Reviews

Review: ‘This is Where it Ends’ Interest Ends Here

Going into a book with expectations is always a dangerous game to play, but sometimes I can’t help it. When I was younger I read “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult and was instantly enamored. The way she crafted a school shooting made it feel as though I was right there when it happened all the way to the end of ... Read More »

‘Deadpool’ Comes at the Perfect Time

“Deadpool” is a lot like a cute little puppy. I know, I know, but stick with me here. Puppies can be so loud and obnoxious sometimes, so obsessed with constant attention that they never calm down. They also tend to splatter bodily fluids all over the place and seem to enjoy doing it. Despite all of that, they are so ... Read More »

What can ‘FNaF World’ Teach Us about Video Games?

Near the end of January, Scott Cawthon released “FNaF World,” the latest installment of his “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series. While I’ve never played any of his games, this franchise has developed a substantial following over the past two years. As a result there was a great deal of excitement surrounding this new title. However, in the wake of some ... Read More »

Review: ‘Sanctuary Bay’ Dangerous to Start

Meet Sarah: she’s a foster child, saw her mother die before her eyes and heard her father get shot. She is poor, has basically no luck at all except her hyperthymesia, a perfect memory which isn’t exactly a blessing. Then she gets a scholarship to an elite private school off the coast of Maine with a total immersion program- meaning ... Read More »

Review: Joshua Hyslop ‘In Deepest Blue’

Since his first EP “Cold Wind” was released in November, Joshua Hyslop has focused the messages of his music around hope and positivity, and his newest album “In Deepest Blue” is no exception to that trend. Hyslop is quoted saying the deepest blue is meant to be “the calmness we all have” and “the hope inside,” creating an album that ... Read More »

Review: ‘Krampus’ Makes This Season’s Nice List

There are worse things you could get than a lump of coal. For every holiday cynic out there who rolls their eyes at how Christmas has become this weird blend of over-the-top capitalism and watered-down Paganism, the movie “Krampus” couldn’t come soon enough. This is a film where the amazingly dark and often ignored mythology of Santa Claus comes to ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘Ashley Bell’ by Dean Koontz

When I heard Dean Koontz was releasing yet another novel, I knew I had to read it. I set out to put my craving for Dean Koontz to rest, but instead it only made me want to read more of his works. In his latest thriller, young author Bibi Blaire is diagnosed with a rare brain cancer called gliomatosis cerebri, ... Read More »

Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Lays an Egg

Does Pixar even have to try anymore? That’s both a compliment and a critique. This week with “The Good Dinosaur,” it provides yet another in its long line of films that are solid and charming tearjerkers aimed primarily at kids but also are appealing to adults. It’s everything you expect it to be, and while that is great for people ... Read More »

Review: Babes ‘Five Tears’

Babes is a band of family members from Los Angeles, California who officially emerged on the scene in 2014. The band released its untitled debut EP on Oct. 30, and it has become known as “Five Tears” from the colorful teardrop designs on the otherwise white cover. The album could easily be marketed as a concept album on the premise ... Read More »