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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Game of Thrones: Stormborn

Whereas last week’s episode was a table setter, Stormborn had a battle at sea that popped out of nowhere.  Not only that, but it will have major ramifications going forward.  Euron Greyjoy got his revenge on his family members and reeked some serious havoc in the process.   Sam Tarly   Sam was practicing amateur Read More…

10 Questions with Jeff Strand

1.  How did it come about that a group of high school students are adapting The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever and do you see the irony in that?   It really was as simple as me getting an e-mail from the writer/director, Gianluca Spezze, asking permission to make the movie. (He’d already written the script!) Read More…

Game of Thrones: Dragonstone

Ah yes, the greatest television show in the history of the small screen is back with Dragonstone.  This is the type of episode that I would describe as a table setter.  There wasn’t any big action or reveals or any OMG moments, but it nicely set story lines for the upcoming season.  This was an Read More…

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Despite its title, The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever doesn’t have a single zombie.  Not one, lonely, solitaire zombie.  You would think a novel that has zombie in its title and yet doesn’t even have one itty-bitty zombie wouldn’t be any good, but you would be wrong.  Instead, this young adult novel is filled with the Read More…

Movie Review: Spiderman Homecoming

The best way I can describe my feelings toward Spiderman: Homecoming is lukewarm.  It certainly wasn’t a bad movie.  It had some decent entertainment value, but when I compare it to the last two movies that I saw in the theaters: Wonderwoman and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, it falls short.   I guess Read More…

The Orphan Choir by Sophie Hannah

The Orphan Choir fails from the very beginning and has no chance at succeeding because the protagonist, who is in every scene of the novel, is inherently unlikeable.  Louise Beeston is utterly neurotic and annoying.  She is constantly complaining about everything and anything, from her neighbor’s loud music, to her unsympathetic neighbors, to government officials Read More…