Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Film review: Spider-man homecoming (2017)

Synopsis:

Peter Parker returns home and live with his aunt May. He becomes neighbourhood spiderman under Tony Stark guidance. He has crushed on Michelle his school friend, he later found out that vulture is michelle' dad has terrible plan and peter determined to stop his plans.

Review:

Watching this spider-man is like turning back time to spiderman before andrew garfield era. Maybe around tobey macguire era. The spiderman suit he had is just like cosplay contest and later tony stark gave him better spiderman costume.

He is acrobatic and he able to make spiderman liquid chemical for the spiderweb. What I like about this film is that this film is like down-to-earth storyline, the story is pretty clear in this film without super hi-tech weapon or enemy. What I don't like is this film is too old fashion, I expect this film to be more modern or at east better than andrew garfield spiderman era.

I think this film is suitable for kids and pre teenager. This film is for introducing spiderman to those who never exactly knew who spiderman is. Yet, I think if you watch tobey macguire or andrew garfield spiderman, you will not surpise of this film. I think this film is still good to watch because it has good storyline and plot, actors also good and entertaining.

Rating: 7/10


Regards,

Selene

Monday, July 17, 2017

Film Review : Despicable Me 3 (2017)



Review :

I find it's quite funny that I watch Despicable Me 1, ignore Despicable Me 2, and now watch Despicable Me 3. Because of that, I missed the part when Gru married Jane and become super secret spy or so I was told in the film. Actually I really enjoy Despicable Me 1, but I cannot say the same for Despicable Me 3. It's not bad film or have bad story. It just that the story a little bland for my liking despite the twin arc story. And the minion role itself is quite limited despite being one of the biggest appeal for this film. Maybe if the script writer make Dru as the villain, it would be quite enjoyable compare to Bratz bad boy theme. I don't know why but I cannot take Bratz seriously. Maybe the moustache and hair ruined it for me. or Maybe the background itself is not convincing. But overall, he is not memorable as villain or any character at all. Heck even the new boss (whom only appear for several seconds) have better charisma than him. But of course, that's just me. Hope Despicable Me 4 will be much better. 

Nevertheless, I still recommend this movie for people who want to have some fun with Dru and Gru antic hero combination to save the world.  

Rating : 6 of 10


Regards, 
Angela    


Friday, July 14, 2017

Film review: Knocked up (2007)


Synopsis: 

Alison Scott who worked at E entertainment has one night stand with Ben Stone, later she found out that she is pregnant with his child. Could they find happiness in their togetherness?

Review:

I like Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, they are really have good chemistry here and really hilarious. Everything they did together just really funny and entertaining. Heigl as Alison Scott really beautiful independent woman with good career at E entertainment and Ben Stone is even living illegally and did nude video editing with his friends.

It's just good to see them interact each other, getting to know each other, make love together and make fun together. I like the scene when Ben Stone propose to Alison Scott, where he propose with empty box and promise to her that he will work hard to buy good ring for her. it's bittersweet romance.

After their great fight at Alison' car, they reunite when Alison give birth to their child. This drama is entertaining and will not bore you at all. Overall this is the simple sweet funny romance drama I really recommend if you bored at home especially on weekend.

Rating: 8/10


Best regards,

Selene.

Book Tour : Infinity by Tabitha Lord







Book Details:

Book Title: Infinity by Tabitha Lord
Category: Adult Fiction, 304 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: June 6, 2017
Tour dates: May 22 to July 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (violence, non-explicit sex, language)

Book Description:


In the second installment of the award-winning Horizon series, Dr. Caeli Crys returns to her war-torn world to fight for those she left behind.

Almagest, Caeli’s home, stands on the brink of revolution. Long hidden from the rest of the galaxy, the once-peaceful planet suffers under a regime that grows more violent and oppressive by the day. Marcus, Almagest’s dictator, is building an arsenal of alien weaponry by selling empathic children into slavery. A resistance has risen, but they are outmanned, outgunned, and in hiding.

Joined by Commander Derek Markham and his elite squadron of operatives, Caeli embarks on a dangerous mission to find the Resistance, rescue her captive people, and save her civilization from destruction.

Review : 

Infinity is direct sequel from Horizon. So, it was really advised for you to read Horizon (book one) first before this one.  If you like Horizon, no doubt you will also like Infinity. The mission from Horizon continue in this book. You get the same main characters with same supporting characters. In addition, you get more background about the characters. But I have to warned though that the story was more action oriented in this one. 

This book combined both missions between saving Caeli planet from Marcus and prevent outside forces (I forget the name) from annihilating it. The story was faster in this one since it is direct sequel.  

