Sunday, November 20, 2016

MacGyver Remake

Ok sexxy viewers, I have a new review to give you.  I know, sexxciting!  

TV Show Review: MacGyver (remake). 

           About a month ago I gave a joyous review of the new MacGyver show.  The woman and I watched the first ep and though we didn't think it was great, we thought it would be good enough to have as a regular Friday night show.  However, when Friday next rolled around we were less than enthusiastic about watching it.  I DVR'd it nonetheless.  The wifey said she wasn't really into it, so I decided to watch ep 2 while she was doing other things.  I honestly couldn't get into it.  The acting is a bit over the top and cheesy (yes, I'm aware of the 80's cheese factor from the original show).  The thing is, with the original show, the actors made it believable and exciting and fun.  What shenanigans was "Mac" going to get into??  And how will he get out of said shenanigans??  Agghh!  We believed he could use a paperclip, lamp, and foil, to make a helicopter.  πŸ˜  Seriously, though, we believed that Mac could make something out of nothing.  He didn't use weapons, he used ingenuity and intellect.  It was cool.  I think that premise is totally workable even in these modern times.  Especially in these modern times.  I just think the writing needs to improve and the actors need to loosen up a bit and have more fun with it, but at the same time make us believe that THEY believe the scenes/situations they are crafting, are possible.  Open our imagination and give us thrilling science & action!  Is the show salvageable?  I believe so.  It may just be suffering the freshman jitters.  Mayhap (yes, mayhap. I'm bringing it back) they'll work out the kinks in their sophomore outing (if they survive the first season & get renewed).  Unfortunately, for now, I have to revise my rating.  I don't recall what I gave it originally, but I am giving it 1 X out of XXX rating.

πŸ’™¡Stay Entertained! 🎬 ¡Happy Viewing!πŸ’™

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gangsta Book Club!

Can't. Stop. Laughing. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Author Elie Wiesel Passes Away 7.2.16

Very sad.  His novel, "Night", was amazing.  One of my all-time fave reads.  A story that shreds all emotions.  Def read it if you haven't.  RIP, Mr. Wiesel.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Books-to-Movies Changes: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I really hate when filmmakers make nonsensical changes when adapting books to film.  I understand that the movies will never compare to the book and some changes are required and even make sense.  It's the unnecessary changes that really irk me.  In case of this book-to-movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, they changed two characters' peculiarities.  Emma, a fiery (delicious pun intended), has a pyro peculiarity.   She's easily one of the best and strongest characters in the books.  Her role, and peculiarity, is crucial to the plot.  Olive, a supporting character whose peculiar is levitation (she has to wear lead shoes or she'll float away), is more of a timid and delicate, but brave character.  Her role is important, but not pivotal.  So why would Burton do a role reversal of the two?  It's infuriating.  And what really gets me is the author approving this kind of change.  It doesn't make any sense.  I was really excited to see this adaptation.  I loved the series and I love Burton, but this kind of shenanigans has dampened that excitement.  #brokenbookieheart #booklivesmatter

Thursday, April 21, 2016

R.I.P. Prince

I just couldn't be sadder by the news of Prince's passing.  I am a product of the 80's and Prince's music was a big part of youth.  RIP, purple one.  Doves are crying for sure.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Crayyyyy.  I've only made it through the first 3 in the series.  Lots of deaths.  Lots more to come from the looks of it.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Joe Hill has a new novel due out May 2016.  I can't wait to read it!  I have his novel, NOS4A2, on my 2016 Boal and am excited to read, too.  I loved, Horns, and really enjoyed Heart-Shaped Box.  Hope he has the same success as his father, Stephen King.  Who happens to be my favorite author.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Orphan Black, watch it!

I started watching Orphan Black, last week.  It's bloody brilliant!  I had to stop watching b/c I knew the woman would enjoy it.  She hates when I watch shows without her.  So I stopped at episode 10 of season 1.  Lol.  The show is so good I couldn't stop myself from saying, just one more episode.  I HAD to know what happened next.  The woman started watching it last night and FINALLY, caught up to me today.  Episode 10 was the last ep of season 1.  And, DAMN!!  We may have to binge watch season 2 this weekend.  And by "may", I mean WILL.  Seasons 1 & 2 are available for free on Amazon (for Prime members), and season 3 is available at a price of $1.99 per ep.  But I think you can watch season 3 on the BBC site (link listed below), or on demand if you have the channel on your cable/satellite provider.    It's got a great mix of humour, wit, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, and action, coupled with great acting (especially by the lead, Tatiana Maslany), excellent script and plot.  I can't rec this show enough.  Highest rating: XXX Watch it, people.  Watch it!  Stay Entertained! Happy Viewing!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Buzzfeed's List of Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

