Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

By Ana Downes

“The Glass Castle”, originally published in 2005, is a deeply moving and poignant memoir about the life of American author and journalist Jeannette Walls. It is one of my top-three favourite books of all time. Beginning with Jeannette’s earliest memory from when she caught herself on fire while boiling hotdogs alone at 3-years old, to one of her recounting the story of seeing her mother scavenging through a dumpster in New York City, “The Glass Castle” is a tale of a broken childhood and fractured family with a message of hope, ambition, love, self-sufficiency and forgiveness.

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Lupin: Steal Some Time to Watch This Crime!

By Natasha Kangrga

At sixteen years old, Assane Diop loses his father to an unjust accusation. Now he has one thing left of him: the novel Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

25 years later, gentleman thief Assane Diop prowls the streets of Paris committing elegant crimes using this novel as inspiration to avenge his dead father.

Lupin is a Netflix Original French adventure/thriller series. It is loosely based on the french novel series Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc. I will be reviewing part one as part two is due to be released this summer.

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Review: Superman and Lois

By Kasie Tran

Superman and Lois is a new 2021-2022 tv series. Despite being from Krypton, Superman is certainly no stranger to this world! There are over 50 movies and tv shows that portray this classic and timeless superhero. So, what makes the new tv series Superman and Lois different from all the other movies and tv shows that have already told their story?

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Why WandaVision Works

By Ben King

If you’ve been on the Internet these past few weeks, chances are that you’ve heard of Marvel Studios’ new series, titled WandaVision. WandaVision rings in the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there could not have been a better project to kick off this new era for Marvel Studios. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff (also known as Scarlet Witch, in the comics) and the Vision, two superpowered beings who are living their ideal life in suburbia – but everything is certainly not as it seems. (SPOILERS AHEAD) 

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Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

By Ana Downes

“The Appeal” is a fascinating and suspenseful story with the theme of corporate corruption, greed and the disappointing reality of our justice system. I consider John Grisham to be one of the best authors of our time. He has written over 36 novels over the span of over 30 years. He specializes in legal thrillers. At least ten of his novels have been turned into very successful blockbuster film adaptations starring A-list actors such as Matt Damon, Mathew McConaughey and Tom Cruise! Continue reading Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

Book Review: Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz

By Ana Downes

Gregg Hurwitz has done it again! “Prodigal Son” is the newest installment in what has been my personal all-time favourite series since the end of 2016/start of 2017. This novel certainly lived up to my (rather high) expectations! Hurwitz is my favourite author. I have read almost all of his novels and I am a huge fan of his writing style. It is clear that he puts a tremendous amount of research into every book, and this comes through with the accuracy and detail in each one.

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Album Review: Taylor Swift – Evermore

By Ben King

Taylor Swift has done it again; a mere 5 months after her acclaimed LP Folklore dropped unexpectedly, she released her second great album of 2020 with Evermore – announced mere hours before dropping. It certainly seems like Swift has grown to care for this release strategy as both records were announced less than 24 hours before their release. In the era of constant consumption, where artists are expected to deliver music videos, live shows, photoshoots, and interviews all within one album cycle, Swift has reached a point in her career where she’d rather let the music speak for itself. Described by Swift herself as a “sister” record to its predecessor, the 17 track album proves that Folklore was not a fluke record and that she has slipped comfortably into this new genre as one slips into their most beloved cardigan. 

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Book Review: Prey by Michael Crichton

By Ana Downes

“Prey” is a disturbing sci-fi thriller about the ignorance and danger of the human race, as well as the threat posed by the rapid evolution of technology in our society. As someone who generally feels indifferent about the sci-fi genre, I can say that this book is in my top 3 reads of all time!

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Book Review: The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon

By Ana Downes

Originally published in 1979, The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore is a very compelling mystery that remains relevant even 42 years later. Fans of the mystery genre or people who enjoy the classic Nancy Drew style novel will certainly find this book fascinating. It features a relatable teen character and an entertaining story.

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RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle

By Jasmine Miljure

On January 17th, 2020, the movie Dolittle came out in theatres. This film was Robert Downey Jr’s first non-Iron Man role in five years. Continue reading “RDJ – The ‘D’ Is For Dolittle”