C. C. J. Vann is a freelance journalist, aspiring fantasy writer and geek cultural enthusiast. She writes science fiction/fantasy television and movie reviews and commentaries. Her work has been featured on multiple websites, including promoted by Google News, USBlastingNews.com and Examiner.com. Presently, she is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Journalism.
The female cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ give ‘fight like a girl’ a whole new ghostly meaning.
The 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” remained true to the traditional hilarity of the original “Ghostbusters” of 1984. The most persistent question about the remaking of the 1984 “Ghostbusters” movie was, “Can women effectively play the roles of Ghostbusters?”
According to The New York Times, “Game of Thrones” leads Emmy award nominations for 2016 and rightfully so. Fans were treated to a spectacular season six of “Game of Thrones”. Each episode got better and better, bigger and bigger, until the grand finale brought the house down. The HBO television fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ received 23 Emmy nominations for 2016.
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Summer movie goers enjoyed movies such as “The BFG,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” to name a few. Speculative fiction cinema is a huge, ever-growing genre. In earlier years, few people considered speculative fiction a serious cinematic domain. Technology, talented writers and devoted fans helped change that perspective. Bigger cinematic budgets turned an odd sub-culture into a main-stream money making business. This leads one to ponder, “How did speculative fiction movies get started?”
“HarmonQuest” is for those who remember the good ole days. Those were the days when “Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)” were three manuals: Player Handbook, Dungeon Master Guide and Monster Manual. You sat at a table wielding dice, graph paper and a pencil. One common question from outsiders who didn’t play D&D was, “Where is the game board?” The response from insiders who played D&D was, “It’s in your head, use your imagination.”
After three seasons, “Penny Dreadful” came to an end. It’s only fitting that the television series ends with its main character. Many of the story plots were concluded with explanations.
The season finale of “Game of Thrones,” episode “The Winds of Winter,” was noteworthy. Long awaited questions were answered. Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) lineage was clarified. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) shows you can’t keep a good dwarf down. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons are a force to be reckoned with. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) tests her wings as an assassin. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is the new bad girl in Winterfell. Too bad Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleason) isn’t still around. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headley) demonstrated why she may be the most dangerous character of all.