A Nail Biter | Review of ‘The Shallows’

By Cynthia Ayala

The Shallows starring Blake Lively
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

—IMDB

As a Jaws fan, I have to say that I was impressed with this film because the story, it was realistic…for the most part. The film follows Blake Lively as Nancy Adams, a young woman who has taken a trip to a place where her recently deceased mother went. This allows for the audience to get to know the character, giving the viewer someone to root for. She’s alone in a place that is off the map, a place known only to the locals. And she is trapped after venturing into a sharks’ feeding ground. Now sharks are aggressive creatures; they attack if they think you’re food and if you’re trespassing. Continue reading “A Nail Biter | Review of ‘The Shallows’”

Xbox One voice commands not available in all regions at launch

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Report: Mexico, Egypt no longer have a free press

original article by BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer Barry Schweid, Ap Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON – Mexico can no longer be considered to have a free press because of the threats and violence associated with drug trafficking, but an eight-year decline in press freedom around the world appears to have begun leveling off in 2010, an independent advocacy group reported. In its annual accounting of press … Continue reading Report: Mexico, Egypt no longer have a free press