Category: Books

Remembering & Recreating 8 Classic Goosebumps Book Covers

Normally, you can’t really judge a book by its cover, but what about those times when the cover is genuinely the best part? That seemed to be the case with Goosebumps, R.L. Stine’s kid-friendly horror […]

I Lost It at the Video Store: The Dream Job Quentin Tarantino & Kevin Smith Didn’t Want to Leave

By virtue of where I live, I am afforded a luxury which has long since ceased being possible for most film fanatics. I can literally walk down the block to an actual brick & mortar […]

Making Sense of Marvel’s Recent Moves – Could We Now See a Female Thor & Black Captain America On Film?

Here’s how this went down: early Tuesday morning Marvel announced that its comic book version of Thor was going to be replaced by a mysterious (new or pre-existing) female character who would wield his hammer […]

5 Superheroes Who Went from Guy to Gal (And Not Because of Some Alternate Reality/Timeline)

Thor’s going to be a woman now.  But it’s not really Thor.  It’s a mysterious female who comes along and picks up his hammer after he proves himself unworthy of it.  But she’ll call herself […]

5 Authors Who Hated Beloved Film Adaptations of Their Famous Books

Despite what Saving Mr. Banks argues (depending on your interpretation), author P.L. Travers reportedly hated Disney’s adaptation of Mary Poppins.  Her tears at the premiere were not brought on by joy but instead absolute horror […]

Last Minute Gift Alert – DC Deeply Discounting Digital Copies of Their 25 Most Essential Graphic Novels

A couple of years ago, DC just scrapped everything and relaunched all of their comic book titles with new continuities, altered origin stories, re-designed costumes, etc.  ‘Twas called the New 52, and while it may […]

You Gotta Read This! The Interestings

An appreciation of the printed word (hopefully even printed on paper and bound together with a decorative cover) is a dying concept. We hope to, slowly but surely, rectify this tragic situation by introducing and […]

What Author Elmore Leonard Said About Justified, Jackie Brown & Some of His Other Film/TV Adaptations

American novelist Elmore Leonard, a.k.a., the guy who wrote the stories the FX show Justified is based on, died today at the age of 87.  The cause of death has not been reported yet, but […]

You Gotta Read This: Special Topics in Calamity Physics

An appreciation of the printed word (hopefully even printed on paper and bound together with a decorative cover) is a dying concept. We hope to, slowly but surely, rectify this tragic situation by introducing and […]

Book Review: The Art of the Film: World War Z

A small army of skilled craftsmen, likely numbering over 1000, worked on World War Z, one of the most surprising hits of the Summer movie season, but director Marc Forser and star Brad Pitt are the […]