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The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

American Gods: The Devil’s in the Details (But Not in The Bone Orchard)

Here’s a question: How do you convert a character created in a written medium to one expressed in a visual medium? How do you adapt to this new medium if the character is known to be quiet and reserved, to… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Read American Gods Right Now

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods Chances are that if you keep up with this blog, then you also… Continue Reading →

It Shows Promise for a Faithful Adaptation

Last fall, a strange phenomena began occurring in the United States and other parts of the world. People reported seeing others dressed as evil clowns, lurking in unusual places. Incidents ranged from harmless scares to assault and robbery. The sightings… Continue Reading →

Traveling Time After Time

The funny thing about a TV show based on time travel, that doesn’t actually leave the present day is… well, it isn’t really funny.

Actor Profile: Dan Fogler

If you saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them over the weekend, you may or may not recognize Dan Fogler. The 40-year-old actor portrays the American muggle Jacob Kowalski in the latest J.K. Rowling movie adaptation, but has lent… Continue Reading →

The Living and the Dead Cohabitate in I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

“The pretty thing you are looking at is me. Of this I am sure. My name is Lily Saylor. I am a hospice nurse. Three days ago I turned 28 years old. I will never be 29 years old.”

Deciphering an Otherworldly Mystery in Arrival

There’s something to be said about going into a movie blissfully ignorant about its overall storyline, without knowing any spoilers, whatsoever. Actually, that’s my preference for watching all films, since trailers always tend to reveal way too much. (In a perfect world,… Continue Reading →

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Takes You On A Journey

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is quirky, random and filled with dry humor. It feels like a Quentin Tarantino or Coen Brothers production, but with more charm. That seems to fit the description of Douglas Adams’ style. It is based… Continue Reading →

Recommended Halloween Viewing: The Thing

October is in full swing, and just a few minutes of channel surfing offers up a wide variety of classic and current horror flicks to get you in the mood.

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