Tom Clancy-Red Storm Rising

Themes Explored: politics, geopolitical warfare, geopolitics, oil dependency, economics, communism, modern warfare, espionage, suspense, adventure, mystery, terrorism, diplomacy, meteorology Synopsis: Using the latest advancements in military technology, the world's superpowers battle it out on land, sea, and air for the ultimate global control. (From Goodreads) Review: I apologize for the lack of recent activity. Between … Continue reading Tom Clancy-Red Storm Rising

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Patrick Rothfuss-The Lightning Tree

Themes Explored: voyeurism, fantasy, high fantasy, fae folk, fae lore, favors, revenge, father-son relations, familial conflict, mentor-protégé relationship, death, lifem imagination, bargains, legends Synopsis: A short story featuring Bast from the Kingkiller world. It takes place prior to the opening of The Name of the Wind and follows Bast around for a day (From Goodreads). … Continue reading Patrick Rothfuss-The Lightning Tree

Top 5 Television Shows

Fringe (Fox) Synopsis: An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena (From IMDb). Starring: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Seth Gabel Air Date: September 9, 2008 – January 18, 2013 Review: Oh Fringe, you wonderfully weird and perfect … Continue reading Top 5 Television Shows

Movie Review: Pride & Prejudice 1940

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Rating: R Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley Screenplay: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, Helen Jerome Based on the Novel By: Jane Austen Music By: Herbert Stothart Cinematography: Karl Freund Running Time: 118 Minutes Premiered: July 26, 1940 DVD Release: October 10, 2006 Plot Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five … Continue reading Movie Review: Pride & Prejudice 1940

Top 5 Movies I Have Watched Recently

Listed by viewing order, not preference. Zootopia (March 2016) Plot Summary: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. (From IMDb) Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush Review: I though the movie … Continue reading Top 5 Movies I Have Watched Recently

Top 5 Wedding Movies

In honor of my brother’s wedding over the weekend, here are my top five favorite wedding movies. 1. Father of the Bride (1991)  Synopsis: With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go (From IMDb) Review: This is actually a remake/update of the 1950 film of the same name starring … Continue reading Top 5 Wedding Movies

JoJo Moyes-Me Before You

Themes Explored: quality of life, familial relations, death, life, meaning of life, relationships, romance, heartbreak, assisted suicide, drama, realism, sadness, happiness, rejuvenation, divorce, poverty, work ethic, sexual assault, growing up, coming-of-age, recognizing potential, male-female relationships, quadriplegia, contemporary fiction, recession, joblessness, job hunting Synopsis: Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there … Continue reading JoJo Moyes-Me Before You

Movie Review: The Big Short

Director: Adam McKay Rating: R Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Screenplay: Charles Randolph & Adam McKay Based on Novel By: Michael Lewis Music By: Nicholas Britell Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd Running Time: 130 Minutes Premiered: December 23, 2015 Synopsis: Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of … Continue reading Movie Review: The Big Short

Movie Review: The Martian

Director: Ridley Scott Rating: PG-13 Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor Screenplay: Drew Goddard & Andy Weir Based on the Book by: Andy Weir Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski Running Time: 144 Minutes Premiered: October 2, 2015 Synopsis: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead … Continue reading Movie Review: The Martian

Top 5 Romantic Comedies

Pride and Prejudice (1995) Synopsis: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (From IMDb) What I Like: This is the only adaption of Pride and Prejudice worth watching my opinion. What I like is that the mini-series closely follows the … Continue reading Top 5 Romantic Comedies