Movie Review: Venom

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Marvel has done it again. Turned a superhero movie, even about an anti-hero, that will have you rooting for more.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom: Did an amazing job at playing both parts. The action and CGI were nicely done but a bit chunky in spots. Dialogue between Venom and Brock were awesome.

Be warned though, the origins of Venom steer completely away from the original Spiderman origins.

Another issue I had was plot holes and leaps in logic. As much as I liked this movie and Hardy’s rendition of both Venom and Eddie Brock, parts of the storyline felt like a rough draft.

Will there be more with Venom in the future?

Apparently Hardy has signed on for two more Venom movies, and maybe Spiderman will be involved in one of those.

My rating 4.5 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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: Bleach

Movie Review: Bleach

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“Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager from Karakura Town who can see ghosts, a talent which lets him meet Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper whose mission is to usher the souls of the dead from the World of the Living to the Soul Society while fighting Hollows, monstrous lost souls who can harm both ghosts and humans. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo and his family from a Hollow she is pursuing, she transfers her powers to Ichigo so that he may fight instead of her, while she recovers her strength. But Ichigo finds himself in a fight beyond imagination as he contends with both a pair of Soul Reapers sent to retrieve Rukia against her will and the monstrous Hollow known as Grand Fisher.”[1]

My husband and I watched the Bleach TV series every week together so I was pleasantly surprised when I found Netflix had the life-action movie. Sure, some of the fight scenes and special effects were a bit cheesy, but I really enjoyed seeing the characters come to life.

**Spoiler Alert*** I loved the interaction with Ichigo and Rukia (still think those two should’ve ended up together). And I did have more sympathy for  Orihime Inoue (played wonderfully by Erina Mano) than I did in the anime series.

My rating 4.3 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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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Sleeping Queens – Review

Review: Sleeping Queens

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I’ve never reviewed games before, but this one is so cool that I had to share. Sleeping Queens is a card game that is fun for the whole family and inventive.

It was created by a 6yr old girl and though it says ages 8 and up, I know several 5 and 6 year-olds who love it.

The game come with a set of 12 queens who are asleep. 12 kings can each wake up a queen. There are also sleeping potions to put a queen back to sleep but can be blocked with a magic wand. Knights can steal a player’s queen unless that player has a dragon.

There are number cards too for matching and simple math up to 10. For example, if a player has a 2, 5, and a 7 they can lay down all 3 cards since 2+5=7 and draw three new cards.

I can’t recommend this card game enough. Especially if you have daughters or nieces, etc. who love princesses 😉

My rating 5 stars out of 5

Youtube trailer for Sleeping Queens: https://youtu.be/xeVKqk7XMz4

 

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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: The House with a Clock

Movie Review: The House with a Clock in it’s Walls

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This movie is a dark fantasy with magic and aimed for children at PG. However, one main complaint I have is that the movie is borderline PG13. Sure, my 9-year-old was okay-ish with it. But it was a bit too scary for my 5-year-old (who usually laughs at scary videos).

But I did love all the main actors in this movie and the premise. A recently orphaned boy comes to live with his eccentric uncle. Slowly he discovers that the house is alive and his uncle is a warlock. Together he, his uncle, and neighbor must stop an evil warlock from destroying all humans.

There are humor and scary scenes. I did enjoy the movie but like I wrote above, I wouldn’t have brought my 5yr old had I known that the scary scenes were so intense and a bit too much for a child that young.

My rating 4.6 stars out of 5

 

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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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