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Hardy’s performance as both Eddie and Venom saved this movie from its sloppy plot and cheesy “one-liners”

Hardy's performance as both Eddie and Venom saved this movie from its sloppy plot and cheesy
“Venom” was given a hard time by critics, but its record breaking $205 Million opening weekend box office results say fans thought otherwise.
October 9, 2018

Tom Hardy, best known for playing the character Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”, takes on the role of yet another masked villain; Venom. “Venom” delivered a wide range of “goods and bads” in...

Will you love or hate this book?

Will you love or hate this book?
Maybe both, with a title like "Love, Hate & Other Filters"
October 8, 2018

Reading Love, Hate & Other Filters is like watching a movie. Which can be a good thing and a bad thing. Maya Aziz is an Indian Muslim senior at a very white small town high school. She loves...

A dark Nancy Drew meets comedic suspense in “A Simple Favor”

A dark Nancy Drew meets comedic suspense in “A Simple Favor
The combination of French pop music, two great actresses, and a script with many twists and turns; creates an exciting movie that most audiences will be entertained by.
October 2, 2018

From the 1960’s french pop music to the Nancy Drew style investigations, Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick bring the perfect mixture of comedy and suspense to “A Simple Favor.” Emily (Blake Lively)...

The bookworm’s paragon

The bookworm's paragon
Ink and Bone will carry away any true reader
September 24, 2018

If you’re reading this book review, you probably like books. Here’s a treat: Ink and Bone, a book about books. The world of Ink and Bone is controlled by the Great Library, a huge network of libraries...

Megalodon do do do do do

Megalodon do do do do do
The Meg struggled in storytelling and character interactions, but picked itself back up with action and suspense sequences
September 20, 2018

When a research operation goes wrong and accidentally sets loose a prehistoric Megalodon, a team of scientific workers must do everything possible to keep this killer shark from reaching the shores and...

“The Catcher in the Rye”: not really a catch at all

“The Catcher in the Rye” in its rightful place.
An account of why this book ought to be ignored
September 7, 2018

“If you really want to hear about it…” (Pg 3). That’s the first thing Holden, the narrator and main character of The Catcher in the Rye, says in his 277-page waste of time some might call “a...

The Fellowship of the Ring (Review)

The Fellowship of the Ring (Review)
It's likely you've heard of the popular book before, but here's why you should pick it up and give it a chance!
March 22, 2018

The Lord of the Rings is a classic book series that tells of an adventure that could inspire anyone to be as brave as a hobbit, so grab a fellowship of your own and lets get into the review: With many...

John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” takes two thumbs up

John Green returns to the YA scene after 5 years.
John Green's deep and thoughtful meditation of mental illness is long anticipated after his last book was published 5 years ago.
February 6, 2018

“Spirals grow infinitely small the farther you follow them inward, but they also grow infinitely large the farther you follow them out.” Revelations on mental health proliferate the young adult...

Why you should read “The Hobbit”

Shown are silhouettes of all of the main characters in the book. 
Via google images
The Hobbit is a timeless classic that takes you on a great adventure.
October 27, 2017

The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a children’s book written in 1932. The book popularized adventure stories and brought children’s books out of the expectations of being small, boring, quick-read...

Nerve: “A game of Truth or Dare without the Truth”

The cover of the most recent edition of Nerve
In this case, the movie is actually better than the book
October 26, 2017

We all saw the trailers for the movie NERVE, and some of us might have even seen it in theaters, but not all of us know it is based on a book. September’s book club book was Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, and...

‘The Good Doctor’— A Greater Voice for Autism?

‘The Good Doctor’— A Greater Voice for Autism?
Is ABC’s new medical-drama television series necessarily accurate in portraying a neurodevelopmental disorder?
October 5, 2017
The review is spoiler safe.

“The Cellar”, a real seller

August 31, 2017

The Cellar by Natasha Preston is a young adult novel about a teen named Summer who is kidnapped. The story is told from the point of view of Summer, her boyfriend Louis, and her kidnapper Colin. After...

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