GEEK OUT! THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: HIGH FANTASY FROM MTV!

Content is king. When distribution platforms like HBO, Amazon & Netflix began producing original content, these corporations were merely heeding this truth of that saying. The success of these ventures have now even persuaded MTV to take the plunge after years of reality TV programming.

GEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES SEASON FIVE DIGS A DEEPER HOLE FOR THE STORY TO GET LOST IN

By now, it becomes abundantly clear that George RR Martin and the writers of Game of Thrones have no clue what to do. Instead of intriguing plot lines and character development, the TV series is a sequence of scenes with maximum shock value to incite internet buzz and cultivate some kind Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES FAN THEORIES AND PREDICTIONS

With Game of Thrones well into its fifth season, the popular HBO television show is going strong and holding its audience captive every week with its unpredictable story and multi-layered characters. Considering the intricate twists and turns it takes, it is no surprise that fans have formed various theories about Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! ELRIC FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Written by Julien Blondel.  Art & Colors by Didier Poli, Robin Recht & Jean Bastide. “… the story you begin reading here is the saga of the Albino I would have written myself if I had thought of it first.” In his introduction to this latest graphic novel adaptation of the Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! SEVENTH SON: WHAT’S THE POINT OF AN ADAPTATION IF YOU CHANGE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT MADE THE SOURCE MATERIAL UNIQUE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Directed by Sergei Bodrov Starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore.  Generally speaking, fantasy movie adaptations do not perform well at the box office, the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit and Harry Potter films, notwithstanding. Ironically, the very elements that made the original books popular are usually the first things to be Continue Reading