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About robbinsrealm

I was born in Smithtown, New York, and grew up, worked, and lived in various areas of Long Island before moving to Boca Raton, Florida where I now make my home. In addition to being an aspiring writer, I am also an English teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s Degree in Education, both from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. In my spare time you will find me engrossed in books, watching movies, socializing with friends, or just staying active.

“Kolchak Episode – The Inspiration for Chase’s Sopranos”

Created by Jeff Rice, and starring Darren McGavin, (A Christmas Story) “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” aired on ABC Television from September 13, 1974 through March 28, 1975. Unfortunately, the momentum generated from two popular and successful television movies, The Night … Continue reading

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“Black Water By Joyce Carol Oates”

The main protagonist of Joyce Carol Oates’, taut, thought-provoking, and suspenseful novella, “Black Water,” is Kelly Kelleher. The intelligent, twenty-six year old, political journalist works for a magazine called the ‘Citizen Inquiry.’ During a festive Fourth of July celebration, located … Continue reading

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“Shadow of Truth – Murder Mystery Documentary Series on Netflix”

At the start of the first episode of “Shadow of Truth,” Ilana Rada is talking about every parent’s worst nightmare, the disappearance of a child. In this instance, her daughter, Tair, had not returned home from school, even though classes … Continue reading

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“The Woman in Cabin 10 By Ruth Ware”

The narrator of British author, Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, sophomore effort, “The Woman in Cabin 10,” is  Laura “Lo” Blacklock. Lo, as she prefers to be called, is a writer for Velocity magazine, a publication that specializes in high-end travel. Opportunity … Continue reading

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“Get Out”

The catalyst for the clever, suspenseful, and unsettling film “Get Out,” begins with an ordinary situation that doesn’t take long to escalate into something ominous. The camera focuses in on a man who is talking on his cell phone about … Continue reading

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The Netflix original film “iboy” takes its source material from English writer Kevin Brook’s young-adult novel of the same name. Tom (Bill Milner) is a slightly awkward, high school teenager, who lives in modern day London with his grandmother, Nan, … Continue reading

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“Train to Busan”

Seok Woo (Yoo Gong) loves his young daughter Soo-an (Soo-an Kim). He wants to be an integral part of her life, however, due to his very demanding, albeit financially rewarding occupation as a fund manager, he is seldom at home. … Continue reading

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