Mark Phillips
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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is the author of several thriller and literary novels. His Bentley Books series introduced the world to sadistic serial killer Bentley Grimes, a villain of unbelievable cruelty and unimaginable coldness. His literary novels are populated with richly drawn characters struggling with issues that affect our society today, such as: homosexuality, alcoholism, family struggles, poverty, greed, and bigotry.

He is an avid sports fan as well as a lover of movies and television.

EntertainmentMovies

THE AFTER PARTY The After Party is a new comedy streaming on Netflix.  It’s about a rapper named Oh! (Owen) who is struggling to make it in hip-hop and his manager/best friend who will stop at nothing to get him signed.  Oh! suffers an embarrassment during a show early on

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BEDAZZLED Do you remember Bedazzled?  No?  Well, it wasn’t a super popular movie.  It was one of those films that you caught on cable in the early 2000s.  You know before 9/11.  Oh, don’t reference 9/11 in a light-hearted review of something old, you say?  Well, tell that to these

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Detroit Lions

MAYFIELD HUGE DETROIT (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for 138 yards in a dominant first half for Cleveland, and the Browns wrapped up the preseason with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to Devon Cajuste on the first play from scrimmage,

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THE INNOCENTS The Innocents is a new television show on Netflix.  That’s a pretty bland opening, isn’t it?  The Innocents is a British Sci/fi thriller that explores various themes and moods all while entertaining. Huh, that was better, I guess, but now I sound like every other douche writing about television shows.

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HERMAN’S HEAD If you don’t remember Herman’s Head, it was the show that Inside Out is based on.  The show focuses on Herman, a man who works in the research division of a big magazine publisher.  Basically, he’s Google before that existed, and I guess that means he’s out of job

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS Let’s make a movie where we take muppets and put them in an R-rated comedy.  The Framework can be that of a 1940s noir film.  Fast-talking detective, beautiful dames, murder mystery.  Doesn’t that sound awesome?  Then why does The Happytime Murders fail so miserably? THE PLOT The movie

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MOVIE NEWS Late August is always a slow time for movie news.  A slow time for the industry as a whole.  No big movies come out this time of year, and everyone is getting ready to go back to school. There are a few things going on that are worth

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DARKMAN Twenty-eight years ago this week Sam Raimi gave us Darkman. Raimi wanted to make an homage to the old radio and movie dramas, but he couldn’t get the rights to either The Shadow or Batman. So, instead, Raimi decided to create his own hero, and Darkman was born. TIME

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Detroit Tigers

Game: Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers When: Thursday, August 23rd at 1:10 PM Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket Starting Pitchers: DET: Matthew Boyd: 7-11 (4.27 ERA) 121 SO CWS: James Shields: 5-14 (4.39 ERA) 127 SO Starting Lineups: White Sox: 1. Tim

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Detroit Tigers

DETROIT (AP) When David Bote’s two-run homer cleared the fence in the fifth inning, it felt almost like a milestone for the Chicago Cubs — the first time in six games they’d scored more than one run. “Whatever it was, was broken at that point,” manager Joe Maddon said. “That

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