July 12, 2019 • Movies & Film
Sometimes in life in you just want to sit back and watch a really awful horror movie. One with grotesque looking monsters, TONS of fake blood, and silly jump scares. If this sounds appealing to you, then check out these B-rated monster flicks with some surprising charm.
July 11, 2019 • Fiction, Movies & Film
While we could wax poetic all day long about Tom Hanks and what a wonderful actor is -- and the sneaky way he became America’s dad despite a romcom start. (You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle forever.) What we really want to talk about is just how literary his career is. And we’re not just talking about his book of short stories written on typewriters, Uncommon Type. Books pop up everywhere in Tom Hanks’ career.
July 10, 2019
In Andrew Shaffer’s 2018 political fantasy slash buddy cop book Hope Never Dies, former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden team up for an unlikely, yet strangely satisfying premise: Biden’s favorite train conductor has died and he’s the only one who can solve the mystery. But not without his political counterpart, the irreplaceable Barack Obama.
This week, Shaffer’s back with a sequel to this madcap mystery – this time to catch the culprit who stole President Obama’s prized Blackberry. Hope Rides Again is the perfect companion to a densely populated Democratic primary, but it’s not the only buddy cop pairing on our mind. Join us as we dive into the strangest and most delightful buddy cop pairings in the pop culture universe.
July 10, 2019
We are SO EXCITED for San Diego Comic-Con this year! Drop by booth 1636 to say hi. We would love to meet you and talk books!
This year during San Diego Comic-Con (July 18–21), there's a new way to get swag, and it comes in the form of a gumball machine that's filled with prizes ranging from discounts to ARCs to items from other vendors we love. Are you ready to roll the dice (or, we guess, turn the gumball machine crank) on some great bookish prizes?
July 8, 2019
As the world has been watching, Keanu Reeves has been quietly turning 2019 into the year of the Reeves. Between the third installment of the massively popular John Wick franchise, a hilarious role in Always Be My Maybe (that has fast become the stuff of meme-legend), a voice role in Toy Story 4, and then his appearance at E3 promoting Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu has been all over entertainment this year. It’s more than that, however. Reeves has been announced as the Internet’s Boyfriend because he’s just so darn lovely. In a world of constant negativity, Reeves’s unalloyed happiness and straightforward kindness is so refreshing that it’s no wonder the world has gone a little nuts about him.
July 8, 2019 • Fiction, Movies & Film
Stranger Things 3 is sending us into a Netflix spiral that we’ll happily never crawl out of – at least until we’ve finished the season. But what happens after this season’s Demogorgon makes their final exit? How will we process the quintessential '80s teenage experience that Will, Dustin, Lucas, Mike, Max and Eleven suddenly find themselves in? With '80s pop culture, of course.