Peter LaPrade

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Catch Me If You Can [Import] <b>VHS</b> ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Catch Me If You Can [Import] VHS ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
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"Catch me if You can" is a disposable movie about the exploits of "paperhanger" Frank W. Abagnale, based on the book of the same name. Frank Jr.(Leonardo DiCaprio in a good role) starts his imposter career while still in high school. Then, he drops out when his father(played subtly by Christopher Walken) has severe financial problems, and starts to learn how to pass off bad checks. He comes up with the idea to pose as a Pan-Am pilot, and uses a new scheme taking advantage of routing numbers. Hoping to find the con-man, is Carl Henrietty(Tom Hanks). There are a few close calls where Carl nearly catchs Frank, and Frank always calls Carl on Christmas(which leads to his… Read more
Desire by Lindsay Ahl
Desire by Lindsay Ahl
"Desire", Lindsay Ahl's debut novel is a messy, overly surreal novel about a bossy, manipulative, generally unlikable woman named Elena Monroe, named after her standoffish, crusading, and unknowable mother. Basically, Elena Jr.'s lover finds out that the mother is still alive, and not killed in Africa in 1975. Then, Elena goes to New York and then Kenya on a whim. We met a stoned, confused man named Forester who was Elena Sr.'s lover. Then we are bored to death, and cannot care less what happens to the whiny heroine. Next time, Ahl should create a character we can actually relate to. The novel takes its title from a 1975 Dylan album, the perfect title that a poseur would use.
BLOOD SACRIFICE by Gary Alexander
BLOOD SACRIFICE by Gary Alexander
Gary Alexander's "Blood Sacriface" introduces us to a full blooded Mayan named Luis Balam. He sells touristy trinkets, and does tour guiding. Luis was also a traffic cop before a rich and powerful heir got away with murder due to corrupt higherups that let Luis go for pressing it. Luis now is hired by lawyer trying to find evidence on whether a missonary from Oklahoma is the serial killer "Gilbert", who kills young attractive women with a flint knife(possibly Mayan). Soon, Luis is warned to look away from the rich man who he tried to put away before, and he and the sister of the latest victim team up to see if the missionary was set up. Quirky characters, and a side… Read more