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  • 'Princess of Thorns' by Stacey Jay: Fairy tale about a princess with strength
    'Princess of Thorns' by Stacey Jay: Fairy tale about a princess with strength
    "Princess of Thorns" by Stacey Jay turns fairy tale stories on end with this book about the daughter of Sleeping Beauty (who did not get her happy-ever-after). This is no mealy-mouthed, weak princess waiting for her prince to wake her,...
  • ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’: Scott delivers a great special effects film
    ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’: Scott delivers a great special effects film
    The story of Moses has been told from generation to generation, and each time it leaves an extreme effect on its listeners. In the fifty’s there was a blockbuster hit called ‘The Ten Commandments’, staring Charlton Heston that...
  • Renegade by Antony John
    'Renegade' by Antony John: Last book in the YA 'Elemental' series
    Antony John managed to write a trilogy with three quite interesting books, each of which has a solid plot. "Renegade," the last of the books in the series that began with "Elemental" and continued with "Firebrand," is...
  • Transporter: The Series
    Vance fights off villains in a wonderfully breezy 'Transporter: The Series'
    Is it possible to focus on just completing an assignment when there's more at stake than you originally thought? Can you turn away or will have you step in and break your own rules in the process? That's part of the premise behind the new...
  • 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'
    DVD review: 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'
    J.J. Abrams is a successful filmmaker, there isn't any debate about that. Very few could have predicted the massive success of his first 'Star Trek' cinematic reboot.One thing you could predict is that he would get the chance to do it...
  • 'The Punisher' (1989)
    DVD review: 'The Punisher' (1989)
    The Punisher is one of this Examiner's favorite Marvel characters. Perhaps it's the logo, perhaps it's his dark anti-hero status, perhaps it is the semi-realism of the premise.No matter what it is, there has been a lot of trouble...
  • '22 Jump Street'
    DVD review: '22 Jump Street'
    Who could have predicted that a '21 Jump Street' movie would have been so good? Well, it was fantastic and financially successful. We all know that means we were due for more.Here is the inevitable '22 Jump Street'.Schmidt (Jonah...
  • Big Hero 6
    'Big Hero 6' suits up for action reasonably well
    There is a certain magic to the origin story of a superhero because it really can come out of anywhere and anyone can step up when the situation calls for it. "Big Hero 6" is a delightful action filled romp that doesn't quite hit the...
  • 'Brick Mansions'
    DVD review: 'Brick Mansions'
    New action stories are great when you can get them. When you can't, a bored, successful filmmaker sometimes will return to the well and remake one of his old works.That brings us to Luc Besson and 'Brick Mansions'.Set in a grim,...
  • 'Divergent'
    DVD review: 'Divergent'
    'The Hunger Games' helped to keep the door open for other young adult series to be adapted into a movie series. A chief beneficiary of this timing is 'Divergent.'Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) is a 16 year old girl who, like all...
  • Michael Vey #4: Hunt for Jade Dragon
    'Michael Vey: Hunt for Jade Dragon' by Richard Paul Evans
    "Michael Vey: Hunt for Jade Dragon" by Richard Paul Evans is Book #4 out of seven books in the series. This book, like the previous three, details how Michael and his friends, the Electroclan, fight the evil Elgen who are trying to...
  • John Wick
    John Wick: Keanu Reeves Is Back With A Vengeance... And It's Bloody Fun !
    It's been years since I thought seriously about Keanu Reeves.Beyond occasional wistful thoughts of the guy who made me feel giddy at the chemistry he had with Sandra Bullock in the wonderful 1994 action film "Speed" or enjoying the...
  • Transporter: The Series
    'Transporter: The Series': Why did we wait two years to see this fantastic show?
    Transporter: The Series is a breath of fresh air. With its mix of satisfying action, well-placed levity and a leading man who should've achieved that status years ago, it's one of the best imports to hit American television in years. That&...
  • Review for the Working World: Ryse: Son of Rome
    Review for the Working World: Ryse: Son of Rome
    Let's take a history lesson, one that seems drenched in blood! Let's have quick time events through most of the game! Let's have our main hero scream like they do in 300! This is going to be one hell of a game! Ryse: Son of Rome, is an...
  • Assassin's Creed Unity "Environment Climbing" Screenshot
    How Paris varies across its six districts in ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’
    Players can expect a ton of diversity in the six districts of 18th century Paris in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity.Each district in Unity will have different mission difficulty ratings, which varies mostly due to the change in layout,...