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  • ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’: Vaughn brings the spy world to a new level
    ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’: Vaughn brings the spy world to a new level
    The Kingsman are a secret organization that is hidden from the world and its military institutions. It is designed to stop any person or society built to destroy or damage the planet.After losing an agent the Kingsman must find a replacement. The...
  • Promise Paen is a great female Space Marine
    W.C. Bauers 'Unbreakable' is very good military sf marred by inconsistencies
    Military science fiction is a mashup of an imagined ground or air space war coupled with a cavalry and Indians western. Just add advanced weaponry, lasers, null fields, armor and super guns and your good to go. It's meat and potatoes reading...
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
    Review: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a fun delight
    “Kingman: The Secret Service” is a recent spy-action film based on the Mark Millar comic book series “The Secret Service.” The film stars Colin Firth as Harry Hart, a top agent of the secret spy service called the Kingsman....
  • 'The Cipher' by John C. Ford: Young adult cyber thriller
    'The Cipher' by John C. Ford: Young adult cyber thriller
    "The Cipher" by John Ford is an exciting young adult novel about a teenage boy who lacks ambition, a work ethic and any drive at all. The problem? His extremely successful, fabulously wealthy father created an encryption for use on...
  • Ran battles savage slavers and cannibals
    'Slavers of the Savage Catacombs' by John F. Merz is good but not great
    The bottom line is that "Slavers of the Savage Catacombs" http://www.amazon.com/Slavers-Savage-Catacombs-Shadow-Warrior/dp/1476736979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423927472&sr=1-1&keywords=slavers+of+the+savage...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
    DVD review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014)
    As one of Marvel's most expansive and popular commodities, the X-Men film series hasn't always delivered a quality product. Overly ambitious storytelling and an insistence on milking Wolverine's appeal for solo movies really hurt...
  • 'Ninja!' by Arree Chung: Picture book for young would-be ninjas
    'Ninja!' by Arree Chung: Picture book for young would-be ninjas
    "Ninja!" by Arree Chung is not the book a parent might want to use when inspiring children in proper behavior. The young ninja in the story has his equipment and his moves -- but he is not gaining any admirers.First the intrepid ninja...
  • 'Lucy'
    DVD review: 'Lucy'
    Early on, Luc Besson was one of those European directors that was untouchable. Instead of giving us talky, art-house fare people often expect from France, he provided some of the most exciting action films of the 90s. I'm referring to the...
  • Taken 3
    Review: 'Taken 3' should end here
    “Taken 3” continues the story of ex-government agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in an action packed adventure, but this time with a twist. Instead of anyone being taken, Mills is on the run after being framed for the murder of his ex...
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
    More Hunger, More games (Part the first)
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: Rated “PG-13” (2 hours, 5 minutes)Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth BanksDirected by: Francis Lawrence OK kids, here it is, part on of...
  • Riley Hollis  is a smart powerful magician
    'Trace of Magic' by Diane Pharaoh Francis is an excellent romantic urban fantasy
    "Trace of Magic" by Diane Pharaoh Francis hits the sweet spot between romantic urban fantasy, detecting and action is a fast paced exciting read imbued with both wit and humor. Her main character Riley Hollis is a quick thinking...
  • 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'
    DVd review: 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'
    Robert Rodriguez is a busy guy, making films at a rapid clip. Frank Miller is one of the most accomplished comic book writers of all time. Their first collaboration in 2005 with 'Sin City' was reasonably successful. It took a whole nine...
  • '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...