Fang

14 Dec 18
ambroseandelsie

Sarah heard the door slam shut. She crept out of her hiding place and glanced around. Capernaum was gone. She turned back into her human form and approached Ambrose. She gave him a questioning look. He smiled. “I threw him out the door.” Sarah covered her mouth with her hands for a moment. She pointed […]

14 Dec 18
Twin Cities
The post-apocalyptic young adult fantasy flick “Mortal Engines” rolls into and out of one’s consciousness like “traction cities” that roam its landscape. There are so many aviation goggles and large gears grinding that it’s basically “Steampunk: The Movie.” It starts out at a very high level of steampunk, then manages to go up even from there. We’ve got “old tech” and waistcoats a-plenty, hot air balloon cities galore. Bowler-hatted royal guards? We’ve got 20. But who cares, no big deal, there’s a whole lot more … The “Lord of the Rings” team of Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have tackled Philip Reeve’s 2001 book of the same name, with director Christian Rivers making his directorial debut. There’s not much setup for the dystopian future. Except there was a “Sixty Minute War,” the Earth’s crust was somehow shattered into thousands of pieces thanks to some kind of nuclear-type weapon called a Medusa, and now all the cities and towns of the world sit atop giant tractor treads, traveling around and eating other smaller towns for “resources” as their citizens hoot and cheer. “Mortal Engines” asks you to just go with it, so, yeah, we’ll just go with it. Rivers has been working in the art and visual effects departments with Jackson and Co. since “Dead Alive” in 1992, and his sense of visual acumen is extraordinarily imaginative and huge in scope. The designs of the cities and their inner workings are remarkable, with a sense of industrial beauty. London, a big, brutish thing with St. Paul’s Cathedral sitting on top like a little hat, motors hither and yon, munching up tiny Bavarian mining villages while its dapper residents maintain museums filled with artifacts of the ancient times, like toasters and smartphones. Puckish museum assistant Tom (Robert Sheehan) has his world thrown topsy-turvy, literally, when he’s tossed into a giant waste tube with Hester (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious girl. She makes a dramatic attempt on the life of Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving), London’s most powerful energy tycoon. Tom, who’s never been off London, is caught up in Hester’s quest for vengeance, as well as her escape from a killer robot skeleton named Strike. The pair are scooped up by anti-traction activist Anna Fang (Jihae) and enlisted into the resistance, housed in a city in the sky made up of biplanes, balloons and rickety scaffolding. The sheer size and beauty of “Mortal Engines” is transporting. Even the predatory London is high-tech and well-dressed. And Anna’s crimson plane, seemingly crafted from wood and paper, is jaw-dropping. There is so much that’s pleasing to look at, from the costumes to the characters, to the sets and landscape. It’s hard to imagine the execution, with a near-seamless blend of practical sets and computer-generated spectacle. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]One just wishes the same level of craft went into the characters and script. There’s not a lot at stake in the outcomes of any of the characters, and the script is laden with cliched old chestnuts that start to get as rusty as the crunchy engines. The only real lessons seem to be “don’t do war” and “robots have feelings, too” (a strange tangent). Visually, it’s busy, hefty and propulsive, but emotionally and thematically, it’s as light as air. These engines could have used a bit more in the tank. “MORTAL ENGINES” Directed by: Christian Rivers Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery Rated: PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action. Should you go? It’s a feast for the eyes, but not for the soul. 2 stars
14 Dec 18
inspirations from warren buffett, skylar fang, john trump, jema arizona, chris robin, emily flecher, judy gust, frank murphy, lilyn cheekawood, megan barry, and abbey wood

http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2018/12/funny-bunny-week-16-poetry-form-week-12.html   https://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/short-story-slam-week-104-december-13.html   peter pan story, posted by two epistles through princeton review great story need to be heard   why do you wine? why do you escape? why do you disagree? why do you feel angry? why do you think that things are wrong? why do you block a car in the driveway? […]

