The Path Forward for Star Wars II: Movie and TV Show Ideas

  – By J.W. Fox – Can Star Wars be saved? Or will its legacy be sucked dry by the profit-seeking, social agenda-setting executives at Disney? It is easy to be cynical these days but I would like to think Disney will learn lessons from its underperforming movies. If they care about money (and we […]

Vacant Expressions 71: Avengers Endgame Review

SPOILER ALERT!!! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED Wes and Jon review Avengers Endgame. Spoilers from the very start, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t even press play. Go see it. Movie is destined to break all Box Office records and is final chapter in the most epic cinematic saga in Hollywood history.

Never Mind the Journey, Modern Heroes Change World Through Inherited Power

  – By J.W. Fox – Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey has influenced many hit movies and TV shows. Lately, it seems the journey in the hero’s journey isn’t that important. The hero is born with everything he needs. Campbell put great emphasis on the journey (obviously), breaking it down into 17 distinct stages loaded with […]

Clone Wars Helped Expand Star Wars Fan Base Among Millennials

– By J.W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – We are pretty late to the party. Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered eight years ago. Hell, we already have a new Disney animated series that has taken its place. So why are we writing a post on it? Well, we are entering a new Star Wars […]

Thoughtcrime 029: X-Men Apocalypse and Coming Soon

I go solo to review X-Men: Apocalypse and also discuss the sci-fi movies coming later this year. I’m not optimistic, but there are some interesting TV shows in the pipeline. Could be an entertaining fall…

The Circuit: Progeny of Vale by Rhett C. Bruno

– By Jacob Foxx – The first novel in Rhett C. Bruno’s space opera, Executor Rising (read my review here), was Act I one of a much larger story. It laid the foundation and introduced the key players, but on its own was not a complete story. Like many serials in genre fiction, neither novel […]

Thoughtcrime 023: Batman vs. Superman

  Microsoft Matt and I review the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Matt makes a strong, energetic case for the movie in the face of some tough reviews from critics, while I try to review from a non-comic book fan perspective. The fact that I’m a Batman fanatic also might be some […]

Speculative Fiction Continues to Tilt Toward Young Adult Readers

– By Jacob Foxx – If you’ve worked in a bookstore the past decade or two, you’ve probably noticed something strange going on in speculative fiction. Publishers are making bank on young adult titles, pushing aside traditional “high-brow” genre fiction. These novels sport younger protagonists, young adult themes, and bend more toward action and away […]

Poor Man’s Fight by Elliott Kay

– By Jacob Foxx – Amazon has been an excellent platform for self-published and indie authors over the past five years. As part of the enterprise, they established Amazon Publishing which has a family of imprints, including 47North and Skyscape. Elliott Kay’s Poor Man’s Fight is one of many success stories among the Amazon imprints. […]