Lara Croft: Relic Run 

Square Enix has done it again! They have brought our beloved Tomb Raider into the IOS Google Play world which means you guessed it Phones and Tablets/iPads you name it! Hallelujah! Now Lara croft can come with you on the go! Let the raiding begin

 
Side note: I have a feeling that The Rise of the Tomb Raider will be as epic as its predecessor but that’s a topic for another day, really hope we get more information at E3! 

Back to this awesome mobile game! I have probably played about 2-3 hours tops (not consecutive) so far. As my friend Frank said on my Instagram account its Temple run on Steroids! Of course you run around collecting coins and other various objects BUT you also get to do some crazy parkour stuff, shoot at various creaters and so far I have even got to ride on a four wheeler that was pretty epic until I ran into a tree. Ouch sorry lady!! Hope I come across even more stuff, I could actually see myself spending lots of time with this game and I’m usually not one for mobile games other than Simpsons Tapped out! 

Hope I could persuade you to go download Lara Croft Relic Run free on the Apple and Google Play Store! 

Scarlet

Scarlet

Written by The lovely and very talented Marissa Meyer.

Book 2 of the Lunar Chronicles is about Scarlet her grandmother has disappeared and she must find her and figure out why she has been kidnapped. Scarlet meets up with a street fighter named Wolf, he decided to help Scar find her grandmere.

You will love the play on Little Red Riding Hood, know I did!

Cinder has escaped her jail cell where she was locked up from the end of the first book. She and her companion from prison Thorne plan to take back a ship that landed Thorne in prison in the first place to go on a search to find the long lost Princess of Luna.
My favorite character is Wolf. I don't know what it is I am just drawn to his character, I really hope that he makes it into the next book Cress (Repunsel in space can't beat that.)

One thing I loved about this book is that Meyers intergrated each plot with the other characters plot. It was done in such a way that doesn't bore you, and is easy to follow along with, from Cinder/Thorne, Prince Kai/Queen Levana and Scarlet/Wolf. I strongly suggest you read Scarlet and be sure to get cinder as well if you haven't read it yer.

Now currently reading Divergent!! Two books away from my GoodReads Goal of 6 books in a year!

Super excited my Birthday will be here soon!!!! Thanks for reading this blog!!

The Innkeepers (2011) Review By Clancy!

Director: Ti West Written by: Ti West

Staring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis

“During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel’s haunted past begin to experience disturbing  events as old guests check in for a stay.”

I Ain’t Fraid of No Ghosts: Thoughts on Ghosts and a Haunted Inn

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The Innkeepers

I have been a long time fan of the ghost story. Be it a high budget tale of terror or a simple story sitting around the campfire, I’ll buy a ticket for that ride.  Fear is a very personal thing.  When you come to a supposed scary film you are an important element in achieving the desired effect.

My earliest memories of being scared and lying awake in bed go back to the days of Unsolved Mysteries.  A late 80’s program about real crimes that had gone unsolved.  Every so often Robert Stack, the host, would announce that it was to be a night of chilling tales, haunted mansions and ancient Civil War burial grounds. These were a favorite in my household. I would bravely watch from the comfort of a well-lit  living room. Later I would find myself awake for hours, staring at the  ceiling, trying my best to quiet my active imagination. I would never deny the possibility of a ghost. In fact I sometimes would talk to the potential ghosts. Assuring them I had no problem with their presence,  but if they could maybe not make themselves known to me, it would truly be appreciated.

As I grew older the ghost story in film became a favorite  genre. While a good zombie flick or slasher tale makes for an evening  of entertainment, I find the haunted experience to be quite different.  I can put myself in the situation, make it my own story, stir up that  active child-like imagination, and work myself into a state of fear.

