Film Review: Split (2016)

‘Split is a true return to form for Shyamalan’ Success or Failure: M. Night Shyamalan Split, 2016 Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley   Kevin (James McAvoy, Atomic Blonde) is a man who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID), a condition whereby he has multiple personalities (Kevin has 23Continue reading “Film Review: Split (2016)”

Film Review: Bad Moms (2016)

Bad Moms, 2016 Directed by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Christina Applegate   Bad Moms is an American comedy about three mothers (I am British so for the duration of this review, and that of its sequel, I’ll be referring to them as mothersContinue reading “Film Review: Bad Moms (2016)”

Film Review: Moonlight (2016)

And the Oscar Goes to: Moonlight, 2016 Directed by: Barry Jenkins Written by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monai, Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland Moonlight, the recipient of 2017’s Oscar for Best Picture, is a movie adaptation from Tarell Alvin’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film is presentedContinue reading “Film Review: Moonlight (2016)”

Book Review: Game Over (2016)

Derek Edgington, Game Over, 2016 Derek Edgington’s virtual-reality action/adventure novel introduces us to Ekko Everlasting, a man forcibly brought from Earth to a far-away universe called Elisium, with the purpose of winning the do-or-die game, No-Life. Shortly after arriving in Elisium, Ekko joines forces with the Resistance, a group who oppose the Sibyl System, theContinue reading “Book Review: Game Over (2016)”

Book Review: Undressed to the Nines (2016)

Jayden Hunter, Undressed to the Nines, 2016 Jayden Hunter introduces us to Drew Stirling, a supermodel who finds herself in a dangerous situation, in this thriller novel, the first in the Drew Stirling series. After spending the night with Lance Boyd, a family friend (and Congressman), Drew notices he left behind a device with top-secretContinue reading “Book Review: Undressed to the Nines (2016)”

Book Review: Then She Was Gone (2016)

Luca Veste, Then She Was Gone, 2016 Luca Veste’s Then She Was Gone is the fourth, and possibly final, in the Murphy and Rossi detective series. Murphy and Rossi are assigned the task of finding Sam Bryne, a prospective MP for Liverpool (a Conservative MP, at that), who has been missing for a few daysContinue reading “Book Review: Then She Was Gone (2016)”

Book Review: Expired Listings: Revenge Begins at Home (2016)

M. Barr, Expired Listings: Revenge Begins at Home, 2016 Full disclaimer: As a general rule I don’t enjoy erotica fiction. That being said, though, D. M. Barr’s novel, Expired Listings: Revenge Begins at Home, combines the BDSM lifestyle with a murder mystery novel effectively. There are a few full chapters of erotica but the mainContinue reading “Book Review: Expired Listings: Revenge Begins at Home (2016)”

Book Review: Starved (2016)

Kelleen Silveira, Starved, 2016 Starved, the first instalment in Kelleen Silveria’s Starved series (followed by Maimed), follows the path of Tate Vasilievich, a young woman who wakes up inside a grave only to discover that she’s been killed, along with her mother, and is now awakening as a vampire. Tate befriends Malek, who himself holdsContinue reading “Book Review: Starved (2016)”

Book Review: Grey: A Life Unraveled (2016)

Lee Miller, Grey: A Life Unraveled, 2016 Lee Miller’s debut novel explores the life of a young woman, Sara, who is left as the sole survivor after a horrific incident in her home which left her husband, Chris, and Chris’s assailant, Tommie, both dead. Sara has her friend Beth move in with her as theyContinue reading “Book Review: Grey: A Life Unraveled (2016)”