Annihilation movie

Have you seen this trailer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufaDurSCKOk I'm excited mostly by the 'writer and director of Ex Machina' which is one of the few good sci fi movies to come out in years. The concept and ambiance of this novel (Annihilation (The Southern Reach Trilogy)) was very creepy, weird, and interesting, and if they can translate …

Enduring stories

I just got some tickets to seeĀ The Princess Bride in my local theater for its 30th anniversary, and it has me wondering, what makes some stories stick around and stay loved over the years, and others fade away to nothing? It's definitely not the 'graphics' or 'effects'... yet this is what hollywood spends 90% of …

The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr. Ripley did not end the way I expected, though, if I'd noticed that it was part of a series maybe I would have guessed. I really enjoyed this book. The protagonist, Tom, is a disgusting creature, but consistently interesting. He, like any good villain, does not realize what he's doing is wrong, …

Sunday, and no Game of Thrones…

What will we do every Sunday for the next year and a half? What will we talk and theorize about? What will we yell at our friends for not watching? What will we spoil accidentally and ruin friendships over? Well, there are other shows on their way. There is season 2 of Stranger Things this …

Television is increasingly amazing while movies are festering sores on the face of all entertainment

I just heard the news that Dawn,the first in Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis series is being made into a TV series! The fact that this series would even be considered for anything on screen is testament to how awesome TV has become. There are no space battles or explosions in this series. There is no …

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