Tag archive

Batman

BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Ben Affleck’s Batman 18-Months Out; Minecraft Meets Zombies; and Banned Books Then & Now!

in Fiction by

Yesterday was National Comic Book Day, and although we’re fashionably late to the party (sorry, we got distracted by Fear the Walking Dead and the return of Once Upon A Time last night) there are some awesome things happening in the comic and book world and we just can’t help but talk about them today. Here’s a round-up of just a few of our favorites: World War Z Author takes on Minecraft! Yep, you heard it correctly—the Max Brooks, author of World War Z is going to be writing a whole series of Minecraft novels. Seem like a weird pair? Nah! I have faith in the bestselling author who gave us such gems as The Zombie Survival Guide (it’ll come…

Keep Reading

From Captain America to Batman v. Superman: Superheroes Are Taking Over

in Fiction by

Forget about Hillary vs. Bernie. Never mind Trump vs. Carson. The real action online is in a slew of geek-tastic movie trailers that are dropping faster than late-Autumn leaves. Last week saw the release of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War, a movie that may as well be titled Avengers 3. As with most trailers, the cuts are quick, the action is lightning-fast, and you are compelled to watch it over and over and over again (Holy crap—it’s Black Panther! No! What happened to War Machine? And just what the heck is up with that crazy shield duet that Cap and Bucky are playing on Iron Man’s noggin?).     And then, just as our hearts were starting…

Keep Reading

This Gotham has style — and you can have it, too

in Potpourri by

We’re pretty much obsessed with the new superhero show Gotham, airing Mondays on FOX. Full of gritty heroes and even grittier villains, it takes everything we love from the Batman universe and makes it feel even rawer and more realistic (which isn’t an easy feat when you’re dealing with super villains like The Penguin and Poison Ivy). But Gotham sets up its world before Batman comes of age—in this Gotham City, Bruce Wayne is only a kid, and Catwoman is still just a teen with a proclivity for hanging out in alleys. Ever since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series, superheroes have lost a lot of the camp we used to associate with men wearing bright costumes and fighting crime. These…

Keep Reading

Super women take over

in Fiction by

I’ll be honest – the TV commercials made the new female superhero movie, Lucy, look pretty ridiculous. Every time I heard Morgan Freeman’s voiceover say, “Most people only use 10 percent of their brain,” I inwardly cringed. But then I heard the film dominated the box office last weekend, blowing the new Hercules movie out of the water. So I decided to watch the full-length trailer… …and I was blown away. This is a movie worth seeing – a strong, smart, capable heroine who uses her brain instead of her body to help save the world. It reminds me of the good old Alias days, where every week I could watch an awesome lady kick some serious ass. Jennifer Garner…

Keep Reading

Ten awesome literary-themed wedding cakes

in Potpourri by

Now that summer is in full swing, so is wedding season. You can’t even open up Facebook these days without getting bombarded by pictures of white dresses and perfectly tiered cakes. Well—maybe not totally perfect. Because why would you pick a traditional wedding cake when you can have one with golden snitches or Hobbits hanging out in the Shire? Maybe we’re just a little nerdy here at BookTrib (OK, a lot nerdy), but we all agree that wedding cakes are infinitely better when they’re book themed.   Don’t believe us? Here are 10 awesome literary wedding cakes that just might change your mind:   1. Jane Austen   The classiest lady in history certainly deserves a classy cake. Love how…

Keep Reading

Go to Top