Aug 202014
 
Top 15 Female Heroes in the Movies

According to a recent study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, even though women purchase just over 50% of all movie tickets only 13% of movies feature a cast where at least half of the characters are female. According to the study male protagonists outnumber female protagonists five to [Read more...]

Aug 102014
 
Top 5 Godzilla Movies

The new Godzilla movie will be coming out on DVD in September. To prepare yourself you can while away the late summer evenings brushing up on the classics. For those of you with sharp eyes the new movie is packed with Easter eggs that make reference to the original films. However, there are over 30 films in the [Read more...]

Aug 052014
 
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec - Parent Content Review

Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Summary: The eponymous Adele Blanc-Sec is a French writer and reporter travelling the world of 1912 in search of fantastic stories and, as the title implies, extraordinary adventures. The pitch for this movie is: what if famous female reporter Nelly Bly did everything Indiana Jones did but in [Read more...]

Aug 012014
 
Review: Cosmic Carnage in Guardians of the Galaxy

If you’re looking for a little air conditioning to help get through the dog days of August and your kids are fans of superhero mayhem, you should consider seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. As with most superhero movies these days there is plenty of carnage and implied death that earns the movie its PG-13 rating, [Read more...]

Jul 252014
 
Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

The editor and writer Ben Bova once defined the difference between fantasy and science fiction this way, “Fantasy has trees, science fiction has rivets.” That’s a broad oversimplification but an essentially workable line in the sand to use as a definition. I point this out because as Merran and I went through NPR’s list she [Read more...]