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Animal Movies Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Designed especially for animal-loving movie buffs, this all-inclusive film reference contains 90 complete reviews of movies in which a primary character is an animal (genres include animated, western, horror, comedy, drama, and more). There are flash reviews and synopses of nearly 1,000 animal movies spanning from the 1920s to the present.
Kubrick vs King - The Shining (1980) vs The Shining (1997)
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Stephen King disliked Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of his novel The Shining so much he produced his own six hour made for TV version. This article compares King's efforts to restore his original vision with Kubrick's supernatural masterpiece.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
If you have a love for horror movies--for turning off the lights and curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket and something frightening on the TV--then you'll want to read "October Horror". The author loves horror movies, too, and spent at least 8,000 words writing about his favorites (and his least favorites). There's humor, and maybe even some insights...maybe.
ActingSmarts Reviews Local and Regional Theatre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,130. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Why should we review local and regional professional theatres at all? After all it's just an opinion. But it should be an educated one, and this book shows by example reviewing at its constructive best. What makes a good critic or reviewer? Aren't they the same thing? Check it out here for yourself.
Why Are People So Stupid?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Fiction » Horror » General
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk! Welcome… to Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers— The tomb door swings open, and grizzled tomb-tender Stephen Bissette offers you a grisly guided tour to the millennial horror, crime, and cult feature films released on video and DVD from 1999-2001. Open the coffins—er, pages—and they’re all here.
Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' When Worldviews Collide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits. Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide redefines DBZ.
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel Two
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by White Crane Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel Two contains the segments: Politics and Power, Out Takes, I'll Take Manhattan and Postscripts (with writing by Larry Kramer, Anne Russo and Assotto Saint).
Any Last Words? or A Collection of Funny or Mildly Ironic Final Quotes
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A huge history fan and of famous quotes, Jake Murphy presents ‘Any last Words…?’ a hysterical collection of the funniest or mildly awkward final words of history’s biggest players from around the world and from all the ages. This is no ordinary quotation book, it’s a funny one!
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel One
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by White Crane Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel One contains the segments: Show People, A Lavender Lens and Russo on Film
Америка - как есть
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,910. Language: Russian. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
История Америки для тех, кто не любит историю. Читается как роман.
Movies by the Book: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Literature
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most adapted novels in the literature. This book examines three film adaptations of the classic Sherlock Holmes story for faithfulness to the source material.
250 Recent Movies You Will Like If You See Film as Art
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Reviews of 250 feature-length movies are listed. Reviews are short, to give a sense of what the movie is about and if you would like it. The movies are artistic and thoughtful, which does not necessarily mean “serious.” There are plenty of humor, horror, romance, animation, musicals, documentaries, and kids’ movies. You will find a lot to like.
The Christmas TV Companion: a Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Christmas on TV is wilder, weirder, and more wondrous than you think! The Christmas TV Companion is a funny, engaging look beyond the same Christmas specials that air every year to the cult TV rarities, over-the-top made-for-TV holiday specials, and bizarre, spacey shows that truly expand the notion of Christmas spirit.
The Pawn Business
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
New Image! New Image! New Image! Remember the days of the seedy looking pawnbroker in the dingy looking store that just looked like they were ready to rip you off? Remember how embarrassing it was if someone knew that you or someone you knew had even entered a pawn shop. The thoughts that you had to be desperate broke, on drugs or alcohol, a thief, or just a person with a questionable morals.
Mel Gibson's Breach of Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Matá. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few Hollywood figures are as divisive today as Mel Gibson. He's been accused of anti-Semitism, of mistreating others, and of religious fanaticism. In this 2004 essay, written at the height of the scandal surrounding The Passion of the Christ, David Hazony asks whether he is also betraying the ideas and principles on which he built his fame. A must read today as it was then.