Tag Archive: thriller

The Journal of Avery Moore

I love long and intricate stories as much as the next guy, but sometimes you just want a quick yet effective read. The Journal of Avery Moore is exactly that.

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The Fall of Billy Hitchings

If you’re into character-driven mystery thrillers with a bit of mysticism thrown in for good measure, you need to pick up a copy of The Fall of Billy Hitchings right now.

Note: we purchased our own copy of this book for review, but in the time since we finished it, we’ve begun talking with the author, Kirkus MacGowan, on Twitter. Give him a follow, and check out his site; he’s a great guy, and a superb writer!

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Shutter Island

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If Martin Scorsese’s latest film shows us anything, it’s that Scorsese needs to make more films like Shutter Island.

Note: Spoilers! (Don’t worry though, the end is discussed but not revealed)

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Rainy Day Movie: Man, Woman, and the Wall

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Rainy Day Movie is a feature here on Living With a Nerd that provides short insights into movies and series that you should save for a rainy day.  In this edition of Rainy Day Movie, we take a look at the unique and at times graphic Japanese movie Man, Woman, and the Wall.

Note: Major character spoilers ahead, however no plot spoilers ahead

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Scars mini-review

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Warren Ellis and Jacen Burrows team up once again for this amazing comic steeped in violence and some ol’ fashioned police work.

Note: minor plot spoilers ahead, although nothing that will ruin the main storyline for you is revealed

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The Shining (1980)

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The fourth entry in our Week of Horror series is The Shining, a classic 1980 film directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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Perfect Blue…the perfect anime?

Sometimes, an anime comes along that changes all the rules.  Conjuring up unsettling images that provide the viewer with a sense of intense dread, you don’t just begin to identify with the main character; you actually find yourself becoming a part of her plight, wondering when “they” will get you.

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