14 Dec 18
The Cinema Critic

Time: 128 Minutes Age Rating: Science fiction themes & violence Cast: Hera Hilmar as Hester Shaw Robert Sheehan as Tom Natsworthy Hugo Weaving as Thaddeus Valentine Jihae as Anna Fang Leila George as Katherine Valentine Ronan Raftery as Bevis Pod Patrick Malahide as Magnus Crome Stephen Lang as Shrike Director: Christian Rivers Hundreds of years […]

14 Dec 18
peoples trust toronto

Well that was a week… Despite The National Team’s efforts on Thursday, the week ended ugly in China…with CHINEXT (China’s small cap/tech heavy index) ending red after terrible economic data hit overnight…   European stocks ended the week higher, despite an ugly Friday…   And after a strong start which prompted every media type to […]

14 Dec 18
Charly W. Karl

  Facebook Inc.’s shareholders are poised to find out what long-time investors in other FANG stocks already know: They can’t count on higher prices every year. The social-media company, which fell 18 percent this year through Thursday, is headed for its first full-year decline since going public in 2012. The rest of the FANGs – […]

14 Dec 18
Tacoma Weekly

TW PICK OF THE WEEK: Abigail Neilson, live at Dunagan’s, Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Swing by Dunagan Brewing Co. (1126 Commerce St., Tacoma) on 22 to hear local singer songwriter Abigail Neilson perform. Neilson is a singer/songwriter from Tacoma. Storytelling through music is what she does best. Influenced by artists such as Taylor Swift, […]

14 Dec 18
Arias Story's

The four children ran down the slushy hillside, the snow squelching under their feet as they went. The logging road they were following took a sharp turn to the right and laughing merrily they rounded it before stopping short in pure terror their laughter turning into gasps and then moans. The hillside rose high on […]

14 Dec 18
WIER Dental - Dental Treatment Abroad

Five Types of Teeth and How to Care for Them | Dental Treatment Abroad A lot of people don’t know how to take care of their teeth properly and/or can’t afford professional help. This is why more and more patients are seeking dental treatment abroad. Dental Treatment Abroad It is important to learn the proper […]

14 Dec 18
Alex R Carver

Blurb After the tragic death of his daughter, Jack finds himself with more questions than answers. While reading his daughter’s diary about an imaginary unicorn called Summer, he begins to suspect that the unicorn may not be so imaginary after all. Questioning his own sanity, he soon finds himself on a desperate search to unravel […]

14 Dec 18
Bouquets & Brickbats

14/12/18 A thousand years after a nuclear holocaust, the earth has been reduced to a vast wasteland in which gigantic ‘traction cities’ roam the earth in search of smaller moving towns to be devoured and converted into much-needed fuel. Most powerful amongst the travelling behemoths is ‘London,’ currently controlled by Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving), who, […]

14 Dec 18
A Maldivian's Passion for Romance

Format: E-book Read with: Kindle Paperwhite Length: Novel Genre: Urban Fantasy Series: Black Dagger Legacy, #1 Publisher: Penguin Group Hero: Craeg, son of Brahl the Younger Heroine: Paradise, blooded daughter of Abalone Sensuality: 3 Date of Publication: December 01, 2015 Started On: July 21, 2018 Finished On: July 25, 2018 Blood Kiss, the first book […]

14 Dec 18
GeekandGear.com

The worst thing about Mortal Engines is that you can see, in fits and starts and flashes, the movie it could’ve been. That movie is a lot better than the one we actually got. Mortal Engines is based on the book by Philip Reeve—the first of a quartet of stories about Hester Shaw, Tom Natsworthy, […]

14 Dec 18
Walking the Blade

Rising up from his chair Sebastian was more surprised by the act than by the cold, because he honestly didn’t feel that kind of cold. Leaning until his face as just a few inches from Samantha’s, he kissed the tip of her nose before softly speaking, “Good idea, love.” He hadn’t expected it or the […]