Saturday, August 27, 2016

August Movies - Part 2

Welcome back for another edition of my monthly movie reviews. In part 2, we have some new releases and some that have been out for a while now. Also, some that I have seen before but love to watch again. Lets get started.

Before We Go (2014) - I didn't realize this movie came out two years ago. I thought it was a recent release, but what ever. Didn't stop me from watching it.

In the movie, the main characters run into each other in the middle of the night in Manhattan. They don't know each other, they will never see each other again after the night is over. For some strange reason, Alice Eve's character trust Chris Evan's character and they talk and talk and talk, all night. Spoiler alert, they even kiss...

I got really board with the dialog, because that seemed to be all there was, and I waited patiently for something to happen that was exciting, but it never did. I almost turned it off, but the movie was on my Chris Evan's list so I decided to finish it. 

If you like quiet romantic dramas, then you will probably like this movie. As for myself, I was not impressed. If you're think about watching Before We Go, but are on the fence, watch the trailer here

I give this movie a 2 out of 5 stars for terribly unbelievable story line, but good acting.

Survivor (2015) - Everyone who knows me will tell you that I am a big fan of Mila Jovavich. I think she is awesome, but this movie... Not one of my favorites.

The movie is about a customs agent (Jovavich) who digs too deep into a man that is coming into the country and someone tries to kill her. There's lots of conspiracy, her boss is dirty and it has Pierce Brosnan playing an assassin that just can't kill his mark, poor guy. 

There was lots of action, but I found myself not really paying attention to the movie, I don't know if it was just that I was distracted by other things or if the movie was just that bland? Check out the trailer here, if you want.  

I'm going to give this movie 3 out of 5 stars for an epic ending and that snarl on Brosnan's face.



Into The Woods (2014) - I love all the people who act in this movie. Lets just face it, I love this movie and you're not going to tell me otherwise. I understand that not everyone likes a good musical, but I grew up on ones such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Grease. I can't help myself.

If you too like musicals and you love Meryl Streep, Chris Pin, Anna Kendrick, Jame Cordon, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt (Say that five times fast) then sit down and watch this movie. 

The cast of characters take you on an adventure through the woods, each looking for something. The baker wants a child. Jack needs to sell his cow, but doesn't want to. Red is going to visit her sick grandmother and Cinderella is running from a prince. All their stories converge when a giant threatens the lands and the truth about their characters comes to a head. Can they all hold it together long enough to save themselves, or will they fall apart and allow the giant to kill Jack? You're going to have to watch to find out. Here is the trailer.

This movie is going to get a 5 out of 5 stars from me, because James Cordon is awesome! True story...

Goosebumps (2015) - I know a lot of us read Goosebumps books when we were kids. Well, this freaky thriller lives up to those books and gives us a twist that intertwine the books in with the movie plot.

This teen moves next door to a weirdo with a daughter, but of course the teen and his nasty boy hormones can't stay away, and brakes into their house when the weird dad is out. Something happens, of course, and the Goosebumps books that hold the monster are opened, releasing their havoc on the whole town.

The whole movie is spent trying to figure out how to get the freaking things back into the books before they destroy the town. There are scary little gnomes, and a giant yeti, and don't forget a rally creepy ventriloquist dumby named Slappy. You remember Slappy?


Check out the trailer here.

I'm going to give this movie a 4 out of 5 stars, because Jack Black is awesome, but I would have liked to be freaked out a little more.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

#CoverReveal for Tied by Laney Mcmann @LaneyMcMann


BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Tied
by Laney McMann
(Fire Born #1)
Publication date: September 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Are some truths worth risking your life for?
What if it meant admitting your nightmares were real—and so were your delusions?
Seventeen year-old Layla Labelle’s hallucinations have driven her to the brink—and she isn’t telling anyone. But when her dreams walk into her life in the form of Max MacLarnon, she is forced to rethink everything she thought she knew. Including whether or not Max actually exists.
Learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put her on a path toward her own destruction. When Layla’s world erupts into a dangerous reality, and every fact of her life forsakes her, she must remember who, and what, she is if she’s going to stay alive.
In a world where nightmares walk the earth, an ancient curse lives in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal. Layla will have to uncover the secret her ancestors are hiding, and make the biggest decision of her life—embrace who she is and follow the one she loves into a world of deadly myth and legend, or turn her back on her history, her destiny, and her love.
In TIED, Book One of The Fire Born Novels, what Layla and Max don’t know could kill them both. And unless they can find a way to stop the curse—the truth might tear them apart forever.
How far would you go … to protect the one you love?



AUTHOR BIO:
Young Adult Dark Fantasy Writer, Myths and Legends Believer, Voracious Reader, Music Snob, World Builder, Poet, Quote Junkie. My thoughts on Writing, Social Media, Reading, Books, Publishing, and Music. Generally. Author of The Fire Born Novels TIED, TORN & TRUE Author of The Primordial Principles CRYSTALLUM 2015, DAEMONEUM 2016 Author of The CrossWorld Chronicles CROSSROADS (2016) Pub'd by J. Taylor Publishing, Jagged Lane Books, and formerly by Booktrope Editions Publishing.

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