Chicago Filmmakers Welcome Us All To the Shift with Paradigm Grey Premiere

I may be a bit late with this “news” but it’s still worth sharing. 2017 was the year people showed out in film regardless of what critics had to say about it.

Fresh from the success of “Get Out”, the first horror movie of our time with a black lead, Chicago based filmmaker Christopher Adams accompanied by other industry professionals are creating more sci-fi/fantasy projects with people of color in mind.

“I’ve always hated going to see horror, action or sci-fi films knowing that as soon as you see anyone of color on screen you knew they usually weren’t going to survive the duration of the film, or were just added as a footnote. It’s obvious some exec somewhere said we need to put a black person in there, and even then they paint those characters with the stereotypical brush to try and appeal to urban markets” says Adams CEO of IMPAKT STUDIO.

Paradigm Grey, a sci-fi anthology featuring titles like: Bloodlines, Reset, Outer Layers and Axis Mundi the project premiered Dec 2, 2017 to face reviews.

For now the project seems to be making it’s rounds at local film festivals and no word has been released on what new projects the group may be working on.

We’ll just have to keep our eyes open for more.



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2017 Year In Review!

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Happy New Year All! I started planning 2018 long before the year ended just to be sure that I could keep on track. Before I get too ahead of myself though, I wanted to take a minute to look back on 2017. It was the year that brought my mojo back and even found a permanent direction for the blog. Alas, I’m not 100% sure how much reading I accomplished but 2017 for me was a reawakening of my passion for literature and the written word.

My goal was to dedicate more time to the blog and I’m happy to report that I succeeded posting every month except for two.  Just so you can understand why this is important. In 2016 I was only able to post for 6 months before the chaos of following multiple subjects overwhelmed me. 2017 was a chance to streamline focusing more on my writing and the pursuit of new books.

Books of 2017

Globe’s Disease

House of D’Antonio

The Entire Artemis Fowl Series 

A Madness So Discreet

Night of the Animals

How to Write Sci-Fi & Fantasy

The Movies We Watched

This year fans lost their collectove minds as highly anticipated additions of several sagas were released including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Logan.

The release of new horror/satire Get Out caused a massive controversy and broke box office records being nominated for  Best Motion Picture and Best Actor. 

Funny story, the Marvel/DC Comics war will continue as the years most anticipated releases, (says me and my friends) Justice League & Thor Ragnarok. Though Justice League was definitely better than I expected, Thor threw things at me I didn’t even know to consider. Plus it really was the better of the two.

Reading Goal: 20 Books
I am only slightly embarrassed to admit that I didn’t complete my reading goal for 2017. I managed to finish 13 Books before the year ended, which is a drop in the bucket compared to other lists.  As I said I was reawakening, so I spent most of the year in a reading slump.  I was able to discover a few independent authors, such as Lance Oliver Keeble and Reece Cooper James.

Once I started reading again however, I’d completing an entire 8 Book series. A historical fiction I obsessed about for weeks as well as a reference book that brought me closer to completing my own W.I.P.

The most exciting thing about 2017 was the opportunity to outdo myself this year. This will be a year to aim higher with more books, more posts and maybe even the release of my first novel.🤞🏽🤞🏽

This year the goal is 25 Books of which 25 separate reviews will be written. Naturally this is flexible because I also want to read 1 new non-fiction quarterly just to diversify.

The search for more series will continue as I fine tune my book collecting interests. Around Christmas time I discovered a site that offered autographed copies of old books, and that warrants more research.

Maybe if I’m lucky I can sneak in a few classics.


Did you achieve your 2017 reading goals? What bookish pursuits will 2018 hold for you? Let me Know in the Comments Below!



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Blu Moon Fiction Exclusive: Philadelphia Is Dying!

 

Zombies will overrun Philadelphia by 2018, or at least that’s the setup for Philadelphia Is Dying the new zombie apocalypse short by upcoming director Teddy X. Starring local stars such as, Gobanna Pleasant and Ainyae “Mz. CreYaetiv” Stratton as the lead character, this short film offers a new spin on the end of the world.

Sneek Preview – The Rookie and the Rat

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I recently came across a hilarious short film by Atlanta based production house,  The Holland Bay production company. Starting out as part of  “The Be Great Project,”

“The Rookie and The Rat” stars the riotous pairing of Instagram star Teresa Nelson (@TopNotchWorldd) and actress, Nikki Nicole (@therealnikkinicole) co-Host on Kandi Burruss’ “Kandi Koated Nights”.

In the movie slacker, Diana (@TopNotchWorldd) and uptight Beverly (Nikki Nicole) play an odd couple of exterminators, charged with removing a large rat from a basement.

After a quick “smoke break” the two discover, the owner of the house is none other than Bev’s date from the other night, Zack played by Brad James (@mrbradjames ) of “For Better or Worse” and all sorts of comedy ensue. If you’re in need of a funny break be sure to catch, “The Rookie and the Rat” set to be released in Oct.

For more info about “The Rookie and the Rat” follow @therookieandtherat and @thehollandbay on Instagram.

 

Origins – Hades

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Hades

King of the Underworld, God of Death and Riches. The greek personification of the DEVIL. In mythology Hades is vengeful oldest sibling of Zeus, Poseidon and Hera often plotting to overthrow the Olympians for his occupation as guardian of the undead.

hades 2In early mythology Hades was born first and regurgitated last, his coup with Poseidon and Zeus freed the cosmos from Titan rule. Zeus was given the Air, and Poseidon the sea, leaving the Underworld for Hades and GAIA a neutral zone.

As we all know Hades was never satisfied with the task set before him and in most modern interpretations of the myth feels unjustly saddled with the underworld desiring instead to rule Earth/Gaia.

His realm in the underworld is known for the three-headed guard dog Cerberus, the ferry-boat on the river Styx,Hades 3 his Helm of Darkness and Bi-dent (it only has 2 prongs). Hades has been  depicted as treacherous, even succumbing to kidnapping his wife and Queen Persephone daughter of Demeter.

Greek mythological history paints him as a passive force. Neutral in behavior every action seemed to be for the sake of keeping balance. Realistically, he was the warden of souls, callous and cruel but fair. No soul was worth more than another.

He is sometimes seen as unappreciated and overworked his primary concern is always his kingdom.

Hades 4Recent interpretations in books have shown him as both a villain and an anti-hero

Hades most recent transformation has occurred on ABCs Once Upon A Time as a villainous tyrant in the underworld causing Havoc for the heroes.

His name is used to describe darkness and death, DC Comics used Hades as a moniker for their villain Darkseid a being who truly personified evil.

Where else can you find Hades?

#FunFact:In Roman Mythology the god of the underworld is known as Pluto.

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#ShowsWeLove Fun Fact: Hades is Bo’s father in the final seasons of Lost Girl