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May reviews 2015 :Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

May reviews 2015:Movies for Adults and Teens 

Teens:Jurassic WorldMay Reviews 2015

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.” Little has been unveiled about Jurassic World, but expect a hybrid dinosaur – created by splicing the genes of different dinosaur species – who lunches on whatever it can find.

May Reviews 2015Adults:Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios epic follow-up to The Avengers, sees a superhero cast – including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye – to combat the threat of a genocidal artificial intelligence which Tony Stark has accidentally brought to life. Stark created Ultron to help the Avengers protect the world, but it concluded that since humans cause all the world’s problems, all humans must die. (Released: 22 April)

May Reviews 2015: Music for Adults and Teens

Teens:Drew Lustman – Crystal Cowboydrew lustman

Best known for his work as FaltyDL, Drew Lustman explores hardcore and drum & bass, as well as soul and funk on his latest release. A step away from his electro moniker, Falty DL, Lustman found himself experimenting and making the kind of tracks he would DJ with or play to friends “without the pressure of the conceptual weighing him down”. Tracks like ‘Angel Flesh’ are reminiscent of early hardcore and breakbeat, while ‘Watch A Man Die’ is a smooth, drum and bass journey. This is a must have for lovers of the pioneering breakbeat scene of the 1990s and will be a familiar soundscape to anyone fortunate enough to have raved at some of London’s best drum and bass nights during that era. Whether he’s in electro or drum and bass mode, Lustman is a musical warrior to be reckoned with.

nnekaAdults: Nneka – My Fairytales

Nigerian-German soul songstress Nneka’s forthcoming 9-track album, explores the politics of her birthplace and her own personal voyage of discovery. “My Fairy Tales is a concept album, exploring the lives of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face,” Nneka explains. “How we cope hustling in ‘another man’s land,’ but also the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude.”

 

May Reviews 2015: Books  for Adults and Teens

Teens: Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwoodjinxs magic

Jinx is a daring young wizard’s apprentice, who travels from his home in the Urwald to an unfamiliar desert land in search of ancient magic. He desperately needs that magic as there are forces threatening the Urwald from all sides. Jinx’s Magic tells the tale of Jinx’s journey who soon learns he has to call upon the support of many magical beings of the Urwald – including witches, werewolves, wizards, and trees – to help in his endeavors

holistic energy magicAdults: Holistic Energy Magic: Charms & Techniques for Creating a Magical Life by Tess Whitehurst

Manifest success in every aspect of your life with Holistic Energy Magic, which provides ancient and modern spiritual techniques for tapping into your personal power. Holistic Energy Magic provides instructions for tool-free magic and important insights including intention, visualization, symbolic action, grateful expectation, and alignment. Complete with a spell book of charms and invocations for protection, serenity, love, and prosperity, this book shares the secrets of bringing abundance into your life.

 

May Reviews 2015: Games  for Adults and Teens

Teens: Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions App for Androidstar wars

Become an intergalactic hero in Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, the new action-platformer mobile game. Take on four free levels of battle against the Empire as Ezra Bridger, dodge TIE fighters, blast stormtroopers, and drive an Imperial AT-MP. With in-app purchases, wield a Lightsaber, fight Star Wars bosses, drive an AT-DP, and unlock 30 more levels and 50+ unique challenges. Customize and expand a secret Rebel Haven where heroes can hide out and rescue citizens.

Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Guide freeAdults:  Star Walk 2 for iOS

Star Walk 2 is a stargazing app that identifies constellations, planets and satellites as you point your smartphone or tablet at them. So if you’re one who enjoys taking a walk at night and gazing at the stars, this app is a perfect partner.

