Film · Reviews

A Star is Born (2018) Movie Review

The latest iteration (the fourth, to be exact) of A Star is Born is deftly helmed by star Bradley Cooper and features knockout performances by both him and co-star Lady Gaga. Their chemistry is palpable and feels natural, which adds to the authentic atmosphere of the film. The plot follows Ally (Gaga), a waitress who… Continue reading A Star is Born (2018) Movie Review

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Gaming · Reviews

My Brother Rabbit Review! (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac)

This little gem is one seriously beautiful experience. The story centers on a young girl who is ill and her brother who escapes into an imaginary world where he can save her. You play as a rabbit who lives in this world. The objective of My Brother Rabbit is to find hidden objects that allow… Continue reading My Brother Rabbit Review! (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac)

Books · Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review

After loving the film adaptation, I was DESPERATE to get my hands on the source novel. Needless to say, my expectations were blown out of the water. The novel is comprised solely of letters and telegrams, but each character feels fleshed out and unique. I loved the main protagonist Juliet Ashton and her spitfire spirit,… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review

Gaming · Reviews

#WarGames Review/Discussion! (Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android)

https://youtu.be/4-bPywW0XBk   Shawn and I review/talk about #WarGames, a unique interactive experience! #WarGames is developed and published by Eko, written and directed by Sam Barlow (Her Story), and is available on Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android, and Vudu. Check out #WarGames ! https://helloeko.com/wargames FOLLOW SHAWN: http://horriblyawkward.podbean.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Awkward_Podcast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/horriblyawkwardpodcast/

Gaming · Reviews

Donut County Review! (PS4, PC, iOS)

https://youtu.be/P4xlwKVfkZg   Today Shawn and I review Donut County, a unique little game that is both soothing and original! Donut County was developed by Ben Esposito and published by Annapurna Interactive, and is available on PS4, PC, and iOS. FOLLOW SHAWN: http://horriblyawkward.podbean.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Awkward_Podcast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/horriblyawkwardpodcast

Books · Reviews

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld | Book Review

The Enchanted is an exquisitely crafted tale about a very serious topic: death row. The novel follows three primary characters: an inmate, "The Lady" (an advocate who tries to get inmates off of death row), and a prison warden. Flipping between these characters can be jarring at first, especially because they're different POVs, but soon… Continue reading The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld | Book Review

Books · Reviews

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | Book Review

I REALLY wanted to love The State of Grace. The plot centers on a teenage girl named Grace who has autism, and her life as she currently deals with returning to school, the absence of her dad as he's on a work trip, her mom's new best friend that she hates, and a cute boy… Continue reading The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas | Book Review

Books · Graphic Novels · Reviews

El Deafo by Cece Bell | Graphic Novel Review

This graphic novel is so powerful, yet light-hearted and informative. Cece Bell's autobiographical graphic novel sees her portrayed as a young animal who, after contracting meningitis at the age of four, becomes deaf. The rest of the story sees Cece adjusting to wearing hearing aids and figuring out how to navigate life while telling others… Continue reading El Deafo by Cece Bell | Graphic Novel Review

Books · Reviews

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves | Book Review

On the Island is a book that is perfectly suited to read during the hot summer months. The plot revolves around Anna, a thirty-year old teacher who has agreed to tutor sixteen-year old T.J. on a tropical island during the summer. She plans to re-evaluate her life while away on this work vacation, but she… Continue reading On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves | Book Review