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Movies that are hard to define:

Maggie, 2015 – rated PG-13, 95 mins Check it out in our online card catalog! Summary: By the time a necrotic viral pandemic spread cross-country to small town America and infected the film’s titular character, 16-year-old MAGGIE, authorities had established a protocol for patients infected with the deadly virus: the afflicted are removed from society …

Reviews of Fiction, 2024

Holly | Stephen King Check it out in our online card catalog! Summary: The eponymously named Holly is a detective searching for a missing person. Then several missing people. Suddenly, she has a history of disappearances with very little connecting them. Every stone she turns over adds to the risk of gaining unwanted attention or …

Stories retold or further explored:

Compared to the original works, these might come off as fan-written fiction. That’s OK, I’m a fan, too! The charm or longevity of a character or their world can invite you back repeatedly. All of these titles get high marks for quality representation of their inspirations. Aliens: Phalanx | Scott Sigler, 2020 Check out this …

Early Anime on TV, vol 15:

Episodic storytelling can engender an addictive loyalty in fans. If you have never seen these shows at all, my suggestion is to try a half-dozen episodes before giving up – usually you need a few shows to detail the relationships between characters. I was watching Voltron and Sailor Moon when they came out in America. …

Funny Christmas movies:

Do films like Die Hard and Gremlins count as Christmas movies? This reviewer says yes. Rare Exports (2010) rated R Summary: Young Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari’s curiosity. When Rauno’s reindeer …

Anime with Babies, vol 11

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) PG-13 Summary: The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenager runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They …