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  • Midnight Movies at the Clay Theatre
    Midnight Movies at the Clay Theatre - Cult Classics and more: March 28 – May 15
    Here's the latest line up of cult classics playing at the Clay Theatre though May 16. Have fun, but don't go alone.The Bawdy Caste performs live at all ROCKY HORROR showsAll shows of THE ROOM are hosted by Ryan ProvencioSat Mar 28: THE...
  • 'Half Wild' by Sally Green: Sequel to 'Half Bad' young adult fantasy
    'Half Wild' by Sally Green: Sequel to 'Half Bad' young adult fantasy
    "Half Wild" is a young adult fantasy by Sally Green about witches, good and evil. It's the sequel to "Half Bad" and written in first person narrative. Nathan, the narrator, is a young witch who was imprisoned by the White...
  • Thor: The Dark World
    Movie review: Thor: The Dark World
    Thor is back, this time fighting to save the Nine Realms from the villain Malekith, who plans to unleash the Aether weapon and turn them to darkness. At the same time, he must find Jane Foster and stop creatures from Svartalfheim from killing her...
  • “The Snow Dragon” at Skylight Music Theatre
    Skylight’s dragon struggles to soar
    The press around Skylight Music Theater’s world premiere, fantasy opera The Snow Dragon raises one’s expectations to the stratosphere: the composer/librettist, Thai-American Somtow Sucharitkul, has won numerous prestigious awards for...
  • 'Terminal: A Virals Novel' by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
    'Terminal: A Virals Novel' by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
    "Terminal" by Kathy and Brendan Reichs is the last of "The Virals" scifi novels about a group of friends who are accidentally infected with a canine parvovirus that causes them to have special powers. Sounds hokey, but the...
  • 'The Last Unicorn' Enchanted Edition Blu-ray
    'The Last Unicorn' movie news
    The 1982 classic fairy tale movie “The Last Unicorn” has a whole new life. For the past couple of years, author/screenwriter Peter S. Beagle has been on an international screening tour with the animated film. There are other big things...
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    Book Review: 'The Lovely Bones'
    Death, ironically, is one of the greatest mysteries of life.What happens when we die? Where do we go? How do we feel? There is no way to answer these questions or to truly know. But author Alice Sebold sure does try.In her first work of fiction,...
  • 'Invasion of Heaven' cover art
    'The Invasion of Heaven' explores nature of reality
    "Invasion of Heaven: Part One of the Newirth Mythology" by local author, musician, artist, and swordsman Michael B. Koep is an ambitious fantasy novel that uses an unconventional story structure and some unreliable narration to explore...
  • Monstrous by MarchKate Connolly
    'Monstrous' by MarcyKate Connolly: Wonderful middle grade fairy tale
    "Monstrous" by MarcyKate Connolly is a wonderful, touching story about a girl created by a madman. She is Frankenstein, if he had been a kind, caring person who only wanted to help others. Like Frankenstein, she is made from parts of...
  • Interview with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Gini Koch
    Interview with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Gini Koch
    Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her...
  • 'Red Queen' by Victoria Aveyard: Fabulous new young adult fantasy
    'Red Queen' by Victoria Aveyard: Fabulous new young adult fantasy
    "Red Queen" by Victoria Aveyard is about a world where humans have divided into two groups. One group has silver blood, special abilities and all the power. The other group has red blood, no special abilities and none of the power.The...
  • 'The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London' by Maureen Johnson: Ghostly YA series
    'The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London' by Maureen Johnson: Ghostly YA series
    Maureen Johnson returns with the third book in the "Shades of London" series, "The Shadow Cabinet." The ghostly story is about Louisiana-born girl named Rory who gains the ability to see ghosts after a near-death experience...
  • Ran battles savage slavers and cannibals
    'Slavers of the Savage Catacombs' by John F. Merz is good but not great
    The bottom line is that "Slavers of the Savage Catacombs" http://www.amazon.com/Slavers-Savage-Catacombs-Shadow-Warrior/dp/1476736979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423927472&sr=1-1&keywords=slavers+of+the+savage...
  • Jupiter Ascending
    So-so sci-fi
    Jupiter Ascending is a great-looking movie with a story similar to others told before. It’s basically about a “regular” girl who one days finds out that she’s actually royalty. I guess it’s sort of like The Princess...
  • Seventh Son with Julianne Moore
    'Seventh Son' review: Jeff Bridges as Dude Lebowski Demon Knight
    Perhaps it's because I knew that Seventh Son was pushed back a number of times that I entered the theater with unfavorable expectations. I try to keep an open mind with movies, but when this fantasy about a knight, a knight's apprentice...