Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas break

Happy news is coming your way – I am not going to torture you with more posts till the New Year’s Eve. Please, accept my best seasonal wishes – no matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, December solstice or you just … Continue reading

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Movie review: Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme by Jay Oliva, Frank Paur, Patrick Archibald, Dick Sebast (2007)

Movie info: Dr. Stephen Strange is an unhappy but very rich neurosurgeon, allegedly one of the best professionals around. His skills are only matched by his arrogance. One day, however, the bell tolls for our doctor – he sees an … Continue reading

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Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Billionaire Byron Trumbo (no, not Donald Trump although people used to mix those two a lot) wants to sell his posh Hawaiian resort to a Japanese investor. He must make it appear prosperous while the deal is … Continue reading

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Movie review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) directed by David Yates

Product info: 1926. British wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives by boat to New York City en route to Arizona. He encounters Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton), a non-magical woman (“No-Maj” or “muggle”) who heads the New Salem Philanthropic Society. … Continue reading

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Mini review: The Restorer (Graveyard Queen 01) by Amanda Stevens

Synopsis:  Amelia is a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts. Still seeing is one thing, interacting with them quite another. Her father has warned her time and again against acknowledging ghosts or being in company of people haunted by them … Continue reading

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Movie review: Masquerade (2012) directed by Choo Chang-min

Movie info: It is a historical movie about missing 15 days in annals of the Joseon Dynasty during the reign of Gwanghae (Lee Byung-hun), the 15th Joseon king. He was a confusing and conspiratorial ruler who, afraid of assassination, ordered his chief … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drood… is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express train hurtles over … Continue reading

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Movie review: Man on High Heels (Hai-hil) directed by Jang Jin (2014)

Movie info: Yoon Ji-wook (Cha Seung-won) is a hard-as-nails homicide detective known for his ability to nab violent criminals using their own harsh methods. He is revered as a legend in the police force and at the same time feared … Continue reading

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