Flash Film Review: ‘John Wick’, ‘Nightcrawler’ & ‘Book of Life

Okay so I bet you’re wondering what is going on here.  Well I have fallen way behind in my writing.  I sort of got into a funk with a lot of everything.  I’m still trying to figure out the cover design for my next novel and I’m editing it as well and I’m reading and writing but then I want to be lazy and play Kingdom Hearts.  So I’m just trying to get myself out of this funk that I’m in, so here we are! Continue reading “Flash Film Review: ‘John Wick’, ‘Nightcrawler’ & ‘Book of Life”

A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Gone GirlOn his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is an incredible film that paints a story and just dives right into it.  The story was expertly written and constructed as it follows Nick Dunne as he comes home to his wife missing and the house in shambles.  This leads the police to pick away at his marriage and unearth the events that led to his wife’s disappearance.  This leads to the course the film takes and the style and direction of the film itself.  The film begins in one way, to tell a story and set it up to paint this marriage, to paint this connection between these two characters so that viewers can see just how far this marriage has fallen.  Going back and forth, between past and present, the movie continues to build in a marvelous way using misdirection beautifully. Continue reading “A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’”

Lore’s Finest Character Development | Review of ‘Return to Paradise’ (LL: The Lost Files, #8)

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By: Cynthia Ayala


In Return To Paradise Pittacus Lore goes back to reinvent a character from I am Number Four, the first book in the saga. What he does is give the character a depth that was not seen in the first book and presents readers with a new suspenseful tell in the I am Number Four series.
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Not with a Whimper but with a Bang | Review of ‘Fury’

By: Cynthia Ayala

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Fury is an amazing movie with an amazing ensemble that really brought to life all the harsh and painful realities of war. Not just what it’s about but rather what it does to an individual.

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