Movie Review – Max Steel

Movie Review – Max Steel

Max Steel poster.jpgMax is a teenager who has an energy problem. Every time he’s near electronics (or not) they go on the fritz. He can’t even get close to the girl he likes because of it. Steel is a small Symbiote-type robotic being who feeds off Max’s excess energy. Together, they form Max Steel.

What I liked about this movie: some of the computer animation was stellar. However, a lot of it reminded me of a B-movie from the 80’s.  I also liked the back and forth banter between Max and Steel.

Also, the beginning of the movie was a confusing jumble. At least it came together in the ending. But the defeat of the bad guy was typical and unimaginative.

If you like super-hero movies, give this one a try.  But don’t expect the level of the current mainstream movies.

 

My rating 3.2 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review: Justice League – Dark

Movie Review: Justice League – Dark

Justice League: DarkEven though a cartoon, this is not a movie for young children. It lives up to it’s Dark name. Batman must recruit sorcerers and magic users to combat an evil entity who is causing normal people to hallucinate and kill others. There were new members of this cast of unlikely heroes that were new to me.

The storyline moved along quickly and I found myself rooting for Zatanna on several occasions. Constantine was a conflicting character that you love to dislike.

Overall, a refreshing cast and storyline. Curious how these will be incorporated into future DC movies.

 

My rating 4.5 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Beauty & The Beast 2017

Movie Review – Beauty & The Beast 2017 Film

Beauty and the Beast 2017 poster.jpgDisney has taken their animation movie and adapted it for live action. The cast is stellar with a new song from Beast. It also delves a bit more into his past and what happened to Belle’s mother.

I really enjoyed the changes Disney made to the original storyline. Both Belle’s father and the Beast get upgrades that are much more life-like and believable than the animation. Sorry, but who forgets to know how to read?

Even though I knew the story, it was still a heart-wrenching ending. If I have any complaint about the movie, is that it was too short. I could’ve easily spent another half an hour watching Beauty and Beast fall in love.

 

My rating 4.7 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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My Sexy Saturday with a Cover Reveal

my-sexy-saturday-header-5Welcome to the 184th week of My Sexy Saturday.

Don’t forget to check out Author Central where we’ll be sharing even more from our authors besides Saturday’s snippets.

Today I not only have a sexy snippet, but a cover reveal! Even though Lyric is Book 2.5 in the Claimed series, it is written as a stand-alone as are Claimed and Fallen also in the series.

Lyric by Andrea R Cooper low resolutionNo man can resist a siren’s song…

Cassie must convince a CEO to give her interior decorating company a chance at his offices in order to stay in the black. But even using her half-siren voice, he refuses. What can she do to change his mind?

Daniel Davis has a secret he’s paid hundreds of thousands to keep that way. Now when exotic Cassie marches into his office, he can’t stop thinking about her and makes her an offer. Be his date for a high-profile party and he’ll consider her company for his office redecorating project.

After an accident, Cassie gives Daniel her blood to heal him. Trouble is, if she can’t keep him alive, he’ll become a soulless ghoul.

Worse, someone is out to kill him. Can Cassie keep him alive…both in fighting her nature and from whoever is after him?

Excerpt:

The image of the woman in his office earlier swept into to thoughts. He loved the look of her, she was dazzling and she had a confidence that was off the charts. As though she expected everyone to bow down to what she said. Her colorful nature in her clothing, hair, and makeup made him think of a rare species. One to be adored and worshiped with kisses. If she were here now, he’d invite her to his home, let her see how much he prized unique jewels.

His belly growled, not appreciating the liquor on an empty stomach. “Look, I’ve got an appointment in a few minutes and I’ve not eaten lunch yet.” He typed to his mom. “Can I ring you back tonight at the house?”

“Of course. Oh, and don’t forget your cousin Linney and Roxie’s anniversary this weekend. Want me to match make for you?”

He almost could hear his mom’s syrupy sweet expression in those words. “No, I’ll find someone.” As much as he couldn’t stand his cousin or his wife, they’d spent every holiday and anniversary teasing him about the fact that he wasn’t married, and how many times he showed up dateless. A workaholic with no taste. Not this time. He’d have a beautiful intelligent lady on his arm that everyone would be envious of. “Talk to you later, Mom.”

His fingers paused before dialing the number of the escort service. No, he wanted someone real. Someone challenging. A woman even his cousin would admire and say he’d finally got some style into his dull life. He called his secretary.

“Yes, Mr. Davis?”

“Get me the number of that woman who was here a few minutes ago.” What had she said her name was? “The decorator.”

Lyric –  Book 2.5 Claimed series is now available on KU for #FREE and Amazon Kindle for #99cents

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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