Unfortunately, I don't really like the ending. It was quite predictable for my liking. You kind of expected some twist but it was none. But, fortunately the cliff hanger saved the ending. Well, I hope you know what I mean ^^. I really recommend this book for people who like to read planetary science fiction. 

Rating : 4.5 of 5 stars  


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Tabitha currently lives in Rhode Island. She is married, has four great kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable lab mix. Her degree is in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and she taught Latin for years at an independent Waldorf school, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees.

Tabitha’s debut novel, Horizon, won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize for Self-Published Fiction in 2016, and was named finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards. Infinity, the second book in the Horizon series, will be released in June 2017. Her short story “Homecoming” appears in the anthology Sirens, edited by Rhonda Parrish and published by World Weaver Press, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a senior editor for www.BookClubBabble.com.

Visit her blog at www.tabithalordauthor.com where she discusses favorite topics including parenting, teaching, and her writing journey.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Book Review: The Hating Game (2016)


Synopsis: 

Lucy Hutton hates Joshua Templeman because he is her competitor for position of COO for B&G company where they both worked. Love grow between them and one of them has to give up the position of the COO for their relationship

Review:

This is the first book of Sally Thorne and it is really good. I enjoy it. The writing itself is good. The character of Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman is very clear. I know what kind of person of Joshua and Lucy. Joshua is a stubborn man, hard to please man which paid attention to cleanliness and detail. On the other hand, Lucy Hutton is messy petite girl who try to survive living in big city and makes her parents proud.

In the beginning, they hate each other. But as the time passed on, they started to notice each other' clothes, hobby and their likeness of each other. When Lucy sick, Josh is taking care of her and they start to be friends. Lucy even stand for Josh in front of Josh' father, Anthony.

If you are looking for simple romance book, try this one, you will love it.

Rating: 4/5



Best regards,

Selene.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Book Tour : Horizon by Tabitha Lord


Book Details:

Book Title: Horizon by Tabitha Lord
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: December 2015
Tour dates: May 22 to July 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are a few, moderately explicit sex scenes, genocide, rape, and moderate language.)


Book Description:

Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.

Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.

As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers—full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.

Review : 

I really love the cover and the tittle. It was really simple but the image is lovely and the color is easy for the eyes.  Overall, the cover itself is already a selling point for me. 

Another selling point is the blurb. Science fiction check. Space adventure check. Military action check. Wounded pilot check. All in all, it is a must read for me. First I want to talk about the characters. Well, the main character is Commander Derek Markham. He is pilot from space. I have to admit that the opening is quite strong and to the point. Caeli scenes also help. I really like this couple. Both of them actually are your typical hero and heroine but still have their own voice. The author really create unique situations for them to complement each other and volla we have near to perfect relationship. Other characters are Derek colleague from the same organization. At first it was quite annoying to be introduced to several characters in the same military organization at the same time. It makes you wonder what the difference between all of them. But, after several scenes, you understand that they have their own roles. I mean I don't like story with too many characters just for the sake of being there. I quite like the good guys. But I cannot the say the same things with the bad guys. At first the bad guys are interesting but at the end, the bad guys just have to lose their sparks

The story itself is ordinary. There's civil war, rebel, and threat from outsides. Still this is not war story. But that was expected from this kind of genre. It was an action story with science fiction element after all. In fact, if it was not typical, I won't like it. Still there are some kind of narratives that explore here and there to create more complex situations. I will be honest, this story continue into book two (Infinity). Book one tell more story about the characters past rather than dealing with the conflict. That's why you need to continue into Infinity (book two) to get more satisfying and conclusive ending. Book two is direct sequel from book one. So, I recommend you to get both books at the same time because the story from book one will make you craving for more. That's my personal experience though. Ha ha

Anyway, I really recommend this story. because it was expected and yet still managed to make me feel satisfied. Not boring but also not over the top. It was light and won't trouble you with science explanation. But still create great reading experience for me. If you like me, I hope you will like it too.

Rating : 5 of 5 stars. 


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Tabitha currently lives in Rhode Island. She is married, has four great kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable lab mix. Her degree is in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and she taught Latin for years at an independent Waldorf school, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees.

Tabitha’s debut novel, Horizon, won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize for Self-Published Fiction in 2016, and was named finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards. Infinity, the second book in the Horizon series, will be released in June 2017. Her short story “Homecoming” appears in the anthology Sirens, edited by Rhonda Parrish and published by World Weaver Press, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a senior editor for www.BookClubBabble.com.

Visit her blog at www.tabithalordauthor.com where she discusses favorite topics including parenting, teaching, and her writing journey.

Connect with Tabitha: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

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