The Wandering Earth

The sun is about to die, but before that, a helium flash will destroy the nearest planets, including Earth. These events were predicted to occur in 400 years. Fast-forward to the future, and 380 years have passed. The governments of the world have since joined forces to try to escape this tragic fate and to…

Wolf Hall: The Mini-Series

For those of you who missed it, BBC Two aired its first episode of the Wolf Hall mini-series, an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, last Wednesday, January 21. **Warning:  May contain spoilers** The 6-part mini-series which combines the the first and second book of the series chronicles the…

Elementary, My Dear Sherlock

Lately there has been a resurgence in the popularity of Sherlock Holmes (and his trusty companion, Dr. John Watson) – starting with the Sherlock Holmes movie in 2009 starring Robert Downey, Jr., which not coincidentally caused a resurgence in his career. In 2010, the BBC aired Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Dr. John Watson.  The…

Just Another Game of Thrones HBO Rant…

Warning:  May be slightly spoiler-ish….. Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking – another Game of Thrones HBO series rant to add to the hundreds floating around the web.  It seems like since the new season of Game of Thrones on HBO started, or, since episode 9 of the 3rd season aired, you can’t go anywhere…

Reading rants…and then some…

Ulysses, I blame you for this, as well as for all the evil in the world. Well, ok, maybe that’s going too far.  Still, I blame you for putting me back 3 books behind schedule. I’m still reading Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, which I am enjoying.  I’m reading the hardbound edition, which is over 500…