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6/30/19

Safety Not Guaranteed movie review


Genre: Romance

Rated: R - languages

Year Release: 2012

Director: Colin Trevorrow



Summary: An ad shows up in the newspaper looking for someone to travel in time with them. Safety no guaranteed, bring your own weapon. Some journalists set out to find if this time machine is for real.

Review:
A cute little film. the time travel is push to the background. The whole movie focus on the relationship between Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and Kenneth (Mark Duplass). There is a subplot of Jeff (Jake Johnson) going after his high school crush and trying to get Arnau (Karan Soni) to live a little. 
The movie stays interesting by bringing up the question as to whether they really time travel or not. 

Re-Watchable: Like I say this is a cute movie and it worth watching again. 

Rate:
8/10

More Info: IMDb

6/29/19

Firestar's Quest

Firestar's Quest Firestar's Quest by Erin Hunter

Author: Erin Hunter

Genre: animal, fantasy

Age: MG

Summary: There have always been four clans in the forest. No, there are five. Firestar had been having dreams of strange cats that are part of Skyclan. The fifth clan that been cast out of the forest many seasons ago. Firestar and Sandstorm must go and find and rebuild Skyclan. In order to rewrite the wrong that was done to them long ago.

6/27/19

Isn't Romantic movie review

Isn't It Romantic PosterGenre: Rom-con

Rated: PG-13  

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Summary: A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.


Review: The romantic comedy to end all romantic comedies. The whole movie pocks fun of rom-cons. This is a cute fun movie to watch. I not much of a fan of roman and anything I don't like that is put in a humorist spotlight. I going to be on board to make fun of it. 

Isn't it Romantic is your averages rom-con where the girl tries to full in love. There are a few twist and a dance number or two. 

Despite this not doing too well at the box office. (What movie are doing well besides superhero movies?) Isn't it Romantic is a good movie.
I didn't see this movie at the theater but, then again I been really picky of what movie I see at the movie theater. 

Re-watchable: Every once in a blue moon perhaps.

Rate: 7/10

6/25/19

The Prince and the Zombie: Tibetan Tales of Karma


Title: The Prince and the Zombie: Tibetan Tales of Karma by Wangmo, Tenzin

Author: Tenzin Wangmo

Genre: Mythology – a story from Tibet

Summary: A prince must capture a zombie and bring it back to his country. Must not one speck to the zombie, otherwise the zombie will escape. Enchanted by the tales the zombie tells, the prince can’t help but, make a comment on each story. Time after time the zombie escape and the prince must go and capture it again.

TTT # 19 Books with my favorite color on the cover

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is book with my favorite color on the cover (purple). 

6/21/19

Murder Mystery movie review

Genre: Mystery, Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Kyle Newacheck

Summary: A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

Review: The comedy between Nick ( Adam Sandler ) and Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) is gold. They will be talking about who done it and then one of them will say some like "look at this wallpaper, it so gorgeous."
The movie does follow some mystery tropes with a humorist twist to them. There the subplot where the man in a relationship mess up something and lie about it. Seen like a lot of movies have it. Like woman can't make mistakes.

With great acting, action, comedy and a mystery to top all off.

Re-watchable: Yes.

Rate: 7/10

6/20/19

Smudge's Mark

Smudge's Mark Smudge's Mark by Claudia Osmond

Genre: Portal fantasy

Age: Upper MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: Simon (aka Smudge) is an orphan with no options, an O.W.N.O (oh no) Can’t remember anything from his past. When Simon receives a key in his dreams and woke up with it in his hands. He soon taken into another world on a quest to save the world of Emogen.

Review: I don’t know how to describe Smudge’s Mark. At first it seems like a dark and spooky mystery, then shifting into the fantasy genre. Don’t worry the fantasy element is introduces early on. The story does start out creepy as well.

6/15/19

The 13th Warrior movie review


Genre: Action, historical fiction

Year of Release: 1990

Rated: R for violence, gore, and language

Director: John McTiernan

Summary: A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a trading post. Tale are pass around about strange creatures terrorizing a Viking village.

