The Great Wall

The Great Wall (2016), PG-13  Directed By: Zhang Yimou Starring:  Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han, Eddie Peng,  Kenny Lin,  Junkai Wang,  Zheng Kai, Xuan Huang, Cheney Chen, Andy Lau Rating:  Reviewed by Xavier Emaka The good news is that Matt Damon is not …

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), Rated R Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Iain Glen Rating Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Have you seen this movie? The action usually starts mid-May as the summer block buster season finally …

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), PG-13 Director: D. J. Caruso Starring: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone Kris Wu Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson, Neymar Jr. Rating Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Have you seen this movie? This year saw the return of Vin …

Consigned to the Sea, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Dark Quest Published: 2014 Reviewer Rating:  Reviewer: David L. Felts Have you read this book? Consigned to the Sea, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, is a short fantasy anthology containing four short stories and a poem, all involving some aspect related to the sea, be that pirates, mermaids, selkies, …

Passengers

Passengers (2016), Rated PG-13 Directed By: Morten Tyldum Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Rating: Reviewed by David L. Felts Have you seen this movie? I didn’t have high expectations going into Passengers, mainly because my wife told me that she’d heard it wasn’t all that great. I’m pleased to …

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), PG-13 Directed by David Yates Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo,  Ron Perlman, Colin Farrell. Rating:  Reviewed By Xavier Emaka J. K. Rowling has finally joined the movie industry. She actually …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Rated “PG-13” Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry Directed by Dave Green Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Rating:  Have you seen this movie? The series had its reboot and this one …

Deadpool

Deadpool (2016), Rated “R” Starring Ryan Reynolds Morena Baccarin Ed Skrein T.J. Miller Gina Carano Leslie Uggams Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić Directed by Tim Miller Reviewed by Xavier Emaka Rating:  Have you seen this movie? The biggest surprise of 2016, Deadpool surpassed all expectations to go down as one of the highest grossing …

The Inner City, by Karen Heular

Genre: Fantasy Anthology Publisher: Chizine Publications Published: 2012 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Michael D. Griffiths Have you read this book? The Inner City by Karen Heular is a short story anthology covering an exploration into the odd and fantastic. It might be heard to pin down these tales and …

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Rated “R” Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë-Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya, Clark Duke, Augustus Prew, Olga Kurkulina, Andy Nyman, Steven Mackintosh, Monica Dolan and John Leguizamo Directed by Jeff Wadlow Reviewed by  Xavier Emaka Rating:  Have you seen this …

The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates

Genre: Horror Publisher: Black Owl Books Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Amy Romine Have you read this book? Could you survive a week in a haunted house? Mara is the daughter of spiritualists. Her childhood was filled with séances, scam mediums and talk of ghostly presences. When Mara finally left …

The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 (2015), Rated “PG-13” Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland Directed by Francis Lawrence Reviewed by  Xavier Emaka Rating: 2015 witnessed the conclusion on one of the most …

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner (2014), Rated “PG-13” Starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson Directed by Wes Ball Review by Xavier Emaka Rating  Have you seen this movie? Wes Ball made his directional debut in 2014 with this film and proved he has what it takes to …

Have Amber — Will Travel, by Keith Vlasak

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: CreateSpace Published: 2015 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Have Amber — Will Travel, by Keith Vlasak, clocks in at a whopping 591 pages. I mention this only because I think this is a detriment considering what I think would be …

License to Ensorcell, by Katharine Kerr

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Daw Books Published: 2011 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Joshua Palmatier Have you read this book? I read Katharine Kerr’s Daggerspell ages ago and intend to read her entire Deverry series. This is not part of the series. It’s the first book in an urban fantasy series …

Armageddon’s Children, by Terry Brooks

Genre: Fantasy/Apocalyptic Publisher: Del Rey Published: 2007 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks’ first novel, was published in 1977. I read it a couple of years later, right after going through Lord of the Rings, which followed …

Keystone Chronicles, edited by Juliana Rew

Genre: Mixed Genre Anthology Publisher: Third Flatiron Publishing Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by David L. Felts Have you read this book? Keystone Chronicles is the 17th volume in Juliana Rew’s Third Flatiron themed anthology series. This books theme is “keystone”, referring to “the heart or core of something, …

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad (2016), Rated “PG-13” Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne Directed by David Ayer Review by Dave Felts Rating  Have you seen this movie? Suicide Squad is one of those movies that makes me wonder what …

The Road

The Road (2009), Rated R Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron Directed by John Hillcoat Review by David L. Felts Rating  While I’m on the topic of apocalyptic movies (see my Book of Eli movie review), I figured I’d offer up one of The Road. The Road, an award winning book …