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Movie Review: Dune

I had never read any of the Dune books nor had I seen any previous movie adaptations, so the story was completely new to me.  I think because of that I was missing something by watching the movie.  There was much that was unexplained that would be known by someone who...

Snow by Ronald Malfi

As far as novels of the apocalypse go (or perhaps the coming of an apocalypse), Snow definitely stands out.  I had never read an apocalyptic horror novel where the bringers of doom come in the snow.  Typically, I think of snow as serene and peaceful (at least when it...

Movie Review: Halloween Kills

When you’re on the twentieth installment (slight exaggeration) of a movie franchise, I’m not exactly expecting a masterpiece.  I expect the movie to be cheesy and formulaic, but I don’t expect it to be a complete and utter trainwreck, yet Halloween Kills was just...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

I enjoyed the first Venom movie and appreciate the character in the current superhero landscape.  Venom is a smart-alecky, violent, antihero, portrayed well by Tom Hardy.  With my thorough disappointment in recent movies and television shows presented in the Marvel...

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Oathbringer is yet another good book in the Stormlight Archive series.  The story and characters continue to evolve.  I have enjoyed each of the first three novels, but this seemed to be a bit better than book two in the series.  It suffers from some of the same...

Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan

Blood of Empire wraps up what was really an enjoyable, entertaining, and compelling trilogy.  Even though the novel was quite long, there wasn’t much fluff to it.   There was a strong buildup, both in this third entry and the series as a whole.  For the first time,...