Movie Review: True Memoirs of an International Assassin


As a writer, I thoroughly enjoyed this action comedy movie. It portrays an ‘ordinary’ writer who gets into trouble with his novel as his writing comes alive and his life brims of danger.

True Memoirs of an International Assassin mainly stars comedian and actor Kevin James, alongside Andy Garcia, and is directed by Jeff Wadlow, known for directing the action comedy Kick Ass 2.

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Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

From the moment I saw the trailer the the Adventure/comedy/drama I knew the NZ Indi $4 million dollar production would be a funny family movie. Having had to convince my daughter to come with me, I was wrong. It is HILARIOUS! And all she does now is quoting the movie. I mean constantly. And thanks to the fantastic script most of our insider jokes had an upgrade. Continue reading “Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang (International Man Booker Prize Winner 2016)

The Vegetarian by Han Kang has not only won the International Man Booker Prize of 2016 but received much praise from all over the world. I only read this book because of its first sentence not usually going for contemporary literature but it was too clever:

“Before my wife turned vegetarian, I’d always thought of her as completely unremarkable in every way…” Continue reading “Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang (International Man Booker Prize Winner 2016)”

Movie Review: Passengers w/Jennifer Lawrence

I’ve got one word to say to you: cute. (Warning, spoiler alert ahead)

Now for a space/sci-fi movie that might not be a fitting description, but this movie is mainly a love story and as such, it is rather cute. Predictable in its build up, as in the get-together, the split up due to Continue reading “Movie Review: Passengers w/Jennifer Lawrence”

Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

Alright. To say it upfront, I am not a big gamer (but sometimes wish to be), so I had no previous idea/conception of the story (except what the trailers gave away).

I loved the idea of our free will which in form of a blueprint genetic code could be stolen and controlled as a major threat but was not a fan of Read more…the religious, inquisitive elite chasing Continue reading “Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed”

Book Review ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’

In this charming non-fiction book written by German forester Peter Wohlleben, the trees will rather quickly become your favorite characters. As I was taken on a journey learning about their personalities, their ways to feel, their quirks, their social life and how they communicate, I not only could feel and better understand the trees, but as bizarre as it sounds, I felt like one. Continue reading “Book Review ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’”