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  • I have never hidden my extreme love for science fiction, and Joss Whedon’s Firefly television series is no exception. In fact, one of my first reviews for the Other Press was Serenity: Those Left Behind, a graphic novel that focussed on the timeline between the end of the television series to the beginning of the 2005 movie continuation, Serenity.

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    A crossover of fairy tales

    by The Other Press
    by The Other Press

    Based on the hit musical by composer Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) and playwright James Lapine (The Moment When), the film version of Into the Woods follows the story of a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who wish to have a child. Before they can, they need to find four items for a witch (Meryl Streep) who in exchange will end the curse on them.

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    A battle too big for Bilbo?

    by The Other Press
    by The Other Press

    In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Thorin Oakenshield has a fever dream in which he drowns in a river of the very gold he sought so desperately. I can think of no visual metaphor to better describe the current state of the Hobbit film franchise.

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    Not another cheap imitation

    by The Other Press
    by The Other Press

    Based on a true story and set in England in 1939, The Imitation Game brings back to life the behind-the-scenes efforts of mathematician Alan Turing and his team to end the war through means of cracking an “impossible” Nazi code called Enigma.

  • Some novels grab you right away with strong, specific detail, forcing you into the head of a relatable character. Such novels are easy to fall in love with. Alexandra Leggat’s The Incomparables is not one of those novels. Its surface is resistant at first, and difficult throughout.