During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
What is living without dreams? Nathaniel, Orah and Thomas ask themselves these questions as they live under the regime of the Temple of Light, as they live within a religious occupation, a strict one that will burn the light out of the young with ruthless teachings.
Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. The Fall Semester is almost over and Thanksgiving is upon us. I’m spending Thanksgiving with my friends when I’d rather spend it with my mom and kitties and my amazing fiancé. Heck, I’d even love to spend it with my coworkers at Regal Oakwood 18. I can’t wait to get back home and curl up with my kitties and just relax. Take a break and read, write and relax.
But anyway, I hope everyone has an amazing week, and if you’re going to be snuggled up against the couch with a good book, here are some options to keep you entertained. (All synopsis provided by Goodreads.)Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #25”
Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.
Someone has seen Dexter doing his Dangerous Delicious hobby and they have learned from him. Now he has made Dexter their prey. Taking another’s identity and haunting Dexter, this man takes his time, taking control of Dexter, following him, planting clues and framing him for murder. Now it’s up to Dexter to hunt him down and turn the tide while simultaneously handling his life as a husband and father and his day job as a blood splatter analysis.
Let me begin with an excerpt from the Wikipedia page because it accurately says everything about what this film is about and who stars in it:
“The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers Grimm as traveling con artists in French-occupied Germany during the early 19th century. However, the brothers eventually encounter a genuine fairy tale curse which requires real courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.”
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
Hey there avid readers. It’s been a tiring week. I mean just exhausting. Not even physically exhausting because I had a day off and I’ve been procrastinating finishing this paper so that I can pull another one out of my tushie by Friday of next week. I’m just so tired, I haven’t slept straight through the night in a week and I’ve been getting these awful headaches that are so inhibiting. Ugh, these two papers are not my finest work but I’m just gonna have to make it work.
So that’s what’s been going on in my life. I hope everyone is getting a long better than moi. I really miss my cat, Mr. J, and my fiancé. God, I miss sleeping in and reading, and writing. I can’t wait to be done with school. Just four weeks left in the semester and I’m golden. I can breath, relax and just take a breather.Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #24”