Sometimes I Think I Have Felt Everything I’m Ever Gonna Feel: My Thoughts on Her

Synopsis: Her is a comedic drama about a lonely writer who falls in love with his highly advanced computer operating system named Samantha.   Review:  Her is a brilliant commentary on our society. The cinematography was beautiful, and the screenplay was excellently written. Joaquin Phoenix performed brilliantly. Not every actor can carry an entire movie … Continue reading Sometimes I Think I Have Felt Everything I’m Ever Gonna Feel: My Thoughts on Her

Books Have to be Heavy because the Whole World’s Inside Them: My Thoughts on Inkheart

Synopsis: Inkheart is a young adult fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke and the first book in the Inkheart trilogy. The book tells the story of twelve-year old Meggie who lives with her father Mortimer, also called Mo and Silvertongue. When Mo is visited in the middle of the night by a strange visitor named Dustfinger, Meggie finds … Continue reading Books Have to be Heavy because the Whole World’s Inside Them: My Thoughts on Inkheart

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: My Thoughts on Frozen

Synopsis: Frozen is Disney’s newest animated film starring Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Idina Menzel. After a rather icy turn of events at her coronation ball, Elsa flees the kingdom in order to protect those she loves. Anna, her fearless and adventurous sister, teams up with a mountain man name Kristoff to find Elsa and … Continue reading The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: My Thoughts on Frozen

We are the Choices We Make: My Thoughts on the Knife of Never Letting Go

  Synopsis: The Knife of Never Letting Go is a young adult dystopian novel by Patrick Ness. Todd is the only boy left in Prentisstown—a village where boys turn into men at 13 years old. Prentisstown is a part of the New World where people landed in search of a new start and simpler life. According … Continue reading We are the Choices We Make: My Thoughts on the Knife of Never Letting Go

His Name is Bilbo: My Thoughts on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Synopsis: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a fantasy adventure film and the second of three installments based off The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second movie begins with a flashback and then picks up the story from where the first film ended. The dwarves and the hobbit Bilbo encounter a skin-changer, giant spiders, … Continue reading His Name is Bilbo: My Thoughts on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

All the Stories are True: My Thoughts on City of Bones

Synopsis:  City of Bones is a young adult fantasy novel written by Cassandra Clare. The book is about a fantastical world hidden to the human or “mundane” eye, and a girl named Clary who suddenly gains the ability to see into said world. Clary is at a club with her best friend when she sees … Continue reading All the Stories are True: My Thoughts on City of Bones

The More You Say ‘No’, The More They Want In: My Thoughts on American Hustle

Synopsis: American Hustle is a crime drama starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper. Irving Rosenfield, a con man, and his seductive partner Sydney Prosser are forced to work with FBI agent Richie DiMasio when he uncovers their con operation. Richie has his sights set on Carmine Polito, a passionate but volatile … Continue reading The More You Say ‘No’, The More They Want In: My Thoughts on American Hustle

Mary Poppins and the Banks, They’re Family to Me: My Thoughts on Saving Mr. Banks

Synopsis:  Saving Mr. Banks is a family drama starring Emma Thomson and Tom Hanks inspired by the untold on how Mary Poppins made the transition from book to screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters beg him to make a movie of their favorite book, he embarks on a twenty year promise to make it happen. Walt Disney … Continue reading Mary Poppins and the Banks, They’re Family to Me: My Thoughts on Saving Mr. Banks

The Enemy’s Gate is Down: My Thoughts on Ender’s Game

Synopsis:  Ender’s Game is a sci-fi action adventure film starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, and Ben Kingsley. The military has started recruiting a new type of soldier in order to save the Earth from an impending alien attack. In hopes of discovering the next brilliant mind, Children are tested and recruited at young ages. … Continue reading The Enemy’s Gate is Down: My Thoughts on Ender’s Game

You are going to Die…Does this Worry You: My Thoughts on The Book Thief

Synopsis:  The Book Thief is a novel by Markus Zusak. Set in Nazi Germany during World War II, the book relates the story of a young girl named Leisel Meminger—her relationship with her foster parents, her friends, her neighbors, and a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg. Review:  Markus Zusak chose to narrate the story through the perspective of … Continue reading You are going to Die…Does this Worry You: My Thoughts on The Book Thief