The Desolation of Smaug: A Discussion of Expectations

It is not often I see a movie close enough to release to be able to review it, but there seems to be an exception to this rule when it comes to the Middle-Earth movies. I saw Fellowship of the Ring for midnight release - it was a blessing to have others to bemoan the... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?

For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I'm one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires are overdone, both in books and film/television? Hell yes. For every good vampire story out... Continue Reading →

New (to Me) Blog: The Days and Nights of kashmirgirl1976

I discovered this blog this evening, after she discovered us. She has a nice write-up this month of horror movies, and I recommend checking it out. Though I'm not sure I can trust her... she says that there might be "an adequate amount" of Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch on her page, and frankly, I don't know if... Continue Reading →

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Not Forgotten

Since we're getting in the Halloween spirit around here, with all the talk of haunted houses and creepy books, I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about my favorite anthology series. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror¬†anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling*, published twenty-one volumes between 1988 and 2008. I remember... Continue Reading →

Bride of the Swamp God!

One of our new friends, Davide Mana of the Karavansara blog, just published a novella at Amazon. I've just finished reading it and I have to say that I'm quite impressed. As far as I can tell, it's his first published story, and I hope it's not his last. It's positively dripping with everything good... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepy Hollow

When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that... Continue Reading →

Series Review: The Booth at the End

This weekend I was looking for something to watch and someone suggested I watch The Booth at the End. I was somewhat skeptical at the description he gave me:¬† 'it's about this guy that grants wishes and people have to do tasks but it all takes place in a diner'. Intrigued by the 'granting wishes'... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The World’s End

I finally managed to get around to seeing The World's End last week after coming home from my massive road trip of massiveness. The World's End is about Gary King, played wonderfully by Simon Pegg, who is perhaps more than a little broken and living in the past. In an attempt to top the best... Continue Reading →

Read This Now: The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop

I owe a favor to a regular customer at Denny's years ago who recommended this trilogy to me. As an avid reader of more traditional epic fantasy, I was intrigued by his description of a series that was darker, and more erotic. Neither Papa Tolkien nor Mr. Feist cared much to describe intimate relationships between... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: