This easily a household favorite. Tells a wonderful story of triumph in the face of overwhelming adversity both foreign and domestic. The entire team did a great job presenting their characters and it is a great feel good movie. I mean who doesn't want to defeat the Russians every day?
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
A sleeper of a book. A read that keeps you entertained with vivid imagery and great science. Paolini does a great job of expanding on true theoretical physics. He does a fantastic job of take what should be an inanimate parasite and giving it life. Pun intended when you read the book.
The End of Life as We Know It
Dr. Guillen’s fact based presentation of the wins and woes of technology present a clear and direct path to the absolute destruction of our world if we are not careful. We will have to be careful about the way we move forward or every science fiction movie will be right.
Children of Ruin
These books start off the worst book of all time. Full of confusion, inconsistent voice issues, as well as straight up poor story construction makes it very hard to jump into the book. This is all saved by the end where all the bits make sense, that frustratingly makes you look forward to more.
Witcher Series: Last Wish, Sword of Destiny, and Blood Elves
A great continuation of the Witcher series. Expanding on the relationships, settings, and politics. From assassin's, mages, and kings, it will for sure feel like a season of Game of Thrones. This book is worth the read if you have played the games or watched the show.
Monster Hunter (2020)
What an awful movie. Like I knew it was going to be bad, but there are some decent stars in it, but dear God they have to be broke to do this movie. Overall, the injuries the characters sustain have no lasting effect, apparently a minigun and a .50 Cal machine gun do NO DAMAGE to monsters.
Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent
This was a superb book with stories of our fight with terror groups from the 80s to just before/after 9/11 from a Counter Terrorism Agent. Frank does a immaculate job putting stories in front of you highly the thought process of each step without putting you to sleep.
Army of the Dead (2021)
First off, I expected this movie to be full of the typical zombie things and full of cheezy/chringy lines. I was thinking a bad mash up of Zombieland and the terrible crowdfunded movie Range 15. I expected it to be so bad I wouldn’t be able to finish it, like Range 15. However, I was wrong.
This movie was SUPER weird and really interesting. It is not very often that I can't put the pieces together of a movie pretty early on, but I was probably 3/4 of the way through I figured it out. The acting was fantastic with Ralph Fiennes doing an amazing job of playing his character, "The Chef."
The Consultant (2023)
This show starts crazy and ends weak. The story is interesting and does a great job pulling you in. It’s just off, though. This show has been labeled a comedy and while there were some funny bits, Scooby-doo has better comedy than this. It isn’t that the jokes didn’t land, it’s that they are there.