 

About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, creative warrior, intuitive counselor and life coach. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker. Applying that very same ethic, she also offers creative coaching and intuitive counselling services to help others discover their own truth. Get in touch with Huria at www.lifeandsoulcreatives.com or www.lifesoulfreedom.com 

 

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Reviews May 2015 of  Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

Reviews May 2015 of Children’s Movies

Reviews May 2015Inside Out

Pixar’s animated movie Inside Out focuses on Riley, a girl who is uprooted to San Francisco when her father starts a new job. Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. (Released: tbc)

 

Reviews May 2015 of Children’s Games

Snow White on iOSsnow white

British publisher Nosy Crow have made a succession of beautiful fairytale apps for kids, with Snow White being the latest. All the classic elements are here – dwarves included – with playful interactivity that never distracts children from reading the story. Seamlessly blending all of the classic elements of the Snow White narrative with ingenious, story-friendly forms of interactivity, the app places an emphasis on reading for pleasure with interactive elements that enhance, rather than detracting from, the story.

Reviews May 2015 of Children’s Books

the seven sacred poolsThe Seven Sacred Pools (Adventures of Tee-la and De-Nar in the land called ONE Book 3[Kindle Edition] by Leia Stinnett

A mysterious dream inspires De-Nar and Tee-la to explore a mystical place on a nearby mountain. When the curious friends come upon seven pools with water of different colors, Sumat, their master teacher, is waiting to teach them about the Seven Sacred Rays through their favorite element — water. If your children love water, this is a great magical introduction to one of the planet’s fluid elements. Suitable for children aged 2 and above.

Reviews May 2015 of Children’s Music

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well – Jennifer Gasoithrow a penny in the wishing well

2013 Grammy Award Winner and two time Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi is a well known children’s performers and recording artists in Canada. ‘Throw a Penny in The Wishing Well’, Jennifer’s Grammy Award Winning sophomore release, is a collection of 18 children’s songs offering up a warm introduction to swing, blue-grass, doo wop, gospel, klezmer, Cajun and calypso. Get grooving with the children in the front room!

About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, creative warrior, intuitive counsellor and life coach. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker. Applying that very same ethic, she also offers creative coaching and intuitive counselling services to help others discover their own truth. Get in touch with Huria at www.lifeandsoulcreatives.com or www.lifesoulfreedom.com

 

 

 

Mar 292015
 

March reviews 2015 :Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

March reviews 2015:Movies for Adults and Teens 

March reviews 2015Teens:The Moon and the Sun

King Louis XIV’s quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter’s discovery of the creature in this American-Chinese production, The Moon and The Sun. The film is a  fantasy/adventure feature, based on the award-winning novel by Vonda McIntyre about French king Louis XIV, who kidnaps a mermaid in order to steal its life force. Set at the turn of the 17th century, The Moon and The Sun stars Pierce Brosnan as the ageing king in search of immortality, Chinese star Fan Bingbing as the mermaid he thinks might get him there, William Hurt as Jesuit priest Pere La Chaise, and English actress Kaya Scodelario as the king’s illegitimate daughter. Released: 10 April

Adults:Last KnightsMarch reviews 2015

A fallen warrior (Clive Owen) rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman) in the Last Knights, directed by by Kazuaki Kiriya. The film follows Clive Owen (Sin City, The International, Children of Men) as Raiden, a heroic warrior who rises up with his men on a mission of revenge for their dishonored master (Morgan Freeman of Oblivion, The Shawshank Redemption), cut down by the hands of a corrupt ruler (Aksel Hennie of Headhunders, Hercules). Released: 3 April

March Reviews 2015: Music for Adults and Teens

March reviews 2015Teens: Toro y Moi – What for?

Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, releases his new album, ‘What For?’ on April 7, hinting at a touch of rock and guitar pop. Signalling yet another change in direction from this multi-talented producer and artist who has toyed with pop, funk, disco, electro, and retro R&B sounds. Bundick says: “I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there. It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, and then take it further.” Expect the unexpected. Released: 7 April

Adults:Blur – The Magic Whip

Brit March reviews 2015pop pioneers Blur return with their first album in 12 years, The Magic Whip. Since the album’s completion last year, the band have kept information about the new record under wraps. Recorded in Hong Kong during “downtime following a cancelled show in Japan”, the songs featured on The Magic Whip are influenced by their surroundings. Frontman Damon Albarn described The Magic Whip as a return to “the way we recorded when we started,” and similar in style to the music David Bowie made during his mid 70’s Berlin period.

