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S. M. Metzler

I'm a Christian writer of science fiction and fantasy. I'm also a book dragon, who consumes large amounts of tea and black licorice. Also aiming to publish a book and take over a couple planets while I'm at it.

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 visuals and acting were top-notch, the music was amazing, and there were many nods to the original cartoon. Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, medieval fantasy and a musical combined with an old fairy tale classic? I couldn’t ask for more. And though the movie itself did my expectations justice, I still have my disappointments. Watching Beauty and the Beast in the []

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. Maybe this was because someone was reading it out loud to me, but let’s admit, Moby Dick is one intense classic. Even though the style of writing is beautiful and poetic, there’s just a lot of words, and for a reader like me who has a pretty short attention span, lots of wordy scenes that don’t necessarily make sense as soon as my eyes []

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 … Part 2. “Across the Stars” is Anakin and Padme’s love theme from Attack of the Clones. Not that Rogue One has any noticeable romance in it at all, but the next track, “Jedha Arrival” features one of Giacchino’s new melodies that begins with the first two or three notes from “Across the Stars.” I was fooled the first time around, thinking that he’d actually taken []

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 post. For the first time in the history of the world, something unusual happened. A Star Wars movie was released to mankind with a soundtrack done by someone other than John Williams. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out on December 16 with Michael Giacchino as the film score composer. During the film’s origins, Alexander Desplat was on to compose for []

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 it, you can leave now. Post over. Now for those who are really actually interested, thank you, and here are some more details on this very exciting revelation. A post I wrote a while back was about Alexander Desplat composing for Rogue One and the rumors and thoughts thereof. To hear that Desplat would be composing a Star Wars movie was not []

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.” One look at the art, and I saw a unique story, lacking the usual superheros, dialog bubbles, and SMASH texts. I decided to give it a try. At the end, I felt slightly disoriented. Perhaps the story had pulled me in more than I usually let a comic book, with an ending that was so strange, unique, and unexpected, that it left me with []

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 I got to attend the Nerd Con, and we girls got there early enough so that there was hardly anyone walking around. Which means? I got to walk around in my PRESS badge with my big DSLR and shoots photos of vendors and cosplayers without crowds getting in the way. I felt like a professional Constant Collectible press photographer. Maybe that’s because []

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 the scores for Marvel Studios movies. This time, I decided to do something a bit bigger and analyze and compare the top five film score composers: John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Newman, and Danny Elfman. As to how I got that list? Well, first of all, I am no expert on film scores and their composers. I did not come []

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 Spielburg has been working on a film adaption of Dahl’s The BFG. Starring Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill, this Disney production will be here soon this Friday, July 1. The BFG (Mark Rylance) meets a little British orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and takes her along on an adventure. At first, Sophie is afraid and longs for home, but soon a friendship takes form between the large []

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 received in the mail a paperback copy of indie-published Song of the Sending by Corrine O’ Flynn, I just walked around for a while just looking at the front cover. It’s beautiful; I’ve always loved blue-dominant art. Interestingly enough, I eventually decided to sit down and read it. Surely, I thought, if the author had put so much time into such a pretty, []

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, lived and died, an immortal, eternal warrior. During the last 6,000 years, he has amassed an amazing amount of knowledge and strength. During his last death, he saw his long-dead wife and children; but his duties called him to fight Death’s devils and return to Earth to fight whatever evils are now thrown in his way. This comic, Wrath of the Eternal []

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 feature film this November 18. That’s exciting, but there’s more. When it’s Harry Potter, there’s always more – on Pottermore! Okay, I sound too much like an ad. The screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be published the very day after the movie actually comes out! Turns out, Rowling herself actually wrote this screenplay, which is the first []

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