LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: (l-r) James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender attend the UK Premiere of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
By, Heather Maloney
In the current motion picture climate, bigger does not necessarily mean better. It is hard to image a movie being any larger than “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, however the movie’s scope and cast still allows for a truly intimate story. While very adult at times, the non-stop pace and amazing characters prove once again that few can stand up to the grandeur of this band of Mutants. (continue reading on Examiner.com)
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Fans of Spiderman comic books have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride while watching their favorite hero on the big screen. The first trilogy produced was laden with plot errors and questionable casting. While the reboot movies have stayed truer to the comic book stories, and the casting of the leads are impeccable, “The Amazing Spiderman2” failed to astonish.
Gwen Stacy always lights up a story, and the same holds true on the big screen. Though her story line is littered with tragedy, the overall journey is worth the tears. Emma Stone is truly a vision as Gwen and breaths life into the character. As her story truly is one of the most amazing comic book tales, “The Amazing Spiderman 2” spends too much time building up to the epic finale and loses some of the magic along the journey. (Continue on Examiner.com)
Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein in Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women
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Fun shows come around often, however not many as truly as heartwarmingly funny as “Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women”. Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein team up for this slumber party with one hundred of your closest girlfriends and will send you home searching for your childhood diary. This no holds barred comedy speaks directly to women and audience members feel like they grew up with Gehring and Klein. (Continue Reading at Examiner.com)
Kind and helpful Daleks, is that even possible? Thanks to Malorie Blackman it is. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who”, Penguin Books UK and Puffin Books are releasing e books each month in 2013 featuring one of the eleven Doctors and written by a famous children’s or young adult’s fiction author. For July, Puffin will be releasing “Ripple Effect” by Malorie Blackman. This installment takes readers on a journey with Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor and his companion Ace. (Continue reading on Examiner.com)
Growing up, there is always one book that stays with you; the one story that you think of when you reminisce about childhood. Throughout a reader’s adult life they pore through book after book trying to recapture the same magic as that one book from when they were a kid. Many search their entire lives and never recapture that feeling. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” is that book full of wonder, mystery and just a dab of terror. The newest work from world-renowned author Neil Gaiman is everything fans look for in his work and so very much more.
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Every once in a while an album will come along that makes your heart sing and takes you on a journey. The newest solo album from Mark Owen is just such an amazing work of art. “The Art of Doing Nothing” is brilliantly written, performed and designed. Mainly released on the other side of the pond, Mark Owen’s music has inspired fans for decades and his newest endeavor will make you want to close your eyes and soak in the beauty. (Continue reading on Examiner.com)
Koturia is a dazzling world, but keep an eye out for the evil that hides within. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who”, Penguin Books UK and Puffin Books are releasing e books each month in 2013 featuring one of the eleven Doctors and written by a famous children’s or young adult’s fiction author. For June, Puffin will be releasing “Something Borrowed” by Richelle Mead. This installment takes readers on a journey with Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor. (continue reading on Examiner.com)