The Scam By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

by Cyntha Chow

FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare has spent the last five years chasing Nicholas Fox, Number Seven on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. Much to her dismay, Fox has recently been enlisted by the government to help capture criminals who elude conventional law enforcement. Raised by a career covert-ops army officer, Kate has been trained in weaponry and self-defense from an inappropriately young age. She’s also a rule follower, and nothing infuriates—or intrigues—her more than Nick's innate ability to lie, steal, and run a long con.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. : Movie Review

by Jesus Ibarra

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star in this modern update of the 60s TV series as a CIA agent and KGB agent forced to work with each other at the height of the Cold War. The movie is very much a mismatched couple meets spy conventions, and it is highly entertaining. Yes almost everything in this movie you've seen before from the two differing personality types bickering, to the spy tropes, to the twist at the end, but it was all done with an eye for style and tongue in cheekness that makes it all instantly charming.

The Equalizer: Movie Review

by Lorie Lewis Ham

I was a fan of the old Equalizer TV show back in the 80s and was surprised, and pleased, when I saw that it was going to be rebooted as a movie starring Denzel Washington. It was obviously going to be very different, as the TV show starred British actor Edward Woodward running around in a suit and trench coat, while Denzel is not only not British, but from the trailers it was clear there was no suit and tie. I wanted to see where they would go with it.

Axis of Action: Web Series Review

by Lorie Lewis Ham

With the Streamys coming up soon (online video's version of the Emmy Awards), a lot of people are thinking about web series right now, something we at KRL have been keeping an eye on and reporting about for a while. Web series come in all different shapes and sizes, with all different kinds of budgets and target audiences. This week we are reviewing a new web series that premiered in July, and this one is just plain fun--Axis of Action.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Movie Review

by Roy Runnels

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn’t what you would call a typical sequel. When you see a sequel to Iron Man you have a general idea of what you’re going to get. Not so with Dawn. Dawn would be the equivalent of taking a film like Mean Girls, and making the sequel a horror movie. That’s how vastly different the two Apes movies are from one another. Where Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a slow build to a huge climax, Dawn begins with its foot on the gas and it never lets up.

Keep Moving with Action Fiction

by Kris Boch

Action fiction, while not a clearly defined genre in itself, encompasses other fast-paced, plot-heavy genres from crime and spy novels to adventure tales, sports stories, and Westerns. “I love the emotional impact of action fiction,” says Karen L. Syed, President, Echelon Press. “It’s about a well-written scene that puts you on the edge of your seat and dying to turn the page before you are truly finished reading it just to see what happens next. Action in fiction is about putting the reader in the jump seat and making them hold on for dear life.”