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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Movie Review: A Quiet Place

I came into watching A Quiet Place with pretty high expectations, and although I thought it was a decent movie, it didn’t quite live up to those expectations.  The movie starts off in 2020 in the early stages of the apocalypse, where creatures, known as Death Angels, have overrun the planet.  The death angels are Read More…

Westworld: Journey Into Night

  It took me about halfway through the season to figure out what was going on in Westworld season 1.  That was the point where the show became very enjoyable for me.  The season opener of season 2 was similarly confusing.  The conveying of present, near term flashback (the end of season 1) and far Read More…

Movie Review: Rampage

Rampage, based off the video game from the eighties (full disclosure: I was a big fan of the video game and played it frequently), is a prototypical summer action movie, even though it isn’t quite summer yet—certainly not here in the East Coast anyway.  The plot and concept weren’t the most intricate I’ve ever seen.  Read More…

Demon Squad: Resurrection by Tim Marquitz

In the second entry in the Demon Squad series, Frank Triggaltheron is back at it again doing what he does best.  In his usual stylish and snarky self, Frank is the middle of a major grab for power with the fate of humanity at stake.  Maximus Longinus, the anti-Christ, is at the center of this Read More…

10 Questions with Mercedes Yardley

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer? MMY: My two biggest influences aren’t authors you’d necessarily expect. I was heavily influenced by Erma Bombeck, who was a humor writer who made the mundane seem absolutely magical. I was also influenced by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Read More…

Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu by Mercedes Yardley

  Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu is a tale about two crazy kids in love that reminds me of Natural Born Killers.  It’s not exactly a conventional relationship since Lulu kidnaps Montessa with the intention of killing her.  But all relationships must start somewhere.  The story mostly takes place in a truck, which Lulu drives Read More…