Movie Review of Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse

You’ve probably never seen a movie like this before. And if you haven’t seen it, I hope this post will … More

The Greatest Showman Heads to Broadway

You read it right: The Greatest Showman is coming to Broadway, and I couldn’t be more excited to discover this. … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: Fun Facts About the Star Wars Soundtrack

The storytelling in Star Wars is breathtaking. There are so many aspects that blend together to create the storyline. Not … More

Deep Thoughts: Examining the Hero’s Journey Using “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

In my English class, we’ve been discussing movies and TV shows, and I’ve never had so many conversations with a … More

TV Time: Amazon’s New ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series

That’s right! Lord of the Rings is coming to Amazon with a multiple season commitment! There’s still a lot we … More

Book and Movie Comparison: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

You may have heard of Kenneth Branagh’s new movie Murder on the Orient Express, a reboot of the ‘70s black … More

On Screen: Analyzing Spiderman’s Character Arc from Spiderman: Homecoming

In which I sketch an arc and travel through the different points in the arc that features Spiderman/Peter Parker’s character … More

On Screen: Judy Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor

On July 16, BBC news released information about the thirteenth doctor. While many are glad that the TV show is … More

Convention Connection: Trip to the Los Angeles Anime-Expo 2017

I have never been to a nerd convention featuring specifically the Japanese aspsect of Nerdom, and I got my lucky … More

Soundtrack Composer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes out on May 26 (soon) and I have not yet … More

On Screen: Movie Review of Beauty and the Beast

After many months of waiting in suspense, I saw Beauty and the Beast on the day it came out. The … More

On the Shelf: @DarkHorseComics Moby Dick (Graphic Novel) by Chabouté

Raise your hand if you’ve read the novel Moby Dick by Melville and got lost three pages in. Yup, that’s me too. … More

On the Shelf: Review of Star Wars Psychology by Travis Langley

Last October, I had the privelege to go to the Los Angeles Comic Con/Comikaze/Stan Lee’s Comic Con with Hannah and … More

Review of Michael Giacchino’s Star Wars: Rogue One Soundtrack PART 2 (Spoilers)

And now we are continuing the review of Rogue One’s soundtrack!! I hope you all have had a great Christmas. On to … More

Review of Michael Giacchino’s Star Wars: Rogue One Soundtrack PART 1 (Spoilers)

Hey look, there’s snow falling down on the screen! It must be Christmas time! Okay that’s awesome. On to the … More

Susannah’s Film Facts – Composer for Star Trek Composes for Star Wars: Rogue One

Today I will be bringing late news to you. Michael Giacchino is composing for Star Wars: Rogue One. Okay, that’s … More

On the Shelf: Review of @DarkHorseComics Troll Bridge by Neil Gaiman

This week’s comic review list included, to my pleasant surprise, a lengthy comic book by Neil Gaiman, titled “Troll Bridge.” … More

Convention Connection: Pictures from Nerd Con 2016

I’ve been promising multitudes of pictures from Escondido’s Nerd Con 2016, so here’s a whole post of them! Hannah, Goody, and … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: 5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Film Scores {And a List to Get You Started}

Often, people ask me what kind of music I like. Of course, my response is “film scores,” and people look at … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: 5 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Film Scores {And a List to Get You Started}

Often, people ask me what kind of music I like. Of course, my response is “film scores,” and people look at … More

Convention Connection: Escondido’s NerdCon 2016

Post by S. M. Metzler Escondido’s Nerd Con is coming up late August 26-28, and our book reviewer and manga … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: Analyzing and Comparing the Top 5 Film Score Composers

A couple months ago, I wrote a post for the Collective analyzing and comparing all the composers who have written … More

First Look: Review of @DarkHorseComics Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens by John Layman

This time, it’s Predator Vs. Aliens with Judge Dredd in between for a three way battle in the first epic … More

On Screen: Spielburg’s Film Adaption of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” Coming This Friday

Yet another one of Roald Dahl’s books from 1982 is about to hit the big screen. Legendary film director Steven … More

On Screen: Spielburg’s Film Adaption of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” Coming This Friday

Yet another one of Roald Dahl’s books from 1982 is about to hit the big screen. Legendary film director Steven … More

On the Shelf: Review of Song of the Sending by Corinne O’Flynn

Review by S. M. Metzler Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Well, don’t. It’s not healthy. When I … More

First Look: Review of @ValiantComics Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #7 by Robert Venditti

Gilad Anni-Padda is the protector of Earth and the mystical Geomancers. For centuries upon centuries, he has lived and died, … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: Who’s Composing Rogue One and Other News on John Williams

There’s a lot going on in the world of the Film Score, and there are quite a bit of updates … More

On the Shelf: Screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book by J. K. Rowling, and will be released as a … More

First Look: Review of @ValiantComics Imperium #15 by Joshua Dysart

Harada. The world’s most powerful psiot, but a peace-loving one. Up till #15, he has been trying to defend his … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: A Look at Marvel’s Film Score Composers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just getting bigger. What with Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War about to … More

Susannah’s Film Facts – “Score: A Film Music Documentary”

Ever wondered about the importance of film music in movies? Why is it there, what does it do, how is … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

If you are at all familiar with J. K. Rowling and her Harry Potter books, you probably already know of … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: A Study in Soundtrack from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

***WARNING*** SPOILER ALERT!!!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. Well, good morning and Happy New Year’s everyone! What better way to … More

Susannah’s Film Facts: What is a Film Score and How Important is it?

Greetings, collectors! I’m a new contributor to the Collective, and since I’ll be writing mainly on film scores and movie … More