Escape a room built to test your weaknesses, specifically built to break you…welcome to the Escape Room. Soooo to quickly summarize, this movie is about people who get sent ticket vouchers to play a game, and once they go there and start playing they realize that its more than just a normal game, its real, and deadly. We meet six people who range in age and abilities who are all put in this room together to compete to the end, and win a prize of $10,000. Let me just skip right to the good stuff, the deaths. (more…)
Am I the only one who can say they were disappointed with the ending of this movie? Or is it just my weirdness that makes me fall in love with the wrong types of characters? During the movie I was only ever interested with scenes of “Kevin” and his personalities. Mr. Glass was an absolute bore and the other man, who was so unimportant that I cannot remember his name, was completely useless. And SPOILERS…. (more…)
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
I received this book from B4B in exchange for this review.
Summary by Diana Peterfreund:
It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renewed explorer Captain Malakai Wentworth–an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.
But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret–one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever. (more…)
Summary by Marie Lu:
The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from realty and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tacking down Warcross players who be on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships–only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and became an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem…and he wants Emika for the job. With no tim not lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. (more…)
Summary by E. Lockhart:
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what the want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was. (more…)
As the release of Infinity War draws closer, I thought it would be a good time to jot down my thoughts and predictions on the movie. So I thought I would start by making three lists, first: who will die, second: who might die, and third: who won’t die. One thing I’m not sure on is who will stay dead. I have a good feeling that many characters will die in Part one, and be revived in Part two. So I’m only listing who I think will stay permanently dead/alive. (more…)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a insightful movie into the life of the creator of Wonder Woman and his inspiration for the iconic character that we have all come to know and love.
Living an unconventional life only lead to the creation of the strongest female superhero the world has ever known. (more…)
Well I just wrote a post about all the things I didn’t accomplish in 2017, so I figured I would make a list of pretty much the same things that I want to do in 2018 (but probably won’t). So here’s 10 things I wan’t to accomplish in the new year. (more…)
This year there were many things that I didn’t accomplish, and I’m sure that many others made resolutions only to fail in the new year as well. So lets look back on 2017 and make a list of all the things that we didn’t accomplish (again). (more…)