Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Movie review: Beauty and the Beast

Blurb: In France, an enchantress, disguised as an old beggar, offers an enchanted rose to a young prince in exchange for shelter in his castle from the bitter cold, but he refuses. For his arrogance, the enchantress transforms him into a beast and inflicts a spell on the castle. She gives him a magic mirror that enables him to view faraway events, along with a rose. To break the spell, the prince must learn to love another and earn their love in return before the rose's last petal falls. If he fails, he will remain a beast forever.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

Blurb: The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise. In 1973, former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) is hired by government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman) to guide an expedition to map out an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean known as "Skull Island".

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Movie Review: The Great Wall

Blurb: In the time of the Song dynasty during the reign of the Renzong Emperor, a few miles north of the Great Wall, a mercenary group originally consisting of twenty men searching for black powder are pursued by Khitan bandits, who have already killed some of the men. Upon escaping they seek refuge in a cave but are then attacked by an unknown monster, leaving only William and Tovar alive, with the former having slashed off the monster's hand.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Review: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Chemist
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 8, 2016)
Pages: 528

Blurb: An ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long.