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First Love (Book)

FirstLoveAuthor: James Patterson, Emily Raymond
Genre: Romance, teenage fantasy
Year Published: 2014
Rating: Waste Of Time
It’s apparent that this book just tags along James Patterson’s name, as in like a publishing house that holds no real value other than a brand.

It’s a book about 2 teenagers, carjacking across the country, a girl in love with a boy. The author tried hard to use sophisticated references from books and movies to pretend maturity that tainted (more…)

Labor Day (Book)

LaborDayBookAuthor: Joyce Maynard
Genre: Romance, crime
Year Published: 2009
Rating: Decent Read–Edition/dp/0062313630

This book has a film adaptation.

The story uses first person as the lonely thirteen year old Henry whom and his mother, Adele, brought back a convict, Frank, home during Labor Day and how the convict quickly built a strong relationship with his mother. It focuses on his (more…)

Robocop (Movie)

RobocopMain Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary ldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.

Good CGI  scenes to show a cop who was blown up and only has his brain, lungs and partial spine left. And for political and medical research funding reasons, he was being (more…)

3 Days To Kill (Movie)

3DaysToKillMain Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen

Review: 6.8 out of 10 stars.

Luc Besson has done The Family and this follows a similar recipe – assassins trying to quit with an unhappy family and all the sidekick, all sprinkled with hard humor to lighten up an otherwise costly chase and shooting scenes.

Let’s (more…)

In Secret (Movie)

InSecretMain Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange

Review: 5.8 out of 10 stars.

This is a script that has been on the shelf since the mid 2000s. It’s a difficult book to make to a movie. A story about lust in the 1860s when women had no independence, and is filled with so many motives from the main characters.

It’s a complex emotions plot. It’s about a young girl, Therese, who was left behind by her father, was forced to live with Madame Raquin (Lange) and her sick son Camille (Felton) whom she was ultimately forced to marry to. When Camille found a job in Paris, they all moved with Madame Raquin also (more…)

Lobsta Truck (Eat/Drink)

LobstaTruckRating: Good
Where: Mobile truck, SOMA, San Francisco, CA (SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street between Bryant Street and Harrison Street)

Review: Food trucks have been a hype for a few years. Generally the food is expensive for its quantity and quality and lacks restaurant style service especially at food parks where those are folding tables and chairs except the SOMA Food truck park that’s a stationary, but wows for novelty and convenience and variety.

Lobsta Truck is (more…)

Bad Words (Movie)

BadWordsMain Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Rohan Chand

Review: 6.3 out of 10 stars.

The movie was about a 40-year-old Guy (Bateman) who traveled around the country with his sidekick Jenny (Hahn) trying to win all the spelling bee competitions. And he met the Indian boy Chaitainya (Chand) who would change how he sees life.

The crude humor you have seen in the trailer was (more…)

Montaro Caine (Book)

MontarioCaineAuthor: Sidney Poitier
Genre: scifi, religious, philosophical , suspense
Year Published: 2013
Rating: Decent read

Very first novel Poitier has written. And well, he waited all these years.

The book was definitely posh (more…)

Philomena (Book)

PhilomenaBookAuthor: Martin Sixsmith
Genre: memoir
Year Published: 2013 (original: The Lost Child of Philomena Lee in 2010 )
Rating: Decent read

A movie based on the same name book about how a mother who was forced to give up her son after giving birth in wedlock in the 50s and lived in an abbey. For all the years the son had tried a few times to find the mother, while the mother thought of him all the time but only (more…)

Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel (Book)

VampireAcademyGraphicNovelAuthor: Illustrated by Emma Vieceli
Genre: scifi, comic books
Year Published: 2011
Rating: Good read

Note: : Vampire Academy: a graphic novel / based on the series by Richelle Mead ; adapted by Leigh Dragoon ; illustrated by Emma Vieceli.

Sometimes instead of reading wordy books, a (more…)

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