Their Finest

Their Finest

Their Finest

Directed By: Lone Scherfig

Grade: C/C+

Set during World War 2 the British Ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) to write the female parts and dialogue for their important morale boosting films. There she and Buckley (Sam Claflin) begin working together on a film about the evacuation of Dunkirk.

There are going to be spoilers below (though I try to keep it somewhat vague). Couldn’t really talk about this film without talking about the ending.

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Random Reviews: Harley, Baywatch, Khosa & Mariko

Poison Ivy

Ivy hard at work.

So I’ve been catching up on a lot of movies I wanted to see and books I’ve had for a while this last couple of weeks and wanted to do a couple of mini-reviews on what was better than I expected and what I really should have listened to others on.

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The Changeling

the changeling

the changeling

By: Victor LaValle

Grade: C+

Apollo is living the good life. A bookseller in New York he is over the moon about his new son chronicling his every moment until one day his seemingly irrational wife commits and unspeakable act and disappears sending Apollo off the rails and into a dark fairy-tale New York he never imagined existed.

Beware some spoilers for this one though I try to keep things vague:

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Wonder Woman Warbringer

Warbringer

Warbringer

By: Leigh Bardugo

Grade: B

This Wonder Woman tale by one of my favorite authors was definitely on my most anticipated lists. So I picked it up immediately upon its release last week and I have to say I’m a little torn. The story is about how a teenage Diana saves a girl from drowning but that girl is a blood descendant Warbringer. Not will she bring war she tends to cause conflict and strife wherever she goes and her presence on the island is destroying it.

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Now I Rise

Now I Rise

Now I Rise

By: Kiersten White

Grade: A

I don’t know why I waited all summer to read the sequel to last years And I Darken as once I started I read through it in no time flat and it’s definitely in my top five of the year so far. One of those rare series where I’m genuinely excited for the next book.

Obviously if you haven’t read And I Darken there’s going to be spoilers…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Grade: C+

Ryan Reynolds plays a top protection agent whose assigned to get an infamous hitman (played by Jackson) to the trial of a brutal dictator in one piece. Naturally said dictator (Gary Oldman) still has some serious pull. It’s like the whole military under this guy is standing in their way and if they don’t make it alive, or even in time, he walks.

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The Book Lovers Survival Tag

The Book Lovers Survival Tag

So I don’t often do tags but I saw this one on Youtube specifically Tashapolis’ Channel and I’m a sucker for the what would you take with you on a deserted island question so I jumped. The original tag was sponsored by Penguin Teen for A Map for Wrecked Girls. But I just liked the idea.

Chose 5-8 books you would need to survive on a deserted island:

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall

Grade: A-

Norah suffers from agoraphobia, OCD, anxiety and self-harm. As we meet her at the beginning of the story she’s been housebound and home-schooled by her mother for several years. Only leaving to go to therapy appointments. Her first real contact besides mother and Doctor comes in the form of a new teenage neighbor called Luke.

At which point I had to ask myself is this going to be one of those stories where love cures everything?

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