Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #1) Review

Witchling (Sisters of the Moon #1) is a 2006 paranormal fantasy romance thriller novel written by Yasmine Galenorn and published by Berkley.  Set as the first book in the Sisters of the Moon series the book follows the D’Artigo Sisters, operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency, who are tasked with keeping the mysterious Shadow Wing and his minions at bay. Positives: Great characters Witty dialogue Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Lackluster writing Main three feel like troupes Plot:  The story follows the D’Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, who are operatives for…

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Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) Review

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) is a 1990 fantasy adventure novel written by Robert Jordan and published by tor Books.  Set as the book of The Wheel of Time series the story picks up when The Two Rivers is attacked by Trollocs-a savage tribe of half-men, half-beasts–five villagers flee that night into a world they barely imagined, with new dangers waiting in the shadows and in the light. Positives: Good characters Good story Terrific world building Good dialogue Good writing Negatives: Unlikable characters Unoriginal plot Overly…

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Pan Review

Pan is a 2015 fantasy adventure family film directed by Joe Wright starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Amanda Seyfried. The film is a set as an origin story to the Peter Pan franchise in which it follows Peter Pan who is an orphan who gets abducted by Blackbeard’s pirates to work as a slave but befriends James Hook and Tiger Lily.  

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Seventh Son Review

Seventh Son is a 2014 3D epic fantasy action film directed by Sergei Bodrov, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, and Julianne Moore.  Based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice written by Joseph Delaney, the story centers on Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes), a seventh son of a seventh son, and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook.

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Leprechaun 3 Review/Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.35

Welcome to the 35th episode of Breaker Debates. Leprechaun 3 is a 1995 comedy fantasy horror directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, starring Warwick Davis, John Gatins, Lee Armstrong, and Caroline Williams. Set as the third installment in the Leprechaun horror film series the story follows the vengeful leprechaun who is in Las Vegas searching for his stolen golden coin.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, starring Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, with Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, and Keira Knightley. The five installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and sequel to On Stranger Tides, following Jack Sparrow (Depp) who must find the Trident of Poseidon to stop an old nemesis, Captain Salazar (Bardem) and his ghost crew. Positives: Great characters Good performances Great special effects Great score Good action Good humor Interesting…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is a 2007 epic fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Chow Yun-Fat, and Geoffrey Rush.  Serving as the third installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and sequel to Dead Man’s Chest, following Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and Hector Barbossa who rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ Locker,  preparing to fight the East India Trading Company, led by Cutler Beckett, who controls Davy Jones. Positives: Good story Terrific soundtrack Great characters Good action…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is a 2006 fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Tom Hollander, and Bill Nighy.  The second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series and sequel to The Curse of the Black Pearl, and follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) who discovers his debt to the supernatural Captain Davy Jones (Nighy) is due. Positives: Great performances Great visuals Good humor Great cast Great characters Great use of practical and make-up effects Great soundtrack Good story Negatives:…

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Magi: Adventure of Sinbad Review

Magi: Adventure of Sinbad is a 2016 action adventure Japanese anime created by Shinobu Ohtaka and directed by Yoshikazu Miyao, starring voice performances by Daisuke Ono, Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Sugita, Ai Kayano, Katsuyuki Konishi, Yōko Hikasa, and Takehito Koyasu. Set as a spin-off/prequel to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and based on the Adventures of Sinbad manga, the story follows young warrior Sinbad sets who himself on the path to his destiny, encountering both friends and foes, and changing the world on his way. Positives: Interesting story Good animation style Good voice performances Negatives: Exceptionally…

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Kubo and the Two Strings Review

Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 3D stop-motion fantasy action-adventure film directed by Travis Knight, starring Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey.  The plot revolves around Kubo, who has magical powers, who is accompanied by Monkey and Beetle, he must subdue the Sisters, Raiden the Moon King and his army of evil spirits. Positives: Good visuals Great voice performances Good music Great characters Compelling story Negatives: n/a Plot: The story starts off with Kubo taking care of his ill mother, Sariatu.…

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