Welcome to your worst nightmare!

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Oh yes! I’m blogging again. Just putting my crime-mystery-thriller face on.

Watch this space!

Bloodlines by Angela Marsons: Skilful Manipulation

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How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring mother and social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

MY REVIEW

OMFG! 

The mere mention of Dr. Hannibal Lecter can send shivers down my spine. To me, he’s the ultimate psychopath that I measure every psychopath against. As a fan of psychological thriller, it would take a really evil antagonist to make me pay attention.

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Fifty Shades Darker (and Dumber)

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I know, I know. The movie is seriously panned by critics and casual moviegoers, but I watched it anyway. Why? Because I believe in second chances. And the trailer was intriguing enough to warrant viewing.

Never trust trailers.

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Arrival: Moving and Mesmerizing

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It’s hard to catch up on on reading when there are so many wonderful movies out there. Between films and books, I tend to go where the gratification is faster. Though books are arguably more satisfying, there will be times that a brilliant film will come along and just blow you away.

Arrival is one of those films.

Read my review here.

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Ocean’s 8: What We Know So Far

I don’t care if critics say that Ocean’s 8 is an unnecessary spin-off.

You know what’s unnecessary? The Ghostbusters reboot.

This first official photo of the movie was released last month and it’s the epitome of Girl Power. Details are sparse, but here are some of the things we know so far.

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Nocturnal Animals: Revenge Best Served Cold

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Holy Sh*t.

This movie was hard to watch but I just couldn’t stop watching.

Nocturnal Animals is the film adaptation of the 1993 novel “Tony & Susan” written by Austin Wright. I didn’t know what the book was about  and was probably too young to care back then. While the stellar cast is reason enough to watch the film, it’s Tom Ford that made me want to watch it. This is just Ford’s second film (A Single Man, being his directorial debut), but he has shown a distinct filmmaking style, reminiscent of David Fincher, though much more deliberate and artsy. Nocturnal Animals is part art film, part thriller, and 100% provocative.

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One-two Punch: The Girl Who…by Marnie Riches

I might be overdosing on titles that begin with “The Girl”. I expressed my disappointment at the film adaptation of The Girl on The Train here, and I just finished Robert Bryndza’s The Girl in the Ice, which I thought was intense. I’d like to say more, but I’m still catching my breath.

But before that, I indulged (or overindulged) in The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows and The Girl Who Had No Fear, both written by British crime author Marnie Riches. I figured The Girl titles will not be going away anytime soon, so I’ll just embrace it! Because why the hell not?

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The Girl on the Train: Unbelievably bad film adaptation

 

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I didn’t read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins at the height of its popularity, but I’ve read it even before I found out it will be turned into a movie. And that’s all that matters to me. Because the film is so unbelievably bad. So please stop calling it this year’s “Gone Girl”. Not even close!

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The Verdict: The People vs. O J Simpson

Forget the one hot mess that was Batman V. Superman. Here’s the ultimate face-off that you should’ve have been watching:

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I just couldn’t tear myself away from this show.

I was still a teenager when the events unfolded. It was all over the news and it divided the nation because the murder case became a racial issue. Unlike my family, I didn’t strictly follow the story then, but I know what one should know about the case. Two decades, later, the case seems to have been “re-opened” by way of a TV drama that’s just so explosive.

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Sorry, Leo. (The Martian Review)

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Anyone who can make me sit for 2 hours and 14 minutes just to watch Matt Damon science the sh*t out of things is an absolute genius. GENIUS. So, to Ridley Scott and everyone involved in the filming of The Martian, you guys are incredibly fantastic.

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