GOTHAM Character Posters Several Feature Recognizable Names

After the success of The CW’s Arrow, it’s no surprise that the Fox/WB duo is hitting the small screen again with another superhero-related drama based on Batman’s dark city, Gotham.  But in this version, it’s more the story of Detective James Gordon, who years later, becomes Commissioner Gordan to Bruce Wayne’s Batman.  For now, it’s just Bruce Wayne, and several other tainted individuals whose “ordinary” names you may recognize.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Art Exhibit to Kick Off San Diego Comic-Con at Chuck Jones Gallery

How to Train Your Dragon 2 delivered, and delivered well enough for me to see it twice, and enjoy it equally both times.  And I’m so excited to get a chance to see some of the artwork of Hiccup, Toothless (especially Toothless), and many of the other characters and dragons that were in the movie, at the Chuck Jones Gallery during Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Review: WAIT FOR YOU by J.Lynn

wait-for-you-bn-coverWait for You by J. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well, after having written a nice, long review for another book and Goodreads not saving it (and I can’t get it back now), I’m going to make this short.

I really enjoyed this book. The romance was fine, but I loved that the author tackled such a sensitive subject in this story. And I really appreciate how the main character, Avery Morgansten, felt very real to me. I only wish there were more men like Cameron Hamilton. I don’t know, maybe there are men like Cameron – not the arrogant, player Cam, but the sensitive, trusting, baker Cam – but I just haven’t found them.

Still it was nice to see how this relationship went throughout the book, how Avery was finally able to open up to Cam about herself and how he was able to be there for her and love her through it all.

Yes, there was all kinds of smexiness in there, too, I’m not gonna lie. But this book is more than that, and I hope if you read it, you appreciate the delicate subject matter that’s revealed in it.

SPOILERS BELOW!!!!

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Review: CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE (novel) by Cassandra Clare *non-spoiler*

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Going into it, there were many things I anticipated. Different scenarios in which I’d have to prepare myself for, of course the main part being who I would mourn for. And still, Cassie managed to surprise me, and I hope that she managed to surprise many of her other fans in the same way, because, this being the sixth book of the series, the storytelling can go either into the “mundane” territory, or half of it be just “filler” because it needs to be the biggest book in the series. Luckily, I did not feel this book went into either of those territories.

I don’t know if I could say that this was a fast read, but there was just so much to enjoy about it that it made it a fast read for me. Not including my sleep and nap breaks (which couldn’t be helped), I think I read the book in about 18 hours. And there was a lot to take in. So much that I had to skim through it a second time, which took another few hours.

All in all I’m satisfied with how everything went. I got to spend a lot of time with the main characters and see how they’ve changed from the beginning of the series to the end, and they’ve opened up a lot more since then, revealing themselves honestly, admitting their faults and their vulnerabilities, and showing their courage in new ways as well.

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Review: GODZILLA (movie)

This Godzilla movie is an excellent take on the monster I grew up watching.

However, I’m sure that those who want all action will be disappointed (go watch Transformers if that’s all you want). This monster movie essentially focuses on the human side of things, and if I recall correctly, that’s how it’s always been with the old Godzilla movies (mostly, at least).

And then when the monster fights, it’s definitely worth it. It makes sense to leave that for the end, because seriously, monsters don’t really stop fighting until there’s a winner, right?

The actors did a great job in keeping us connected to the story.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson has shown himself to give great performances, no matter what the genre of the movie is, and I’m looking forward to his take as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  The same can be said of Elizabeth Olsen, who will also be in Avengers: Age of Ultron as the Scarlet Witch (yes, they play brother and sister in that one).

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The CW Gives Us a 5-Minute Extended Trailer of THE FLASH

From the moment I saw the Arrow teaser trailer at Comic-Con a few years ago, I knew I wanted to check it out.  And I’m glad I did, because it’s become one of those shows continuously ups the ante.  And I’m hoping that The Flash will do the same thing (it helps to have the same people behind Arrow to pen this one).  DC has a trek ahead of them on the big screen, but they definitely rule in the small screen, and this series looks to add to their pot.

Grant Gustin, who was last seen in Arrow getting blasted in an electrical mishap, made a pretty impressing appearance as Barry Allen, and I’m excited to see how he makes this character his own.  So far, he’s not looking too shabby!

Check out the screencaps from the trailer after the jump.  The Flash also stars Danielle Panabaker, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, and Tom Cavanaugh.  And yes, Arrow’s Stephen Amell will make an appearance in the pilot episode!  Well, he has to, of course.

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