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Day: February 15, 2017

The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill – Mafia and Mystery Mingle in Chicago’s ‘Downton Abbey’

28SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Lost Girl of Astor Street Review Society’s expectations and the expectations of Piper Sail are two very different things. An 18-year-old socialite, Piper is used to things going her way. Influencing this is the fact that she’s the only daughter of a high profile lawyer. Watching as her father replaces her mother with a new wife is hard for Piper though her brother, Nick seems unaffected. Piper’s family upheaval takes second place, however, when her best friend goes missing. As the police search for Lydia and seek clues of her captor, Piper takes up amateur sleuthing. The deeper she...

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Vintage Film Review: The Swan Princess

19SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly The Swan Princess Review (1994) In 1994, when I was six years old, two animated movies were released. One of these was Disney’s The Lion King; the other was The Swan Princess. Richard Rich, who directed the latter, had worked at Disney in the 1980s. Rich left Disney after directing The Black Cauldron and formed his own animation studio. Before leaving Disney, he had pitched the idea for a cartoon adaptation of the famous ballet Swan Lake. Disney said no. After making a series of shorts, Rich directed it himself, giving us The Swan Princess.  In both the film and the ballet, a princess named Odette is turned into...

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