Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Awhile back, I went to Barnes & Noble and asked someone for their recommendations. She gave me a ton of great books, and I have been excited while reading each of them. But when I posted a picture of my books, everyone’s comments were about Six of Crows, a hardcover that I didn’t know anything about. But when I started reading, I understood why so many people were so into it.

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The Fate of the Furious

I saw this movie on Sunday and am still processing it. Wow. It was phenomenal and I can not get over any of it. Also, I’m grateful to the boyfriend who suggested we go early to avoid crowds; there were 2 other couples in the theatre with us, and the ones that sat in the same row as us were as excited as we were, so it felt great to see it then.

I’m really excited about this movie but I have to tell you right now, there will be spoilers strewn throughout this article, so consider this your…

SPOILER ALERT

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Fast & Furious

Fangirls I have spent the past two weeks making my way through the Fast & Furious movies. Last night I finally watched 7 (we were supposed to watch it on friday but our disc doesn’t work). So I finished up the series last night, and holy crap. I thought this series was just going to be dumb action stuff, but feelings for these sneak up on you and hit you incredibly hard.

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Avengers Age of Ultron

Fangirls, I had a crazy day yesterday.  I had classes in the afternoon, then had to prepare for and host a party at the school, all the while, I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to see Age of Ultron until Sunday.  And that was too long of a wait for me, I’m sure you can understand.  On the way to my house, one of the Evil Geeks was talking about how much of a bummer it was that our mall doesn’t do midnight showings of new movies.  I mentioned that there were some late ones; we found out that there was one that had just started, so we turned and went right to the mall.

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After sprinting to the theater and buying tickets, we got in, and previews were still going.  So we sat down, and got ready for a super rad movie.

WARNING: SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK.

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Movie: Super 8

super-8-movie-poster-01I’m a bit behind the times with this movie, Fangirls. It came out a few years ago, I’m not sure how I had never heard about it until just yesterday. I saw it in a $5 movie bin, and my girlfriend told me about how good it was. I figured why not, and picked it up. Later that night, I was taken on an intense & hilarious sci-fi adventure that I loved every minute of.

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Let’s Talk About: Perspectives on Sexuality

5b3c0c161aedf405-worldmap_noborders_detailedIt’s easy to get caught up and more interested in the attitudes towards sex & sexuality in your own community, or even your country as a whole. When researching sexuality, I focus a lot on the US because that is where I’m at, and that’s what effects me. However, thinking about sexuality on a more global scale can really get the wheels turning in your head. Sexuality is a grand, universal thing and each community, culture, and religion have there own view points on what to make of it.

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Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Fangirls, I’ve never really considered myself to be a fan of Aquaman.  He’s kind of the joke member of the Justice League.  But I got the chance to watch this movie about his origin before it comes out next week, so I figured why not?  I’ll get to know Aquaman a bit better.

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This movie takes place in the early years of the Justice League.  In it, Arthur Curry gets attacked and brought to Atlantis to meet his mother, Atlanna, but his half brother Orm and his buddy Black Manta don’t want him or his mother around anymore.  So they kill her, and send Arthur Curry along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Mera (the queen’s guard).  They’re sacrificed to a spooky undersea demon thing, but Aquaman breaks free and takes charge.

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They go back to the surface, as a massive tidal wave approaches (thanks, Orm).  The Atlanteans are following Orm’s lead and killing humans. The Justice League works together to fight them, but eventually it is Aquaman, who takes down Orm.  Cyborg helps, with a recording of Orm confessing to killing Queen Atlanna, projected for the Atlantean warriors to see.

It’s a very interesting movie, and it definitely made me care about Aquaman more, while helping me learn a bit about Orm, who goes on to become Ocean Master.  Ocean Master and Black Manta are the two villains that are specifically made for Aquaman, so it helps me give more of a crap about him when I know how big of jerks his enemies are.

A couple things I wasn’t into in the movie; I found it a little weird that both Superman and Wonder Woman could be underwater without breathing masks and still be able to talk.  I thought it was a bit weird, and asked a friend (who’s a huge Superfan) about it, and he said that Superman can hold his breath underwater, but shouldn’t be able to speak.  Also, I don’t like when the two of them are dating, because I don’t like Superman.

All of that being said, my complaints aren’t about Aquaman, or the main storyline.  I think it was a fun movie, and is neat to see the beginnings of the Justice League.  There’s already some internal fighting, but that seems pretty normal for them.  I also really enjoyed getting to see Mera.  Though I’m not typically a fan of Aquaman, I think Mera is one of the most badass ladies ever, and this movie really shows it off.  She’s a champion, and when she’s on land she does what looks like water bending (like in Avatar the last Airbender).  I got really excited watching her send water spears through bad guys, then letting the water relax, as if she were thinking, oops, no evidence.  She’s great.

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So Fangirls, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis hits shelves January 27th, and will be on Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital Copy combo pack ($24.98), or as a DVD (SRP $19.98).  It’s also available digitally, right now.  It is rated PG-13, for violence and language, be aware.  Check it out!  And be sure to watch through the credits, there’s a hint at what’s coming next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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