MOVIE MONDAYS: THE SENTINEL

Synopsis: When famous model Alison Parker (Cristina Raines) decides she does not want to live with her wealthy, morally compromised lawyer boyfriend Michael Lerman (Chris Sarandon), she decides to let her own apartment in the trendy though quiet part of New York City. The furnished room is lovely, the rates are reasonable. Unfortunately for her, […]

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CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: SO WILLING

What’s a seventeen year old guy have to do to get a virgin in the sack? Well, in the case of Vince, the protagonist of Lawrence Block and Donald E. Westlake’s second collaboration (which also appeared under their Sheldon Lord and Alan Marshall bylines when Midwood Books released it in 1961) SO WILLING, he has […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: HOT STUFF (1979)

  Synopsis: When a Miami robbery special task force is unable to get enough evidence to convict the many, many, many thieves operating under the Florida sun, a brilliant new idea is hatched: four cops will go undercover as fences and capture criminal activity on video. After a run of several weeks, all the taped […]

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Considering Westlake: THE CUTIE

After a few years writing short fiction and a busy career writing paperback originals under various pseudonyms for adult markets, Donald E. Westlake sold in the genre that would eventually earn him not one but two sterling reputations. When it appeared in hardback in 1960, Westlake’s first crime novel appeared under the title THE MERCENARIES. […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: THE ASPHYX

An Alamo Cinema Massacre Special Edition Synopsis: When nineteenth century psychic researcher Sir Hugo Cunningham (Robert Stephens) accidentally orchestrates a terrible accident that claims the life of his fiancĂ©e (Anna Wheatly) and son (Ralph Arliss), he becomes even more obsessed with matters of life, death, and what comes after. His hobby of photographing people at […]

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