Movies That Should Have Won Best Picture

by Craig B. I shouldn’t let petty things get stuck in my craw, but every time I watch Apocalypse Now, I’m somewhat perplexed that it didn’t win Best Picture; It’s one of my favorite flicks. Its primeval mass pulls you down the Nung River and deposits you in the jungle like a fragment of Kurtz’s […]

Posted in Award Winners, Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Jane Austen Smackdown

By Kristi S. Prepare yourselves, because I am about to say something that will make bibliophiles everywhere angry: I hate reading Jane Austen. Years ago, I slogged my way through Pride and Prejudice and have not picked up another Austen novel since. I find that I lack the patience to sift through all the minor […]

Posted in Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Great Low-Budget Sci-Fi Films

by Craig B. Not too long ago, I read an article that highlighted eight great low-budget sci-fi films. What caught my attention was a factoid attached to each movie pointing out how many times the highlighted film could have been made if it had been blessed with Avatar’s $425 million budget. I was especially struck […]

Posted in Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Shark Week 2k19

By Kaley It’s upon us once more! Sunday, July 28th marks the beginning of Shark Week. It feels like we’ve been in shark-mode for some time now, as baby shark loops in our brains and the image of Katy Perry’s left shark dances on in our hearts. Was anyone else out there a shark kid, […]

Posted in Film/TV | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Reaching for the Summit

by Craig B. I’ve never climbed a mountain. Not a real mountain, at any rate. Nothing that couldn’t be conquered with more than a whittled stick and a ham sandwich. I don’t know crampons from carabiners. I’m not soft or anything. I have bungee jumped, ziplined, and chucked myself out of airplanes; I just don’t […]

Posted in Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Hidden Gems of 2018

by Craig B. The Oscars have come and gone and left me in a reflective mood. Every year, I see movies that I think should get more attention than they receive from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sometimes, I’m downright baffled by their choices. Unfortunately, I’ve never been invited to join their […]

Posted in Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Beyond Bestsellers: Now back to your regularly scheduled programming

By Grant P. The month is nearly over so why not wrap it up with a few more film adaptations. Did you find any new films to watch or books to read?  Discover any new genres or movies? You can always go back and take the quiz, to discover more great adaptations or check out Kim’s […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment