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I came into my geekiness late in life. Well, later than normal people do anyway. I have my brother to thank for that, although he’s probably the biggest not-geek I know. “Watch ‘The Eleventh Hour”, he told me. I haven’t looked back since.
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  •   Welcome to True Blood, season 5! And didn’t it start with a BANG, right?! For any newbies, I’ll take a quick sec to tell you a bit about my recap posts– Most importantly, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. My book and movies posts are spoiler-free, but my TV recaps are CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERY-GOODNESS. You’ve been warned! I WILL NOT be comparing the HBO series with the books. Yes, I’ve read the books. Yes, I love the books. But the TV series has strayed SO far from the books that, in my opinion, it’s pretty much pointless to compare the two. There MAY BE CURSING in my True Blood posts. Again, you’ve been warned. I figure if you watch the […]

    TV Review–True Blood: Turn, Turn, Turn

      Welcome to True Blood, season 5! And didn’t it start with a BANG, right?! For any newbies, I’ll take a quick sec to tell you a bit about my recap posts– Most importantly, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. My book and movies posts are spoiler-free, but my TV recaps are CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERY-GOODNESS. You’ve been warned! I WILL NOT be comparing the HBO series with the books. Yes, I’ve read the books. Yes, I love the books. But the TV series has strayed SO far from the books that, in my opinion, it’s pretty much pointless to compare the two. There MAY BE CURSING in my True Blood posts. Again, you’ve been warned. I figure if you watch the […]

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  •   I feel like a broken record, but once again ANOTHER brilliant episode! Sebastian Stan was the perfect Mad Hatter, wasn’t he? LOVED! So we begin where we left off last week, with Mary on the lam after escaping her cell. Henry is at the jail, waiting for Emma, who walks in with Gold. They discover Mary gone and Emma takes off in her bug to find her. While driving on the foggy road, Emma almost hits a fellow citizen of Storybrooke, who goes by the name Jefferson (and wasn’t that a wicked-awesome nod to Jefferson Airplane, who’s most famous song is ‘White Rabbit’!). It seems he’s twisted his ankle after diving into the ditch, and Emma offers him a […]

    Once Upon A Time: Hat Trick

      I feel like a broken record, but once again ANOTHER brilliant episode! Sebastian Stan was the perfect Mad Hatter, wasn’t he? LOVED! So we begin where we left off last week, with Mary on the lam after escaping her cell. Henry is at the jail, waiting for Emma, who walks in with Gold. They discover Mary gone and Emma takes off in her bug to find her. While driving on the foggy road, Emma almost hits a fellow citizen of Storybrooke, who goes by the name Jefferson (and wasn’t that a wicked-awesome nod to Jefferson Airplane, who’s most famous song is ‘White Rabbit’!). It seems he’s twisted his ankle after diving into the ditch, and Emma offers him a […]

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  •   Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in […]

    Movie Review: The Hunger Games

      Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in […]

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  •   WOW! What an episode! What a twist! Right? RIGHT?! I did NOT see that coming AT ALL! WOW! Okay, so lets start at the beginning, shall we? In Storybooke, Ruby and Granny get into a tiff and Ruby quits the diner. As she’s waiting for the bus that will take her out of town (it totally would have crashed!), Mary Margaret and Emma happen upon her. We all know how fond Mary is of taking in strays, so she offers Ruby a place to stay. Ruby accepts. Emma gives her a job working at the sheriffs office (Henry suggestion that Ruby might want a job taking things to people in baskets is priceless!), and all is right in Ruby’s […]

    Once Upon A Time: Red-Handed

      WOW! What an episode! What a twist! Right? RIGHT?! I did NOT see that coming AT ALL! WOW! Okay, so lets start at the beginning, shall we? In Storybooke, Ruby and Granny get into a tiff and Ruby quits the diner. As she’s waiting for the bus that will take her out of town (it totally would have crashed!), Mary Margaret and Emma happen upon her. We all know how fond Mary is of taking in strays, so she offers Ruby a place to stay. Ruby accepts. Emma gives her a job working at the sheriffs office (Henry suggestion that Ruby might want a job taking things to people in baskets is priceless!), and all is right in Ruby’s […]

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  •   ebook Source: Net Galley Release Date: March 13, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers URL: http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/starters/ Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.  He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the […]

    YA Book Review– Starters by Lissa Price

      ebook Source: Net Galley Release Date: March 13, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers URL: http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/starters/ Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.  He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the […]

