Your Heroes Might Be Villains

By Isaac H. Have you ever watched or re-watched a movie and thought to yourself “I see why the hero(es) needed to win, but was the villain(s) sort of right”? Alternatively, have you ever noticed that the goals of the hero could be seen as questionable or even villainous?  I’ve had these epiphanies after watching […]

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Just Right Television

by Grant P. As a new season of television premiers kicks off, I am reminded of the insanely popular blogging topic: shows cancelled too soon. Even here at Bilbliofiles, we are guilty. It is fun to imagine what could have been and lament the horrible decisions of studio executives (or whoever is in charge of […]

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Television Spies and Spooks

by Michelle C. There is something incredibly fun and romantic about the notion of spies (although I imagine the reality is a lot less exciting). Unlike with a James Bond film, in television there is so much that can be developed with the spy thriller. Some of my favorite spy shows use humor and absurdity to […]

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Rory Gilmore Reads

by Julie T. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the four-part revival on Netflix, felt like catching up with old friends. At the time of the original series run (2000-2007), I aged alongside Rory Gilmore. The struggles she faces in the revival are similar to those of so many other early 30-somethings. Snappy pop […]

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In the Bleak Midwinter

by Lindsey I desperately wanted to include an animated gif of Tommy Shelby from the gritty and beautifully paced BBC television series Peaky Blinders, since the title of this post comes from a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti that is frequently referenced in the series. Alas, it would spoil the show for those who have not seen it. While the poem […]

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Prepping for Stranger Things

by Grant Stranger Things debuted on Netflix earlier this year to near universal acclaim mostly because it was completely amazing. An homage to the some of the best 80s films, music and typeface. While we all wait for for it to be released on DVD, here is a slew of films that inspired or are similar to […]

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Television Championship Belt

by Grant The championship belt; in boxing a belt was first given as a prize as early as 1810.  Belts are also given in Pro Wrestling and MMA fighting.  The reigning champ is often referred to as the “belt holder.”  In another blatant attempt to start arguments with my coworkers and blog readers, I have […]

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Awards Round-up: September 2016

by Lindsey & Ruth Welcome to the September Awards Round-up! A combination of literary and media awards were handed out this month. Here is a brief overview of these awards and their winners. The Emmys The Emmy Awards recognize excellence in various areas of television and emerging media. They are selected by the sisters organizations Television Academy, […]

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Fictional Tourism

By Stacey In September I will be traveling to Boston for a family wedding. My husband and I decided to build a vacation around the event. My daughter opted in for a few days, so I asked her where in New England she would like to go. Her answer, Stars Hollow. That got me thinking […]

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Awards Round-up: August 2016

by Brian Welcome to The Biblio Files’ August Awards Round-up!  We are covering two award categories this month. Both bring a certain measure of spectacle and controversy. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award.  Since 2013 the nomination process has been in a bit of turmoil.  Author George R.R. Martin discusses the impact […]

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