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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.- Expanding the Wizarding World (Expandiendo el Mundo Mágico)

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is back! Except, this time there´s no Harry Potter so… I guess it would be better to say that the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling is back, and while I have read and seen all of the Harry Potter books -at least the original 7- and movies, I wouldn´t consider myself a fan fan.

¡El Mundo Mágico de Harry Potter está de vuelta! Excepto que no hay Harry Potter, así que… creó que tal vez sería mejor decir que el Mundo Mágico de J.K. Rowling está de vuelta, y aunque leí y vi todos los libros -por lo menos los 7 originales- y películas de Harry Potter, no me consideraría un fan fan.  

41899I mean I like Harry Potter, and for a time there I was kind of obsessed with it -to the point I read lots of fanfics-, but… if I compare myself to other people I know, who actually read the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book -which is you know, a sort of  encyclopedia-, I´m not that much of a fan.

Quiero decir, me gusta Harry Potter y por un tiempo estuvo un poco obsesionada con él -hasta el punto de leer vrios fanfics-, pero… si me comparó con aquellos que incluso leyeron el libro Criaturas Fantásticas y Dónde Encontrarlas -el cuál ya saben es prácticamente una enciclopedia-, no soy tan fan. 

Anyway, I make this clarification, because if you´re reading my thoughts on this movie, expecting me to sing it praises; chances are you´re going to be disappointed.

En fin, hago eta aclaración porque, sí estas leyendo mis pensamiento sobre esta película esperando que le cante elogios; probablemente seas decepcionado.

Don´t get me wrong! I enjoyed the movie, but… let´s just say that I won´t be running to the movie theater in order to watch it again. And while I didn´t exactly love the movie -like many seem to have done-, I did find it interesting and I can´t wait to see more about it just… maybe not from Newt Scamander´s hands?

¡No me mal entiendan! Me gustó la película, pero… solo digamos que no correré al cine para verla nuevamente. Y aunque no amé precisamente la película -cómo muchos parecen haber hecho-, sí la encontré interesante y no puedo esperar a ver más, solo… ¿tal vez no a través de Newt Scamander?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Episode 5 “Lockup”.- Who you gonna call?

Nows04e05_313When there´s something strange in your prison block, who you gonna call? Ghost Rider! Or at least that´s who S.H.I.E.L.D. is calling, ´cause this week Robbie Reyes kicked some spirits asses back to hell -or wherever they belong-, while doing a prison break with our core S.H.I.E.L.D. team, which… is back!

Well…, sort of ´cause Daisy insists on being her emo self and plans to bail when all this ghost business is done, and after what happened this week, I doubt the director will let our core team hang out together and do what they please without severe consequences. And after what happened, I can understand that -I don´t like it but yeah, I get it-.

Anyway, last week I didn´t have the time to review this episode, and I was planning to do it this week before Lockup premiered but… life what can you do, so I´ll try to focus on this episode and maybe mention some things from the previous one, so… let´s begin.

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Halloween & Día de Muertos Books Whispering to me

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I usually dedicate this section to the books I really, really wish to read. The ones that keep teasing me with their synopsis and Goodreads keeps on pushing my way.  But since I have only written 2 posts in this section -not counting this one-, I have decided to
do something a little different and make a sort of book list per month -or 2 months-.

I have sort of done something like this in my comic book posts, so… the rules to apply here will be kind of similar.

capturaAnyway, in this instance, I decided to go with books that gave me a kind of Halloween and Día de Muertos feeling, ´cause that´s basically October and November -at least in regards to festivities-  are all about in my country if you leave the 20 de noviembre behind -revolutions day-

And I know that October is almost over, but this just makes it more fun to see if at least I´ll manage to finish one book in a week, right?

Anyhow, these are my  October-November picks -warning I don´t like horror-:

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Episode 3 “Uprising”.- Into the Shadows

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Remember how I praised last week´s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well… this weeks episode wasn´t that good, I mean it wasn´t bad, not at all but; compared to the LORENZO JAMES HENRIEprevious two. Let´s just say it kind of slowed down -just like I feared-.

And I guess I should have expected it -and I kind of did?- ´cause there are more or less 22 episodes on a traditional TV series, and there are just some many revelations and bombs, the show can throw around before burning through all of its storylines so… I guess it´s OK.

And that was in great part thanks to this episode being heavy in Yo-yo, who is turning out to be by far my favorite addition to AoS. Don´t get me wrong! I´m totally on board with Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider, but… Yo-yo! Yo-yo is amazing! Fresh and entertaining to watch. She also feels -at least to me- as a real part of the series and not just a guest or especial appearance so… yeah I love whenever I see her on my screen.

Anyway… on to Uprising, the 3rd episode that had to be put off ´til this week for… the vice presidential debate?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Episode 2 “Meet the New Boss”.- Something Spooky here it Comes

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aos401_0198 I loved this episode! I loved so much that I can´t help but wonder why it took me so long to write about it?

But… in the end, I guess  there were so many things to comment on that it was kind of difficult to organize my thoughts -or make time for it-.

Anyway, with its  firey premiere -pun totally intended- Agent´s of S.H.I.E.L.D kind of set its own bar pretty high; ´cause that episode seemed to make a very good use of its new timeslot and take some giant steps into transforming the series on a more mature, grittier and edgier version of itself.

Now, reinventing a series isn´t easy to accomplish; therefore it´s not surprising at all that many  tuned in just to see if AoS would make it or stumbled; only to be surprised with the excellent episode delivered.

I for my part, wasn´t that surprised ´cause if there´s something AoS has done well since it´s 2nd season; it´s premieres and midseason finales -although to be honest, the midseason thing has been going since the 1st season-. Which is to say that AoS generally has excellent first half seasons -with the exception of the mentioned 1st one-

So.. in the end, the real challenge for this series is to keep things up  after the midseason finale and not to slow down significantly during the 22 episodes that it usually has. But I digress so let´s leave that aside for the moment and dig into episode 2: Meet The New Boss.

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Tarquin Jenkins and the Book of Dreams by Peter Ford

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Be careful what you wish for, ´cause you might get it all.

It might sound like a cliche, but honestly speaking I would bet that was what passed through Tarquin´s mind more than once through Tarquin Jenkins and The Book of Dreams, as it was pretty much the first thing that came to my mind after reading this book; one that once again I had the opportunity to read thanks to @Booktasters and the author himself.

Which is why  I´m ashamed to admit that this review has been way overdue, -´cause I got this book a couple of months ago- and I´m just now writing about it; something that hasn´t been for lack of trying!, except it kind o has. Because while I was initially interested in the book due to its concept -a history loving geek traveling through time!-, reading it turned out to be quite difficult. Continue reading “Tarquin Jenkins and the Book of Dreams by Peter Ford”

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Agent´s of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 Episode 1 “The Ghost”.- A Hell of a Premiere

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For reasons, I can´t quite discern right now. Last season I didn´t review Agent´s of S.H.I.E.L.D. as much as I would have liked, and I like the series!

Then again, after the Mid-season finale, the series kind of went downhill and lost a little steam due to the long hiatus, the Ward/Hive story arc and then there was the “Fallen Agent” thing -not a fan, they totally cheated!-, and well… I like this series and it still is one of my favorites but my friends and I have long discussed how AoS seems to do better at the Mid-season finales than the actual season finales.

agents-of-shield-season-4-posterAnyhow, while not exactly disappointing -again I liked last season and truly enjoy this series-, last season left us a little unsure about the future of this series, what with Agent Carter being cancel -I´m still in mourning- ABC deciding to pass once again on the Marvel´s Most Wanted series -not really surprised, nor sorry at all for that one- and then… AoS was moved to the 10 pm time slot.

There was some arguing on whether this change of schedule meant that ABC was setting the show to die or giving it a chance to be darker, grittier and edgier. And then, Ghost Rider was announced as part of season 4 and after having seen the premiere, I can say I really hope is the later, ´cause Agent´s of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to have really stepped up its game!

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Ghostbusters: When there´s something strange in the reviews (Cuando hay algo extraño en las críticas)

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I went to see the new Ghostbusters movie with no expectations whatsoever, and you know what? I actually liked it. It was a funny and entertaining  movie. My friend and I really had fun watching it, so… while it wasn´t planned I decided to write a review ´cause if any movie needs it, is this one.

Fui a ver la nueva pelicula de Los CazafantasmaLas Cazafantasmas-, sin tener ninguna espectativa, ¿y saben qué? En realidad me gusto. Fue una pelicula graciosa y entretenida. Mi amigo y yo nos divertimos mucho viendola, así que… aunque no lo tenía planeado, decidí  escribir una reseña, porque si  una película la necesita es esta.

ghostbusters-2016-posterSo… Ghostbuster, I´m of the generation that grew up with the original films -or at least in my country-, I saw the movies, the cartoons, and everything, I also like Melissa McCarthy in almost all of her movies –Tammy comes to mind-, therefore the fact that I enjoyed this movie shouldn´t have come as a surprise, but it did! It really did! Especially after the comments and reviews I have seen online.