I've only read 2 books on this list, Heart-Shaped Box, and, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  And I would def rec both them!
How many have any of you read?  Post a comment of how many you read, which ones and how you liked/disliked them.  Book lines are open! :)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Book Catacombs 2010-2015

Books I've read from 2010-2015   

  1. Uncle Vanya
  2. The Glass Castle
  3. Horns
  4. Dexter in the Dark (Dexter.3)
  5. The Inferno
  6. Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z (Vol.1-Book.1)
  7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  8. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice & Fire.3)
  9. Sharp Objects
  10. Sleep Donation
  11. Eye For An Eye: The Doll (The Blackstone Chronicles,1)
  12. Death Sentence (Escape From Furnace.3)
  13. Fortunately, the Milk
  14. The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Edition
  15. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children.2)

  1. Night
  2. The Fault In Our Stars
  3. I Am Malala
  4. Lolita
  5. The Giver
  6. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
  7. The Chicago Way
  8. The Walking Dead: Something to Fear (#17)
  9. Shutter Island
  10. The Walking Dead: What Comes After (#18)
  11. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children.1)
  12. Heart-Shaped Box
  13. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson & the Olympians.5)
  14. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  15. The Snow Queen

  1. Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy.II)
  2. Happenstance
  3. Batman: Under the Red Hood
  4. Inferno
  5. Creepy Carrots!

  1. The Angel's Game
  2. The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
  3. Dinosaurs Love Underpants
  4. The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone (#13)
  5. The Walking Dead: No Way Out (#14)
  6. The Walking Dead: We Find Ourselves (#15)
  7. The Stranger
  8. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 
  9. Boneshaker
  10. Bag of Bones
  11. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (#1)
  12. Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters (#2) 
  13. The Pillars of the Earth
  14. Percy Jackson: The Titan's Curse (#3) 
  15. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire & Ice (#1) 
  16. The Graveyard Book 
  17. Lady Chatterley's Lover
  18. Lockdown: Escape From Furnace (#1)
  19. Solitary: Escape From Furnace (#2)
  20. The Walking Dead: A Larger World (#16)
  21. Fall of Giants
  22. The Prisoner of Heaven
  23. Batman: Earth One
  24. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
  25. Gone Girl
  26. A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, and The Cricket on the Hearth

    1. The Water Room: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
    2. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
    3. FaeFever
    4. Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions & Illusions
    5. The Continual Condition: Poems
    6. Water for Elephants
    7. Rebecca 
    8. DreamFever
    9. Full Dark, No Stars
    10. High Fidelity 
    11. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
    12. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 
    13. Life, the Universe and Everything 
    14. So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    15. Anthem
    16. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    17. The Hunger Games 
    18. Catching Fire
    19. Catcher in the Rye
    20. Mockingjay 
    21. We the Living
    22. To Kill a Mockingbird
    23. World War Z
    24. Bossypants
    25. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
    26. Delta of Venus
    27. Into the Wild
    28. The Thief of Always
    29. Dexter: Darkly Dreaming (#1)
    30. Dexter: Dearly Devoted (#2)
    31. The Walking Dead: Days Gone By (#1)
    32.  The Three Musketeers
    33. The Zombie Survival Guide
    34. Zombie in Love
    35. The Hellbound Heart
    36.  Mister B. Gone
    37. The Walking Dead: Miles Behind Us (#2)
    38. The Walking Dead: Safety Behind Bars (#3)
    39. The Walking Dead: The Heart's Desire (#4)
    40. The Walking Dead: The Best Defense (#5)
    41. Loving Frank
    42. The Walking Dead: This Sorrowful Life (#6)
    43. The Walking Dead: The Calm Before (#7)
    44. The Walking Dead: Made To Suffer (#8)
    45. The Walking Dead: Here We Remain (#9)
    46. The Walking Dead: What We Become (#10)
    47. Fight Club 
    48. The Walking Dead: Fear The Hunters (#11)
    49. The Walking Dead: Life Among Them (#12)
    50. The Rum Diary 

    1. The Alchemist
    2. The Shadow of the Wind
    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
    4. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
    5. The Girl Who Played with Fire
    6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
    7. Song For Night
    8. Dead Until Dark
    9. Living Dead in Dallas
    10. Club Dead
    11. Dead to the World
    12. Dead as a Doornail
    13. Definitely Dead
    14. All Together Dead
    15. From Dead to Worse 
    16. Dead and Gone
    17. Sh*t My Father Says
    18. DarkFever
    19. BloodFever
    20. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower
    21. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1
    22. Maus Book 1 
    23. Maus Book 2
    24. Fool
    25. Bite Me