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Days of Thunder (NES): Licensed to Kill

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Like the film, Days of Thunder for the NES requires you, the inexperienced Cole Trickle, to drive the #46 City Chevrolet. Victory means winning the Winston Cup over your closest rivals Russ Wheeler and Rowdy Burns. Failure means therapy for sad Cole Trickle.

Summer Reading Challenge: Don’t Disturb the Dead – The Story of the Ramsay Brothers

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Don’t Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers by Shamya Dasgupta Harper Collins India (June 5, 2007) 238 pages ISBN:¬†9352644301 Unwittingly my Classic Film¬†Summer Reading Challenge jumped from the pioneers of American horror films at Universal Studios to the pioneers of horror on the subcontinent — the Ramsay brothers. For those that haven’t been exposed to the Ramsay… Read more »

Summer Reading Challenge: Universal Horrors: The Studio’s Classic Films 1931-1946

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When I dared to undertake the reviewing of six books about classic cinema in addition to my regularly scheduled summer fiction regimen, I should have had the foresight to choose something other than a textbook-sized compendium on every horror and horror-related film released by Universal during their first and second horror cycles.

Album Rumble: U2 – The Joshua Tree

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I last wrote about U2 after attending the 2011 concert at Heinz Field. I decided it was time to check back in with The Joshua Tree during this, the 30th Anniversary of its release. A version of this review first appeared on The Spill Magazine. Music feeds nostalgia, it places moments in time, and for a certain generation, few records… Read more »