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Hanna: Movie Review

IN THE September 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJesus Ibarra,
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by Jesus Ibarra



Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan, is a revenge film that surprisingly has many layers to it, mostly because of the superb acting from Saoirse as Hanna and the object of her revenge, Cate Blanchet’s CIA Agent Marissa Wiegler. The film also benefits from an awesome electronic score that sets the mood for the action when it ramps up, or when the film slows down its pace. The directing also gives the film a unique atmosphere that just draws you in sometimes, making the film fast paced when it needs to be and slows it down when it has to.

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Target Earth: 50s SciFi Movie Review

IN THE December 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andContributors,
andLarry Ham
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by Karen Lewis



Welcome to a brand new feature here at Kings River Life! I am a fan of 1950s sci-fi movies. A big fan. I guess it’s a hereditary thing. My late father was a fan of the same movies, so I got an early start. Thanks to DVD, I can now watch almost every sci-fi movie from the fifties, and they’re as much fun now as they were back then — maybe more so!

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KRL Staff Scary/Mystery Movie Pics

IN THE October 30 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andContributors,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by KRL staff



The staff here at KRL decided it would be fun to share with our readers their favorite mystery, suspense or horror film! Feel free to comment and share yours with us too!
Our winners for top pics are Silence of the Lambs & The Sixth Sense!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



In July of 2001, TV producer, Karen Covell, birthed the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN), because she believed that Hollywood was not “Sodom and Gomorrah” but “Nineveh” – it can be redeemed. HPN is a grass roots prayer ministry led by Hollywood professionals who seek to impact our culture through prayer.

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Fringe: TV Review

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andJesus Ibarra,
andTeens,
andTV
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by Jesus Ibarra



In the summer of 2009, Fox began airing strange and cryptic promos for a little show called Fringe. At the time, I had just finished watching all the seasons of The X-Files and saw these promos as something that would try to rip off the greatness that was The X-Files. The thing that gave me the urge to watch the show was that it was created by Lost, Alias, and Cloverfield mastermind J.J. Abrams.

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ICarly: TV Show Review

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andJessica Ham,
andTeens,
andTV
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by Jessica Ham



Television is all about sex and scandal these days and the kids’ shows are melting our children’s brains. It’s almost impossible to find a middle ground, but if you look hard enough you just might find one in ICarly on Nickelodeon. ICarly is clean, educational, and entertaining.

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True Blood: TV Review

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andJesus Ibarra,
andTV
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by Jesus Ibarra



Having read the Sookie Stackhouse novels, I was excited to see an HBO adaptation created by Alan Ball. True Blood is based on the people of Bon Temps, Lousiana, mainly around telepathic waitress Sookie and her love of a vampire name Bill.

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Charlie St. Cloud: Movie Review

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

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andMovies,
andTeens
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by Kristalyn Patzkowski



One preview caught my interest and, when asked if there was a movie I wanted to see, I had an immediate answer. I wanted to see Charlie St. Cloud, which stars Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan and Amanda Crew.

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by Antonio Sandoval



Percy Jackson is your average 12-year-old sixth grader. He suffers from dyslexia and ADHD and, as a result, is constantly in trouble and kicked out of boarding school. His mom is married to a jerk who would rather play poker and smoke cigars than support his “family.”

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Inception: Movie Review

IN THE July 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Jesus Ibarra



Christopher Nolan redefined what it meant to be a superhero with his masterpiece The Dark Knight and, in Inception, aims to redefine what reality itself means. I believe this is far superior to any of his other films. He wrote, produced and directed this ambitious SciFi film…

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The Last Song: Book Review

IN THE July 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andEvery Other Book,
andTeens
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by Billiann Robertson



In this novel by Nicholas Sparks, a teenage girl is forced to spend the summer with her father. Coming from New York City, Ronnie Miller isn’t looking forward to spending her summer in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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The Crazies: Movie Review

IN THE July 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMovies,
andTeens
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by Allison Mackie



What would you do if everyone in your hometown suddenly started acting not only completely crazy, but homicidal? If your friends and family members turned into glassy-eyed, uncontrollable monsters, what would you do to survive? What measures would you be willing to take?

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Ellipse by Imogen Heap

IN THE July 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andJacob Alvarado,
andMusic,
andTeens
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by Jacob Alvarado



At the mention of Alternative music, people usually think headbanger Rock mixed with Pop. This is far from the case with Imogen Heap. Like New Age artist Enya, Heap does all her own instrumentation and vocals.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



When I first began to see promos for Castle, I knew it was something I had to check out. Beyond the fact that he was a mystery-solving mystery writer a la Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote

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