Weekly Round-Up

WEEKLY MEDIA REPORT – 4.6 – 4.12

BOOKS

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling – My review will be posted soon, but I was given a copy of this book by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest opinion. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! I was pleasantly surprised by the genuine psychological thriller aspect and the intensity of the tension building. The love story between the two main women was a welcome addition to the novel as well. The character development of both Gyre and Em was a high point.

Limetown: The Prequel to the Podcast by Cote Smith – Page Count: 25% – I’m not sure what to make of this quite yet. I loved the original podcast and I’m interested in the Limetown lore but thus far the book is a bit tedious and dull for me. Though it is well-written. I intend to finish it and hope it picks up a bit more as it goes along.

Silent Sisters by Joanne Lee – I haven’t started this one yet but it is my next ARC. It’s a non-fiction true crime book about the horrific crimes committed by her mother.

Current April Reviews


CURRENT TV OBSESSION

Courtesy of 2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.

Mainly I’m obsessed with just how adept Diane Guerrero is at playing the 64-personality character of Jane. I mean I’m obsessed with Doom Patrol as is for being a daring, bold, and whacky new take on the superhero genre but Diane steals every single scene she’s in – no matter which “alter” is in control. I highly recommend anyone who hasn’t started this show yet to give it a shot! There is nothing else like it on television right now.


CINEMA JAUNTS

Little – Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant, April, and the rest of her employees on a daily basis. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a 13-year-old version of herself right before a do-or-die presentation. Jordan will now need to rely on April more than ever — if April is willing to stop treating Jordan like a 13-year-old child who has an attitude problem.

Hellboy – Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

After – Tessa Young is a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart. Entering her first semester of college, Tessa’s guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself — and what she wants out of life.


ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

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Weekly Round-Up

WEEKLY MEDIA REPORT

I’d like to start a new media report each week to keep up with everything I’m reading and various other projects I’m obsessed with at the moment!


BOOKS

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell – I absolutely adored A Simple Favor when I saw it last year, it’s actually one of my favorite movies of all time now and I’m excited to finally be reading the book!

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin ; Page Count: 60% – Entering the latter half of the book, I’m a little disappointed in how slow it can be at times but overall, still interested enough to see how all of this is going to pan out in the end.

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ; Page Count: 7% – I’m not very far into this one yet but it is very well written and I’m certainly fascinated by the plot and the folklore elements.


VIDEO GAME OF THE WEEK

Dragon Age: Inquisition: My character is a badass elf lady! I’ve only played through the prologue so far but given my obsession with PG games I’m already in love and can’t wait to play more!

Side note: I love Morrigan I’m obsessed with her titties out LOOKS. She serves all the swamp witch goth vibes I aspire to be like.


CINEMA JAUNTS

Missing Link ( Advance Screening ) – Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr Link, who is 8 feet tall and covered in fur, recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounters their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.

Pet Sematary – Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbour Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

Shazam! – We all have a superhero inside of us — it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson’s case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do — have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he’ll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam’s magical abilities.


CURRENT TV OBSESSION

Joey King and Patricia Arquette in The Act – Hulu

The Act on Hulu: I can’t get over how good this show is honestly! I can’t wait for Joey and Patricia to both get nominated for Emmys. It’s so well-done and there is something profoundly chilling about the story, even outside the obvious horrifying story.

I recently wrote an article about the gothic horror of the show and how it redefines what it means to be a true crime drama in 2019. You can read it for yourself right here.


ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Since I write for several media outlets, HiddenRemote, 1428elm, and SpoilerTV, each week I’ll pick thee articles from each to highlight right here for anyone who is interested in checking them out!

HiddenRemote

1428 Elm

SpoilerTV


25 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

Find me on Twitter and Goodreads!