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Days 234 – 243 | 365 Day Movie Challenge

Another day, another round-up of film reviews... DAY 234 - THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT (2015) Based on the real-life experiment that took place in 1971, The Stanford Prison Experiment is a bleak, disturbing look at how human beings can become dehumanized when they receive/are degraded of too much power. The performances are incredible, with the… Continue reading Days 234 – 243 | 365 Day Movie Challenge

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Movie Review

https://youtu.be/8LjzCK8UeWI Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets follows Valerian and Laureline, two intergalactic federal agents tasked with bringing a creature to Alpha, a.k.a The City of a Thousand Planets. Things aren't so simple, though... Directed by Luc Besson and starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, Herbie Hancock, and Rutger… Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Movie Review

Books · Reviews

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King | Book Review

I went into this novel with a little trepidation. I had heard some people say it was excellent, while others hated this first entry. Luckily, I'm firmly in the former camp. The first novel in The Dark Tower series, the story revolves around the titular gunslinger (Roland Deschain) as he traverses his world to find… Continue reading The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King | Book Review

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Here and Gone by Haylen Beck | Book Review

This book had me hooked from the first page. The story follows Audra Kinney, a woman who has left her abusive husband and is taking her kids to San Diego to start a new life. On her way there, though, she's pulled over by a police officer and arrested. After being incarcerated, she's told there… Continue reading Here and Gone by Haylen Beck | Book Review

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Days 224-233 | 365 Day Film Challenge

Guess who's back, back again? Ok, I'm not Slim Shady, but I do have ten more movie reviews for you to peruse at your leisure. (Also, if you'd like to see my ratings for these movies ahead of time, feel free to follow me on Letterboxd) DAY 224- HUGO (2011) Based on Brian Selznick's bestselling… Continue reading Days 224-233 | 365 Day Film Challenge

Books · Reviews

Final Girls by Riley Sager | Book Review

I went in expecting this novel to end in a certain way. To my pleasant surprise, it took me on a rollercoaster ride of thrills and suspense. Final Girls follows Quincy Carpenter, a woman who was the only person who survived a horrific massacre when she was younger. Quincy is one of three Final Girls,… Continue reading Final Girls by Riley Sager | Book Review

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Book Review

This book blew my mind. It's both simple, yet extremely complex. Atwood's writing is beautifully descriptive, and I was instantly sucked into her dystopian (and eerily prescient) world. I connected with Offred, the narrator of the story, and was both fascinated and saddened by her tale. I wanted her to be happy, but knew that… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Book Review

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Days 214-223 | 365 Day Film Challenge

I really need to get my ass in gear with these reviews... DAY 214- FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016) Set before the events of the Harry Potter novels/films, Fantastic Beasts follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist who is carrying a briefcase full of, well, fantastic beasts. After an accident, the beasts are… Continue reading Days 214-223 | 365 Day Film Challenge