Monthly Archives: May 2015

Review of “Before I Go to Sleep”

* * * B Great little thriller/mystery about a woman (Nicole Kidman) who has amnesia and loses all short term memory of the previous day when she sleeps. Her loving husband (Colin Firth) keeps everything secret from her. She secretly … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Iron Trial”

* * * B The Iron Trial is a fantasy novel by Holly Black and Cassandra Claire (author of the excellent “City of Bones”). The Iron Trial is targeted at young adults, and is a very easy read, taking me … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Naming”

* * * B The Naming is a fantasy novel by Alison Croggon. It is the story of a young woman Maerad who is freed from slavery by the magician (called a Bard in this fantasy) Cadvan. Over the course … Continue reading

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Review of “The Book of Life”

* * C The Book of Life, an animated film based on Mexican folklore, is cute and colorful, but I found the story and characters a bit uncompelling. The story revolves around a love triangle and a bet made between … Continue reading

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Review of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

* * * B The latest big budget Avengers movie pits the Marvel heroes against an enemy of their own creation. Quicksilver and the Red Witch (in this incarnation, created by Hydra) make their first appearances, with Cap, Iron Man, … Continue reading

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Second Draft of “War in Elysium” is Finished

I just finished typing in the last of the long hand writing of my novel “War in Elysium”. It’s a fantasy that revolves around an imagined afterlife ruled over by powerful angelic beings known as the Archons, which is invaded … Continue reading

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Review of “Monsters: Dark Continent”

* * C Monsters: Dark Continent is a war movie that happens to have extraterrestrials in the mix. After a racey beginning back home, four friends ship out to the infected zone in the middle east to battle both monsters … Continue reading

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