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Apr 24, 2019

Blu-ray Review: Hard Ticket To Hawaii


Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
For those of you who actually follow this blog, then you would know I had reviewed Malibu Express Blu-ray last week; which was the first movie in the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" series from the late director Andy Sidaris. The second entry, Hard Ticket To Hawaii, was released to theatres in 1987 and it landed on Blu-ray (R; $19.98; 96 minutes) for the first time last week from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Unlike the first film in the franchise, Hard Ticket To Hawaii is a James Bond meets Rambo spoof, but instead of a male lead, here we get two female heroines - Donna and Taryn (played by Playboy Playmates Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton), who are undercover agents for "The Agency."

The main plot involves Donna and Taryn teaming up with  Rowdy Abilene and his pal, Jade (played by Ronn Moss and Harold Diamond) to stop a drug lord and his henchmen from smuggling diamonds into Hawaii. And then there's the whole subplot about the giant rubber snake that gets loose and wrecks havoc. (Yes, that actually happens!)

Blu-ray Special Features include:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts

Apr 22, 2019

Spring Reads: Goosebumps SlappyWorld: It's Alive! It's Alive!


$7.99; B&N; Amazon
In the late summer of 1992, I recall browsing through the book section at a extremely small Walmart. It was there that I stumbled upon the first Goosebumps book (Welcome to Dead House) by R.L. Stine and I was instantly hooked. Fast forward to 2019, where I'm a lot older, but still a diehard Goosebumps fan!!

If you weren't already aware, the Goosebumps franchise is still going today with the latest spinoff "SlappyWorld," which features the #1 Goosebumps villain Slappy as the host of each installment. The 7th title in the series It's Alive! It's Alive! was released to bookstores in February by Scholastic.

The book centers around Livvy Jones, a young girl who's excited about participating in the Springdale Robots Meet, which is a Robotic competition. She has teamed up with her best friend, Gates Warwas, and between the two of them, they have created a life size robot, Francine, that has been programmed with the greatest abilities imaginable - cracking eggs and cooking an omelette!

Sounds exiting, right?

It's at least exciting for Livvy and Gates; well, until their robot goes berserk and attempts to do harm to the other robots on their team. Thanks goodness Livvy's parents are computer programmers and experts in artificial intelligence, as they can help reprogram the robot.

However, Francine continues to malfunction. Does the robot have a mind of its own?

Final Thoughts

CONFUSED BETWEEN WATCH OR NO WATCH


Confused?

Thinking of “To be or not to be?”

Are you perplexed about adorning a nice time piece on your wrist? You think people will judge you for being old school, old fashioned and out dated. Or perhaps the technology advancement has eradicated the need to wear a wrist watch just because you own a smart phone.

But isn’t it impolite to keep checking out your phone while in a conversation with someone, or at a party where all of your focus should be among the folks present or even at a meeting where there are high professionals present and you need to know what time is it, now would it not be unprofessional as well as indecorous to take out your phone just to check the time and get noticed. Yes you heard us right, all we mean to say is- not always everything thing can be suitably used everywhere. Classics will always remain classics.

Their elegance and opulence will continue to admire and impress people simultaneously. So here in this article we bring some radical and imperative reasons to convince you to start wearing a timepiece again. Have a look!

REASONS TO WEAR A WRIST WATCH

 

ACCESSORY

Unlike women, men have a very few and almost inconsiderable choices when it comes to accessorizing oneself. Women on the other hand, can mix and match a plethora of ornaments to come out triumphant in creating a catchy look. Whereas, men miserably fail to do so due to the lack of choices.

One of the scanty numbers of ornaments men can accessorize themselves with is wearing a wrist watch. Be it a sports watch or a formal timepiece like Cartier tank, it is advisable to put it on to bring some classiness and drama to your persona. A watch is a timeless and functional accessory that can make or break a man’s personality big time.

PROFESSION

Whether you work in the corporate world where you are required to dress up formally or your job gives the leverage to dress down a little, you will need to tell the time anyway. Just like we stated earlier, having a watch on your wrist is far a subtle way to check the time rather than pulling out your phone in a gathering of numerous highly qualified professionals.

FUNCTION

Apr 21, 2019

Sunday Post / It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @  Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.


Happy Easter, Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well on this Easter morning!!!! I'm doing alright today; though I have been battling a bit of depression that suddenly crept back into my life last month; resulting in many difficult days where I could barely get out bed and function. Don't worry, I'm trying my best to deal with it.

If anyone has noticed, I didn't participate in last week's Sunday Post and It's Monday! What Are You Readng?. Well, I do have a good excuse. I spent most of last weekend binge watching the ninth season of Shameless on Showtime On Demand. I had watched the previous seasons on Netflix last year. Showtime was having a free "Watchathon" for a few days, so I watched the latest season of Shameless. Plus, I was busy last Sunday night watching American Gods and Game of Thrones.

What Am I Currently Reading?

Next, I'll probably be reading The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis, which arrived in the mail a few days ago. From the blurb, I'm taking a guess that it's a standalone novel. I'm also planning on reading the eBook "Dying for Devil's Food" by Jenn McKinlay.

