Month: March 2014

A Look Back at Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

A look back at the pros and cons of the Once Upon a Time spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland that follows Alice in Wonderland and brings Agrabah into the mix.

Week 13 2014 | Comic Book Reviews

A Review on the latest comics released. Featured comics for this review include Aquaman #29 where he faces off against one of the Greatest Olympians and Worlds’ Finest #21, Part 4 of the First Contact story line where they find a gateway home and see the horror that has been unleashed.

Alice in Zombieland – World Light Review

By: Cynthia Ayala Readers who pick up this novel should not expect it to be the typical zombie novel where the zombies are on the physical plane due to some viral outbreak.  If that is the expectation, readers will be sorely disappointed because Gena Showalter goes above and beyond, literally, not to recreate the zombie mythos but rather reintroduce readers to the origins of zombies and their mystical voodoo oriented roots.  And that is the reason this novel stands out among zombie []

Disastrous doesn’t begin to cover it | Cyn’s Movie Review of Pompeii (2014 Film)

By: Cynthia Ayala Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson Screenplay by: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler & Michael Robert Johnson Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Sasha Roiz & Kiefer Sutherland Genre: Action, Drama Set in 79 A.D., ‘Pompeii’ tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant []

The Bittersweet Conclusion | “Goddess Inheritance” Review

By: Cynthia Ayala’ 16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer Goddess Inheritance, written by Aimée Carter, picks up nine months after the previous novel. Tricked by Aphrodite (Ava), she is held prisoner by Hera (Calliope) and Cronus and is very pregnant.  But her due date is coming closer as the Council of Gods plan their invasion and her rescue.  Published by Harlequin on February 26 of last year, this novel gives young adult readers and fans of the series a riveting and heart-wrenching []

Review: “Uglies” |Twilight Zone Meets 1984

By: Cynthia Ayala’ 16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer This novel follows the foundation of the classic Twilight Zone episode “Number 12 Looks Just Like You,” where everyone is made pretty at a certain age so that everyone is exactly the same, eliminating discrimination and alternative opinions to establish conformity. Uglies, the first novel in the series by Scott Westerfield, is an amazing story for the young adult genre that develops a futuristic dystopian society that addresses the ideas that true beauty []

Twilight Zone meets 1984 | Cyn’s Book Review of Uglies (Uglies, #1)

By: Cynthia Ayala Author: Scott Westerfield Publisher: Simon Pulse Published: February 8, 2005 Series: Uglies Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license – for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a great time. In just a few weeks []

Kathryn Hahn Headlines M. Night Shyamalan’s Next Movie –

Author: Kristy Puchko Comedienne Kathryn Hahn has been building an outstanding reputation as a solid supporting player and unforgettable scene stealer with appearances in Our Idiot Brother, Wanderlust, Girl, Parks and Recreation and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. For her next challenge, Hahn is doing something really risky. She’ll leave comedy behind to tackle a thriller from the once celebrated writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. Why? Your guess is as good as ours[…] Full article here:

Star Wars: Episode VII Location Rumor Suggests A Return To Hoth –

Author: Nick Venable Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New Star Wars: Episode VII rumor predicts J.J. Abrams’ sequel will center on a singing competition between Jedi and Sith, and…wait no, that’s not right. The latest round of gossip instead involves a well-known setting possibly reappearing in the highly anticipated flick, as hinted at by location speculation. In other words, you may want to buy a grain of salt to go with this story[…] Full article here: