Reviews

Review – Lion

Posted by: |

Review – Lion

By guest columnist Lauren (moviemagic16.)

Lion is the true story about a boy named Saroo who, when he’s five, falls asleep on a train and ends up lost. Thankfully he ends up getting adopted by an Australian family, but when he grows up he seeks to find out where he came from, and with the help of Google Earth (it’s like 2008 guys) he tries to find home again.

(Spoilers below.)

Read On

Review – Hidden Figures

Posted by: |

Review – Hidden Figures

By guest columnist dyron_rises

Hidden Figures, adapted from the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shettery, follows three female African-American mathematicians who made several notable contributions to NASA, such as launching the first American astronaut (the late John Glenn) into orbit, while working as part of the Langley Research Center’s West Area Computing Unit division, and overcoming the racial and sexist attitudes of 1960’s Virginia when Jim Crow laws were in full effect and women weren’t getting their due.

Read On

Review: The Shotgun Arcana

Posted by: |

Review: The Shotgun Arcana

In the two years since I finished The Six Gun Tarot – the first book of the Golgotha series and R.S. Belcher’s debut novel – I’ve managed to read his urban fantasies Nightwise and The Brotherhood of the Wheel, and enjoyed the heck out of both of them. I just found out that the third book of the Golgotha series is coming out in June, so I’ve now officially run out of reasons to put off reading the second.

The Shotgun Arcana starts decades before the main story, with Malachi Bick – prominent Golgotha town citizen and also exiled angel – joining the rescue party that finds out exactly how some of the members of the Donner Party managed to survive being trapped in the frozen wilderness with no food. Only in this version of 1840’s California, an ancient relic was responsible for sparking the atrocities that winter. The relic’s influence is contagious, and spreading fast.

Twenty-three years later, the most horrible people from around the world find themselves called to Nevada. A tiny town on the edge of the 40-Mile desert is becoming the nexus of murderers and cannibals (and worse), along with angelic battles, mad science, Pinkerton detectives, American-Indian magic, and a trapped horror from the dawn of humanity. Things are about to get very weird in the town of Golgotha.

They might, just possibly, get even weirder than they already are.

Read On

REVIEW: Sherlock S4 Ep2 Various Observations and Fangirling (Contains Spoilers)

Posted by: |

REVIEW: Sherlock S4 Ep2 Various Observations and Fangirling (Contains Spoilers)

Not a minute by minute review, but does contain spoilers, a little profanity and a ton of jumping to conclusions.

Welcome back to the crazy world of Sherlock. I survived Episode 1, barely. I tried not to get on social media and read any speculations for episode 2. I did okay, but here I am talking about the second episode and all my thoughts wander to what in the hell is going to happen next? But before we talk about the future let’s talk about episode 2.

Read On

The Best Books of 2016

Posted by: |

The Best Books of 2016

2016 may not have been the best of years, but it saw the release of some amazing books. And since Elizabeth has been focusing more on her artwork these last few months (check out her Daily Doodles on instagram) this year I get to keep the entire “Best Of” list for myself, myself, you hear?! Mwa ha haaaa!

*Ahem* Sorry, got a little carried away there. Click the jump for a list, in no particular order, of my ten favorite books from 2016.

Read On

Review – Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

Posted by: |

Review – Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

I’ll admit it, I’m more unfamiliar with Vixen than I am with any other DC character (except, you know, folks like Dream Girl or Scandal Savage or anyone who hasn’t had a TV show in the last decade.) I hoped this issue would be a good jumping on point for the character. See below for preview pages and a review of Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1.

Read On

Review – A Monster Calls

Posted by: |

Review – A Monster Calls

By guest columnist Narrator26.

It’s very rare that I opt to view a film that is being promoted through its ability to make you cry, but A Monster Calls‘ buzz through word of mouth made for top priority viewing following a seemingly endless stream of excellent reviews. Having not seen so much as a synopsis or trailer, I went in completely cold.

Read On