Saturday night I settled in, turned down the lights, and took a chance that The Innkeepers could help me achieve a night of  self-induced frights. I can report back, mission accomplished!  By the  end of the film I felt tense, alone, and very on edge. I began to question each of the typical sounds of the night.
The actual story in The Innkeepers does not feel character driven. It never really takes the time to develop who these people are outside of the events of the film.  We do get that the main  characters Luke and Claire are working together, the hotel will be shutting down, and they are the only employees for one last weekend. Luke has a website, Claire is helping with some ghost hunting, and maybe Luke has a little thing for Claire.  Outside of the basics it never  really builds from there. The actors portraying theunnamed (3) characters (Sara Paxton and Pat Healy) do a fine job creating a believable chemistry. I just never felt a strong connection to these characters. Something that was done extremely well by John Cusack in the film 1408.  You had not just ghosts, but an incredible portrayal of a broken man, grieving for a lost son. This would be my biggest gripe with The Innkeepers.  You can like them, even feel a little bad for them, but you are not going to  remember them.
So why watch this movie?  While I felt they failed with  characters, I think they excelled with certain elements that make a  scary movie work. If we are going to be scared, we need the people in the movie to be scared Paxton and Healy do an incredible job building from indifference, to unease, to flat-out fearing for their lives as the movie progresses. When Claire is put into situations time and again, I believe the emotion being shown on-screen enough to put myself into the scene.  This helps intensify what is going on. I begin to truly feel afraid for her.
Time and again movies have proved that you don’t need to go big to create a terrifying situation. 1979’s The Amityville Horror  or 1980’s The Shinning immediately come to mind. I would not put The  Innkeepers on the same level, but they do many similar things that  worked for those two films. Much of The Shinning is the hotel itself.  On a smaller scale The Yankee Pedlar Inn is a great location for this movie.  It is a place that you could scare yourself in just by being  there late at night without the ghosts. On top of that you give the  place a little history. These places had really tragic events go down  in the past. You can feel a bit of that evil hanging around.  Then that evil starts to manifest itself.  The Innkeepers has a few effects and  visual ghouls, but relies a lot on atmosphere. With music, ambient  sound, and lighting the filmmakers increase the overall mood.  You begin to feel scared because of these things and not just because something jumped out from behind a tree. Never get too comfortable though. What would a horror movie be without the jump scene.  There are more than a few moments that will have you tossing the popcorn.
The Innkeepers will not be making any “Top 100” lists,  but it is a solid and watchable film. The characters are fairly  standard, but the actors still make them likeable.  It has enough creepy scenes to keep you engaged and always a bit on edge.  If you are a fan  of the ghost story and like more of a psychological scare I feel it is  worth your time.  I would highly recommend the three other films mentioned in  this review.  1408, The Amityville Horror and The Shinning. The Innkeepers is a fun addition to the genre, but these films are quintessential ghost stories

Article By: Clancy (@PDXGeek777) http://pdxgeek777.com/

Review: Thor The Dark World by Josh

Review: Thor The Dark World

THOR THE DARK WORLD

(or how I’ve learned to accept Hemsworth playing my part)

Hello, earth people! Writing this review from Asgard is certainly a challenge, especially when Loki keeps changing the wi-fi password. Anyway, here we go!
Dark World takes place two years after the first movie and of course after the events of New York. While keeping his eye on Earth, which digs at Odin, Thor resumes his role of protector of Asgard and other realms. Back on Earth, while still waiting for Thor to return, Jane along with Darcy and a new intern discover a disturbance which eventually leaves Jane (Natalie Portman) with very coveted powers.
The Dark Elves, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who was once imprisoned is set on taking back what was his. His time as running short as a cosmic occurrence that only happens every 5000 years draws nearer, closing his window to leave the universe in its natural state, darkness. The dark elves stop at nothing hunting down this power, which leaves Thor witnessing tragedy.
With Asgard’s resourses depleted, Thor turns to the most unlikely ally in Loki. (I just heard all the ChickCast girls squee) This unlikely alliance along with Jane, Darcy, the new intern and Dr Erik Selvig lead to a final showdown with Malekith.
Okay, Dark World was a major step up to the first one. The scenery, the acting, the story were far better. Hiddleston as Loki NEVER fails to impress with his acting. His scenes alongside Hemsworth added humor to the movie and really brought Loki to life.With a sequel, (which is really hard to do without giving away the whole story) there is nothing majorly new really to introduce; only improve, which Dark World really did.
My only grumble with it was the Jane/Thor scenes. Much like Man of Steel, it feels so forced. And after one movie behind them, it should have improved and been believable, but I still couldn’t buy it.
Overall, definitely a good sequel. And it does leave it open to Thor being in Avengers 2.
8.0/10

Review: Catching Fire By Shauna!

