'Julius Caesar,' the manga edition
RELEASED: Feb. 11
MY THOUGHTS: Using manga illustrations teenagers know and love, while keeping the text of the original Shakespeare, this book makes reading fun.
-- Jonathan Chandler
RELEASED: Nov. 11
MY THOUGHTS: T-Pain returns with his third album. With his synthesized voice and collaborations ranging from Ciara to T.I., T-Pain lives up to all of my expectations.
Notable songs include Can't Believe It (featuring Lil' Wayne), the upbeat Freeze (featuring Chris Brown), and Blowing Up (featuring Ciara).
-- Jackie Rodriguez
MPAA RATING: PG-13
RELEASED : Nov. 21
SUMMARY: When Bella Swan moves in with her dad in a rainy, Pacific Northwest town, she has no idea what her life will be like. On falling in love with handsome and gallant Edward Cullen, she discovers that he is a vampire.
MY THOUGHTS : I have not read the books but I did enjoy the movie. The plot was engrossing and the whole culture of vampires was very well-thought out.
There were some problems with the script: Some lines intending to be dramatic got laughs in the theater I was in.
Some hard-core book fans say the movie did not live up to the books. Still, I was entertained and I might just crack open the first book over Christmas break.
MY GRADE: B+
-- Michael Ryan