Movie Review: Entourage

Warning: Contains spoilers! Entourage is a continuation of an HBO television series of the same name that ran from 2004 to 2011. It was released on June 3, 2015 and has grossed over $44 million. The protagonist, Vincent “Vince” Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his “entourage” of childhood friends, his brother Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillion), agent Eric…

Crossing Borders with Race: A Book Review of Americanah

Nigeria and the United States seem like worlds apart. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel Americanah, these two countries are bound together by the story of Ifemelu. In this novel, Ngozi shines again with her sharp thoughts, deep prose and extremely important observations of the world we live in. This is an honest reading, where…

Book Review: The Infernal Devices

Warning: There are some spoilers! The Infernal Devices is a a urban fantasy series by Cassandra Clare. There are three books in the series, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. I loved Clare’s first series, The Mortal Instruments, and when I realized that The Infernal Devices trilogy was the prequel, I had to read it. The series starts…

Movie Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

*Warning: Spoilers! The first time I had heard of this movie was when I got an email inviting me to a screening. I had never seen a preview for it, but a free movie is a free movie, so I signed up for passes. I was expecting it to be something like The Fault in Our…

iZombie: The CW’s Not So Cliche Zombie Creation

On Tuesday March 17th, CW aired a show that is the answer to the prayers of Veronica Mars fans everywhere. iZombie Rob Thomas’s latest TV project, which he is the creator and is an executive producer of, stars Rose McIver. The show centers around Liv, a former over-achieving aspiring surgeon, who wakes up a zombie after…

Movie Review: Mockingjay Part 1

I had many mixed emotions about going to see Mockingjay. I was primarily excited. I love The Hunger Games and I pre-ordered my ticket weeks in advance. I even watched the first two movies in a row so that I could refresh my memory before the movie. However, I also felt anxious. I read the book, so…

Party Like It’s 1989: Taylor Swift Album Review

Leading up to the October 27 release of Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, the singer’s anticipated release was hyped up as a complete departure from her previous work. Unlike her older country albums, this was going to be a completely pop album and it would be her best and most mature effort yet. Now, I…

Red Band Society Review

At the start of the school year, I decided I watched too many TV shows and needed to scale down before the shows got in the way of my studying. I had missed so many episodes that it was probably best to narrow down the list of shows I watched and only tune into the ones I…

Book Review: We Are Water

We Are Water is not a book one treads lightly. It is not a book that you buy for light reading or despite it’s name, as a good beach read. This novel is over 550 pages and covers topics from race to death to child molestation. As dramatic as this introduction is, I do not…

Irish Island on Broadway: “Cripple of Inishmaan” Review

The weeks following the Tony Awards produce a rush of Broadway hype, crowding the streets around Time Square. Theater-lovers and New York tourists purchase last-minute tickets for sold out shows trying desperately to see for themselves the critically acclaimed productions they got a glimpse of at the Tony’s. This season, some mainstream celebrities occupy roles…