Reviews of the top geek movies, tv, and books in the industry.
Lance Henriksen Rages Against the Dying of the Light in Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Falling’
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Anime Review: Classroom Crisis
Classroom Crisis features an elite group of High school students working for the Kirishina corporation led by the prodigy engineer and teacher. The goal is to build rockets with cutting edge technology. One day all of that changes when a transfer student, who also happens to be the chief of technology, comes to shut down the facility, leaving the students to scramble to find a way to save their job.
LGBT History Month: I've watched It's A Sin - what next?
Channel 4's new hit drama It's A Sin has catapulted writer Russell T Davies back into the spotlight, along with his ridiculously talented cast. The light, warmth and humanity that pours through even this most desperately sad of stories is a testament to all of the creators involved. Perhaps because of its parallels to the current unknowability of the Covid-19 pandemic, the series (set during the early years of the AIDS outbreak in the 1980s and 90s) has been watched by over 6.5 million people in its first month of release. In terms of awareness of a disease which still affects many today, and as a chapter in an often overlooked part of queer history, the show has a distinctly British lens. This makes it a rare example in television on this side of the pond, but there are still many stories about this time period which feel forced or played out for shock value. So where to start when looking for other honest, interesting depictions of this illness?
Book Review: "The Woman in the Window" by A.J Finn
As you know, I'm a medicated agoraphobe and hypochondriac. I know how it feels to see something and not be believed because everyone thinks 'it's the pills' or 'it's your own mind playing up'. So when I found this novel, I cannot tell you how relatable I found it. The main character is an agoraphobe who has an online community of agoraphobes, like myself. The character does pretty much the same thing I do day by day (except, I don't spy on people) and the main character wants to help other people as well. I thought this book was written especially well because it employed many different relatable qualities of modern life. Also, I feel representation in the fact that the main character is so relevant to my own life. I would like to say a thank you to the author for actually doing their research on this condition and not making assumptions of any kind. It was lovely to read someone like myself going through the same things I have been through concerning the condition. Even though they both came from different places.
My Review of "Critical Thinking"
Critical thinking is yet another chess film out that came out in 2020. This time it's a movie not a TV series. The timing is absolutely perfect since The Queen's Gambit TV show was a real hit for Netflix recently. Since the TV series was a fictional story I thought for sure a story based on true events should be even better. In some ways it is and in some ways it isn't.
How to make a Simple Story sound Interesting: Learn from LaVyrle Spencer's 'Morning Glory'
2020 was a year full of romance novels for me. Maybe because it's the easiest genre to read and also quite fun. More than that, it helped me take my mind off of this awful situation we all found ourselves in.
Corpse Party Book of Shadows by Makoto Kedouin ; art by Mika Orie (2017) manga review
I was introduced to the Corpse Party franchise through the PC role-playing game of the same title, created by Makoto Kedōin that this manga is adapted from. I played this game till I got frustratingly stuck at some strategic points and could not get any further with the plot or the game. Still intrigued by the story I turned to the manga adaptations that followed fairly closely the plot of the videogame. I was intrigued by the psychological breakdown that the characters underwent as they experienced the dark and haunted dimension of Tenjin Elementary School.
Lifetime Review: 'Killer Advice'
It all started the night Beth Curtis (Kate Watson) was suddenly attacked by a masked figure while leaving work. While she escapes without injury, the experience leaves the thriving careerwoman wracked by paranoia. After realizing she needs help processing her trauma, Beth turns to therapy and quickly builds a rapport with one Marsha Davies (Meredith Thomas), a seemingly compassionate and supportive woman. With her attacker still on the loose, Beth's sessions with Marsha are initially beneficial to giving her some peace of mind.
SKIN: A HISTORY OF NUDITY IN THE MOVIES (2020)
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies is a surprisingly comprehensive and fascinating delve into the correlation between the creation and evolution of cinema as an industry and art form, and society's fluctuating political, religious, and moral attitudes over the past century and change, all of which are bound up with humankind's everlasting hard-on, figuratively and literally, for capturing images of nude bodies.
‘Malcolm & Marie’ Review — Fascinating and Unique
Sam Levinson writes and directs Malcolm & Marie, a romance drama about Malcolm (John David Washington), a filmmaker who arrives home from his movie premiere with his girlfriend, Marie (Zendaya). As the night unfolds, tensions run high as the two begin to argue over their lives and experiences.
Book Review - Flowers on her grave
Namo Namaha friends. Today I'll be reviewing a murder mystery novel called Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) last year. When I had requested this ARC I wasn't aware that this novel is a part of a series. I think the book stands pretty well on its own, and you probably don't have to read the previous books to understand this one. But, I also felt a certain level of disconnect with the characters and that could have been due to this book being part of a series instead of a standalone.
Review of ‘Wings of Ebony’
In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry and must save both the human and god worlds. Perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, and The Hunger Games! "Make a way out of no way" is just the way of life for Rue. But when her mother is shot dead on her doorstep, life for her and her younger sister changes forever. Rue's taken from her neighborhood by the father she never knew, forced to leave her little sister behind, and whisked away to Ghizon--a hidden island of magic wielders. Rue is the only half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother's death, Rue breaks Ghizon's sacred Do Not Leave Law and returns to Houston, only to discover that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence. And her sister, Tasha, is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother's life. Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghizon--an evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her and everyone she loves. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors' power to save her neighborhood before the gods burn it to the ground.