The Walking Dead: Compendium One

Written By: Robert Kirkman Penciler and Inker: Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard Editor: Sina Grace Distributed By: Image Comics  Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 My brother has been reading The Walking Dead comic book series since its inception and has been trying to get me to read it for almost as long.  The same canContinue reading “The Walking Dead: Compendium One”

The Racketeer

Written By John Grisham Published By: Bantam Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                I love John Grisham’s writing and read every book by him that I can get my hands on.  I’ve reviewed some really great Grisham novels over the years.  So, when a family member offered me a copy of The Racketeer that they hadContinue reading “The Racketeer”

The Rogue Lawyer

Author: John Grisham Published By: Bantam Books Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read a number of John Grisham novels and always been happy with them.  In fact, quite recently, I wondered to myself why it is that I haven’t read more of his works.  I decided to remedy that situation and, when I sawContinue reading “The Rogue Lawyer”

Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham Published By: Doubleday Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 I’ve read quite a few John Grisham novels and I have to say that A Time to Kill was one of the best.  Even the movie that was adapted from the novel was excellent, simply because they stuck pretty closely to the incredibly captivatingContinue reading “Sycamore Row”

A Time to Kill

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 In the early 1990s, I read an amazing legal thriller by John Grisham entitled A Time to Kill.  A few years later, a movie adaptation starring Matthew McConaughey hit the theaters.  The movie adaptation was pretty good – one of the better adaptations of Grisham’sContinue reading “A Time to Kill”

Gridiron Gang

Presented By: Sony Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1990, a football team, comprised of hardened juvenile detention camp prisoners, began a journey toward greatness.  The team was led by camp probation officers, Sean Porter and Malcolm Moore, who sought a way to keep their prisoners, mostly former gang members, from returning to theirContinue reading “Gridiron Gang”

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

Distributed by: Universal Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                  Years ago, I reviewed a musical score Mark Isham created for The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.  I was intrigued by the film based on a book (Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express by Robert C. Gallagher) about Ernie Davis, the first African American football player toContinue reading “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”

The Blind Side

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Reviewed by Melissa Minners              How much can a simple act of kindness achieve?  What if that act of kindness was followed by another?  What if, in addition to that initial kindness, you through in a willingness to believe in the person for whom you have committed this act of kindness?  WhatContinue reading “The Blind Side”

We Are Marshall

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             On November 14, 1970, Huntington, West Virginia experienced one of the worst tragedies in the history of the town.  A plane, chartered to transport the Marshall University’s Thundering Herd football team from its game in North Carolina, crashed just short of its destination.  The crashContinue reading “We Are Marshall”

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