Friday, July 29, 2016

Indie Film Friday: The Big Short



The Big Short

Directed by: Adam McKay

Staring: Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

The Breakdown: Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.   (From IMDB)


My Review:
I was interested in seeing the film from the first time I heard about it but I missed it in theatres. Lucky for me it showed up on Netflix. I was worried when I first started watching it and they were using terminology in relation to the stock market that I have to admit I was worried I would get lost. However very quickly the film gave us a funny but informational guide, thank you Margo Robbie for explaining it. I think breaking the forth wall was done beautifully and the seriousness was not lost within the jokes and quirky performances. Not one actor let me down and the guest appearances of actors as themselves was done brilliantly. I understood what happened to the housing market but to have it explained so well gave me a better understanding of the full impact from the perspective of those who were involved. It is an amazing film and I really recommend it for anyone, you won't be disappointed. 


Rating: 5 Glasses

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review of the Novel: Sasquana



Sasquana

By: Marlina Williams

Rating: 5 Glasses

This is not my first book from Marlina Williams, I wasn't disappointed the first time and I was not the second time. She builds a great fantasy world based around a boy that many teens can relate too and live through. The story is well thought out and brought to the pages with brilliance. It is a perfect book for the teen crowd and I look forward to more novels from Marlina.




Ana

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ana's Post

Officially on break from work for the next two weeks and I am trilled about getting caught up on everything book like LOL. I have completed Jasmine and it is back from the editors with a stamp of approval. I am offering free copies for any of my readers who would like to get an advanced read of Jasmine. If you aren't up to date on the trilogy I also have free Audible copies of James to give out if any of you are interested. Please let me know :)

Love
Ana

Friday, July 22, 2016

Indie Film Friday: Sympathy, Said the Shark


Sympathy, said the Shark

Directed by: Devin Lawrence

Staring: Lea Coco, Melinda Cohen, Dominic Bogart

The Breakdown: When a young couple opens their door to a soaked, bloodied, and estranged friend they quickly discover that their night is going to get even stranger... Each person's perspective uncovers a darker secret until an even larger threat is right outside.   (From IMDB)



My Review:
I was immediately fascinated with this film from the moment it was suggested to me. Normally when reading points multiple points of view can be difficult to track but I have never seen it used in a film before. I'm struggling to review because it is a thriller so I don't want to give away any details about the film for fear of spoiling the film. I will however comment on the multiple points of view format. I think that for this genre of film it was perfect, it added to the suspense. Getting each person's point of view when dealing with twists and mystery can bring so much more to the screen. That being said I don't think the format would work for other genres like, Action. I really hope this catches on and we get more thrillers like it.



Rating: 5 Glasses

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Review of the short story: Never Ever

Never Ever

By: Gita V. Reddy

Rating: 5 Glasses


I am really happy when this book was suggested to me. I have read books by this author before and was thrilled to get to pick up another one. It is a short story with a powerful message about relationships that really stuck to me. It is for sure worth your time to grab it and give it a read.


To Grab a Copy Click Here :)


Ana

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ana's Post

OK all I am officially back. I thought I was going to be able to get my posts going again and then had some major house issues (ie my roof) but I am now back and I am scheduled through the week :)


Enjoy
Ana

Monday, July 4, 2016

Ana's Post


Hello All! I have missed you all but my singled minded dedication to finishing my third novel, Jasmine, has taken me away from my blog. I am proud to announce that Jasmine is DONE! I have re-set the release date for July 29, 2016. As a result it is time to catch up the blog! I have books read that need reviews and I will be reviewing a really cool Indie Film I watched the other night called "Sympathy, Said the Shark". You can expect that for this Friday :) I am so thrilled to have finished my trilogy and my blog to hit over 200,000 views. Stay tuned for more fun to come and enjoy your 4th of July :)

Love
Ana

September Netflix Binge: Jessica Jones

It's time to Netflix Binge!!! Here's my review of Jessica Jones: