Kim H's Book Reviews

Insecure: Season One

Insecure: Season One

FINALLY!  This is the show I was wanting/expecting when I started watching Girls, but never got.  As inaccessible, ludicrous, pretentious, and unbelievable as that show was, this one is relatable, the lead character charismatic, and the episodes/encounters down to earth.  Stuck in a job she could be great at, if she were passionate enough, and […]


Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

A girl walks into a bathtub, positions herself under the nozzle, and time stops.  Literally, time stands still as she basks in a post-orgasmic haze.  This is the actual premise for this graphic novel series.  Suzie thinks she’s all alone in the world with this mysterious fluke, until one night she meets (and by meet, […]


Archer

Archer

First off, this cartoon is not suitable for work, or children, for that matter.  Sterling Archer is a spy a la James Bond, only dumber, oblivious, and is a complete ass.  The agency he works for is off the books and semi-sanctioned by the CIA…but not really.  With a secretary, an accountant, and his mother […]


Monstress by Marjorie Liu

Monstress by Marjorie Liu

This is a beautiful graphic novel that will appeal to adults just as much as teens.  Visually, it’s like returning to those lush fairy tale picture books of my youth, but in the second half of the story when the princess is held captive and all the colors are muted.  In truth, the story isn’t […]


Elle

Elle

Leave it to the French to make a movie almost impossible to describe.  Part psychological thriller, part family drama, and part a glimpse into French life, the story starts off with a bang then slow builds to the conclusion.  It’s a very interesting look at a woman who is ridiculously strong and composed regardless of […]


Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino

Morbid Curiosities by Paul Gambino

I knew I was not the only one who loves serial killers…and this book proves it.  Detailing the collections of 17 individuals, this book gives you a peek into the macabre.  From shrunken heads and mummified hands to John Wayne Gacy Clown paintings and a hangman’s noose, these collectors don’t shy away from what makes […]


The Accountant

The Accountant

This was not the movie I was expecting…it was SO MUCH better.  From the previews it looked like a damsel in distress love story, therefore making it not all that interesting but, I assure you, it’s not.  Ben Affleck stars as an autistic accountant with certain murderous extra-curricular activities.  It sounds intriguing enough, but the […]


Son-in-Law

Son-in-Law

This is, by far, my most favorite fish out of water story.  Becca, a farm girl from South Dakota determined to make a new start for herself by attending college in LA.  When she gets there, she realizes she is completely uncomfortable with the California lifestyle; she misses her boyfriend, her grandpa, and her home. Enter […]


Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger is Die Hard in the mountains. Stallone stars as a Rocky Mountain Rescue worker called to help five climbers stranded on the mountain.  In the process, he discovers the call is actually a trap set by a thief played by John Lithgow (who is wonderfully evil). Crazy action adventure ensues with the added tension of the […]


Con Air

Con Air

I’m going to say it – this is the greatest action movie ever made.  It’s got humor, it’s got violence, it’s got Nicholas Cage and John Malkovich with a side of crazy Steve Buscemi.  Need I say more?  This follows the story of Cameron Poe, an Army Ranger serving time for accidental manslaughter, on his […]


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