Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Movie Review: Spotlight

Spotlight is a true story of abuse. Sadly that abuse is hidden behind religion. It is a sad that in today's world you cannot even trust those who are religious leaders. It amazed me that so many coverups all over the world were highlighted at the end of the film.
The journalist in charge of Spotlight, which is basically an investigative column run by the Boston Globe, are brave and demand attention. The parts were well played by the leads. The fact that they all grew up in the Catholic church hit close to home. I am sure we have all heard about Priests abusing children in the church. You will be amazed at how big of a problem it is and how deep the knowledge and denial goes.
Check out the Bonus features! One of the best shows the real life reporters and revisits their experiences while running Spotlight. You can see how invested they were in making a difference, when they tell you how much they missed at home because they were working. If you stop and think about how many families have been effected by this abuse, it will blow your mind.

***Obviously, this is a story about sexual abuse, therefore, it is for adults only.

Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Books To Make You Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is The Grand Idea of The Broke and The Bookish and you can find this weeks Top Ten Lists Here: http://www.brokeandbookish.com

I don't read a lot of humor so lets see how this goes?!

10.

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society

 9.

Big Little Lies

 8. 

Undead (Undead #1)

 7. 

It's Not Necessarily Not the Truth: Dreaming Bigger Than the Town You're From

 6. 

I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections

 5. 

Devilish

 4. 

House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home

3. 

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated


Okay, that's it...I honestly can't come up with two more. Sad, isn't it. I guess that a Top Eight will be all you get for this week! OOPS!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Review: Hotel Ruby

Being a huge ghost fan and finding hotels to be creepy, this was a perfect read for me. Sure, I had some of it figured out before the end, but who cares. There were surprises around every corner and the story moved at a lightning fast pace. The characters were very well written and easy to love or hate, depending on who you were referring to. I am honestly hoping she writes another book based in the world of Hotel Ruby. I think there may still be stories there. I loved the ending and thought it was a perfect finish! Bravo Suzanne Young, you got yourself a new reader!

Movie Review: The Forest

Having heard about the Suicide Forest at the Base of Mount Fuji, I was expecting this one to be super creepy. WRONG!! This was a total waste of Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney's talent. Sure they both look great, but even that cannot save this one. There is no story line here and so many things are left unexplained. The scares are only "jump" scares, and they are not done well. This forest deserved a better story. You won't find it here! I honestly cannot think of anyone who would like this film. It's a stinker!! Stay Away! Not worth the rental fee!