Thursday, December 27, 2018

Movie Review: Aquaman

Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, is about the early life of the superhero.  The movie begins with the love story between a mortal man and another superhero, Nicole Kidman.  They have a baby, but then soldiers from Atlantis find her and she is brought back to continue her life as queen.  She has another son who eventually grows up and wants to take over the world.

Aquaman knows he is different and receives training from William Defoe who works for the royal Atlantean family.  His half-brother gains power and it's up to Aquaman to save the world for the takeover.
My Review: Jason Momoa is worth the price of the ticket alone!  I fell in love with him when he played Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones.  Unfortunately, his looks and charisma is not enough for me to give a good review.  
The movie has amazing special effects and great action scenes.  Some of the scenes have Nicole Kidman and William DeFoe looking like they are in their twenties.
Still, I left with the usual "huh?, what? why?" as I walked out of the theater.  These action movies are just that-action.  Whoever writes the script is more involved in fight scenes than plot.  The lack of plot caused me to zone out at times as one fight scene after another stopped making sense.  There were several "bad" guys and why they were bad, I couldn't tell you.  The story had way too many characters to keep up with.  There were snippets of interesting scenes, but not enough detail was given to get lost within the movie.  Overall, the movie left me dizzy.  3/5 Stars

Saturday, December 22, 2018

VBT Presents: Lizzy's Kiss by Karen Tjebben

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Psychological Romantic Suspense
Date Published: November 21, 2018

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Lizzy Adams spent the summer pining for Tyson Smith, the sexy security agent whose instruction at a safety seminar saved her life. Now, every man she meets is measured against the absolute awesomeness of the brawny black man with the soulful eyes, the baritone voice that whispers over her like a velvet caress, and a smile that turns her knees to jelly. Now she just had to get him to notice her.

Tyson Smith had a lot of respect for Lizzy Adams, the spunky teacher who freed herself from the clutches of a deranged miscreant who’d wanted to take her hostage. But his concept of her wholesome ‘girl-next-door’ image was challenged the night she showed up at a company barbeque dressed as a flirty cowgirl. Always the gentleman, he managed to keep his eyes off her assets as she strolled around the farm. His mother had raised him better, but there was no denying that she was every man’s ‘American Beauty’ fantasy. But the night he’d shown up at her doorstep to help her out altered their relationship forever. Between the fear in her eyes and the baseball bat perched on her shoulder, his protective side surfaced, and he handed her a piece of his heart.

Their whirlwind romance is threatened when a man from Lizzy’s past attacks her. Sam Clark wants vengeance for his son. He blames the jurors from Jason’s trial for Jason’s death and crafts a hit list. But killing Lizzy, the scrappy survivor, is harder than he thought. After Sam fails at his first attempt on Lizzy’s life, he resolves to kill her before he’s forced into hiding. He just has to get past the big, black man who appointed himself Lizzy’s protector.

About the Author

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Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters' eyes.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Vril Society and Hitler

The Vril Society, a secret society in which Hitler and his top officials believed in, was made famous by an old book, The Coming Race (1871) by Edward Bulwar Lord Lytton.  The book is about an underground world of aliens that use a power source called Vril.  The aliens call themselves the Vril-yas and have special powers of healing and telepathy.  The Vril-ya were also descendants of Atlanteans.  Hitler linked his Aryan ideology around this race of aliens.  The Coming Race was considered a 'cult-classic' among occult elite circles of Europe.  
Still today, there is little evidence about the Vril Society that Hitler made so famous.  Some believe it never existed.  Others believe it was the precursor for the Thule Society.  
The Vril Society used mediums such as Maria Orsic to channel aliens before and during World War II.  She and the other mediums were women who grew their hair as long as they could, believing the hair helped communicate with aliens from other planets.  She and the other mediums received futuristic technological blueprints for super-weapons.  
No one can argue that Hitler and his engineers were ahead of world in terms of their air program.  Were extraterrestrials helping them?  After the war, some say that Maria Orsic and her followers took a flying saucer to another planet. Others say she and other Vril members took up a residence in Antarctica.  
Does the Vril Society exist today?  I had a very difficult time finding an answer one way or another.  There are links with the Black Sun Society, Albert Pike (American Freemason), and the Theosophical Society, but no proof of the group's continuation from Germany.
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