Reviews

Subterfuge provides strategic challenge, team building with players

By |2019-01-09T12:17:24-08:00December 7th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Gaming/Tech, Reviews|

Strategy, diplomacy, and cunning. Playing Subterfuge involves all of these traits and more. A weeklong game of alliances, takeover, and a large amount of planning, the mobile game Subterfuge won several Mobile game awards in 2015. Subterfuge’s creators are Noel Llopis and Ron Carmel.   

The Third Target offers suspense, while exposing ISIS’ plan

By |2018-12-07T09:16:56-08:00December 4th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Third Target by Joel Rosenberg shares the fictional story of New York Times journalist J.B. Collins and his “adventure” in the Middle East. Head reporter of foreign affairs in Israel and it's neighboring countries, J.B. encounters multiple life threatening situations making the novel a thrilling story.

Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of Queen

By |2019-10-09T09:30:13-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The rock and roll lifestyle, portrayed in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, was all Freddie Mercury’s attempt to fill a void that seemed endless. A diva, surrounded by band members he called family, a woman who was the love of his life, and a fight with accepting who he was and his sexuality, and a shocking AIDS diagnosis all play a tumultuous part in telling the story of the iconic band, Queen.

‘Delta’ takes British rock band to new heights

By |2019-02-10T17:12:48-08:00November 29th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews|

After rising to worldwide prominence following their first two albums, British rock band Mumford & Sons shed their banjo-led hoedowns to plug in for their third album, 2015’s Wilder Mind. Unfortunately for the quartet, this step forward in their music became viewed by fans and critics alike as a step back when they ditched what made them so unique and polarising, their folk roots.

REVIEW: Lily Collins opens up in debut memoir

By |2019-10-09T11:25:35-07:00November 6th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. is actress Lily Collins' debut memoir in which she shares the stories of her eating disorders, self-esteem issues, growing up in the spotlight and unhealthy relationships. This book allowed Collins to open up about her already public life in an even more candid way.

First Man film portrays astronaut’s journey to moon landing

By |2019-02-08T16:51:31-08:00October 24th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

As NASA’s prototype X-15 plane began accelerating toward 4,000 miles per hour, the force jolted the pilot back and forth as the plane arrived into the earth’s atmosphere. A voice from the console gave astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) the ready to return back to earth. Throughout the "First Man" film, produced by Universal Pictures in association with DreamWorks and Temple Hill Entertainment, Armstrong works through several difficult and often life-threatening experiences in order to prepare himself to reach the moon. One of these experiences comes as a result of a malfunction in the Gemini ship.

Fresno author shares inspirational story of hope, heartache and betrayal

By |2018-11-01T18:38:27-07:00October 20th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Books, Reviews|

The Caleb Years written by David Ingerson shares the story of the incredible journey in his son life from difficulties at birth to problems in his early years driven by his Caleb's medical difficulties at birth. Caleb Ingerson emerged from the womb kicking. Hindered however, by a few major medical issues, he was immediately placed into medical care. He received assistance breathing and had surgery within his first month in this world.

Venom lacks plot, delivers rich action

By |2019-02-10T17:07:04-08:00October 17th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The movie Venom is the latest superhero film to hit the big screen. The motion picture is produced by Sony and is not related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Venom features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), an investigative reporter trying to take down Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), the founder of the Life Foundation. Brock used his fiancé Anne Weying’s (Michelle Williams) personal laptop to gain confidential information about the company. Anne is then fired by Life Foundation for leaking the information and Eddie is fired for trying to get to the real story of Life Foundation.