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  • Spartacus: Morituri by Mark Morris is an entertaining read. I will admit that I have not seen the Spartacus TV series on Starz, which is the world that this novel comes from. However, this novel does not require previous knowledge of that series. It is easy to discern the major players within the first few pages. In addition to not having seen Spartacus, I will also admit that this novel is not within my usual genre. This book is full of action and intrigue and has a tendency to be very gory and explicit in the arena scenes. I will confess to lightly skimming a few of the battle scenes. However, the book has a fascinating plot that kept me […]

    Review: Spartacus: Morituri

    Spartacus: Morituri by Mark Morris is an entertaining read. I will admit that I have not seen the Spartacus TV series on Starz, which is the world that this novel comes from. However, this novel does not require previous knowledge of that series. It is easy to discern the major players within the first few pages. In addition to not having seen Spartacus, I will also admit that this novel is not within my usual genre. This book is full of action and intrigue and has a tendency to be very gory and explicit in the arena scenes. I will confess to lightly skimming a few of the battle scenes. However, the book has a fascinating plot that kept me […]

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  • Aiden Pierce is the protagonist of this open World Third-Person Action Adventure game.  It’s set in modern day Chicago where the city government is corrupt.  You (as Aiden Pierce) are trying to take down and expose the corrupt officials using the grey area world between mainstream society and the criminal underground. Surveillance is an important mechanic in the game.  We’ll be able to use Aiden’s in-game cell phone for doing things like manipulating traffic lights to cause accidents, listening in on people’s phone calls, and identifying strangers.  We can also hack into personal profiles, employment files, medical reports, and get other info on them.  The game looks really cool while you’re using the surveillance systems in the gameplay footage I’ve […]

    Watch Dogs

    Aiden Pierce is the protagonist of this open World Third-Person Action Adventure game.  It’s set in modern day Chicago where the city government is corrupt.  You (as Aiden Pierce) are trying to take down and expose the corrupt officials using the grey area world between mainstream society and the criminal underground. Surveillance is an important mechanic in the game.  We’ll be able to use Aiden’s in-game cell phone for doing things like manipulating traffic lights to cause accidents, listening in on people’s phone calls, and identifying strangers.  We can also hack into personal profiles, employment files, medical reports, and get other info on them.  The game looks really cool while you’re using the surveillance systems in the gameplay footage I’ve […]

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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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  • On January 6, Nikita, the fourth entry in a long-running media franchise, returns to television in the United States on The CW. If you’ve never heard of Nikita, you’re not alone. The origin of this show is rather implausible for what is now a cult classic franchise in American television. Nikita’s beginnings start in 1990 in France, in , about a teenage junkie who participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend’s parents. The robbery devolves into a gunfight with local police, during which her cohorts are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a policeman. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison, where her death is faked, and […]

    Nikita Returns to The CW

    On January 6, Nikita, the fourth entry in a long-running media franchise, returns to television in the United States on The CW. If you’ve never heard of Nikita, you’re not alone. The origin of this show is rather implausible for what is now a cult classic franchise in American television. Nikita’s beginnings start in 1990 in France, in , about a teenage junkie who participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend’s parents. The robbery devolves into a gunfight with local police, during which her cohorts are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a policeman. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison, where her death is faked, and […]

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