Tag: fantasy

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Title: Coraline Author: Neil Gaiman Published: 2002 Publisher: Harper Collins Audiobook Narrator: Neil Gaiman — I’ve tried watching the Coraline film a couple times now, and did not enjoy it. At all. That’s why I was surprised, and a little disappointed, when it popped into my top 25 scariest novels ever written list (tied at…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls Author: John Bellairs Published: 1973 Publisher: Puffin Books Audiobook Narrator: George Guidall — I don’t watch many film trailers, and whenever one pops up during a YouTube binge session, I almost always hit the “skip ad” button five seconds in to it. Something was different about…


Graphic Novel Review – Branden Chowen on Saga, Vol. 1 (2012)

Title: Saga, Volume One Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Lettering: Fonografiks Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $9.99 Publisher: Image — Shame on me for waiting this long to finally dive in to this sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece. Saga, Volume One is one of the strongest graphic novels I’ve read, with wonderful writing, a…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Gods of Egypt (2016)

Title: Gods of Egypt (2016) Director: Alex Proyas Runtime: 127 minutes — From the guys who wrote Dracula Reborn and The Last Witch Hunter comes the next ancient history epic! Have you seen Clash of the Titans and its sequel? Played the God of War games? Do you get moist at the thought of a…


Movie Review – Ashe Collins on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Director: J.J. Abrams Runtime: 135 minutes — Sometimes a film series can reinvent itself with a remake or a sequel decades after the fact, and recapture that magic all over again. Sometimes that film series is better left dead and buried, with fans wondering what could have been….


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Crimson Peak (2015)

Title: Crimson Peak (2015) Director: Guillermo del Toro Runtime: 119 minutes — Guillermo del Toro destroyed my world in 2006 with Pan’s Labyrinth, a film that I thought would be straight up horror, and instead was a completely different sort of tale, and I loved it. The trailers for Crimson Peak got me all wet and…


The AniMAYtion Challenge – Ashe Collins on Rock & Rule (1983)

Welcome to The AniMAYtion Challenge, where Ashe and Branden review one animated film every weekend throughout the month of May. Each film was chosen in draft style, with Ashe recieving the first pick of round one. Today, Ashe Collins selects Rock & Rule from 1983. Title: Rock & Rule (1983)Director:  Clive A. SmithRuntime: 77 minutes — Rock & Rule was…