Game of Thrones S07 E02: Stormborn

Game of Thrones treated us to a dark and stormy episode two, as our heroes face internal whirlwinds, uneasy allies succumb to a tempest of emotion, and the fog of … Continue reading Game of Thrones S07 E02: Stormborn

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By the Book: Arrival

Arrival …um …arrived in US theaters over the weekend. Based on Ted Chiang’s Nebula and Sturgeon award winning novella, The Story of Your Life, the movie opened to mostly good … Continue reading By the Book: Arrival

By the Book: Carrie

November 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian DePalma’s instant classic Carrie.  Based off Stephen King’s first published novel, the movie got a forgettable sequel (The Rage: Carrie … Continue reading By the Book: Carrie

By the Book: The Magnificent Seven

John Sturges’ 1960 western The Magnificent Seven is considered to be a masterpiece. The movie, based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai,  is one of the American Film Institutes top 100 … Continue reading By the Book: The Magnificent Seven

By The Book: Introductions

We are currently in the Season of the Sequel, the Age of the Adaptation, the Reign of the Reboot.  While the entertainment world has always relied on the written word (and perhaps … Continue reading By The Book: Introductions

“The Winds of Winter” Blow Strong in the Game of Thrones Season Finale

Someone get me oxygen, stat. We don’t have oxygen? Christ… fine, a paper bag or something, ’cause I stopped breathing for about an hour and ten minutes and I’m not allowed … Continue reading “The Winds of Winter” Blow Strong in the Game of Thrones Season Finale

Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion: “Mork and Mindy”

The first alien I ever loved originally came to earth in 1950s Milwaukee. He didn’t have the best intentions, since he planned on alien abducting my good friend Ritchie; used … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion: “Mork and Mindy”

There’s a “Battle of the Bastards” on this week’s Game Of Thrones

New allegiances were struck, old ones moved to very shaky ground, and a whole field of watermelons were sacrificed by a raving horde of foley artists as Season 6 of … Continue reading There’s a “Battle of the Bastards” on this week’s Game Of Thrones

Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E08: No One

This week’s episode gave us a tense, thrilling episode that started slowly before reaching its full, butt-clenching, head-popping boil. We are reminded that it’s best not to ever get too happy … Continue reading Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E08: No One

Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E07: The Broken Man

In this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” an old frenemy returns, the Jaime-Bronn bromance is back, and a lot of characters act against their own self-interest as a second … Continue reading Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E07: The Broken Man