Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Movies

“The Shape of Water” Review: An Alien Fairytale

Last weekend I went to see Guillermo del Toro's new film, The Shape of Water. I didn't know what to expect going into it. Trailers made it look like a slightly spooky story -- perhaps a conspiracy tale? -- about a mysterious alien creature. That is the basis of the movie, but what the trailers failed to capture… Continue reading “The Shape of Water” Review: An Alien Fairytale

Games, Movies, TV

The Thanksgiving Entertainment I’m Grateful For This Year

I don't know why the holidays always bring this extra level of busyness, even when they should be times to slow down and unwind. Maybe it's the traveling, or the shopping, or the decorating that ends up taking more money and time than expected... but that's all part of the fun too. I love the… Continue reading The Thanksgiving Entertainment I’m Grateful For This Year