Every once in a while, it’s nice for everyone to come together, get on the same page, then geek out. That’s exactly what we did. T. Mack, Jen P, and Taylor came together, read the same book, and sat down to chat about it. Check out our book talk about Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells and find out why you should definitely read it.
Back in 2004, Wonderfalls was a series without a chance. Its network ordered 13 episodes, but only aired four… out of order and on two different nights. Can you guess which network it was? FOX, of course!
Eventually, though, all 13 episodes saw the light of day when the complete series was released on DVD. More than a decade later, very few people remember the series. I happen to be one of the few and over the years, I’ve shared my love of the show with close friends who were willing to give it the time of day. Taylor happened to be such a friend. Together, we’d like to share a bit about the show with you.
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, by Liz Braswell
By Jen P
You all know I love a good book. You also know I love me some Disney. So, when I noticed a sudden influx of Disney retellings in the YA section of my local bookstore, my interest was piqued, to say the least.
Would my favorite characters face new, exciting challenges? Would I get a closer look at the romantic relationships? Would stories cross, and distant characters meet each other somehow, like in Once Upon a Time?! Would all my childhood fantasies come to fruition in my favorite medium?!?! I hyperventilated with the anticipation!
But on the other hand, I was hesitant to try the new Disney offerings. With good reason, too: they had a lot to live up to. Continue reading →
Hey, geeks! If you know me you know I watch a LOT of television. And though my choices usually stay within a pretty consistent box, I’ve recently stepped out and tried a few other things that wouldn’t normally be on my radar. I’ve been (mostly) pleasantly surprised. And I’ve been reminded of a valuable lesson: Try new things every now and then. It may bring you more joy than you’d have imagined. Remember that, kids.
It’s now my pleasure to share with you a few shows that surprised and thrilled me. Your new favorite might be on the list. Continue reading →
Before it premiered this past weekend, Marvel’s Black Panther was breaking records for pre-sales and getting ready for one of the most lucrative opening weekends in MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) history. The hype surrounding the film has been intense. However, the movie absolutely lives up to all of it. This film deserves to break records. It is a film that sets new standards of excellence within the MCU and within movies in general. It is also a movie that accomplishes much more than making lots of money for film makers and the Disney Empire. This is a movie that is important to the time in which we live. It is a film that speaks to the current racial tension in America and around the world. It addresses the misrepresentation of entire people groups on a systematic level. It showcases representation in media and empowers in many ways a group of people that, though scattered throughout the globe, have all continued to feel an oppression that began hundreds of years ago. It opens the door for better representation not only of blacks, but of all minorities around the world. Possibly most importantly, this is a movie that reminds all of us of the responsibility we have to people around the world who are less fortunate than ourselves, those outside of our own communities, economic and privilege circles, and personal bubbles who could benefit from what we have to offer, but are often unwilling to give.
Being a huge fan of the Uncharted franchise, I wasn’t sure what to expect from their newest installment, The Lost Legacy. It’s the first of the Uncharted series not to feature protagonist Nathan Drake, who’s been the gaming girl’s answer to uber-sexy Lara Croft since 2007.
I love you too, Drake. *sigh*
Butt-hurt over my missing eye candy, I was skeptical of a female-led version of Uncharted–especially considering that both the main female protagonists have been Drake’s antagonists at some point during the franchise.
If you’re not watching CW’s latest superhero offering, Black Lightning, you’re missing out! The show is based on DC’s first black hero to headline his own comic series. It centers around Jefferson Pierce, a school principal and father of two who also happens to be a retired superhero. Pierce has sworn off his vigilante ways and hasn’t donned his super suit in nine years. He’s tried to inspire people and fight corruption from an official standpoint instead. But he’s failing. His neighborhood has been overrun by a gang known as The 100. When the gang violence hits too close to home, Pierce decides that the time may have come for his alter ego, Black Lightning, to make a come-back.