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  • Book Review: ‘All These Things I’ve Done” by Gabrielle Zevin

    Posted Sunday, December 1st, 2013 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Picture the roaring twenties, with pinstriped suits, fedoras, headbands with feathers, and of course prohibition. Only picture it in a modern-day setting, and rather than bathtub alcohol and hard-to-find metal, paper and water are now heavily rationed commodities, and coffee...
  • Book Review: ‘Prodigy’

    Posted Saturday, October 26th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Maybe I just wasn’t looking in the right places, but when I was a ‘tween, I felt like I was in a literary limbo. Too old for the Babysitter Series anymore, too young for sexy and violent tales like ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ and without ‘Harry Potter’...
  • Book Review: ‘Delirium’ By Lauren Oliver

    Posted Saturday, October 12th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    In a world where the deep-voiced trailer guy echoes through your head whenever you read the words “in a world,” teenagers are given a procedure at age 18 that forever cures them of love. Love, scientifically referred to as amor deliria nervosa is shown to have caused...
  • Book Review: ‘The Near Witch’ By Victoria Schwab

    Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2013 04:30 pm GMT -4 by
    “Our world with a bit of a twist” is getting to be the go-to trope for young adult fantasy stories. Not to say books like ‘Hunger Games‘ and ‘Divergent‘ aren’t exceptional and original takes in their own right, but it was refreshing...
  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Casting Of Rosita Espinosa Announced

    Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    The supporting women of the ‘Twilight’ Saga aren’t doing too bad for themselves. First there was the ditzy best friend Jessica, played by Anna Kendrick, who would go on to gain critical acclaim for her role opposite George Clooney in ‘Up in the Air’...
  • In The 8-Bit ‘Game Of Thrones,’ You Win Or You Die

    Posted Friday, September 13th, 2013 05:26 pm GMT -4 by
    Kids, when I was your age, 8-bit games were all we had, and they cost around $50, which back then was the average down payment for a DeLorean, and we used then to drive uphill both ways to our Weird Science classes and Breakfast Clubs. Ah, the 1980s were a good time. What was...
  • Which Of These 4 New Teasers For ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Your Favorite?

    Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 02:09 pm GMT -4 by
    On the rare occasion AMC stops trying to force-feed ‘Low Winter Sun’ to its ‘Breaking Bad’- and ‘Walking Dead’-loving fans, an exciting teaser for the latter makes its way through. With only a little over a month left until the Season 4 premiere,...
  • ‘Mortal Instruments’ Sequel Delayed After Low Box-Office Take

    Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 12:16 pm GMT -4 by
    Far be it from me to gloat about the failure of something I predicted, because I would be more than happy to be wrong and add a new franchise to my Fandom Belt, but I’ve admitted before to not understanding the rabid fan base of the book ‘The Mortal Instruments:...
  • Fan Art Friday: The Amazing Realism Of TovMauzer

    Posted Friday, September 6th, 2013 07:28 pm GMT -4 by
    This week, I was lucky enough to speak to the amazingly talented TovMauzer. Living in Russia, he has an art style that spans the range from stylized to cartoonish to hyper realistic. His ‘Breaking Bad’ pieces are gaining critical acclaim all across the world in the...
  • Robert Kirkman Tours ‘Walking Dead’ Set, Is Hilarious

    Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Now, why couldn’t AMC have shown this awesome featurette teased in the middle of ‘Low Winter Sun’ instead of the lame clip they chose? Robert Kirkman takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the set, and I suppose I shouldn’t be so surprised that...
  • Revealing Set Photos For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Four

    Posted Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 12:04 pm GMT -4 by
    Although there’s still a long summer before ‘Game of Thrones’ returns to television screens across the world, there’s no rest for the cast. Some pictures were recently released of current filming going on in Dubrovnik, Croatia, that is sure to whet the...
  • Zombified Details Trickling Out About The Upcoming Season Of ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Monday, September 2nd, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    We’re only a month and a half out from the season four premiere of ‘The Walking Dead,‘ and The Hollywood Reporter is preying on fans’ growing excitement as the days count down by releasing some teaser facts (or spoilers, depending on how much of a purist...
  • Play ‘Bioshock Infinite’ Board Game, Wipe Away The Debt

    Posted Friday, August 30th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    When I first heard Plaid Hat Games was going to be releasing a ‘Bioshock Infinite’ Board Game, visions of Fry from ‘Futurama’ holding out a stack of cash and shouting “Shut up and take my money!” danced through my head. I can discuss later...
  • Is AMC’s Newest ‘The Walking Dead’ Teaser Too Much Of A Tease?

    Posted Thursday, August 29th, 2013 05:09 pm GMT -4 by
    AMC loves to tease clips for their popular shows by hiding them in the commercial breaks of newer shows they’re trying to promote. This was especially annoying when exciting ‘The Walking Dead’ clips were snuggled in between painful segments of ‘Comic...
  • Summit Releases New Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For ‘Divergent’

    Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Riding high on the buzz from the first full-length trailer for ‘Divergent’ shown during the otherwise embarrassing VMAs on MTV, Summit, with the help of Fandango, has released this look behind the scenes with the actors and author Veronica Roth. Check it out!Veronica...