The Phantom Lady by William Irish

I just finished this book and I thought it was really good. It was full of suspense, and as I said in my review of it on Amazon, it had me guessing all the way up until the last page. The mystery genre is one of my favorites, so I am really glad I got a chance to read this book. Scott Henderson is charged with the murder of his wife and is on death row, waiting to be executed. On the night of her murder, Henderson was actually with someone; a woman wearing an orange hat shaped like a pumpkin. He doesn’t know her name, where she lives, or anything and this information could be the one thing that saves him. When I finished this book, I was surprised at some of the things that were revealed…I just didn’t see them coming. If you like mysteries, this one is a gem!

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder ( born Jerome Silberman ) is an American stage and screen actor, director, screenwriter, and author. Beginning his career on stage, Wilder’s debut movie was Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. His first big role was in The Producers , by Mel Brooks. This was the beginning of a few different collaborations for the two. My favorite movie of Wilder’s will always be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory… such a great movie! Gene Wilder has what many stars today don’t…and that is talent. He is funny (especially in Young Frankenstein) and I can’t wait to see more of his films!

Saints Row

This week’s post is about a video game called Saints Row. I first played part two a few years ago, and I remember really liking it right away. I haven’t played part one, but if it is anything like part two, it would be a blast. There’s about to be a new addition to the SR franchise, which is the reason I am doing this post. Saints Row is a fun, crazy game (at least from what I’ve seen) and from what I’ve seen in videos of part three, things have been amped up to the max! The third installment takes place in Steelport, and focuses on the gang war between the Saints and the Syndicate. It’s pretty cool that the Saints are now basically superstars: they have their own energy drinks, clothing lines, and a fan base. This game has luchadores, computer geniuses, an adorable cat named Mr. Genki who hosts a game show, and SO much more. I am excited to play this one!

 

 

And some pictures from Saints Row The Third…

Arsenic and Old Lace

It’s Halloween. The film opens with Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic, waiting in line to get his marriage license with his soon-to-be wife Elaine. After that, he just has to go and inform his aunts that he has just been married. What he doesn’t know: his aunts have been poisoning  lonely old men and burying them in the cellar.

Cary Grant plays Mortimer Brewster, and I think he did such a good job. His character is definitely one of my favorite parts of this movie. Peter Lorre also did a very good job playing Dr. Einstein. I thought it was funny how Jonathan Brewster (Raymond Massey) always got so mad when people said he looked like Boris Karloff. The aunts kind of reminded me of the Addams Family and the Munsters because they thought they were so normal and that everyone else should see them that way. This movie is so good because of the superb cast. If you haven’t already, you must see this!

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. George Clooney does the voice for Mr. Fox  and Meryl Streep does the voice of his wife, Felicity.  They raid a farm and get trapped in a cage, where Felicity tells Mr. Fox that she is pregnant and wants him to find safer work. After having food stolen from all three farms, the farmers are outraged and are ready to do anything it takes to kill Mr. Fox. In the movie, Mr. Fox and his family, along with other families, eventually end up in the sewer, thanks to the farmers flooding them with apple cider. They decide to live there and Mr. Fox discovers an opening into a supermarket owned by the farmers. There, they can get all the food they want.

This movie is a pretty one. The animation is amazing. It’s unbelievable how much work goes into making a film like Fantastic Mr. Fox, which makes you appreciate it even more.  Fantastic Mr. Fox is a great movie for people of all ages.