Being a huge fan of the Uncharted franchise, I wasn’t sure what to expect from their newest installment, The Lost Legacy. It’s the first of the Uncharted series not to feature protagonist Nathan Drake, who’s been the gaming girl’s answer to uber-sexy Lara Croft since 2007.
I love you too, Drake. *sigh*
Butt-hurt over my missing eye candy, I was skeptical of a female-led version of Uncharted–especially considering that both the main female protagonists have been Drake’s antagonists at some point during the franchise.
United, by Melissa Landers, is the final installment of the Alienated series. I reviewed the first two, Alienatedand Invaded, with mixed feelings due to the strongly teased, but never delivered, sexual promise. United doesn’t leave the reader wanting in that department, but Landers may lose some fans by pulling a “Breaking Dawn”. Continue reading →
The title of the first episode of Outlander’s third season, “The Battle Joined”, is a fitting title for this review because, in many senses, it encompasses the theme of the entire season to come. As someone who has read the books multiple times, I know what’s ahead for these characters, but, as a fan of the show, knowing what will happen is not the same as knowing how it will play out on screen. If you wonder why readers want to watch adaptations of their favorite books, what the cast and crew of Outlander put on screen should answer that question for all time. To take the grand tomes that Gabaldon has created and then boil them down to thirteen hours of television is a monumental task, but to do it in a way that consistently brings fans back even after a fourteen-month hiatus is Herculean.
They make it look so easy I nearly forgot that Droughtlander ever happened. Continue reading →
The term “alien” is usually associated with something extraterrestrial, or not of this planet. You may picture intelligent different beings that long only to communicate with us and share information. Or perhaps you envision a warlike species that thirsts for the domination of the human race. They might be our saviors or the unlocking to our ultimate demise. Will you take a journey with me, my fellow geeks, a journey that allows you to suspend your disbelief and exposes you to a world…a world full of aliens? Continue reading →
All nineties kids know the story: beautiful Belle gives her freedom to the terrible (but really not so terrible) Beast, in exchange for her father’s life. We’ve seen Belle and the Beast dine and dance and snowball-fight their way to a friendship… then love. And we’ve seen it all come to a head as the last petal of the rose falls. What we hadn’t noticed, was Disney’s slow decent into the cash-grab frenzy of Hollywood remakes. Until now. Ugh. Continue reading →
In a world where TV show binging has become popular, the truth is, a TV junkie like me runs through shows quickly. Even shows that stream through Hulu, Amazon, or Netflix can leave you feeling empty the next day because, well, they still run on a “season” system like cable does. So, what do you do when all of your shows go on hiatus? Continue reading →