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…Attack

Happy Monday, and more importantly, happy Shark Week!

Yesterday saw the beginning of the 29th year of this mid-summer, Discovery Channel tradition.

Last night’s big event — Michael Phelps vs. a Great White Shark — disappointed some, since Discovery didn’t make the Olympic athlete swim in open water with an actual Great White.

Yes, people can be strange, but the beginning of Shark Week provides the perfect motivation to kick off your week. After all, what’s more motivating than a shark? Read the rest of this entry

…Get Your Geek On

It’s day three of Comic-Con, which means that after a double feature summer blockbuster week, we have a lot of catching up to do. From old favorites like AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” to newbies like Netflix’s “The Defenders,” the first two days of Comic-Con have been filled with plenty to chat about.

So, without further ado, here are some of this year’s highlights…so far. Read the rest of this entry

…Take Over

War for the Planet of the Apes | Warofapes Onesheet posterIt’s been six years since “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” first introduced us to this new world of intelligent apes. What started out as an impressive display of motion capture acting and CGI artistry, has with each film further solidified itself as a classic franchise that pays homage to the original films, but also sets itself apart. In the third installment, “War of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves continues this streak of beautiful storytelling.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” picks up where 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” left off. Two species fighting for survival. One, hoping to reclaim the dominance that they fear they have lost. The other, fighting merely for the right to live in peace. Read the rest of this entry

…Create

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Two centuries after her death, her six (and a half…depending on how you feel about “Lady Susan”) novels still capture the public imagination and have a large following that has only grown with each year. They’ve been turned into plays, movies, even musicals. They’ve inspired countless sequels and some interesting reimaginings.

To put it another way, 200 years after her death, the world is still fascinated by Jane Austen. Read the rest of this entry

…Play With Fire and Ice

Television nerds, today is a good day. Why? Well, if you have to ask, you may need to hand in your television nerd card.

First up, there’s the Men’s Wimbledon Final. Which we’ll all be watching, eagerly awaiting the match’s outcome, and some of us may be watching with slightly more enthusiasm for what comes next. Read the rest of this entry