Review: Based off the book title Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton. A loosely retelling of Beowulf that play with the consent of what could have made the Beowulf story.

I like the action and the historical aspect.  Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan (play by Antonio Banderas) going off with Viking warriors, complete strangers to slay some monsters. Sounds similar to the Hobbit.

There is a bit of gore but, it not uses for "shock value". The fights are realistic, there messy and gory. What do you expect? A Princess Bride fencing duel. Someone had said this movie is for men. As a women I enjoy this movie. I didn't like the gore but, I did like the historical aspect. Another women that like this movie is my mom. She the one that recommended The 13th Warrior.

Re-Watchable: Maybe or maybe not.

Rate: 6/10

For more info: IMDb


6/13/19

A Day No Pigs Would Die

A Day No Pigs Would Die A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck

Genre: contemporary

Age: YA

POV: first person

Summary: This is about Robert Peck living on a Vermont farm and going through life's hardships with his be loves pet pig.

Review: I through this will be about a boy who has a pet pig and he at odds with his father. Instead its a coming of age story. With a mix of laugh out lough and sad parts.

Just to let you know there are some brutal killing of animals. I couldn't stand reading through most of it.
I like Robert the way he has a lot of respect for his family and neighbors. He is quit a talker and will say the funniest of things, he also love his pet pig.

Plot 4/5

Characters 5/5

Writing 4/5

Bones points:

+1 quick read of show the ups and downs of everyday life

Total: 14/20

6/11/19

TTT #18 Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Unpopular Bookish Opinions. 

Some of these maybe jaw dropping. I hold firm in my options just like everyone else holds to their own options. 

6/9/19

The Hole in the Ground movie review

Genre: Thriller, horror 

Released: 2019

Rated: R for violence...? *

Director: Nicholas McCarthy 

Summary: A mother, Sarah and her son, Chris move out to a house in the country to escape a abused relationship. One night the Chris got mad and run out to the woods. Sarah runs after him and they find this hole in the ground. Soon Chris is acting strange and Sarah assumes he not her son. 

Thoughts: I like the relationship between the mother and son. Giving tension that her son may not be her son. At first Chris behavior is a little bit different, making you question if this all in Sarah's head or not. 

I not going to spoil what happens here but, at the end there were some creatures that weren't explain to well of what they are. Other than that, this is pretty good. There enough sock value to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Rate: 6/10

*For the rating I don't know what makes this R rated. I didn't catch any cuss words or anything unappropriated for young viewers. This is an Irish film, so maybe their standards of rating is different. I would give this movie a PG-13. 


6/6/19

Me & Jack


Me & Jack

Me & Jack by Danette Haworth

Author: Danette Haworth

Genre: Historical fic, contemporary, dog story.

Age: MG


POV: 1st person 

Summary: Moving is tough, especially when you have to make new friends when you have to move offend. Joshua’s dad decided to get Joshua a dog. Jack is a rare breed of dog, is intelligent, and wants to get to know everyone. When strange things start to happen, and everything points back to Jack. Joshua has to prove everyone wrong. 

6/5/19

The Long Road: The Last Dogs book 3

The Long Road The Long Road by Christopher Holt

Genre: Post-apocalypse, dystopian

Series: The Last Dogs

Age: MG



POV: 3rd person

Summary: Max, Rocky, and Gizmo must continue the journey alone down the long road through the crocodile infested swamp. Beware, there are creatures more fierce then crocodile. The mud lurker who hides in the shadows, sticking fear to all who wonders in the swamp. 

6/4/19

TTT #17 Book from My Favorite Genre (Sic-Fic)

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Books From My Favorite Genre

My favorite genres is Sci-fic.



1. John Carter of Mars



6/3/19

John Carter movie review


Genre: Sci-fic

Came out in 2012

Rated PG-13 for violence and mild use of language

Summary: Base off the novel John Carter: A Princess of Mars. Follow the story of John Carter a Civil war veteran traveling out west in search of gold. Finds a caves and is teleported to the plant Mars or otherwise known as Barsoom.