action/adventure

A Look Back at Stardust


As part of my new blog series, A Look Back, I am pulling a film out of the Netflix archive, one of my favorites and writing a well deserved review off all the things that makes this film so great. Here we have Stardust (because I have nothing better to do…like schoolwork)!

A Wild Mess | Review of ‘Lucy’


Assuming you can get past the myth that people only use 10% of their brain, it’s highly unlikely this film will captivate as it puts together two plot lines that absolutely do not mesh well together to weave an incredibly bad movie.

Secret Histories (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #4-6) | Book Reviews


By: Cynthia A. By: Pittacus Lore Published: July 23, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Series: Lorein Legacies Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories, Action/Adventure I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories is a collection of three action-packed novellas that share stories the Mogadorians don’t want you to know about the inner workings of their regime as well as how they engineered the attack on Lorien. Originally published as e-novellas, now, for the first time ever, they are together in one []

The Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #1-3) | Book Review


Review by: Cynthia A. By: Pittacus Lore Published: July 10, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Series: Lorien Legacies Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Fantasy Three stories originally published as eBooks now in one paperback.  The Lost Files combines the stories of Six, Nine and the story of the Fallen Legacies.  Held captive, Six and Nine both fell into the traps of the Mogadorians.  Here are their stories of heartache and struggle.  Then the last story introduces us into Adam, who he was before []

Wednesday Night TV (20 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Superhero, Drama, Mystery, Action/Adventure Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes & Manu Bennett “State vs. Queen”:  Okay, so really, who didn’t see that coming?  You know that Thea is Malcom Merlyn’s illegitimate daughter, because ever since the episode started, I was waiting for that to happen, I could   feel it in my bones.  Truth be told, I thought it would happen in the court []

Wednesday Night TV (13 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Superhero, Drama, Mystery, Action/Adventure Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes & Manu Bennett “Keep Your Enemies Closer”:  They just had to introduce H.I.V.E. didn’t they.  Anyway, this was a very Diggle centric episode.  Not that there was anything wrong with that.  Just like many of you, I love the Diggle character.  It was a very fast-paced episode; Diggle has to break into a Russian []

Wednesday Night TV (6 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A. Genre: Superhero, Drama, Mystery, Action/Adventure Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes & Manu Bennett “League of Assassins”:  Detective Lance got his daughter back, even if only for a little while. That was such a great episode.  The birth of the Black Canary and the connection Merlyn also has with the League of Assassins.  The Assassins are not only dressed as Merlyn but his trainer has []

Wednesday Night TV (23 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Superhero, Drama, Mystery, Action/Adventure Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes & Manu Bennett “Broken Dolls”:  I love it when this show brings in more of the comics.  The Dollmaker in this episode was the third Dollmaker in the DC Universe and the most recent.  He is also the one who cut off Mr. J’s face in Detective Comics, at his behest of course.  And he was the []

Wednesday Night TV (2 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


Genre: Action/Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Drama Starring: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Daniella Alonso, Anna Lise Phillips, Graham Rogers, J.D. Pardo, Tim Guinee, Maria Howell, With Stephen Collins & Elizabeth Mitchell “There Will Be Blood”: In last night’s episode, Charlie is hunting down Monroe while her uncle Miles has been captured and Aaron, well, he died and right now he is trying to figure out how not to go crazy with that knowledge. If you remember last []