Month: October 2012

George Lucas Sells Lucasfilm to Disney for 4 Billion

George Lucas sold off the Star Wars universe to Disney to the tune of 4 billion dollars. If that announcement isn’t shocking enough, Disney has already set a very approximate date for the next Star Wars film: 2015. (Also, I vote Nathan Fillion for…

National Novel Writing Month: Is This Your Year?

November is National Novel Writing Month, know affectionately as NaNoWriMo. In this quantity-over-quality dash to a 50,000 word finish line, tens of thousands of aspiring novelists put aside the excuses they cling to year round and just hammer out a (very short) novel. The…

Spoiler-Free Review of Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 would probably have been more satisfying as a stand-alone movie. As the fourth installment of a series, with the other films leading up to this conclusion (in the promotional poster’s own words, no less), it left a lot to be desired….

The Walking Dead: Characters Still Not All That Likeable

This season’s premiere of the Walking Dead opened with a lot of action, but unfortunately the characterization was not a huge improvement over last year. This seems like it’s going to remain a show I watch in order to see what happens rather than…

The Newsflesh Trilogy

Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy is a refreshing take on the zombie novel.  These books are recommended for anyone who loves zombies but has become tired of the standard template that most of the genre’s writers seem to follow. Feed, the first entry in Grant’s…

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