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The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this breezy deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson.
Learning to Fly: Why Bounty Hunting is More Therapeutic than Running Over Morelli with a Buick
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
"When we first meet Stephanie, she can't afford therapy--she can barely afford her low-rent apartment and regular meals. A couple of hours a week with a trained professional, not that you'd have talked her into it, probably would have done her good. Luckily, as Sylvia Day suggests, she found bounty hunting instead." - Leah Wilson, Perfectly Plum: An Unauthorized Celebration of Stephanie Plum
Queued!: The Best and Worst of Netflix in 101 Independent Movie Reviews
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"Queued" features 101 movie reviews by film critic Christopher Smith, whose 14 years as a film critic at a major Northeast daily newspaper has produced more than 4,000 movie reviews. Since Smith often is asked, "What should I add to my Netflix queue?," he has begun a series of ebooks called "Queued!," which will help readers find what to add to their queue--and what to leave queueless.
Queued!: The Best and Worst of Netflix in 101 Independent Movie Reviews, Vol. 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"Queued: Vol. 2" features 101 movie reviews by film critic Christopher Smith, whose 14 years as a film critic at a major Northeast daily newspaper has produced more than 4,000 movie reviews. Since Smith often is asked, "What should I add to my Netflix queue?," he has begun a series of ebooks called "Queued!," which will help readers find what to add to their queue--and what to leave queueless.
Look for Our Mother and Our Father
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 108,230. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Imagine you have spent your life in the middle of a dust storm, and the air finally clears. Now you can clearly see things that you had not even realized were distorted… This book questions everything we think we know, everything we think we have learned through the natural and social sciences, every theory proposed by our philosophers and theologians, and everything taught to us by our culture.
Fiction Gutted: The Establishment and the Novel
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
As Gideon Lewis-Kraus notes, writing in the Los Angeles Times, James Wood is a writer who matters. People read him, people of the educated, monied, controlling part of the populace. That's why it's important that what James Wood writes does not matter – in central ways. Nowhere is this more on display than in How Fiction Works, the star critic's most recent book.
CinemaScope Two: 20th Century Fox: A Detailed Survey of 140 Wide-Screen Movies from 20th Century Fox Studios
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Informative, comprehensive and entertaining, all 141 movies are detailed and reviewed in John Howard Reid's inimitable style, with complete cast and crew personnel, production and release dates, alternate titles, dubbing, footage and running times. Each film also has a Synopsis, a viewer's guide, and comprehensive reviews. This is a wonderful book for all who love Hollywood's wide-screen movies.
POPULAR PICTURES of the Hollywood 1940s
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
John Howard Reid's latest offering is every bit as idiosyncratic as his previous books in this series, and equally compulsive reading for film buffs. The present book provides a wealth of information. Reid finds much to admire in the films he writes about. He is a full-fledged movie buff, but not a drooling one. More than 130 films are featured in this surprising book. Film criticism at its best!
Quantum Critique
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Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
What if praise of a work of art affects the way it looks? Does criticism literally destroy a painting?
Memorable Films of the Forties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.