The Marks Humans Leave are too Often Scars: My Thoughts on the Fault in Our Stars

Synopsis:  Sixteen year old Hazel Grace Lancaster is diagnosed with stage 4 Thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs. Her mother forces her to attend a support group for children living with cancer. At the support group, Hazel meets Augustus Waters who lost a leg to osteosarcoma and is in remission. Augustus invites Hazel … Continue reading The Marks Humans Leave are too Often Scars: My Thoughts on the Fault in Our Stars

Are Yah a Slave: My Thoughts on Twelve Years a Slave

Synopsis: 12 Years a Slave is a historical drama based off the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped, transported down South, and sold into slavery. Facing both cruelty and unexpected kindness, Solomon struggles to retain both his dignity and his hope. After twelve years, a chance … Continue reading Are Yah a Slave: My Thoughts on Twelve Years a Slave

Everything Going to be Okay, Irish: My Thoughts on Captain Phillips

Synopsis:  Captain Phillips is a drama starring Tom Hanks based on the true story of Captain Phillips and the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a band of Somali pirates. Review: The movie focuses on the relationship between Captain Phillips and Muse, the leader of the small band of Somali pirates. Tom … Continue reading Everything Going to be Okay, Irish: My Thoughts on Captain Phillips

It Wasn’t Always Mine: My Thoughts on The Book Thief

Synopsis: The Book Thief is a war drama starring Sophie Nélisse and Geoffrey Rush. During the horrors of World War II, Liesel discovers the power of words and finds comfort in stolen books. She learns the world is not always what it seems when she befriends a Jew named Max who is hiding in her adoptive family’s basement.  … Continue reading It Wasn’t Always Mine: My Thoughts on The Book Thief

Let’s Carpe the Hell out of this Diem: My Thoughts on The Darkest Minds

Synopsis:  A brutal disease kills most of the children in the United States. The remaining children gain extraordinary abilities and are thrown into concentration camps. Ruby is one of these children. She is one of the dangerous ones. After six years in a concentration camp, Ruby barely escapes with her life. She joins up with … Continue reading Let’s Carpe the Hell out of this Diem: My Thoughts on The Darkest Minds

Sell Me This Pen: My Thoughts on Wolf of Wall Street

Synopsis:  The Wolf of Wall Street is a black comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill which tells the story of Jordan Belfort’s rise to a wealthy stockbroker involving corruption and crime and several encounters with the FBI. Review: Wolf of Wall Street is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen, and I wish I could “unsee” … Continue reading Sell Me This Pen: My Thoughts on Wolf of Wall Street

I Hate Space: My Thoughts on Gravity

Synopsis: Gravity is a drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. When disaster strikes during a routine satellite repair, medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky are left completely alone. They have lost all connection to Earth nullifying any chance of rescue. With every panic-laced breath consuming oxygen, they soon discover the only … Continue reading I Hate Space: My Thoughts on Gravity

I Like Your Style, Doc: My Thoughts on Dallas Buyers Club

Synopsis:  Dallas Buyers Club is a biographical drama starring Matthew McConaughey. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live. Moving past his initial anger and denial, Ron begins researching everything he can about the disease. Ron is shocked when he is denied treatment—in 1985, the United States was conflicted on … Continue reading I Like Your Style, Doc: My Thoughts on Dallas Buyers Club

I Mistook You For a Metaphor: My Thoughts on Seraphina

Synopsis: Seraphina is young adult fantasy novel by Rachel Hartman. Set in the world of Goredd and follows the story of sixteen year old Seraphina—a girl with an unusual heritage. When the crowned prince of Gored, Rufus, is murdered by decapitation—a dragon method of killing—four decades of peace between dragons and humans is threatened. With a … Continue reading I Mistook You For a Metaphor: My Thoughts on Seraphina

Was the Whole Town Trying to Seduce You: My Thoughts on Nebraska

Synopsis:  Nebraska is a road drama starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte about an alcoholic father, who is convinced he has won a million-dollar sweepstakes, and his estranged son who drives him from Montana to Nebraska. Review: Nebraska has received high praise and raving reviews—the film even has a few Oscar nominations under its belt. Honestly, I … Continue reading Was the Whole Town Trying to Seduce You: My Thoughts on Nebraska