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  • Tonight we got the story of Grumpy….and WHAT a story it was! Once again, Lee Arenberg hit it out of the park with his brilliant performance. In Fairytale Land, we meet Nova, played by the amazing Amy Acker. Does the woman not age?!     And how Fred-like was Nova? I literally JUST finished watching Angel for the first time two weeks ago, so seeing Amy in this type of character again was almost bittersweet. As Nova is flying over the land, a bit of fairy dust–which we find out is made from diamonds that are mined by dwarfs– accidentally falls onto a giant egg. That egg hatches early and who’s inside? Why, a dwarf, of course! Didn’t you know dwarfs are […]

    Once Upon A Time: Dreamy

    Tonight we got the story of Grumpy….and WHAT a story it was! Once again, Lee Arenberg hit it out of the park with his brilliant performance. In Fairytale Land, we meet Nova, played by the amazing Amy Acker. Does the woman not age?!     And how Fred-like was Nova? I literally JUST finished watching Angel for the first time two weeks ago, so seeing Amy in this type of character again was almost bittersweet. As Nova is flying over the land, a bit of fairy dust–which we find out is made from diamonds that are mined by dwarfs– accidentally falls onto a giant egg. That egg hatches early and who’s inside? Why, a dwarf, of course! Didn’t you know dwarfs are […]

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  •   I love me a good ghost story. I love to be scared. I mean, LOVE to be scared. I love the anticipation, I love build-up and I LOVE the reveal. And it seems like it’s been forever since we had a good old fashioned ghost story! Sure, we get a ton of blood and gore…but when was the last time you saw a real GHOST story? The Woman In Black fills that void nicely. Of course, it does have its flaws. It starts off VERY slowly. The first 50 minutes are a snore-fest. But after that, it’s a fun and jumpy ride! Daniel Radcliff does a decent job in his role as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village […]

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK

      I love me a good ghost story. I love to be scared. I mean, LOVE to be scared. I love the anticipation, I love build-up and I LOVE the reveal. And it seems like it’s been forever since we had a good old fashioned ghost story! Sure, we get a ton of blood and gore…but when was the last time you saw a real GHOST story? The Woman In Black fills that void nicely. Of course, it does have its flaws. It starts off VERY slowly. The first 50 minutes are a snore-fest. But after that, it’s a fun and jumpy ride! Daniel Radcliff does a decent job in his role as Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer who travels to a remote village […]

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  •   I honestly have no idea what to say about this movie. It literally left me speechless….in a very, very not-good way. Basically? This movie was pompous and confusing. I get symbolism. I get imagery. But this? This was tripe. 40 minutes of muddled, fractured images that do nothing but make the viewer throw up their hands in frustration is one thing, but it you can even get through the first of those, the story that follows is also rubbish. The official summary is this- “The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played […]

    Movie Review- Tree Of Life

      I honestly have no idea what to say about this movie. It literally left me speechless….in a very, very not-good way. Basically? This movie was pompous and confusing. I get symbolism. I get imagery. But this? This was tripe. 40 minutes of muddled, fractured images that do nothing but make the viewer throw up their hands in frustration is one thing, but it you can even get through the first of those, the story that follows is also rubbish. The official summary is this- “The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played […]

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  • I’ve been a big Stephen King fan since I read Pet Cemetery at the young age of 13, and it’s been a long time since I could say I LOVED one of Mr. King’s books. I think the last one was the final Dark Tower book. I’m so happy to be able to say that now! I LOVED this book! The Master of Horror has written a beautiful, touching novel that’s not at all like his usual work. Let me be clear…This is NOT a horror story. This is a love story, through and through, and it’s not at all what I expected it to be. Without spoilers, 11/22/63 is about a man who finds a ‘rabbit hole’ that transports him back […]

    11/22/63 – A Review

    I’ve been a big Stephen King fan since I read Pet Cemetery at the young age of 13, and it’s been a long time since I could say I LOVED one of Mr. King’s books. I think the last one was the final Dark Tower book. I’m so happy to be able to say that now! I LOVED this book! The Master of Horror has written a beautiful, touching novel that’s not at all like his usual work. Let me be clear…This is NOT a horror story. This is a love story, through and through, and it’s not at all what I expected it to be. Without spoilers, 11/22/63 is about a man who finds a ‘rabbit hole’ that transports him back […]

