Posts in “friday-five” (23)

It's been a while since we've had a Friday Five post, so what better way to jump back into some pop culture goodness than with the theatrical release this weekend of the big screen… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 14, 2015   

This Saturday many comic book stores across the country will celebrate Halloween ComicFest , reveling in the horror-day spirit of screams and scares this frightful fall. Here is a " Friday… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 24, 2014   

The crisp autumn air has blown away any cinematic stink from a fairly lackluster summer at the box office . In the remaining few months of the year, cineplexes will screen more than their fair… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 3, 2014    1

Now that you've been properly introduced, get ready for some fun. The "King of Bad Taste", "Sultan of Sleaze", and "Pope of Trash" (allegedly coined with… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 13, 2014   

It's Memorial Day weekend once again, the official start of summer, and with it movie blockbuster season. Godzilla may have stomped and crushed the competition last week (pun intended!), but… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 23, 2014    3

I wrote about the practice of binge-watching in September of last year here on the blog, in relation to the then upcoming fall television season. Nowadays though, the idea of one dominant "TV… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 4, 2014   

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world. Who or what is… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 21, 2014   

If you have ever read a Graphic Novel , you have Will Eisner to thank. The artist and writer popularized the term in 1978 with his critical and commercial success A Contract with God , defining… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 7, 2014   

If it's December, it must be time for another film full of hobbits, elves, dwarves, wizards, orcs, trolls, dragons, and other fantastic creatures to debut at movie theaters! For five out of… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 13, 2013   

If the record breaking season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead is any indication of television viewer's taste, much like the unsatiated and unstoppable creatures themselves, there is no stopping… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 25, 2013    2

Earlier this week, best-selling author Tom Clancy passed away at the age of 66 . Whether it was his technically detailed espionage and military thrillers, the many films adapted from said novels,… continue reading

By Peter SM   October 4, 2013   

In Stephen King's short story, Sometimes They Come Back , ghosts and demons haunt a man who is forced to confront his traumatic past. It would seem Stephen King is living out one of his own… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 27, 2013    3

This Saturday, September 21st marks the birth date of animation legend Chuck Jones . Even if the name doesn't ring any bells, if you've ever watched a Warner Bros. cartoon or really any… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 20, 2013   

There's no shortage of media and entertainment vying for our attention these days. Between books, movies, television, and the Internet (which you can get all the aforementioned forms of visual… continue reading

By Peter SM   September 6, 2013   

Criminally talented and prolific novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away earlier this week at the age of 87 from complications suffered after a stroke in July. To say that the man had… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 23, 2013   

Elysium , the latest entry into the dystopian sci-fi film cannon, is set in the year 2154 where the disparity between the rich and the poor is literally larger than ever--the rich live on a… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 9, 2013    1

This weekend, the sci-fi robots vs. colossal monsters of Pacific Rim will be stomping all over movie screens and battling at the box office. Director Guillermo del Toro, no stranger to fantastical… continue reading

By Peter SM   July 12, 2013   

Neil Gaiman has just released his newest book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , and to say that a number of us here at the Free Library are beyond excited to read it would be an understatement!… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 21, 2013   

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of "The Man of Steel," "The Last Son of Krypton," "The Man of Tomorrow"; the quintessential figure that helped invent the entire comic… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 14, 2013    1

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and with it the unofficial start of the summer season! Besides most people being off from work, "goin' down the shore" for some sun and fun,… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 24, 2013