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Oscar Doc Nominees 2017 | LJ Media Reviews

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With only days left until the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, LJ shares its reviews of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Any way you look at it, we’ve got the winner. See if you agree.

Patterson, Scottoline, Slaughter, & More | Thriller Previews, Aug. 2017

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Brennan, Allison. Shattered. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250129277. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250129284. THRILLER After a friend’s young son is kidnapped and suffocated, a crime for which the friend’s wife now stands accused, investigative reporter Max Revere is looking into three similar cases over the last two decades. Funny how no one wants […]

Someone’s in the Kitchen | Video Reviews, March 1, 2017

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playing with the balance of different cultures and unique foods, viewers will enjoy how these two chefs play with food boundaries

Audiobooks by Doctorow and Vinet | Xpress Reviews

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The fascinating, ironic, and fanciful strands that Doctorow pulls from history and imagination are both humorous and horrific, read in his own voice; a diverting historical romance for libraries collecting to please genre fans

Men Before Their Time | Audio Reviews, March 1, 2017

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A compelling look at two extraordinary historical figures; history buffs will find these books to be challenging but exciting reads

Switching Things Up | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2017

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Last fall, Nintendo announced its new gaming console, the Switch. It hooks up to a television like all other gaming consoles, but it can also function as a mobile gaming device…. While cross-functionality between mobile and home consoles has been done before, never has a consistent game play experience been possible.

From Being There to Solace | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2017

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Being There. 130+ min. Hal Ashby, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432823. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432816. $39.95. SATIRE Peter Sellers as a gardener-turned-guru. Canoa: A Shameful Mystery. 115+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Felipe Cazals, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432809. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432793. $39.95. DRAMA Fiction in […]

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

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For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

LJ Media Reviews: March 1, 2017

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The Whole Town’s Talking about Flagg’s latest; FitzSimmons enlivens what could be just another run-of-the-mill thriller; a must-see for fans of Sergei Polunin and ballet; a powerful Australian film about the importance of life

Audiobooks from Austen, Chang, Graham, Henson, Kendrick, Kitfield, and Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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An Austen classic; recommended for fans of hip-hop music itself; Graham will be popular in spite of herself; an absorbing read that is more than the typical celebrity memoir; Kendrick will find an audience; for listeners with an interest in the military; a must-listen for Sanders followers