I saw Divergent. It was mildly entertaining but nothing special. Shailene Woodley is great as the lead, but I didn’t care much for heartthrob Theo James and found myself missing Robert Pattinson as the resident hunk. Overall, it comes across as a poor man’s Hunger Games.
Here’s my latest book review, from the site of the big game this weekend. It’s about a fantasy series called “Genesis of Oblivion” by Maxwell Alexander Drake. (Be sure to check out genesisofoblivion.com and maxwellalexanderdrake.com)
The story centers on a unicorn who, believing she is the last of her kind in the world, sets off on a journey to discover what has happened to the others. She encounters a host of diverse characters as her journey progresses, each of them bringing her closer to her goal.
The Dark Crystal (1982) isn’t exactly an obscure film. Then again, it probably doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Until the last ten years, we fantasy fans haven’t too much to enjoy on the big screen, and when I saw The Dark Crystal at the theater (at age seven) I knew it was something special.