Movie Review: Puncture

Official Puncture PosterWhat can I say; I’m a bit of a Chris Evans addict when it comes to Hollywood movies. (Not the TFI Friday presenting Chris Evans but the American actor Chris Evans). He effortlessly portrayed the spoofy school jock in Not Another Teen Movie and I was on the edge of my seat watching him in the ‘thriller’, Cellular.

It seems that the last few years has been quite a success for Chris Evans. He starred as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies, and was recently cast as the era defining American comic book superhero, Captain America.

Personally I think his best roles were those in the underrated Sunshine, Danny Boyle’s movie about a team of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the sun, and his short but sweet cameo as an atypical Hollywood action star in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Continue reading Movie Review: Puncture

An Ode To Alex Rider

Scopia Rising Book CoverIt’s hard to believe that over 10 years ago, Anthony Horowitz brought us the tale of reluctant teen superspy, Alex Rider. It’s even harder to believe that I was only 12 when I was recommended by my school librarian that this would a brilliant book to read. Taking her advice, I sneakily read the book inbetween school lessons and actually finished the book that very same day. (Yes, I was quite the bookworm back then, but I digress…)

Seeing the provision listing on Amazon last year, I remember the anticipation I felt every time I nagged my school librarian as to when the next book in the series was coming out. Thanks to modern technology, I didn’t have to wait very long. The 31st March 2011 was the release date for the book, and within days it was posted through my letterbox and the school child in me instantly set on reading the book. Continue reading An Ode To Alex Rider