Originally created 10/31/06

Quick Hits



'twelve sharp'

BY JANET EVANOVICH

RELEASED: June 30

MY THOUGHTS: The 12th book in the Stephanie Plum series is one of the best. Bumbling bounty hunter Stephanie leads readers through another mix of love, danger and doughnuts. This time she tries to find the daughter of one of two dangerous men in her life.

A must-read.

GRADE: A

- Jennifer Grant

'a beautiful lie'

30 SECONDS TO MARS

RELEASED: July

MY THOUGHTS: The Kill, the first music video released from the 30 Seconds to Mars CD, was a breakout psychological thriller inspired by Stephen King's The Shining.

The first few songs on the CD are more of a breeze than the rest. The album's depressing tone and disappointing ending failed to deliver on the video's promise.

GRADE: D

- Stephanie Wilson

'the marine'

RELEASED: Oct. 13

MPAA RATING: PG-13

MY THOUGHTS: This movie is great, with action, adventure and true love all packed into one film. It's about an ex-marine (John Cena, my favorite WWE wrestler) who has a hard time finding and keeping a job after being discharged for disobeying orders to go and save his friend. This movie shows how a macho guy can (and really does) have softer feelings.

GRADE: A

- Jabal Moss