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  • It’s no secret that my favourite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast. I mean, I named my daughter ‘Belle’.  So THIS was the week I’ve been looking forward to since day one.  I’m so glad, it didn’t disappoint!   Written by the amazing Jane Espenson (Buffy, Torchwood, BSG), I knew this episode had to be a hit.   In Fairytale Land, we meet Belle, played wonderfully by Lost’s Emilie de Ravin.  Belle’s father’s kingdom is threatened by the Ogre wars, and Belle suggests they bring in Rumpelstiltskin to help.  Of course, when Rumpel helps, a price must be paid. This time his price is Belle…and thus Rump becomes our Beast in this tale.  Rumpel takes Belle to his castle and, of course, […]

    Review – Once Upon A Time 1.12 – Skin Deep

    It’s no secret that my favourite fairytale is Beauty and the Beast. I mean, I named my daughter ‘Belle’.  So THIS was the week I’ve been looking forward to since day one.  I’m so glad, it didn’t disappoint!   Written by the amazing Jane Espenson (Buffy, Torchwood, BSG), I knew this episode had to be a hit.   In Fairytale Land, we meet Belle, played wonderfully by Lost’s Emilie de Ravin.  Belle’s father’s kingdom is threatened by the Ogre wars, and Belle suggests they bring in Rumpelstiltskin to help.  Of course, when Rumpel helps, a price must be paid. This time his price is Belle…and thus Rump becomes our Beast in this tale.  Rumpel takes Belle to his castle and, of course, […]

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  • You know when you finish a book and it’s so good…so perfect…that you just sit there in awe and stare at it? That was me when I finished Ready Player One. Written by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in the very near future–the year 2044. The planet has become an ugly place. Most people live in trailer stacks (yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like), the fossil fuels have been almost completely used up and global warming has become a reality. Luckily, there is an oasis…Called OASIS. The internet has become everything we’ve dreamed it will be. OASIS is total virtual reality, where you interact with people and the world completely inside a huge, immersive game. The creator […]

    Book Review, Ready Player One

    You know when you finish a book and it’s so good…so perfect…that you just sit there in awe and stare at it? That was me when I finished Ready Player One. Written by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in the very near future–the year 2044. The planet has become an ugly place. Most people live in trailer stacks (yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like), the fossil fuels have been almost completely used up and global warming has become a reality. Luckily, there is an oasis…Called OASIS. The internet has become everything we’ve dreamed it will be. OASIS is total virtual reality, where you interact with people and the world completely inside a huge, immersive game. The creator […]

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  •   Today, HBO’s Game of Thrones released 17 new photos from the series’ upcoming second season. In these photos, we see some old favourites like Sansa, Arya, Jon Snow, Daenerys, and Tyrion. We also get our first glimpse of some new characters, like Stannis, Renly, Melisandre and Brienne.                 What can we learn about season 2 from these photos? Absolutely nothing! 😉 But rest assured that, just like in season 1, NO ONE is safe.   To see the complete album, visit the Game of Thrones Facebook page.Game of Thrones season 2 starts April 1 on HBO and HBO Canada.   Is anyone else crazy-excited?!  

    New Photos of Game of Thrones, Season 2

      Today, HBO’s Game of Thrones released 17 new photos from the series’ upcoming second season. In these photos, we see some old favourites like Sansa, Arya, Jon Snow, Daenerys, and Tyrion. We also get our first glimpse of some new characters, like Stannis, Renly, Melisandre and Brienne.                 What can we learn about season 2 from these photos? Absolutely nothing! 😉 But rest assured that, just like in season 1, NO ONE is safe.   To see the complete album, visit the Game of Thrones Facebook page.Game of Thrones season 2 starts April 1 on HBO and HBO Canada.   Is anyone else crazy-excited?!  

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  • I’m going to begin this review by confessing that I’m actually NOT a baseball fan. I do understand baseball, and I AM a sports fan, so I do feel that I’m qualified to write a review about a sports movie. 😉 Moneyball is about Billy Beane, the General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. After losing his three top players, Beane, with the help of Ivy league graduate Peter Brand, develops a completely new way to build a ball team. Brad Pitt is great in the role of Beane, and his performance made the whole movie.  Jonah Hill as Brand is another story.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big Jonah fan. It just seems like he plays every part […]

    Movie Review- Moneyball

    I’m going to begin this review by confessing that I’m actually NOT a baseball fan. I do understand baseball, and I AM a sports fan, so I do feel that I’m qualified to write a review about a sports movie. 😉 Moneyball is about Billy Beane, the General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. After losing his three top players, Beane, with the help of Ivy league graduate Peter Brand, develops a completely new way to build a ball team. Brad Pitt is great in the role of Beane, and his performance made the whole movie.  Jonah Hill as Brand is another story.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big Jonah fan. It just seems like he plays every part […]

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  • All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

    Movie Review-The Grey

    All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

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