Alexandra Reviews

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

10pm on December the 13, I found myself doubting that I am actually seeing The Hobbit and that for the next three hours I will be experiencing childhood nostalgia. Tolkien is back in theatres. Since t...

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy‘s catch phrase sums up the entire novel: “A big tale about a small town”. In this novel we are given one event in the prologue: the death of Barry Fairbrother, and the rest of the b...

Cloud Atlas: An Introduction

Cloud Atlas is an all encompassing narrative that asks: What if Souls drifted through life like clouds? Sometimes slow and confusing, Cloud Atlas is one of a kind and definitely worth a read.

9 Amazing

Let’s Talk About: The Dark Knight Rises Part Two: The Endings

Welcome to Part Two of my Review of The Dark Knight Rises. The original post was getting to be ridiculously long, so instead of having a text wall, I thought it would make sense to split the post into...

Juliet Immortal

An interesting read not without its flaws, Juliet Immortal proves that sometimes outrageous premises do work.

5.4 Average

Alexandra Talks Prometheus

Even though she said she had no interest in seeing it, Loki takes a look at Ridley Scott’s new scifi adventure: Prometheus! CAUTION THERE ARE SPOILERS. Let’s Talk About Prometheus, The Mov...

Falling for Hamlet

Hamlet is a story of betrayal, dealing with grief, politics and madness. In the play, Shakespeare is able to hit on many themes and emotions, giving actors much to work with leading to some intense pe...

0.4 Horrendous

ALEXANDRA RANTS: The Inheritance Cycle

Also known as “The-Lord-of-the-Rings-Star-Wars-Belgariad-Doctor-Who-If-It’s-Fantasy-And-Published-It’s-In-Here-Somewhere” Book A long time ago in a galaxy far far away my Littl...

3.4 Bad

Watching Cabin in the Woods

I was one of those Whedon Fangirls who knew about The Cabin in the Woods when it was originally mentioned years ago. I’ve been following the Science Fiction-Fantasy-All round nerdy awesome blog ...

Shambling Towards Hiroshima

So I had to read this book for my Science Fiction Class even though this book is not really science fiction. It does possess science fiction elements in the form of giant lizard creatures (think Godzi...

The Fault in Our Stars

Alexandra talks about John Green's most recent novel The Fault in Our Stars. She finished the novel and a box of tissues in four hours...

7.8 Good

Holes

Holes is also a pretty great film. The adaptation managed to stay very close to the source material and the story translated well to screen. The Holes film was a treat for long time fans and a great i...

7.2 Good

Beauty Queens aka Lord of the Flies 2.0

Every once in a while you come across a book and you realize that you have been waiting for it your entire life. That was our reaction to Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens. Marketed as a cross between ...

8.6 Great

The Replacement

The Replacement had a lot of potential. The atmosphere in this book is wonderfully creepy and uncomfortable. It draws to mind a town where it is always overcast and rainy. Where nothing good ever happ...

7 Good
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