March Reviews 2015: Books  for Adults and Teens

March reviews 2015Teens: Yield the Night by Annette Marie (Kindle Edition)

After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. The Gaians, aka the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at a price – it could kill her. The third in the Steel and Stone series, Annette Marie continues her balance of action, engaging characters and romance.

 

Adults: Mythical Creatures Oracle by Cyele SkyMarch reviews 2015

Mythical creatures from mythologies around the world are depicted in 44 colorful divination cards. Mythical Creatures Oracle draws on myths and legends to instruct readers on how to see mythical creatures within people and situations, including within themselves. Learn to identify your mythical creature totem, cultivate personal strengths using mythical power animals, and banish negative monsters from your life.

March Reviews 2015: Games  for Adults and Teens

March reviews 2015Teens: Superbrother’s Sword and Sorcery for Android

You’re Scythian, an exotic warrior monk guided by the fabled Archetype. Your mission isn’t clear at first, but the offbeat story and your heroic task is revealed as the game rolls on. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand. Your romp through the lively world may only push a few hours, but the 8-bit visuals and emotional writing make it one of the best adventures out there.

March reviews 2015Badland for PS4

Multi award-winning Badland comes to PS4 in April. Some kind of evil has entered the forest. This side-scroller from Frogmind slowly transforms your benign forest environs into a vicious industrial landscape filled with spinning saws. Your task is to keep a little forest creature safe while he navigates through a gruesome, but innovative world with 80 unique levels to traverse.

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Huria Choudhari is a journalist, creative warrior and intuitive counselor. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker. Applying that very same ethic, she also offers creative coaching and intuitive counselling services to help others discover their own truth. Get in touch with Huria at www.lifeandsoulcreatives.com or www.lifesoulfreedom.com

Dec 242014
 

December Review 2014  of Books, Music, Games, and Movies For Children

December Review 2014 of Children’s Movies

December reviewPaddington

The adoreable, marmalade-loving Peruvian bear, Paddington, finds himself in England where he is taken in by a young English boy and his family after being found a London train station. A live-action feature based on the series of popular children’s books by Michael Bond, Paddington is an enchanting, quirky English film that children and adults alike will enjoy. Released: 16 January in the USA

December Review 2014 of Children’s Games

Sweet Dreams! For iPhone and iPadsweet dreams

Help your kids drift off to zzzzz with the ‘Sweet Dreams!’ app. Kids can watch cat, giraffe, tiger and all the child’s other friends drift off to sleep with slow and gentle caresses by touching the screen. A soft, music-box background and the sound of the animals’ yawns will help children become tired. ‘Sweet Dreams!’ can easily be personalized for different bedtime situations. Parents can decide how many and which animals can be lulled to sleep when the child pets them.

December Review 2014 of Children’s Books

December reviewSparky’s Bad Spell by Ruby Nash

At Mrs Mothwick’s Magic Academy, Sparky and Carl have been trying really hard to learn magic, but it’s just not working. To make matters worse, the Grand Council of Wizardry and Witchiness are coming to inspect the school. Unless Sparky can master his magic tricks, he will get in big trouble – and the school could even be forced to close. But then a mysterious witch appears, and offers Sparky and Carl the solution to all their troubles. But is Miss Daisy really who she says she is?

December Review 2014 of Children’s Music

Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kidsyoga

‘Kings & Queens of the Forest’ blends upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration for kids. The album includes 13 joyful folk/pop originals and 13 bonus Yoga Tracks with instructional voice-overs, as well as a lyric booklet that guides parents with illustrations of Kira’s kid-friendly yoga routines. Kira’s fun and easy-to-follow yoga instruction teaches self-awareness, improves balance and strength, and builds confidence.

 About the Author

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of. 

