The Elfstones of Shannara was one of the first fantasy books I ever read, and I remember it as one of the most exhilarating and fantasy-esque things I ever encountered it. Wizards battled in the skies with appropriately colour coded magic fire. Trees spoke telepathically to priests and chosen ones. Long voyages were undertaken, destinies […]

January 8th, 2016 – Happy Incept Day Roy!

Followers of Retrofuturism are well aware of how the future quickly becomes the past, and how in turn the past spills into the future. In this fashion, the world of Cyberpunk is increasingly becoming dissolved into the past and has itself become a retro vision of the future based on speculation from three decades ago. This […]

Pandora Cinematheque: Tea Time

This delightful short film was made with the help of a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. It is set in the late 1800’s, in a world that holds inventors in the highest regards. At least, as long as they fit the proper mold, which is not the case for Elizabeth. Her inventions have been rejected time […]

J.J. Abrams, Fate, and the Force: Predicting Abrams’ Influence on Episode 8

The bad news is: J. J. Abrams isn’t going to direct Star Wars Episode 8. The good news is: he’s set the wheel in motion, and when Abrams shoves in one direction, subsequent writers and directors are bound to follow a similar course. Mostly. What’s more, we know that Abrams likes the postulated script for […]

The Tragedy of Kylo Ren

Spoilers? Why, yes, we’ve got several The Force Awakens SPOILERS in this post! I’m glad you asked 🙂 But seriously? Why haven’t you seen it yet? At this time, ten days after it was officially released, the only people that are forgiven for not having seen this film are the people who don’t like Star Wars, and […]

The Failure of Captain Phasma

We have no intention of ruining your Star Wars – The Force Awakens viewing experience, so if you haven’t seen the film yet please DO NOT READ this post until you’ve seen the film . . . Having seen it in both 3D and regular, we definitely recommend seeing it in 3D, preferably IMAX 3D. Okay, […]

Fun & Unusual Facts About Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”

How many times did it snow in London on Christmas day during Charles Dickens’s lifetime? Why did Frank, the character played by Bill Murray in Scrooged, apparently think that Christmas Eve fell on November 23rd? Why are Viserys Targaryen and Norman Bates featured in an article about A Christmas Carol? Read on to learn the answers to these questions, and so much more . . .

Spoiler Free Star Wars Review

While there are few ways to celebrate the new Star Wars in such a distinctly Cincy style, all of us gathered on B.B. Riverboat’s flagship, Belle of Cincinnati, know that this is nothing more than a grand distraction. Gliding down the Ohio River, grazing from a buffet of renamed finger foods (Padawan Pizzas, anyone?), and […]

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