Quick Reviews

Lately my life has been a little hectic. I’ve been having a bit of trouble finding time for things like blogging…. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my time management skills back on track soon! In the meantime, here are some quick thoughts on movies/tv/books.

 

Monsters

This movie. THIS MOVIE. Oh man, it blew me away. It was made on an incredibly low budget with just a few people working on it. Most of the effects were done on Photoshop. Knowing that going in, you would expect a campy movie with some lame monsters, or monsters that you don’t really see. No. You see everything. If you like aliens, survival stories, or really good movies you want to check this out.

Doctor Who


I’ve finally found my way to Doctor Who. I should have gotten into it years ago, but better late then never, right? For the past few weeks Steve and I have been watching so much Doctor Who… and we’re finally caught up. I love love LOVE this show. A funny mysterious tragic main character? Fun adventures into history? Science fiction all over the place? Yes, I am a happy camper.

 

The Name of the Wind

This book, and it’s sequel The Wise Man’s Fear are two of the best books I’ve read in while. It’s a fantasy story about a powerful wizard-like man named Kvothe. After some disaster or misfortune Kvothe becomes an innkeeper out in the middle of nowhere. A famous storyteller tracks him down to record the real story of his life. We get the story straight from Kvothe as he tells it to the storyteller.  And what a story it is! Magic, love, danger, monsters… It’s pretty typical stuff, but Kvothe’s voice is compelling and makes the story enthralling. If you liked Game of Thrones you should probably check this out!

The Kids Are Alright

Not everything I’ve watched lately has been awesome. Last night Steve and I watched The Kids are Alright. For some reason I thought it was going to be good. I was wrong. It was boring, awkward, and forgettable. Enough said!