“Drive” by James Sallis (2006)

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Set somewhere in a time period where pay phones exist, Drive tells the minimalist tale of The Driver, a stunt man by day who moonlights as a getaway driver during his off hours.  He falls in love with his neighbor Irene, whose husband (Standard) is in prison for a robbery.  After Standard is released, he strikes up a very profitable friendship with The Driver.  After a job goes wrong, Driver finds himself with a bag full of money belonging to the mafia and a price on his head.  He doesn’t take kindly to this and ends up having to kill a bunch of people to survive.  Continue reading

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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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It was WAY  back in the autumn of 1995, when I was in 8th grade, that I read about this crazy sounding film about bank robbers fighting stripper vampires in Fangoria. At this point in my life I was more of a franchise horror fan than a crime/action movie person. All that changed upon the films release in January 1996. Continue reading

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