Seven Seconds

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Seven Seconds is a Netflix original TV series written by a Canadian screenplay writer.  It’s supposed to be about a black kid who is killed by a white cop in what is described as a hate crime.  That’s not what … Continued

Mindhunter

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Mindhunter is a 2017 series modeled after the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, that secret division of the FBI that profiles serial killers. They do other stuff, but that’s what we know them for. The series and its cases are taken … Continued

Star Trek Discovery

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Star Trek Discovery is the latest in the Star Trek franchise. This time out we’ve gone back to the era pre-Captain Kirk. The setting is the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. We get to see the 12 … Continued

Happy Halloween 2017

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If you’re looking for new horror films to add to your Halloween movie-a-thon, here are our picks: 1922 1922 is a Stephen King novella set in rural Nebraska during the year 1922. The novella is not nearly as dramatic as … Continued

The Arrival

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The Arrival is a science fiction film based in part on the short story by Ted Chiang called The Story of Your Life.  It would be difficult to review the film without mentioning the differences between the film and the short … Continued

Alien Covenant

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“Covenant” is the long awaited sequel to Prometheus, the latest in the Alien movie franchise.  If you haven’t seen Prometheus, then you should before watching Covenant. The film begins 100 years in the past with a conversation about creation between … Continued

Game of Thrones: In Memoriam

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Game of Thrones: In Memoriam is a tiny book with pages of nothing.  🙁 0 out of 10 stars.  Each two page spread in this tiny book has a photo of the character and a little about them.  I do … Continued

The Fireman by Joe Hill

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The Fireman by Joe Hill is listed as a science fiction novel.  There is no science behind this fiction and it reads more as horror than science fiction.  Joe Hill is the pen name of Joseph Hillstrom King, the 44 year-old … Continued

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

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The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a tale of eight boys who spend Halloween night following death through the past to save their friend Pip. 10 out of 10 stars.  If you’ve seen the cartoon version of this novel … Continued

The Illustrated Man by Rad Bradbury

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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury is coming up on its 65th year of publication.  Amazing, isn’t it? 7 out of 10 stars.  Like Martian Chronicles, some of the stories, most of the stories actually, are outdated and not that interesting.  … Continued

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is coming up on its 70th year publication anniversary, believe it or not.  I was surprised too.  This gem was published in 1946 and it’s finally showing its age. 5 out of 10 stars.  … Continued

The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale

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The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale is a murder mystery/thriller set in 1933 and 1934, Depression-era East Texas near the Sabine River in a town called Marvel Creek and nearby Pearl Creek. 5 out of 10 stars.  If this novel had … Continued

A Fine Dark Line

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A Fine Dark Line by Joe Lansdale is a trip back in time to 1958 (or 1955 depending on which page you’re on) when thirteen year-old Stanley Mitchel and 74 year-old Buster Abbot Lighthorse Smith set out to solve two … Continued

Cold in July

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Cold in July by Joe Lansdale is a novel from the 1980s with a synopsis that makes you think it’s about revenge.  It’s totally not.  In fact, the actual plot is so very different from the synopsis, I’m going to … Continued

Happy Friday the 13th!

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For your viewing pleasure this evening, on this most unique of events, may we suggest the following scary movies: The Dyatlov Incident (aka Devil’s Pass): It starts out hokey with the found footage but gets really scary really fast.  Pay … Continued

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