Spoiler Alert

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762777427
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Delayed gratification is good, but instant gratification is faster. In today’s world of short attention spans and long Netflix queues, we’re constantly jonesing for new, now, next. All of the spoilers of this succinct, informative, and amusing collection come from classic movies, shows, and books that everyone knows or needs to know. Here is the perfect book for everyone who reads the last page of a book first.

Nerd Haiku

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762786752
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Behold, mortals, a celebratory homage to all things nerdy. For years we have longed to escape the confines of our parents’ basements, but today we Matrix mavens and Lovecraft lovers have emerged from our AV Squad closets and seized the reins of popular culture. Of course, our chronic asthma and social anxiety still keep us from talking to the girl at GameStop, so we have a way to go. Good thing there’s Nerd Haiku, a light-hearted, lightsaber–pointed poke at the absurdities, stereotypes, and truths of nerd culture. These fun, thoughtful, clever poems speak to the core elements of our nerd universe: science fiction, fantasy, comic books, super heroes, big-budget movies, role-playing games, TV series, animation, cosplay, and more, as well as our celebrated (and derided) authors, artists, actors, and franchises. All of us—from comic book and comedy nerds to computer and design nerds—will appreciate and cherish these gems of poetic wisdom.

Movie Night Trivia

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
ISBN: 9781604336108
Format: PDF
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From musicals and comedies, to superheroes and action flicks, make "movie night" with friends or family the best night of the week with a year's worth of blockbuster brain-benders for film buffs of all ages! The perfect facilitator for a night of cinema-inspired fun, MOVIE NIGHT TRIVIA runs the gamut from questions about old classics to new releases. This beautiful, full-color gift book is picture-perfect (pun intended) for an Oscar party, or simply a night of family laughs. Answers are listed at the base of each page, rather than the back of the book, in order to minimalize frustrating and time-consuming page flipping. Challenge yourself with true-or-false lightning rounds at the end of each chapter to prove your status as a future film critic to your bar trivia crew, or to your family during movie night! The only film trivia book on the market featuring full-color photographs, posters, and movie stills throughout, this is the ultimate compendium for film buffs!

Fun with Kirk and Spock

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1604335262
Format: PDF, Kindle
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See the Enterprise. See the Enterprise go boldly. Go Go Go, Enterprise! Go Boldly! Join Kirk and Spock as they go boldly where no parody has gone before! This Prime Directive primer steps through The Guardian of Forever to a simpler time of reading, writing, and red shirts. Fun with Kirk and Spock will help cadets of all ages master the art of reading as their favorite Starfleet officers, Klingons, Romulans, Andorians, and Gorn beam down into exciting adventures.

Psychology at the Movies

Author: Skip Dine Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470971770
Format: PDF
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Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields

Pink Is for Boys

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Running Press Kids
ISBN: 0762462485
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow. Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman's sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.

Being Single on Noah s Ark

Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559592
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cargan provides a brief history of marriage and family life and the changes occuring in them between 1950 and 2005. This book further evaluates the stereotypes that are applied to singles, noting changes that have occured in these beliefs.

101 Ways to Kill a Zombie

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789324832
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Humorous illustrations and text list the different ways in which to kill a zombie, including screwdriver, catapult, nerd rage, and pillow fight.

Brian De Palma s Split Screen

Author: Douglas Keesey
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1628466987
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible) and the most high-profile failures (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood history. De Palma helped launch the careers of such prominent actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek (who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actress in Carrie). Indeed Quentin Tarantino named Blow Out as one of his top three favorite films, praising De Palma as the best living American director. Picketed by feminists protesting its depictions of violence against women, Dressed to Kill helped to create the erotic thriller genre. Scarface, with its over-the-top performance by Al Pacino, remains a cult favorite. In the twenty-first century, De Palma has continued to experiment, incorporating elements from videogames (Femme Fatale), tabloid journalism (The Black Dahlia), YouTube, and Skype (Redacted and Passion) into his latest works. What makes De Palma such a maverick even when he is making Hollywood genre films? Why do his movies often feature megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he merely a misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock? To answer these questions, author Douglas Keesey takes a biographical approach to De Palma’s cinema, showing how De Palma reworks events from his own life into his films. Written in an accessible style, and including a chapter on every one of his films to date, this book is for anyone who wants to know more about De Palma’s controversial films or who wants to better understand the man who made them.

Leaf Dance

Author: Bobby Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481450840
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Celebrate the first day of fall with Raggedy Ann and her adorable brother Andy in this sweet Level 2 Ready-to-Read. It’s the first day of fall, and Raggedy Ann and Andy can’t wait to go outside and play in the leaf piles! Better yet, they decide to throw a party with apple picking, leaf fairies, and even a leaf dance. Join your favorite doll duo as they prance around through the crunchy falling leaves. Celebrate 100 years of Raggedy Ann and Andy with this timeless fall classic!