The Shape of Water Spoiler Free Review

the-shape-of-water-posterHi readers,

If I told you about The Shape of Water without spoilers, what would I say, I wonder? At first I had resigned myself to doing only a spoiler filled review, but upon further reflection I realized that not everyone I know has seen it yet, and to give it all away would be doing the film or potential fans a disservice. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ll boil it down to three reasons.

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Keeping and Making Friends – Game of Thrones season 7 premiere

Samwell-Game-of-Thrones-Season-7-Episode-1Hey Readers,

Season seven premiered and I, as usual have some thoughts. First of all if you haven’t watched it, here’s your chance to stop reading. Still here, great, let’s be friends, since that seems to be the attitude of two out of Westeros’ three monarchs. Continue reading “Keeping and Making Friends – Game of Thrones season 7 premiere” »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an Awesome Mix of storytelling and feels

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I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters last week and it’s taken a bit of time to process all of my thoughts. After all, I don’t blog about the MCU films as much lately, typically because I’m less than impressed (looking at you Iron Man 3 and Civil War), though perhaps I’ll get to those at a later time, after a re-watch (when there’s time). All of that being said though, I loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 enough to want a re-watch of both it and its predecessor ASAP, lack of time be darned! Why did I love so much? Interestingly it’s because of some parts I didn’t want to watch.

Oh, and unless you’ve seen it, there may be parts of this you don’t want to read, due to spoilers! Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an Awesome Mix of storytelling and feels” »

Dalton’s Time Shift Trilogy Gets Fantastic With The Black Tempest.

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You may recall last year that I did a review of author Ryan Dalton’s debut novel The Year of Lightning, which also happens to be the first of his Time Shift trilogy. Well, yours truly has had an early chance to read book two, The Black Tempest, and things get fantastic.

If you read my previous review, I was hesitant to read The Year of Lightning, considering it’s Young Adult fiction, a genre I swore off after Twilight and Hunger Games. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say up front that I was equally hesitant to begin reading The Black Tempest, considering it’s a sequel.

Despite several sequels not living up to my expectations over the years, I haven’t sworn off sequels. I’ve just become wary of them, as few live up to the expectations I have. However,  plenty of authors have had good sequels, and now I can say that Ryan Dalton is one of them. Continue reading “Dalton’s Time Shift Trilogy Gets Fantastic With The Black Tempest.” »

Was Logan Just For Fans?

loganHey Readers,

While the blog has been a bit overtaken by Disney posts in the last week I want to take a moment to talk about a different beauty and a different beast… Logan. Yep, the movie all about Wolverine when he’s old. I watched it this past weekend, and while I don’t have a lot of complaints, it left me wanting more.

I wonder if I’d feel that way if I were just a casual viewer, instead of a fangirl and comic reader with more background and high expectations.

 

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) Spoiler-Filled Feelings Dump

batb1A few days ago I re-watched the animated Beauty and the Beast, and now I’ve seen the new movie twice, as well as listened to the soundtrack an embarrassing number of times. My last post was my spoiler-free first impressions after seeing the movie at an early screening. Now that it’s out, this review is basically a spoiler-filled feelings dump. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you care about spoilers, turn back now. I’m not really sure how to organize this, so I’m just going to list stuff and talk about it. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017) Spoiler-Filled Feelings Dump” »

Catching Beth Cato at the Tucson Festival of Books and thoughts on Breath of Earth

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This post falls hard into that category of being long overdue, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to post it! In 2015, at Phoenix Comicon, I had the chance to meet and speak with steampunk author Beth Cato. Then, in 2016 , back at the con,  we had a chance to revisit her Clockwork Dagger duology, and to discuss one of her latest books, Breath of Earth, which came out in August 2016. Finally, after half a year of teaching, I caught Beth again at the Tucson Festival of Books to tell her how much I loved Breath of Earth, not just for its awesome steampunk setting, but also for its incredibly empowering characters.  Continue reading “Catching Beth Cato at the Tucson Festival of Books and thoughts on Breath of Earth” »