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Friday Five: Spy TV

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 adaptation of the small screen spy show The Man…

Friday Five: Four Color Fear and Illustrated Horror

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 Five " of some of the most creepy…

Friday Five: Gone Girl and Making the Leap from Page to Screen

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 share of film adaptations of beloved and…

Friday Five: John Waters

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 affection and admiration by William S. Burroughs…

Friday Five: A to Z X-Men

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 this weekend one of the more anticipated…

Friday Five: Spring Break Binge without the Hi-Def Hangover

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 season" with a beginning, middle,…

Friday Five: Hellboy

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 Hellboy, you ask? Only one of the most unique…

Friday Five: Will Eisner

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 the visual storytelling medium with his…

Friday Five: The Hobbit

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 the past twelve years now, since…

Friday Five: Zombies

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 the appetite for all things…

Friday Five: Tom Clancy

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, or in recent years the explosion of…

Friday Five: Stephen King

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 stories in a truth is stranger than…

Friday Five: Animation Legend Chuck Jones

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 cartoon for that matter, you've more…

Friday Five: Fall 2013 TV Season or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Binge-Watching

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 and audio entertainment on), it can be…

Friday Five: Elmore Leonard

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 a way with words would be a gross…

Friday Five: Dystopian Science Fiction

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 floating space station (named…

Friday Five: Monster Movies

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 cinematic creations ( Cronos ,…

Friday Five: Neil Gaiman

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! Whether it's comic books, prose,…

Friday Five: Superman

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 book superhero genre--Superman! Created…

Friday Five: How-To's for Your B-B-Q!

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, and taking in parades and fairs, a lot…