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Month: January 2015

Steve Carell Shines in this Frightening Role | Review of ‘Foxcatcher’


Foxcatcher is the film based on the true story of John E. du Pont and his unhealthy relationship with Mark and Dave Schultz, exploring the drama that lead to the ultimate breakdown and death of an Olympic pro wrestler.

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A Study on the Human Experience | Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)


Warm Bodies follows R, a zombie who seeks his memory, who seeks sounds other than grunts, who seeks a life that is is own. When he meets Julie, he gets more than he bargained for. A remarkable story that explores the human condition and the meaning of living, Warm Bodies is an excellent novel.

A Mediocre Biblical Film | Review of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’


Exodus follows the story of Moses and the future pharaoh Ramses. Now this is a story that everyone knows, that has been told in again and again from, animated movies to live action formats. So the challenge here is how does one reinvent an old biblical story? Simple, you add war and mush up the story.

Selma: How The American Education System is Failing


Would you believe that people don’t know who Martin Luther King Jr. is? It’s true. I work at a movie theater and let me tell you, it’s frightening, especially one story in particular, how many people know nothing of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

A Chilling Revival of Gothic Horror | Review of The Woman in Black


The Woman in Black, first published on October 10, 1983 by Hamish Hamilton, is a gothic ghost story written by Susan Hill. The novel follows the memories of Arthur Kipps as he relives his own real life ghost story at the insistence of his wife and children one Christmas Holiday. Relieving his memories, he recounts his encounter with the Woman in Black, the vengeful spirit of Eel Marsh house.

The [Unnecessary] Defining Chapter | Review of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies


A movie that is LOOSELY based on the novel “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkein. This overzealous and unnecessary film will disappoint fans of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson, the who was so determined to stay true to the Lord of the Rings series has faltered and has rewritten the Hobbit novel, turning a small adventurous comedic children’s book into a prolonged and redundant trilogy.

A Sci-Fi Adventure That Needs a Spark | Review of The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, #5) – 954 Nation


Shifting from several point of views, The Revenge of Seven builds a strong and wonderful story packed with adventure and story as the moves forward and follows these various characters as they move on from the tragic events of the last book. The team, separated with no way of contacting one another, each chapter shows events across the globe as they happen, tying the characters together as well as the story.

A Sci-Fi Adventure That Needs a Spark | Review of The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, #5)


Shifting from several point of views, The Revenge of Seven builds a strong and wonderful story packed with adventure and story as the moves forward and follows these various characters as they move on from the tragic events of the last book. The team, separated with no way of contacting one another, each chapter shows events across the globe as they happen, tying the characters together as well as the story.