K. Newell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (6 of 10)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 239,928 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 10
Battle - Los Angeles <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ Aaron Eckhart
Battle - Los Angeles Amazon Instant Video ~ Aaron Eckhart
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gung-ho American action at its best. A bit of a slow start as the scene is set but thereafter a great fast paced action movie with nasty aliens out to steal our water/take over the planet and being foiled by a band of soldiers, a father and his young son and a civilian Vet who make up a (at first) fractured band of disparate characters. Through loss and a common enemy they are forced to face their differences and cooperate in order to survive. Some of the characters are noisy and in-your-face (irritating) but that's just Americans for you. Overall I loved it but not one for the thinking film fan or discerning critic.
The Elysium Commission by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
The Elysium Commission by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Found this book interesting and confusing in equal measures. Partly put off by unusual character names. Storyline about secret plots/conspiracies and hidden enemies with fantastic weapons unknown to anyone else(?). Struggled with the story but glad I did as it all fell into place at the end and so wasn't totally disappointed. The hero (a washed up old spy) is likeable if a little too slick and apparently invulnerable. The society in which he lives is complex and not always explained sufficiently e.g. the wider galactic situation and relation ship between the factions.
Haze by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Haze by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Good strong story about rediscovery of a lost part of Humanity and its impact on a static and suspicious/jealous society. Are they all they seem? Are they a threat? Should they be welcomed, ignored or destroyed? Our hero is sent to find out and his adventures lead us to question just who are the good guys.