 

  Recent Reviews

Malibu Express
(Blu-ray Review)

Apocalypse 4 in 1 Collection
(Midnight Horror Review)

The Memory House
(Spring Reads)

In the Mail

Apr 19, 2019

Book Blogger Hop: April 19th - 25th





Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


If you want to schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Review.


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below. Please enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading a few posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Friday 56: The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis



Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (url) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post url, not your blog url.


They'd always appreciated his jovial spirit.

page 56, The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis

  My Thoughts

Apr 18, 2019

Blu-ray Review: Malibu Express


Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Now available on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment is the 1985 action sleazefest Malibu Express ($19.98; R; 105 minutes), which is the first film in the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" series from the late director Andy Sidaris. A Digital code is included with the Blu-ray that can be redeemed and streamed on Mill Creek Entertainment's website.

The low-budget film stars Darby Hinton as Cody Abilene, a wealthy Texan who lives on his "Malibu Express" yacht. When women aren't instantly dropping their clothes for him, he spends the rest of time playing private eye in Florida.

After being hired by a secret government intelligence operative to investigate who is selling USA computer technology to Russia, Coby gets intertwined into a murder mystery plot, which leads him to team up with a female cop (played by Lori Sutton). To unravel how the two cases are connected, Coby must deal with hitmen, rednecks, and many beautiful women.

Bonus Features on the Blu-ray include:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scene Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts

Apr 12, 2019

Book Blogger Hop: April 12th - 18th





Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


If you want to schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


This week's question is submitted by Angelica @ Paperback Princess.
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2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below. Please enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading a few posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Midnight Horror Review: Apocalypse: 4 in 1 Collection



Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Yes, I know it's been awhile since my last Midnight Horror Review, but between putting my grandmother in a nursing home, moving her belongings into a storage unit, and dealing with a flu/ cold bug, I haven't had a lot to time to watch any horror flicks until a few nights ago when I binged watched the Apocalypse: 4 in 1 Collection DVD (Not Rated; $19.98; 5 hrs 49 mins), which will be released on April 16th by Mill Creek Entertainment. The two-disc set features four made-for-SyFy television movies: Arachnoquake, Ghostquake, Miami Magma, and Weather Wars. There are no special features or bonus extras.

Let's start with the best first and work my way down to the worst that this release has to offer!

Arachnoquake first aired on SyFy in 2012. It's a B-spider flick from director G.E. Furst, who also serves as supervising producer for the other three titles on this release. Plus, Furst also acts in the movies as well. Ignore Arachnoquake's 2.9 rating on IMDb as the movie isn't that bad. It stars Bug Hall, Tracey Gold, Edward Furlong, Dane Rhodes, and Ethan Phillips. The plot centers around a dangerous species of giant fire-breathing spiders being unleashed after several earthquakes occur in New Orleans. An alcoholic tour guide ends up leading a group of tourists in a quest to kill the "queen" spider, who basically controls the life of all the other spiders.

Ghostquake aired on SyFy in 2012 under the title Haunted High. Jeffery Scott Lando directed this horror-comedy, which stars M.C. Gainey, Lauren Whitney Pennington, Jonathan Baron, Mark Donato, Shawn Phillips, and Danny Trejo. Charisma Carpenter has a cameo as a librarian. The plot centers around a time capsule at a private high school being knocked open, which releases the ghosts of a cult leader, Danforth, and his female assistant. Danforth unleashes a series of supernatural earthquakes that traps several students and teachers inside the school.

Weather Wars aired on SyFy in 2011 under the title Storm War. Directed by Todor Chapkanov, the disaster flick stars Jason London, Wes Brown, Erin Cahill, and Stacy Keach. The plot is ridiculously dumb! It involves a recently fired scientist seeking revenge on the government by unleashing a series of dangerous lighting strikes across Washington D.C. Only two people in the entire city who can stop him are his estranged sons!

Miami Magma aired on SyFy in 2011. Directed by Todor Chapkanov, this boring disaster flick stars Rachel Hunter, Cleavant Derricks, Melissa Ordway, Griff Furst, and Brad Dourif (more like a cameo). Thanks to an oil company that's been illegally drilling, a super-volcano erupts underneath Miami. Vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini (played by Rachel Hunter) and her much younger sister attempt to expose the oil company.

Final Thoughts

Apr 9, 2019

Protect Yourself With a Personal Ballistic Shield


When it comes to personal protection, it can be difficult to know where to start. While violent crime may be declining, you never know when you may need to protect yourself. As a civilian, you may not have the skills needed to defend yourself against an attacker. A lightweight ballistic shield can offer you and your family the protection you need to stay safe during dangerous events.

The Defense You Need

It is important to know you have something to protect yourself that is durable and reliable. A personal tactical ballistic shield is made from state of the art materials and is lightweight, easy to carry, and even easier to store. Not only is it designed with comfort in mind, you can often customize your shield with artwork or a logo that will allow you to display it while keeping it within easy reach. Your personal ballistic shield can become your personal promise to do everything you can to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Tried and True Protection

Personal ballistic shields are designed to keep you safe and secure, and a shield is no use if you don’t know if it works properly. You can rest easy knowing your shield has undergone rigorous testing to ensure maximum protection for you and your loved ones. These lightweight shields have been put through a variety of tests intended to assess strength and efficiency. You are virtually guaranteed to find an option that provides the greatest protection and portability when choosing your own lightweight ballistic shield.