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Movie Review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Director: Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller Starring: Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Jaime King, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd and Bruce Willis Story: Another collection of stories set the dark, blood filled streets of Basin City. … Continue reading


Disney Dinner and a Movie: ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty is one of my all time favorite films. I adore the 14th century-inspired animation, whimsical Tchaikovsky score, and fantastic characters. The story is a classic princess tale filled with dragons, magic, and a heroic prince. There are few villains who can compare to Maleficent and the three fairies are are absolute delight and … Continue reading


Movie Review: ‘Life After Beth’

Director: Jeff Baena Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan, and John C. Reilly Plot: When a young man’s recently deceased girlfriend comes back from the dead, he realizes it is not quite the miracle he hoped for. Review: Maybe, just maybe, you are all zombied out. I know. I get it. There’s a lot to take … Continue reading


The Pull List: 9/17/2014

Must read comics of the week Avengers #35 Hmmmm, so much of what Marvel has been building to lately. Stark is in his new armor, Thor doesn’t have his hammer, Falcon is in his Captain America gear, and Steve is a wrinkly, scrawny mess. Do or die time? Maybe. Criminal Macabre: Third Child #1 Cal MacDonald … Continue reading

Reviewing the Books I Read in High School English (Pt. 2)

Although I spend most of my working day in the classroom I sometimes cast my mind back to the time when I could (and often did) get detention for writing on the desks. I’d always been a reader and came across a range of different materials in the assigned reading. We’d already covered three of … Continue reading


Doctor Who Review: 12.4 ‘Listen’

Ok, so I usually review the Doctor Who episodes as they air and I haven’t done it for the past two weeks. Here’s the thing though…I wasn’t quite sure what I thought about either of them. We’re adjusting to a new Doctor, one I already associated with another character, which was making it difficult to completely … Continue reading


Movie Review: ‘The Maze Runner’

  Do you like film adaptations of young adult novels? Do you like monsters? How about mazes and a post-apocalyptic dystopian society? Well do I have the movie for you! The Maze Runner is the latest book to film adaptation of a sci-fi YA novel contextualized within a post-apocalyptic society where one teen is the … Continue reading


Movie Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’

Director: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Ellie Fanning, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan and Dee Bradley Baker Plot: In a city built on the fortunes of the local cheese makers, a race of ‘boxtrolls’ live under the streets and steal bits and … Continue reading


Movie Review: ‘The Giver’

Director: Phillip Noyce Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift Plot: In an apparent utopian society one young man is chosen to become the ‘Receiver’, a single individual who retains the collective memories of the past while the rest of world lives without emotion or risk. As … Continue reading


The Pull List: 9/10/2014

Must read comics of the week Deadpool #34 Deadpool breaks from his on-going story for one of his adventures in a  different era, Deadpool’s favorite era: the ’90s.  Death of Wolverine #2 The first issue was pretty awesome. I had checked out of his solo for awhile, but it is cool to see Wolverine face … Continue reading