Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (Review)

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Based on: Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by: Joel Negron, and Zene Baker
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Producer: Kevin Feige
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Type: Fiction
Genre: Action,  Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.
Release Date: November 3, 2017imdb_logo_a_l
Running Time: 130 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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The Rebels of Gold by Elise Kova (Cover Reveal)

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It’s finally here! The cover for The Rebels of Gold, the third book in Elise Kova’s most recent series, The Loom Saga! Whether you’ve been religiously reading this series, or following it because it’s on your TBR, I’m sure that you have been keeping an eye out for the cover reveal. Well, your wait is over, and let me tell you…it was so worth it! If you’d like to know more about what I think of the series, you can read my review for The Alchemists of Loom here, and my review for The Dragons of Nova here! Continue reading if you’d like to see the cover, and learn more about this exciting, upcoming release!

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The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova (Blog Tour: Review)

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Author: Elise Kova
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Date published: July 11, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 488
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, and a digital copy was provided by the blog tour host through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryCvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

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Baby Driver (2017) (Film Review)

baby-driver-posterTitle: Baby Driver
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Screenplay: Edgar Wright
Music: Steven Price
Cinematography: Bill Pope
Edited by: Paul Machliss, and Jonathan Amos
Production Companies: Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions, and Media Rights Capital
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Music
Producers: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures
Rating: Rated R for violence and language throughout.
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Running Time: 113 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Cineplex Canada.

Synopsis: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (Mini Film Review)

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Directed by: Jon Watts
Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers
Based on: Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Music: Michael Giacchino
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Edited by: Dan Lebental, and Debbie Berman
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Pascal Pictures
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero
Producers: Kevin Feige, and Amy Pascal
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Running Time: 133 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Cineplex Canada.

Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Written by Benett SullivanJ

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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray (Review)

31423196Title: Defy the Stars
Author: Claudia Gray
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance, Dystopia
Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Date published: April 4, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 503
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SynopsisShe’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) (Mini Film Review)

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Directed by: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson
Based on: Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney; Characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert
Music: Geoff Zanelli
Cinematography: Paul Cameron
Edited by: Roger Barton, and Leigh Folsom Boyd
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content.
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Running Time: 129 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.

Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (ARC Review)

29283884Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, GLBT
Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: June 27, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 528
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way. Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Review)

23766634Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Date published: May 2, 2017
Format: Digital
Page Count: 707
Source: Personal purchase

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Summary: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

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The Mummy (2017) (Film Review)

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Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Screenplay: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dylan Kussman
Music: Brian Tyler
Cinematography: Ben Seresin
Edited by: Paul Hirsch, Gina Hirsch, and Andrew Mondshein
Production Companies: Perfect World Pictures, Secret Hideout, Conspiracy Factory, and Sean Daniel Company
Type: Fictionimdb_logo_a_l
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Producers: Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, Sean Daniel, and Sarah Bradshaw
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity.
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Running Time: 107 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased by my boyfriend from Cineplex Canada

Synopsis: Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. Written by Universal Pictures

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