Review: Catching Fire By Shauna!

Welcome, to the 75th annual Hunger Games! Catching Fire is the sequel to the thrilling Hunger Games in which the beloved Katniss Everdean faces the difficulties of life after the games. Nightmares and a severe case of PTSD leave our hero feeling like a defenseless child. A beacon of hope and symbol for rebellion against her own will, Katniss sets out with fellow Hunger Games victor Peeta Mallark to tour the districts. This will prove to be the most important few days of her life as she struggles to please President Snow and keep fellow districts alive and safe.

Catching Fire succeeds in all the places it’s predecessor failed. You feel the severity of the situation and you care about characters that felt forced or overplayed in the first movie. Peeta, for instance, is much more likeable and WAY cuter. You actually care when he gets hurt, you laugh with him instead of at him, and the young innocent puppy is now a fierce grown wolf. But Peeta isn’t the only improved character; Prim, Katniss’s sister, and Gale, her other love interest, are both significantly more developed and their individual stories really come to bloom. A pleasant surprise was the glint of emotion you get to see in Elizabeth Banks’ eccentric character, Effie Trinket; it humanizes her in a way the first movie forgot too.

New game new tributes, but these games are different, this is a quarter quell. What that means is basically anything goes. To spice things up and evoke fear President Snow and the new game maker, Plutarch Heavensbee played by the always-amazing Philip Seymour Hoffman, decide to reap the tributes from a pool of past victors. Apart from creating far more interesting characters than in the first, it also ensures an even more brutal event. These victors are amazing characters and I truly feel that this is the main reason Catching Fire is far superior. Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin, and Johanna Mason, played by Jenna Malone, are the spice of life this cast so desperately needed.

Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, action packed, and truly stunning. Thank you so much Francis Lawrence for picking up the slack in Catching Fire. You stepped up to bat at a tied game and hit a home run. Not only will Catching Fire appeal to the die-hard book fans, but also to the non-readers. Catching Fire has the promise of a great franchise that we have all been waiting for. ShaunaOH gives Catching Fire a 9/10

The Heat (R)

The Heat (R)

Many people had their doubts that the FBI agent had already been done by Sandra Bullock but I must admit this movie made me laugh my ass off, and way better than I even expected!

Warning: If you oppose curse words then maybe you might not want to watch this but if F bombs don’t bother you then go see this movie! Bullock and McCarthy are quite the pair!sandra-bullock-the-heat-boston-premiere

Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Demian Bichir

Uptight Special Agent Ashburn (Bullock) of the FBI is ready for a new position and she gets assigned to help take down a drug lord in the city of Boston, Massachusetts where she is paired up with a loud mouth cop who uses the law in her own way (McCarthy) and they must get along if they wish to find  the drug lord Mr. Lassen.mccarthy12f-3-web

This movie is action packed, it has its sentimental moments, along with the endless humorous situations these two actresses get themselves into! I really enjoyed this movie and i will definitely add this one to my movie collection. This movie is definitely not meant for  your kids, get a babysitter, grab your girlfriends or significant others and go have some great laughs

I am a huge Bullock fan and the more and more i see McCarthy in movies the more and more i fall in love with all the crazy characters she plays! Another great movie that i loved with

Identity-Thief-1her in it was Identity Thief with Jason Bateman if you have yet to see it you are missing out on an awesome movie!

Rating: I give this movie a 4 out of 5! Less F bombs would be nice but what do you expect from a rated R movie!

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