Rockstar Book Tours: Elizabeth Case Gives Young Readers A Spunky, Relatable New Heroine

Young readers (and their parents) who are looking for fun, relatable early chapter books need to look no further than Rachel Vail’s new series following the (mis)adventures of Elizabeth Case. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never read the Justin Case series that this books spun-off from though I […]

Rockstar Book Tour: Charlie & Frog Are Back in ‘The Boney Hand’

Title: CHARLIE & FROG THE BONEY HANDAuthor: Karen KanePub. Date: June 4, 2019Publisher: Disney-HyperionFormats: Hardcover, eBookPages: 272Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD I love Charlie & Frog. These books will always have a special place in my heart because it’s not often you come across a book about a deaf or hard of hearing character that’s anything quite like this series. […]

Aladdin: You Ain’t Never Had a Frien— No, Wait, You Did. 27 Years Ago

Release Date: May 24th, 2019 Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen. Director: GUY RITCHIE?! Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Distributor: Disney Spoilers: Impossible to Spoil init? IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The ongoing live-actionication of the Disney vault continues full steam ahead with the latest installment, the remake of 1992’s […]

Booksmart: The New, Feminist “Superbad”

Release Date: May 24, 2019Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason SudeikisDirector: Olivia WildeStudio: Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez ProductionsDistributor: United Artists ReleasingSpoilers: ModerateIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia “Molly: We have to go to a party tonight.Amy: What?Molly: Nobody knows that we are fun. We didn’t party because we wanted to focus on school and get […]

Late Night is Charming, but Not Revolutionary

Release Date: June 7, 2019Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh DancyDirector: Nisha GanatraStudio: FilmNation Entertainment, 30West, Imperative Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling InternationalDistributor: Amazon StudiosSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Late Night is a perfectly cute, charming movie that tries to do too much and doesn’t end up executing anything particularly well. The main story follows Mindy […]

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review

Release Date: May 31st, 2019 Cast: Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe Charles Dance Director: Michael Dougherty Studio: Legendary Studios Distributor: Warner Bros., Toho Spoilers: Mild IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The King is Back! Following 2014’s outing, the world is recuperating from Godzilla and the Mutos’ attacks. Covert operation Monarch, […]

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Release Date: May 9th, 2019Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geer, Ken Watanabe, Bill NighyDirector: Rob LettermanStudio: Warner Bros., Legendary, the Pokémon CompanyDistributor: Warner Bros., TohoSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The live action Pokémon movie we have all been waiting for is here! People and Pokémon […]

Nathan Hale’s ‘Apocalypse Taco’ is One of the Weirdest Books We’ve Ready This Year

Title: Apocalypse TacoAuthor: Nathan HaleRelease Date: March 26, 2019Publisher: AmuletReview Spoilers: LowGoodReads | Amazon Apocalypse Taco is one of the weirdest books I’ve read in a long time. I’ve struggled with how to write this review because sometimes books are just so bizarre that you’ve got to just experience them for yourself. That’s how I […]

Avengers: Endgame – Superhero Apotheosis, Spoiler-Free Review!

Release Date: April 26th, 2019Cast: Literally Everyone EverDirector: The Russo BrothersStudio: Marvel StudiosDistributor: DisneySpoilers: ZeroIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia 11 years, 22 films, all for this. Whatever it takes. The Russo Brothers have completed their conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War and what truly feels like the cap on an era. Following the events of the team’s last outing, things — no […]

First Love Kinda Sucks in Whitney Gardner’s Fantastic ‘Fake Blood’

Title: Fake BloodAuthor: Whitney GardnerRelease Date: September 4, 2018Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersReview Spoilers: MildGoodReads | Amazon When I first saw the cover of Whitney Gardner’s Fake Blood I assumed this was some coming-of-age meta take on being a teenage vampire. The reality is so much better. Fake Blood is a charming, […]