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Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything left to Know About Television’s Longest Running Comedy

The first thing I did when I got my review copy of Stephen Tropiano’s Saturday Night Live FAQ was to squeal in delight and wave the book around excitedly. The second thing I did was to spill tea on it. Not a lot of tea, just a drop on the top edge, but I don’t …

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Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

I feel like Terminator Vault:The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator II: Judgment Day is as enjoyable to movie fans as it is to people who like books with pockets. You know the kind I mean – those awesome coffee table numbers with little wax paper sleeves full of blue prints …

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Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks

At best, books about movies feel like a dialogue between reader and writer. Obviously the conversation can’t happen in real time, but as you read along, there should be a fair amount of, “You’ve seen that too? What did you think? What about this one? Really?!” And the writer responds through the page, communicating his …

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Armageddon Films FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Zombies, Contagions, Aliens, and the End of the World as We Know It!

People who know me well know that I love me a good disaster movie. Sometimes I even love me a BAD disaster movie, like The Day After Tomorrow. I don’t care how implausible it is that Dennis Quaid can walk on snowshoes, from Philadelphia to New York City, surviving face-shattering freezing weather, wolves, and collapsing …

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Horror Films FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Slashers, Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, and More

Though I rarely go back to them, I’m a sucker for books about movies. It’s fun paging through them to see which ones you’ve seen, deciding whether or not you agree with the commentary, and stumbling upon things you’ve never heard of. It’s a great way to learn trivia and it’s a great way to …

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FilmCraft: Screenwriting

This latest installment in the FilmCraft series is a delightfully encyclopedic look into the world of screenwriting from the perspective of those working in the industry. It includes interviews and profiles of prominent screenwriters from Caroline Thompson to Woody Allen, but even when the names don’t sound familiar, the films will. Too often the work …

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Rearview Mirror

In 2009, George Hamilton penned the memoir Don’t Mind If I Do. This October, Rod Stewart spilled his life story in Rod: The Autobiography. What do the two have in common? Alana Stewart. Both men were married to the blond beauty, and she too has written about her life in Rearview Mirror: A Memoir. If …

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Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen

Lovers of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical masterpiece will delight in the nearly 100-page book that includes insightful details, behind-the-scenes photos and 20 pieces of removable memorabilia such as annotated scripts and costume sketches. Did you know that Glee’s Lea Michelle made her Broadway debut as young Cosette? Did you know that all the …

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