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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.

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GO Ah, 1999, when Katie Holmes used to act in films before Tom Cruise locked her in that dungeon.  Special note to the lawyers for Tom Cruise: that last line was a joke.  No one will believe that ever happened.  If you sue me over this joke, then you are

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MORGAN FREEMAN Morgan Freeman is facing accusations of sexual harassment from eight women.  CNN spoke to sixteen people in total – the eight accusers and eight witnesses. One young production assistant on the set of 2017’s Going in Style said: “[Freeman] kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking

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13 REASONS WHY If you’ve never heard of it, 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix show that focuses on some pretty heavy issues.  In their first season, they dealt with a teenager, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) committing suicide.  This season they’ve upped their game and take on ALL THE ISSUES!!!!!

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GROWING PAINS Ah, Growing Pains.  What a schizophrenic show.  At times wholly goofy and other times heartfelt and serious, this show ran the whole gamut. The episode we’re about to look at is the perfect example of this.  But first, I would be remiss if I didn’t direct you to our

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DEADPOOL 2 Deadpool 2 is the follow up to 2016’s Deadpool.  A meta, fourth-wall-breaking, hilarious, comic book character who represents something different for comic book movies. Both films are rated R and really not for children, but they can be an absolute joy for adults. The basic story is that

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MOVIE NEWS It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for movie news. BOX OFFICE Deadpool 2 dominated the box office this weekend, earning more than $300 million globally.  Avengers: Infinity War slipped to number 2, but faired well overseas and grew its total to over $1.8 billion.  That makes it

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SUPERBAD Full disclosure: I don’t think Superbad is a retro movie.  That’s probably because I’m old.  However, my bosses insisted that I write this, and I’ve defied them so much in the past that I owe them this. THE PLOT Three high school friends want to get alcohol for a

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RED LETTER MEDIA Red Letter Media or RLM is a genuinely unique YouTube channel. On the surface, it’s a movie review channel, which is pretty commonplace.  Their review show, Half in the Bag, is a bit like Siskel and Ebert if Siskel and Ebert had been funnier and drunker. They

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CHARLES IN CHARGE So, a little history lesson.  Charles in Charge was a CBS sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1985.  It struggled to garner ratings, and CBS canceled it after one season. However, during the ’80s and early part of the ’90s, there was a trend to revive canceled shows

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ADAM SANDLER There’s still one more week until Deadpool 2 comes out and there’s nothing I want to see.  Given that fact I’ve decided to look back at a bunch of films I didn’t want to see. We’re going to rank the Adam Sandler movies. *Special Note: Sandler has been

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