Jacquel Rassenworth on Vampire Academy

Yokai Academy, the main setting of Rosario + V...

Yokai Academy, the main setting of Rosario + Vampire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Following my rather poor review of the Lego movie (and angering cousin Laurette with that negative review in the process),  Uncle Frank cheered me up by letting me watch Vampire Academy.

My review: Well, its no Twilight, but this movie beats the pants off Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood by leaps and bounds (and that’s my evil personal opinion, which can never be disputed no matter what). But my main issue is that they try to make the girl strong, and I have an issue with “strong” female characters.

Other than that, if you’re 15 and older, DON’T watch the Lego movie. Watch this movie instead; you’ll be happier for it.

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Jacquel Rassenworth on December

Smaug as he appears in the animated film.

Smaug as he appears in the animated film. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, here we are at the month of December, which is the most disagreeable month out of the year. (My real-life counterpart was born in December, and I can’t stand her at all!)

Why is it that I’m not fond of December? Sure, it’s Christmastime there, but is that all it’s cracked up to be? (Just wait until I start talking about Christmas in the coming weeks—you’ll love it!) I know that I’m Jewish, but should Jews celebrate Christmas?

I’ll get back to that later.

OK, so Matt begged me to watch Frozen with him, but we ended up watching Catching Fire instead. But I’m really looking forward to the new Hobbit movie, appropriately called The Desolation of Smaug. I already know that it’s going to be good, and even so with the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. His voice gives me chills!

Also, there is Vampire Academy, which Sasha has been reading and begged me to read for two years now. OK, Sasha, you win. I’ll start reading the books…as soon as I get done with Beautiful Creatures and Divergent.

OK, I’ve kept you all awake for far too long, so look for my next Hanukkah post in a few hours.