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A REFLECTION ON BOOK REVIEWS: OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie A REFLECTION ON BOOK REVIEWS   If you’ve ever gone on a book reviewing website, such as Goodreads, chances are you’ve come across at least one scathing review of a novel. If you haven’t, please try to avoid them. However, if you … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE TIME MACHINE (1960)

Brought to you by OBS staff member Rose Name: The Time Machine (1960) Rated: PG Running Time: 103 minutes Director: George Pál Synopsis When an English gentleman and inventor, George (Rod Taylor), invites four high society friends over for dinner, his friends ponder his tardiness. Ms. Watchett (Doris Lloyd), George’s … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE DESCENT

One of the creepiest movies i’ve seen in a long time, The Descent is a great psychological thriller/horror. The darkness and claustrophobia really gets to you, even if you aren’t phobic. Let’s see what our OBS staffer has to say. Brought to you by OBS staff member Rose Name: The … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: NEIL GAIMAN – NEVERWHERE

Brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina Summary When Richard Mayhew moves from Scotland to London for work – he isn’t expecting much of a change. He’s a successful businessman, rents a flat in mid London, and has met a beautiful woman, who, despite their differences, has agreed to … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: BATMAN BEGINS

That’s right we have brought you the great world of comic book movies. If you haven’t seen the new “remakes” of the Batman movies… I highly suggest it. Don’t take my word alone though. Read what our OBS staff has to say. Brought to you by OBS staff member Karolina … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: CASSANDRA CLARE – CITY OF ASHES

Brought by OBS staff member Farrha Book Two: The Mortal Intstruments Series Summary Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE WOLFMAN

Brought to you by OBS staff member Rose Name: The Wolfman Rated: R Running Time: 102 minutes Director: Joe Johnston Synopsis In 1891, in Blackmoor, England, Lawrence Talbot (Benicio del Toro) returns home to his father’s estate after his brother Ben’s disappearance and subsequent brutal death. While trying to hunt … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: JEN NADOL – THE MARK

Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Summary Sixteen-year old Cassie Renfield has seen the mark since forever: a glow around certain people as if a candle were held behind their back. The one time she pointed it out taught her not to do it again, so Cassie has kept quiet, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: BECCA FITZPATRICK – HUSH, HUSH

One of the first books I read that involved fallen angels, Hush Hush is a lush YA book that everyone should read. Don’t believe me? Let’s hear what one of our staff members had to say. Brought by OBS staff member Farrha Book One: Hush, Hush Series Summary Nora Grey, … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: SILENT HILL

Brought to you by OBS staff member Rose Name: Silent Hill Rated: R Running Time: 125 minutes Director: Christophe Gans Synopsis When a mothers seeks answers about her adoptive daughter’s sleepwalking episodes that threaten the poor child’s life, Rose (Radha Mitchell) is lead to Silent Hill, the town her daughter … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: MELISSA MARR – FRAGILE ETERNITY

Nothing is more awesome than faeries and Melissa has written the best i’ve seen in a decade. Don’t believe me? Well read what our other OBS staff member thought or read it yourself and find out. Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Book Three: Wicked Lovely Series Summary Seth never … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Brought to you by OBS staff members Emily-June Name: Dungeons & Dragons Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 107 minutes Director: Courtney Solomon Synopsis In the magic empire of Izmer, the Mages – an elite group of magic users – rule whilst the lowly commoners are powerless. The young empress, Savina (Thora … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: KELLEY ARMSTRONG – THE AWAKENING

Kelley Armstrong is a well known author and we have seen reviews from her other series. This is the second review from Kelley’s The Darkest Powers series. Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Book Two: The Darkest Powers Series Summary If you had met me a few weeks ago, you … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: VAMPIRES

Brought to you by OBS staff members Em & Krystal Name: Vampires Rated: R Running Time: 104 minutes Director: John Carpenter Synopsis Jack Crow (James Woods) and his co-partner Montoya (Daniel Baldwin) are heads of a Vatican sponsored group of vampire-stalkers. After raiding an abandoned house in New Mexico, the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: KELLEY ARMSTRONG – THE SUMMONING

Kelley Armstrong is a well known author and we have seen reviews from her other series. This is the first review from Kelley’s The Darkest Powers series. Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Book One: The Darkest Powers Series Summary Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

Brought to you by OBS staff member Rose Name: Paranormal Activity Rated: R Running Time: 86 minutes Director: Oren Peli Synopsis A couple, Katie and Mika, who live together in San Diego have been experiencing strange disturbances in their home. Katie hears noises at night and thinks something is in … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: SAW VI

Brought by OBS staff member Krystal Name: Saw VI Rated: R Running time: 93 minutes Directors: Kevin Greutert Synopsis The Saw franchise is back again. Simone (Tanedra Howard) and Eddie (Marty Moreau) awake in adjacent rooms with head harnesses attached to them. The game is the person who cuts off … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: FRANK HERBERT – DUNE

A classic in the Sci-Fi view Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the best and most well known books out there. Made into a movie, a tv movie and more Dune is currently still going strong today by Herbert’s son. Brought by guest reviewer Christopher Book One: Dune Series Summary … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

It’s funny that this review is coming up today. In some ways it reminds me of The Time Traveler’s Wife. You have two people who love each other almost their whole lives, but there is only a short period of time when it is possible for them to truely be … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: ELLEN SCHRIEBER – VAMPIRE KISSES

With all the teen angsty vampire books I bet you’re thinking, “oh yay more vampires.” This is true…it is more vampires, but what isn’t true of this series is the Twilight Saga sweetness that most vampire novels today embrace as standard. Let’s hear what our OBS staff member has to … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: CASSANDRA CLARE – CITY OF BONES

Cassandra Clare’s Best Seller Series Mortal Instruments is widely known and we have brought you a review today. Brought by OBS staff member Farrha Book One: The Mortal Instruments Summary Teenager Cassandra thought her life was fairly ordinary hanging out with either her artistic mother, best friend Simon or close … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE FOURTH KIND

Movies are all about how well promoted they are and this movie had a great viral campaign. Said to be based on actual events and footage from Nome, Alaska, Universal Pictures agreed to a $20,000 settlement with the Alaska Press Club “to settle complaints about fake news archives used to … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE BREED (2006)

Today I bring you the horror film that makes your annoying loudmouth dog next door look like a fuzzy cuddily bunny. If you don’t like dogs then this movie will scare the living daylight out of you, but read more about what the good and the bad are below. Brought … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: RICHARD MATHESON – WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

Today we bring you the book that inspired the Robin Williams visually beautiful film, What Dreams May Come. If you liked the movie then you’ll love this book, which has everything and more. A true tale of soul mates and life after death, this book is a definite read. Brought … Continue reading

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