Reviews

Claire’s Review of Twilight, Part 3

Chapter 5: OMG BLOOOOOOD! Are you scared yet?! ARE YOU?! So Bella talks to the jerk a bit more, and he just comes out and tells her that he's a jerk and she shouldn't be friends with him, WHICH OF COURSE SHE DOES NOT LISTEN TO because of him being perfect. (Take a...

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Claire’s Review of Twilight, Part 2

Chapter 3: Still not convinced Bella isn't a space alien. I'm three pages into the third chapter. This is so unbearably hard to read. She's talked to Edward once - ONCE, and it was a normal conversation between teenagers, as far as I can see - and she's calling it...

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Claire’s Review of Twilight, Part 1

Yes, this may call my sanity into question, but I've decided to review Twilight chapter by chapter. My initial impression: at nine pages in, Bella already comes off as an insufferable teenage angst machine. Pray for my soul, friends; I may not make it to the end with...

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Review: Cowboys and Aliens

Another film review. How do I manage it? The chopping block's latest victim is Cowboys and Aliens, the sci-fi western what-the-hell-am-I-watching directed by Jon Favreau, and starring far too many good actors to really give everyone the screen time they deserve. As...

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Review: Captain America – The First Avenger

Last Friday I watched the new Captain America movie, and seeing as how I love comic book movies, I clearly must share my opinion with anyone who stumbles blindly onto my website. As always, there are spoilers. The plot is par for the course for an action movie, with...

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Review: Thor in 3D

So, last night I had the pleasure of seeing Hollywood's take on Marvel's take on the Norse god of thunder. I must admit, I was expecting to be singularly unimpressed. I've long since gotten tired of seeing these kinds of stories that revolve around a few white...

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Flying with the Phoenix

Today, I got my copy of Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon. Got home, did my usual speed reading thing and finished it in two hours flat.Ai Ling is a young woman in the Kingdom of Xia - an oriental setting that kept bringing to mind images of the Avatar: Last Airbender...

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Prince of Persia: Assassin’s Creed

Or so my better half calls it. He's not far wrong; the movie is full of the kind of crazy acrobatics that Altair got up to in the game, but in fairness, Prince of Persia did it first.I personally like to call it Prince of Persia: Look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Isn't He...

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Fantastic Worlds

So, Avatar has come out on DVD and BluRay, and smashed all kinds of records for most discs sold and all that. I will freely admit that I simply do not buy DVDs, and I don't own a BluRay player, so I'm a little baffled by all the excitement. If this follows the same...

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