Lauren: Between the genres of comic books and novels I’m most drawn to reading, it’s sometimes shocking to remember that not all books are a part of a series with hundreds and hundreds of pages building on the work that came before. It can become overwhelming, which is when it becomes pertinent to my psyche […]Read more "Book Club in Session: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman"
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire saves the franchise from being an outright atrocity, it’s even a very good film at times, but I fear the source material is going to keep the series from greatness.Read more "Film Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Heather and I made the mistake of starting the Divergent series when only two of the three books in the trilogy had been released, so it’s safe to say anticipation to read how the trilogy would end was running high. What is surprising is that we actually fall in different places on the love it or […]Read more "Book Club in Session: Allegiant by Veronica Roth"
I thought I’d heard of everything when it came to nonhuman significant others. There are inflatable sex dolls, and one step up, Lars’ life-sized anatomically correct doll-turned-girlfriend in Lars and the Real Girl. And if you can’t buy a girlfriend, you can make one from scratch, much like the robo-wife in Robopocolypse. Yet, a girlfriend […]Read more "Book Club in Session: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker"
After watching Blue Is the Warmest Color one becomes curious how this translated from a graphic novel to the big screen and it’s surprising how similar, yet wildly different, the two works are.Read more "Dissecting Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Graphic Novel vs. The Film"
Orange is the New Black. It was the Netflix phenomenon that caught me by surprise this past year.Read more "Book Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman"
Dallas Buyers Club is a great character study that gives Matthew McConaughey a chance to show off a level of range he’s never really had a chance to show off.Read more "Film Review: Dallas Buyers Club"