White Oleander

White Oleander Author: Janet Finch A teen girl gets put into foster care after her mother goes to prison for murdering her boyfriend. I was drawn in immediately with how the book began with learning about Astrid’s mother, the murder and then the first foster home she experiences. They...

The Return of the King

The Return of the King Author: J.R.R. Tolkien The third part of the Lord of the Rings. The goal of the Fellowship of the Ring is to get the Ruling Ring to the Cracks of Doom so they can destroy it before it falls into the hands of the...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Author: J.K. Rowling Harry is going back to his second year at Hogwart. There is a new Dark Arts teacher, new kid in school that won’t stop taking pictures of Harry since he considers him a celebrity and the Weasley’s youngest sister...

The Two Towers

The Two Towers Author: J.R.R. Tolkien The second part of the Lord of the Rings. The goal of the Fellowship of the Ring is to get the Ruling Ring to the Cracks of Doom so they can destroy it before it falls into the hands of the Dark Lord....

Amelie

A sheltered young woman wants to help others acheive their dreams. Amelie is about a young woman who led a sheltered life as a girl. When she is older she wants to perform good deeds and improve the lives of those around her. She is quite a dreamer and...

A Knight’s Tale

A Knight’s Tale Synopsis: A peasant turns into a knight. It was kinda cheesy with the guy from Dark City and his one eye that goes every which way but straight being a big jerk in the movie while trying to woo the girl that looked like Lisa Bonet’s...

Gosford Park

A night in the life of 1932 dinner party that goes from the fancy guests to the help and wait staff. I like some Robert Altman films. I loved The Player and  Short Cuts, but The Gingerbread Man bored me. I love ensemble films so I thought I would...

The Mexican

The Mexican A guy goes to Mexico to pick up a cursed gun to sell it while his girlfriend begs him to quit his criminal activities. I actually like all the actors in the movie but I thought Julia Roberts was just whiny and screechy when she was fighting...

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity Directed: Doug Liman Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox Synopsis: A man wakes up with amnesia while assassins are after him and he seems to have butt-kicking skills for reasons unknown. I enjoyed the movie. I was confused why they showed...

The Others

The Others Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan Directed by: Alejandro Amenabar Written by: Alejandro Amenabar Rating: PG-13 Length: 1 hour 44 minutes Genre: Horror Release Date: August 10, 2001 A mother already had to deal with her creepy kids being sensitive to sunlight, now also has to deal with her house being haunted.  I...