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 […]Read more "Dissecting Focus"
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.Read more "Book Review: The Mime Order (The Bone Season Book 2) by Samantha Shannon"
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.Read more "Film Review: The DUFF"
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.Read more "Film Review: What We Do in the Shadows"
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.Read more "The Best of 2014: A Year in Film"
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 […]Read more "Book Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter"
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!? […]Read more "Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions"