob ThorntonAnthony Mackie  Directed by: David Gordon Green
Secret in Their Eyes

Secret In Their Eyes -  tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. Starring:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts  Directed by: Billy Ray

Veep: Season 4

 Veep: The Complete Fourth Season [Television Series] - Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the Vice President of the United States (or "Veep"), and later President of the United States, as she struggles to stay politically relevant.  Also stars: Anna ChlumskyTony Hale

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Everyone likes Tom Hanks right...?

In the meantime, here's a little sample:


Luckily his books are as varied 
as his movie roles...

Friday, May 13, 2016

New DVDs available Tuesday, May 18th...

Dirty Grandpa (Unrated) [DVD + Digital]

Dirty Grandpa - Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant-Colonel, to Florida for spring break. Starring Zac Efron, Robert DeNiro, Zoey Deutc.   Directed by Dan Mazer

Masterpiece: Home Fires

Home Fires - A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.  Starring: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond. Created by Simon Block  (Out now!)

Kindergarten Cop 2

Kindergarten Cop 2 - Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school's liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for. Starring:  Dolph Lundgren, Fiona Vroom, Aleks Paunovic. Directed by: Don Michael Paul

Mr Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge (Season 4)  - Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store. Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ron Cook, Tom Goodman-Hill. 


Theeb (Foreign) - In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Mutli-award and festival winner and 2016 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Film. Starring: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh. Directed by  Naji Abu Nowar

The Witch [DVD + Digital]

The Witch - A devoutly Christian family in 1630s New England, struggles to survive living along the edge of a vast wilderness. When one of their five children goes missing and their life-sustaining crops fail, they fall victim to paranoia and fear as they begin to turn on one another. Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson. Directed by: Robert Eggers