MOVIE MONDAYS: MURDER PARTY

Synopsis: When a likeable schlub of a man, Christopher S. Hawley (Chris Sharp), finds an invitation to a costume party blowing down the street, he decides to forgo his plans of staying in and watching movies with his cat Sir Lancelot, builds himself a knight costume out of a cardboard box and shows up. MURDER […]

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CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: BANK SHOT

With his next release, Donald E. Westlake returned to his comic flip-side to the Richard Stark novels, the world of Dortmunder, Kelp, and Murch. He might not have intended THE HOT ROCK to be the start to a new series of books, but that was exactly what happened. After that book nabbed an Edgar nomination […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: FREAKED

Synopsis: When child star Ricky Coogan (Alex Winter) gets an offer he cannot refuse to become a highly-paid spokesperson for the mysterious monolithic EES (Everything Except Shoes) corporation’s toxic chemical fertilizer Zygrot, he heads to the last place it is legal: South America. While en route, he and his friend Ernie (Michael Stoyanov) make the […]

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CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: SLAYGROUND

After putting Parker on the road for a couple of books, Donald E. Westlake’s meaner pseudonym Richard Stark decided to show some restraint as well as utilizing a much smaller locations budget by trapping Parker in a single area and giving him the chance to play Rambo about a year before FIRST BLOOD hit book […]

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