Reviews

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 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 []

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 []

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 []