Television Up North

By Isaac H. A number of people often express frustration that “there is nothing good on anymore.” Scripted, live-action American television has seen something of a decline. Replaced by reality shows, game shows and animated sitcoms. Not  to say there is anything inherently wrong with any of those genres. The lack of live action scripted […]

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If You liked Hocus Pocus…

By Kristi S.  We are deep in spooky season and I just have one question: how many times have you watched Hocus Pocus? I have a fraught relationship with this movie. As a kid, everyone in school was talking about the Sanderson Sisters and I so badly wanted to get in on the conversation. Unfortunately, […]

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Roger Corman

by Craig B. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a cinephile of schlock. I love bad movies. The cheesier, the better. I love feasting on unintentional humor…low-budget shoestring affairs whose only intentions are to turn a quick buck, art be damned. There used to be a lot of them out there. Strangely, the advent […]

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The Greatest Form of Flattery

By Isaac H. There’s a saying that “imitation is the greatest form of flattery”. This may not always be true, but it can be in many instances. Particularly in the case of film and television. There are many examples of imitations, re-creations, parodies, spoofs and homages that hold a place a higher place of honor […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Humor, That’s All Folks!

By Kristi S. We’ve reached the end of Beyond Bestsellers: Humor, but that doesn’t mean that the laughs have to stop! If you have not had your fill of humorous books this month, keep browsing lists and our many blog posts for suggestions. If you want to see all of your options, you can search […]

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The Coen Brothers

by Craig B. Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen got their first shot in movies by helping their friend Sam Raimi edit his first film The Evil Dead in 1981. Three years later, Raimi, now a cult darling, convinced the Coen Brothers to shoot a pitch trailer for a script they’d written but hadn’t filmed yet. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Humor

By Kristi S. Here we are in the merry month of May, and we are ready to celebrate the sunny days ahead with our next Beyond Bestsellers theme: Humor. If you need a refresher on what Beyond Bestsellers is all about, here’s a quick recap. Each month, we are challenging our reading habits by trying […]

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From Podcast to Page

By Lois H. It’s safe to say that I’m a podcast fanatic. I listen while driving, cleaning, walking, and any other moment of the day that I can spare. I even listen to a podcast while I’m trying to fall asleep! This past weekend, I spent an inspiring two days listening to my favorite creators at […]

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Near Future Fiction

By Isaac H. The arrival of the new year always brings a call to reflection for me. Depending on how the year has been, this reflecting is usually on how swiftly another year has whisked by.  Alternative, it can also be a reflection on how the year seemed to drag on forever and never seemed […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Humorous SFF: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

by Emily Z. It’s the end of the month and time to check in and pack up Beyond Bestsellers: Humorous Science Fiction and Fantasy, or as I like to say to myself (very loudly) “HSFF!” After all I read and learned leading up to this month I can now confidently state that I am a […]

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