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Bad Book Reviews
When I am not writing on here, I am reading. When I have finished reading, I write a review of what I've read and publish it. I do this for all books I read and I do it for ARCs through Reedsy Discovery and Book Sirens. I then share my reviews through Amazon, BookBub, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and my own blog at scuffedgranny.com. From my blog, links to these reviews then subsequently get shared to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr.
The Life of Starlog Magazine
In the days before the internet and social media, one of the means for fans to stay informed was to subscribe to print media. While commercial TV and radio produced some news coverage for fans, the amount of time was limited. Therefore fans could get more in-depth coverage by reading a print story on their favorite movie or show. There were many different fan-oriented magazines back in the day, but one does stand out as being very popular during the 70s and 80s. That was Starlog Magazine.
Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Time Vampire Review
Before 2012, and Tom Baker's return to the part of the Fourth Doctor, the Companion Chronicles were the only way to enjoy new stories with one of the most-beloved Doctors in the show's history. One of the most highly-acclaimed releases during this time was "The Catalyst", the first story in the range to feature Louise Jameson as Leela. This was followed by sequel story "Empathy Games" and then, in 2010, the trilogy was completed with "The Time Vampire". Stepping up a level from the previous two stories, this one reunited Louise with John Leeson as the voice of K9 in a time-twisting narrative that really demands the listener pay attention. It's an incredibly complex story, and I'm not entirely sure I agree with everything it does regarding Leela. However, I do admire this release's ambition, and I think it ties together a number of plot points from the previous two releases really interestingly and satisfactorily.
Top Gun: The Lost Pilot
Who doesn’t want to be Maverick? In Tony Scott’s Top Gun Pete Mitchell was the epitome of the glorious warrior, as skilled as he was wild. Who doesn’t want to question authority, live beyond the rules, fly too close to the Sun? That’s the catch of course: Maverick is also Icarus, Maverick is Achilles, the hero felled by his own flaw — though it’s his best friend, Goose, who falls from the sky. Cruise, it’s worth noting, has wondered whether a contemporary studio would tolerate Goose’s death, if the movie were made today. “Can you imagine? Today, you’d have a hard time killing Goose,” he has said. “There would be a lot of discussion about killing Goose. You’d go to test screenings, and they would tell us, ‘They hate it when Goose dies! He’s such a likeable character! You’ve got to cut that out of the movie.’”
I didn't think The Hobbit needed defending but here we are
It was recently brought to my attention that a friend of mine, Made in DNA - an otherwise sane(ish), competent individual - doesn’t like The Hobbit.
Top 5 BFF's in Movie History*
Welcome to a listicle celebrating the magic, and the movie magic, of ~friendship~. I'm presenting 5 of some of the best examples of comradery, affection, and all around excellence to platonically grace the silver screen. Of course there are even more great duos, trios, and so on that showcase the best friendships ever, but, I didn't want to make this too long. Now, let's get to it . . .
Villainess Review: Marilyn Downey (Medium)
The second season of Medium had its share of twisted villainesses, and the episode, "Raising Cain," was definitely no exception. The episode began with Allison DuBois dreaming about a teenage boy (shown in a black-and-white documentary-type setting) set to shoot up his high school, and after Allison wakes up, she joins the investigation regarding the abduction of six-year-old Tyler Downey, as Lee Scanlon pointed Allison in the direction of the boy's parents: Marilyn and Paul. Marilyn voiced her apparent failure to prevent her son from being abducted, but meanwhile, we see a garbage bag at a nearby dump that appears to show some form of movement.
'The Golden Girls' Still Being Watched 30 Years After Finale
The finale of The Golden Girls aired 30 years ago. The finale ranked among the most-watched finales ever in the history of television. It might not seem like it has been that long ago because viewers can still watch the show through syndicated reruns. The theme song, Thank You for Being a Friend was appropriate because all four of the women were friends who lived together. They joked, laughed, and poked fun at one another.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Movie Review
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU’s first foray into horror, continues their more recent exploration into the nature of the multiverse, as began with “WandaVision” and Spider-Man: No Way Home. When Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) encounters a young girl named America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez) with the ability to travel through the multiverse, he consults Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) for help. But Wanda has also been dabbling in the multiverse thanks to an ancient book of witchcraft called the Darkhold, and evil forces from across all dimensions are being unleashed.
3 Surprising Early Versions of Classic Disney Fairy Tales
True love, imagination, friendship, adventure, and the triumph of good over evil — these are the ideals on which Disney fairy tales are based. However, there is another side to the beloved classics. Some Disney fairy tales as we know them today have been adapted and censored from the early versions written centuries ago.
Immersive Van Gogh: A Captivating Experience That Truly Honors the Artist
“Also, because we have projections from the top down onto the floor and on all the surfaces, it is a full, immersive experience. You can literally stand on the surface of the painting and watch it form around you.” — creative director of Immersive Van Gogh David Korins to Parade.com
I Would have a Silly Death in the Zombie Apocalypse
*Spoiler at the end* A few months ago, I started rewatching The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead used to be one of my favorite shows, and I used to binge-watch it with no problem. I loved analyzing the politics and getting involved with the drama. Also, ZOMBIES! Now, this show has a different meaning to me as we move through the pandemic.