Dissecting Focus

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Lauren:  There may be a couple things here and there that didn’t work in Focus, but if so I didn’t notice; I was too busy focusing on everything that worked so well, playing right into the hands of the director/writer tag team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.  Also, my wallet is now missing, but I’m not sure if that’s connected or not. Continue reading Dissecting Focus

Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

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No, The Mime Order is not a book about the history of the art of white-faced comedy based in controlled body movement, but the sequel to The Bone Season. Try not to hold your disappointment against it. Continue reading Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon

Film Review: The DUFF

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The DUFF suffers from a self fulfilling prophecy thanks to the title, becoming the Designated Ugly Fat Friend introducing you to the world of high school hierarchy films, when what you really want to be watching is something as pretty and popular as Mean Girls and Easy A. Continue reading Film Review: The DUFF

Film Review: What We Do in the Shadows

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What We Do in the Shadows is an episodic and fun take on the vampire & mockumentary genres, but I can’t help but think a bit more polish could have made it even better. Continue reading Film Review: What We Do in the Shadows

The Best of 2014: A Year in Film

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Another Oscar ceremony arrives this weekend, another look back at the last year in film. 2014 was full of a lot great films and I’m here to share my favorites. Continue reading The Best of 2014: A Year in Film

Book Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

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Let’s play a game of “Would You Rather”: Would you rather live in space or at the bottom of the ocean? Don’t ask me why, but I’ve thought about this A LOT, and after weighing the cons of all options, I decided the sea isn’t for me because of the possibility of waking up to an intrusive shark peaking through my window at me. Continue reading Book Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Before I get into the main body of my review I have one thing to say: How dare you, Randall Munroe!? You cannot put a T-Rex being lowered into the sarlacc pit on the cover of your book that promises to provide answers to ridiculous scenarios and then not address this situation. How dare you!? I am so very disappointed… Continue reading Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

The Breakdown: Hitman: Agent 47 Official 1st Trailer

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No matter how angry the last game in the series made me for constantly corrupting my save file so that I would have to start all over after I had already almost reached the end of the main campaign, I still love the Hitman series.  I even liked the last film with Timothy Olyphant.  So though it is disappointing that the series is attempting to start up again as a film franchise without him, I’m still excited to see what this incarnation has in store for us. Continue reading The Breakdown: Hitman: Agent 47 Official 1st Trailer

The Breakdown: Poltergeist Official Trailer

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I know I often claim that I am a huge horror fan, but I have a little known secret that I do my best to hide: I am a horrible film buff because there are so many older films I haven’t seen.  The original Poltergeist is one of them.  My mom even bought it for me many Halloweens ago and I still haven’t seen it.  I fail.  But no more!  Thanks to the trailer for the remake I am ready to break that old DVD out of its plastic wrapping and give it a spin! Continue reading The Breakdown: Poltergeist Official Trailer

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey HeaderWhen it comes to Fifty Shades of Grey there is pretty much one divide in opinion, love it or hate it. Then there are the rest of us who have absolutely no desire to develop an informed decision because that means we’d actually have to read it. I fall into the latter category, but I was willing to give the film adaptation a chance. What I can say is the film was a little better than expected, but it’s still Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey