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  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Better than any superhero movie
    Recently I wrote that I fell asleep at the latest Avengers movie, a film with lots of action. Why? Because it was the typical stuff I’ve seen before and come to expect from a movie like that, having seen the first one. But never did I come...
  • Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham
    'Theodore Boone: The Fugitive' by John Grisham
    "Theodore Boone: The Fugitive" is the fifth book in this series by John Grisham aimed at middle grade readers. True to Grisham's background, the young protagonist is destined to be an attorney and even a judge. In fact, he has...
  • Morro Bay
    Morro Bay creates a destination 'Adventure Pass'
    It used to be that resorts and cruise lines cornered the market on all-inclusive vacations, but now one destination, Morro Bay, Calif., has tweaked the concept in a bid to draw more tourists.The seaside community, on the Central Coast, created the...
  • The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
    'The Island of Dr. Libris' by Chris Grabenstein: Middle grade scifi
    "The Island of Dr. Libris" is a cleverly conceived story that kids from fourth grade through middle school might enjoy. It's by Chris Grabenstein, author of last year's popular "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library."...
  • 'Dr. Who: The Complete Fifth Series'
    DVD review: 'Dr. Who: The Complete Fifth Series'
    Let's continue on with 'Dr. Who: The Complete Fifth Series'. If you haven’t already, consider reading the review of the Fourth Series, first.We have a new incarnation of The Doctor (Matt Smith). He encounters a little girl named...
  • ‘Tomorrowland’: Robertson amazes in her first big role
    ‘Tomorrowland’: Robertson amazes in her first big role
    If you could change the future, would you? This interesting story composes the question. Does the innovative minds’ of today, living in a world of tomorrow, make the world a better place?Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson) is a boy genius who...
  • The Flying Hand of Marco B.
    'The Flying Hand of Marco B.' by Richard Leiter: Picture book for traveling
    "The Flying Hand of Marco B.," written by Richard Leiter and illustrated by Shahar Kober, is a wonderful flight of fantasy based entirely on the fanciful flight of Marco's hand. And if that doesn't seem to make too much sense,...
  • Woof by Spencer Quinn
    'Woof' by Spencer Quinn: Middle grade version of the Chet and Bernie series
    Adults love the Chet and Bernie series of books told in narrative form from the mouth of Chet, the dog. ("Paw and Order" was the seventh book in that series.) As in that series, "Woof: A Bowser and Birdie Novel," also is...
  • Saguaro Sentinels (Cactus)
    Preserving what you see outdoors in an art form
    Photos are nice, but preserving what you see, or saw in an art form other than photography is not only fun, but very fulfilling. While on vacation, camping, hunting, hiking or even if you're on a picnic with family or friends, you probably...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Eight is enough
    It’s not hard to explain the premise of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Avengers are still together and now must battle against a villain named Ultron. The funny thing is that Tony Stark (Iron Man) himself actually helped build Ultron. It was...
  • Review of 'Looking for Alaska'
    Review of 'Looking for Alaska' by John Green, a story of the Great Perhaps
    Being a teenager may be one of the most traumatic, amazing, terrible, interesting times in our lives. You start to figure who you want to be. You may go through a goth phase or you may cut your hair like that character in your favorite show. You...
  • 'Gray Mountain'  by John Grisham: Wonderful legal drama in Virginia coal country
    'Gray Mountain' by John Grisham: Wonderful legal drama in Virginia coal country
    John Grisham reliably writes exciting legal thrillers. "Gray Mountain" will make you feel many emotions: anger, passion, admiration, and maybe even the desire to go to the Appalachia mountains to take a hike in its natural beauty. Just...
  • DS: TCT
    Indie Game Review: Dead Synchrocity: Tomorrow Comes Today
    Daedelic Entertainment makes Adventure games for those who just want a story and nothing more. Their Dark Eye franchise deserves every bit of praise. Their company is very well known and decorated in their home country of Germany. Dead Synchrocity...
  • 'Dr. Who: The Complete Fourth Series'
    DVD review: 'Dr. Who: The Complete Fourth Series'
    Let's continue down the 'Dr. Who' rabbit hole, into the fourth series.The Doctor (David Tennant) is still traveling across time and space. Now companionless, his path crosses again with an old character that he had encountered before,...
  • Home is where the heart is
    Home is where the Heart is!
    Home: Rated “PG” (1 hour 36 minutes)Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Matt JonesDirected by: Tim JohnsonDreamWorks Animation has delivered to us a new, very entertaining, and thoroughly enjoyable animated...
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