Así que… Las Cazafantasmas, pertenezco a la generación que creció con las películas originales -o por lo menos en mi país-, ví las películas, las caricaturas y todo, también me gusta Melissa McCarthy en casi todas sus peliculas –Tammy me viene a la mente-, por lo tanto el hecho de que  haya disfrutado está película, no debería ser sorprendente, pero ¡si lo fue! ¡vaya que lo fue! Especialmenete después de haber visto todas esas criticas y comentarios en línea.
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Agents Of SHIELD Season 3 Episode 15 “Spacetime”.- There´s no such thing as coincidence. There´s only the inevitable

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Yes I´m citing Yuuko Ichihara, yes it´s from an anime/manga –xxxHoLic-; no it has nothing to do with comics or tv series for that matter but I felt this quote was perfect for this episode which I think was awesome.

For the first time since “Maveth”, I feel like AOS it´s finally back. I mean “Bouncing Back” was a good episode but I felt that it was lacking something, it was a little slow, more setting things than anything and  I don´t know maybe because of the long hiatus it kind of felt like the show had lost its momentum.

I'm going to miss them so much :'(Then we got “The Inside Man” and “Parting Shots” and the problem here is that I was never a Bobbi and Hunter fan, I mean Bobbi was badass and Hunter was kind of charming I enjoyed the characters but if these episodes proved something to me, it was that I like this two interacting with the main AOS cast and not on their own -that spy´s goodbye hit me right onthe feels- so good luck Marvel´s Most Wanted -I don´t think I´ll be watching you-

And finally… let´s better not talk about “Watchdogs” ´cause while I saw a direct Captain America Civil War connection there it wasn´t enough to save the episode.

So… “Spacetime” was a great episode where AOS seems to finally be picking up the pace and we´re finally getting somewhere. At the end of the episode for the first time in a while, I felt really excited and I couldn´t wait for what it´s to come, in fact, it got me reeling so much that all I could think was basically:

  • Future it´s inevitable it seems
  • Will Daisy finally get that inhumanity isn´t for everybody?
  •  Will Coulson ever get used to calling her Daisy?
  • So… every inhuman has a reason to be so… Lash´s it´s HIVE, I guess?
  • Finally they know not-Ward is back!
  • What did Malick saw?
  • Is Daisy in the spaceship 3 moths from now? -is it still 3 moths away?-

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of something promising (El origen de algo prometedor)

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Ok… there´s no other way to start this other than saying… I love this movie! It´s awesome! There, I said it.

Ok… no hay otra forma de empezar esto más que decir que… ¡Amo esta peicula! ¡Es genial! Ya, lo dije.

That being said, I have to admit that even if I liked it, this isn´t by any means a perfect movie. I mean yes the acting was on point -with a certain exception-, the cinematography was gorgeous, the músic amazing and the story managed to explore many aspect without seeming overcharged, so.. kudos to the writers for pulling that one out, although this is not the best movie in history.

Una vez dicho esto debo admitir que aunque me gusto la peli, no es en ninguna forma una película perfecta; quiero decir que sí, las actuaciones son excelentes -con cierta excepción-, la cinematografía es preciosa, la música asombrosa y la historia fue capaz de explorar varios aspectos sin parecer sobrecargada así que… kudos para los escritores por eso, pero… no, no es la mejor película de la historia. 

Anyway… if it wasn´t obvious, this is my cronic/review of the awaited Warner Brothers and DC Comics movie. But befor starting I have to warn you that this review is spolery – Itried to avoid them! but I don´t think I pulled it fully-so.. read under your own risk. and because I didn´t have any idea of how to begin well… here are my thoughts before, during and after the movie:

En fin… por si no era obvio, esta es mi reseña/crónica de la tan esperada entrega de Warner Brothers y DC Comics. Antes de empezar debo advertir que puede que esta reseña tiene algunos spoilers -¡trate de evitarlos! pero no creo haberlo hecho del todo-así que… lean bajo su propio riesgo, y como no tenía idea de que manera iniciar mi reseña pues… he aquí mis pensamientos antes, durante y después de ver la película: 

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