June 19, 2018 • Movies & Film
Books can be a real temptation. The thrill to own them and possess them even drives a few bibliophiles to steal them! Here are a few book lovers who couldn’t resist the temptation of a good book.
June 15, 2018 • Geek, Movies & Film
It’s Chris Pratt’s birthday on June 21 and all we want to do is sit around and binge Parks and Rec all day. But that would be ignoring his greater canon. (Oh wow just think about Andy Dwyer’s reaction to the phrase “greater canon.” Priceless.) So instead of playing Mouse Rat’s greatest hits until our brains explode, we’re sharing some Chris Pratt-specific book recommendations. Or should we say, book recommendations for our favorite Chris Pratt characters.
May 25, 2018 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Star Wars, Television
This month’s release of Solo: A Star Wars Story has a lot of people excited to see the posthumous return of Han Solo. But if you’ve been paying attention to social media, you know there’s a solid chance that ticket sales will equally be driven by Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando Calrissian. And with good reason. With the flash of a single, mischievous smile, we’re reminded of exactly what makes this character great: the enigmatic man with a perpetual ace up his sleeve. This roguish quality has led to novels, comics, video games, and more. And in each of them, Lando narrowly escapes danger to see another day, truly cashing in on each of his nine lives. And that’s exactly what makes him the perfect inspiration for this post and a leader to those that followed in his steps: absolute heroes that absolutely should be dead by now.
April 12, 2018 • Movies & Film
If you’re anything like us, you think about Back to the Future all the time. Your mornings are spent coming up with complex Doc Brown-inspired dog care contraptions. “Heavy” is your favorite piece of discarded slang. And every time you hear Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” you’re transported back to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. We’re celebrating the upcoming release of Kim Smith’s beautifully illustrated Back to the Future by honoring a few '80s products we haven’t thought of in years – products paramount to the original Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale film.
April 3, 2018 • Fiction, Movies & Film, Television
They say best friends are never more than a phone call away. But It’s 2018, so we should probably revise that to “never more than a FaceTime, Snapchat, or VR sesh away.” Even then, these fancy new methods of keeping in touch really only apply if you exist in the same dimension as your bestie, which to be frank, might not always be the case. Before passing away, Stephen Hawking co-published a final paper on the possibility of a multiverse, prompting us to wonder, can we really even say who our true best friends are? For all we know, they might not even exist in the same time or space. We tested the theory, and sure enough, in the case of these pop culture and literary icons, their perfect matches weren’t even found in the same story, let alone universe.