Dec 242014
 

December Review 2014:Books, Movies, Games, and Music For Teens and Adults

December Review 2014: Movies for Adults and Teens 

December Review 2014Teens:Strange Magic

Lucasfilm’s brand new animated film Strange Magic tells the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The story by George Lucas was inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The characters find themselves involved in a battle as the big baddie of the film tries to get his hands on a greedy potion. Also, it’s a musical. Pop songs from the last six decades are part of the movie’s soundtrack. Released: 23 January

Adults:The Woman in Black: Angel of DeathDecember Review 2014

In a sequel to The Woman in Black, comes Angel of Death. This time round sees two teachers evacuate a group of school children to the abandoned Eel Marsh House, while London is in the midst of the blitz. Seeking safety from the bombs in the remote coastal location, the group instead find themselves facing an evil far more frightening when their arrival awakens the Woman in Black. Released: 2 January

December Review 2014: Music for Adults and Teens

lapsleyTeens:Lapsley – Understudy EP (XL Recordings)

2014 has been a year for 18-year-old British singer Låpsley. Her matured, sultry vocals and crafty songwriting have captured the attention of the industry and fans worldwide, is set to release her debut Understudy EP on XL Recordings. The four-track EP includes the subtle yet unassuming electro tune ‘Falling Short’.

 

Adults:Nostalgia 77 – Measures (Tru Thoughts).

London based musical multi-tasker Benedic Lamdin’s Nostalgia 77 project has been a 13 year journey, from collector and sampler of jazz records to fully fledged producer and specialist in not only jazz but a host of styles. ‘Measures’ is the second album under the …Monster guise, which brings a flavoursome take on instrumental jazz and has been supported by the likes of Gilles Peterson.

 

December Review 2014: Books  for Adults and Teens 

neomadTeens:Neomad Book 2: The Last Crystal by Suto

In the year 2076, the fate of humanity rests in the hands of 14 young warriors known as The Love Punks. The gods are watching and some of them are angry. While The Love Punks are in big trouble on Earth, the only people who could save us are seven gravity-defying girls from space known as the Satellite Sisters.

Adults:Juice: The Ultimate Guide to Juicing for Health, Beauty and Wellbeing by Liz Earlejuice

Yule may be a time of indugence, so kick start your 2015 with a do-able juice cleanse that provides your body with the right nutrients without starving your body on a traditional diet. Juicing is a fast and effective way to get amazing health benefits from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality to boosting your immune system. Beauty product founder, Liz Earle, offers delicious recipes as well as giving the lowdown on her favourite ingredients, why homemade juices are so much better than shop-bought ones and tips on inner-cleansing diets and detox programmes.

December Review 2014: Games  for Adults and Teens

dragonTeens:Dragon Age: Inquisition

A cataclysmic event plunges the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages break into all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you and your party of legendary heroes to restore order as you lead the Inquisition, hunting down the agents of chaos. BioWare’s latest action-adventure delivers an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. Explore hidden caves, defeat truly monumental creatures, and shape the world around you based on your unique play style.

 

Adults:Fairy Tale Mysteries – The Beanstalk – Collector’s Edition (PC DVD)fairy tale mysteries

These are no ordinary beans! As a recently graduated investigator from the Grimm Brothers Institute, you must use all your wits – and your magic – to survive. Ascend the beanstalk to battle the mighty rampaging giant and protect the world from destruction. Find your way through the flower world, moon world, and more with the help from the elemental guardians, protectors of their realms. Revel in both full-scene hidden object quests as well as gorgeous conventional hidden object scenes. Defeat the giant in his castle to claim your reward and save the planet!

Huria Choudhari is a journalist, fashion stylist and creative warrior. She writes about music, fashion and lifestyle for Life & Soul Magazine: www.lifeandsoulmagazine.com. Having carved her journalism career in news and current affairs, Huria is a truth seeker and loves delving into the bigger picture. She brings forward her power and magic to write about whatever her soul needs the world to be aware of.

 

 

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