Fire Study — Maria V. Snyder

Fire Study was a somewhat unmemorable conclusion to an otherwise strong trilogy. In it, we’re once again trying to negotiate peace between Ixia and Sitia. Yelena is also trying to get comfortable with her role as a Soulfinder, figure out a way to be with Valek, and reconcile a series of dual obligations related to […]

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities

Disclaimer: Underbelly is based on real events and real people. I realise there  are some close to the people presented in the series who believe the show has portrayed them inaccurately. While the site and I encourage discussion about the article, show and events that it’s based on, if you have any complaints about the […]

Watchmen: The Silk Spectre (Major Spoilers)

The main female character in Watchmen is Laurie Jupiter,* the second Silk Spectre. Her mother Sally Jupiter, the original Silk Spectre, was one of the first generation of costumed heroes. While Watchmen‘s other “legacy hero,” Nite Owl, was inspired to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps, Laurie was pushed onto her path by her domineering mother. […]

Film Review – Watchmen

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen is widely regarded as one of the greatest graphic novels ever written. Along with several other seminal works of the 1980s, it helped to change the way comic books were made and read. (Whether that is a good thing or not has been the subject of much debate.) Now, […]

Review– Coraline (the movie)

Coraline is 140 minutes of brilliance. SPOILERS a-hoy! Do not read further if you do not want to be spoiled! You have been WARNED! Assuming you haven’t read the book, know that the movie is faithful to the feel, spirit and mood of Neil Gaiman’s novella. Aside from the masterful animation and color palate and […]

The Duchess

Warning, possible rape triggers The Duchess is the story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, a vibrant aristocrat who influenced much of the social and political changes of eighteenth-century England. Georgiana (Keira Knightly) marries the Duke of Devonshire (Ralph Fiennes), who initially treats her royally. But when she fails to give him the son he wants […]