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Cam (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Cam
Year: 2018
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber
Starring: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
About: Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN8xZ5WDonk

My Review: 
Wanting something different to watch I thought I would go for the movie Cam which is available to watch on Netflix and although it kept my attention this film did rather disappoint me.

With the film being about a camgirl I was rather intrigued about how this would end up as a horror and was looking forward to the development of the movie and did keep my interest in that she gets taken over by someone who looks like her even though not herself. I also liked that through this the watcher was able to see how Lola was reacting to someone impersonating her and the trouble in which she was going through by having the tech support not helping her and her friends n…
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Flood and Fang - Marcus Sedgwick (book review)

Book: Flood and Fang
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Genre: Children's, Fantasy, Gothic
Published By: Orion Children's Books
Published Year: 2009

Having read others in the series for The Raven Mysteries by Marcus Sedgwick I thought I would read the first book in the series for the first time and I am glad that I did. This book is perfect for children and one that I enjoyed reading.

This book coming from the ravens perspective instead of from a human is a great way of changing the way this book is written compared to others of it's kind. Having it also more of a gothic read is great and appeals to children who are looking for something a little darker than other stories. I do find the mystery is great and not having the answer till the end of the book keeps the attention of the reader and makes them want to carry on reading to see what happens next also by adding suspense it created a need to continue the novel. Also by having short chapters it is easy to only have small amount of read…

The Holiday Calendar (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: The Holiday Calendar
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: Bradley Walsh
Starring: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck
About: A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km7gv28_uX0

My Review:
Wanting to get in the Christmas spirit my mum decided to put on The Holiday Calendar which is currently available to watch on Netflix. This film did end up surprising us both with how much we ended up enjoying it and it did bring me some holiday cheer.

I thought that this film was good in that it showed how the main character Abby wasn't really happy with how her life was and felt like the photography in which she was doing wasn't the kind in which she wanted to do but needed the job so kept at it. Not only this but by having her grandfather notice she needed something to make her happy …

Icefire - Chris D'Lacey (book review)

Book: Icefire
Author: Chris D'Lacey
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Published By: Orchard Books
Published Year: 2003

Having liked the first book in The Last Dragon Chronicles I thought I would read the second book in the series which is Icefire. This is a book in which is different to most dragon typed books and one that is still very enjoyable to read.

I liked how the book started off where the last book did which led to the reader not being confused or wondering what has been happening since the first book ended. Having also kept the same characters however introducing new ones throughout the novel did make it exciting and keeping some of the mystery till near the end keeps the reader wanting to know more throughout. I did think by having David in this book able to see the dragons move and interact rather than just as statues made of clay was a brilliant way of letting the reader see into the world of dragons more and understand the personalities of some of the dragons in which…

Balto (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Balto
Year: 1995
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Directed By: Simon Wells
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda
About: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJwvbmRXym4

My Review:
Having never seen this movie before and having a love for Alaska, dogs and wolves I thought that this would be the perfect movie for me to watch and relax to and I was not mistaken. At the end finding out that this was also based on true events made me like this film a little more as it made the film more enjoyable for the younger audiences and could teach them about an event which happened in a way they would like.

I found this film very enjoyable and rather funny especially with the goose in which is rather moody and caring but so relateable for those who are adults, by also having the polar bears which both Balto and the goose are very good friends with added a more family vibe to the movie. The p…

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall (book review)

Book: The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Author: Manly P. Hall
Genre: Non-Fiction, Philosophy, History
Published By: Start Publishing LLC 
Published Year: 1928

Having been requested The Secret Teachings of All Ages I thought I would pick it up and it did take me a lot longer than I thought it would to get through this book by taking almost three months to read and finish.

This book I did find very interesting in places and had some topics in which I found myself really enjoying such as: The Zodiac and Its Signs, The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Colour, Stones, Metals and Gems. I did find these alongside other chapters o the book and learning new things which was a great thing for me as it did give me more knowledge in which I would not have known any other way.

There was certain parts of the book however which did not interest me and did make me rather bored of reading even though certain aspects of chapters would be more interesting than others. As well as this I found that the images w…

The Darkness (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: The Darkness
Year: 2016
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Greg McLean
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz
About: A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDhoqY1grJY

My Review:
Wanting a horror movie to watch, my mum decided to choose the film The Darkness. Knowing nothing about the film prior to seeing it and having not seen it before I was rather excited to see this.

The Darkness is about a family who goes to the Grand Canyon and when their son comes across some stones decides to take them home with him. However the stones end up having a much darker purpose than they intended and could end up killing or breaking the family apart.

I thought that this film was brilliant and I really enjoyed how the movie showed right away how the son found the stones in which ends up making all of the problems for the family after they get hom…