This is a choice collection of 150 movie reviews of classic and contemporary time movies by international syndicated film critic Susan Granger. It includes films from the earliest days to today, from the Russian film, Battleship Potemkin (1925) and Gone With the Wind (1939) to Bridge of Spies (2015) and Zootopia (2016). 150 Time Movies includes reviews reprinted from Granger's popular website, www.susangranger.com, as well as more than two dozen new reviews of English and foreign film classics and an original introduction by Granger.
The author grew up in Hollywood; her father was director/producer S. Sylvan Simon, and, after his untimely death at 41 while filming From Here to Eternity, her mother remarried and Susan's step-father was MGM producer Armand Deutsch.
The storm led me to Padthaway. I could never resist the allure of dark swirling clouds, windswept leaves sweeping down cobbled lanes or a view of the sea stirring up its defiant nature. The sea possessed a power all of its own and this part of Cornwall, an isolated stretch of rocky cliff tops and unexplored beaches both enchanted and terrified me. It is not a lie to say I felt drawn out that day, led to a certain destiny...
So begins this new mystery series. Young Daphne du Maurier, headstrong, adventurous, and standing at the cusp of greatness. Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, she stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets. As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway—in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets. 'Murder on the Cliffs is an enthralling mystery that gives fictional life to the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier's classic 'Rebecca'.
MECH COMMAND: WHEN IT ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, HAS TO BE DESTROYED OVERNIGHT Once upon a time, the Earth had protectors. Seal Team 6 … Delta Force … Paw Patrol. They’re all gone now, vaporized during an alien invasion that has only recently ended. What’s left behind is a small group of survivors led by a former scavenger named Danny Deus, who’ve been selected to compete for a spot as operators in the Mech Command, a global mechanized fighting force dedicated to defending the Earth, kicking the crap out of wannabe alien invaders, and looping back through time every now and again.
What most would consider a lifetime’s worth of work—battling extraterrestrial bad guys and saving the universe—Danny and the operators call a busy Tuesday. If you enjoy over-the-top sci-fi action, cool mechs, and smartass characters, saddle up with the Mech Command and enjoy a series that’s been described as READY PLAYER ONE meets PACIFIC RIM.
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The Tales from the Canyons of the Damned range from 1400 to 10000 words.
This story is 1400 words. It should be read in ten minutes with a coffee, beer, or a glass of wine - and the light on. Jed McGuire is a third generation Sandhog. In his fifteen years mining the bowels of the city, he's been everything. Almost everything. An Homage to Lovecraft, Ligotti, and King