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Monthly Archives: February 2016

My Oscar Predictions

Best Picture: The Revenant – Out of the major categories, this is the closest race.  It’s a toss up between The Revenant and Spotlight with The Big Short being a darkhorse.  The Revenant has the late momentum and that’s my choice.   Best Director:  Alejandro Innaritu – The director of The Revenant wins back-to-back Oscars. Read More…

The Walking Dead: The Next World

Set two months after the completion of the mid-season premiere, The Next World, was a time to take a pause from the craziness of the last episode, and start to set up story lines for future episodes.  Although I like the general approach of this episode, what I didn’t care much for was that only Read More…

The Walking Dead: No Way Out

The mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead was without a doubt one of the most insane and pretty awesome episodes in the show’s history.  The zombie body count was off the charts.  There was heartache and breath taking moments as well as an assortment of thrills and chills.   Rick What a rough episode for Read More…

Out of Tune edited by Jonathan Maberry

Out of Tune, edited by Jonathan Maberry boasts a strong lineup of fantasy and horror authors writing short stories that are based on folk ballads. The end result is some very enjoyable fiction. The stories range from very dark and somewhat depressing to light-hearted and humorous. One thing that remains consistent throughout is strong writing Read More…

Hammered by Kevin Hearne

I picked up this book because I liked the concept and I’m a big fan of Norse mythology.  What I immediately enjoyed was the narrative voice employed in the story.  I think it worked well with the character of Atticus O’Sullivan.  However, my enjoyment of this novel did not last very long.  This novel was Read More…