Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fiction Tuesday-The Girl on The Train

The book to read this year in BOOK CLUBS, or just good reading in bed. It has something for everybody. The thing is..can you trust a drunk girl on a train? Oh, its popular at the library, and its really getting folks into reading who generally can't find a book to read. Its one of those that you can't put down. So keep it on your list. You might not get it right away at the library, but as many tell me..its worth it.

 The story is told by three characters, Rachel, Megan and Anna. Rachel’s life has unraveled because of her divorce, alcoholism and unemployment and as she rides the train each day from home to Euston she makes up stories about the lives of the people she sees through the passing train window. She is envious of a young couple, whom she has named Jess & Jason and despises her ex-husband Tom’s new wife Anna. One day she sees Jess, (real name Megan) from the train window with someone other than her husband Jason, (real name Scott). Shortly after this encounter she finds out that Megan has disappeared and begins to involve herself in the disappearance to the annoyance of her ex-husband Tom, Megan’s husband, Scott and the police. Because of her blackouts she cannot always remember what she actually witnessed, or is that because others are telling her she is unreliable? The story is a roller coaster of emotions - Darian


Sunday, March 29, 2015

It Follows

The cinematography and score are really what stood out to me the most. I mean, these shots were incredibly interesting and the John Carpenteresque score added a level of eeriness that only swelled the unsettling ambiance the film already set in place.-bunkerdash

For nineteen-year-old Jay(Maika Monroe), Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind. Directed by David Robert Mitchell.

Everyone should go see It Follows! It’s original and doesn’t rely on cheap scares. What more do you need to know with the state of horror movies nowadays?-Travis