We mostly talk about movies and TV shows here on GeekTyrant, but book lovers deserve love too! That’s why I have in my position two lists. 2018’s top 6 sci-fi novels according to Goodreads and the top 7 fantasy novels according to Goodreads so far. I will include the title, author, and a synopsis of the book.
Top 6 Sci-Fi Novels
The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Head On (Lock In #2) by John Scalzi
Iron Gold (Red Rising #4) by Pierce Brown
Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) by Becky Chambers
Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) by Tade Thompson
Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars: Thrawn #2) by Timothy Zahn
Top 7 Fantasy Novels
Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3) by Michael J. Sullivan
Circe by Madeline Miller
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews
The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang
Port of Shadows (The Chronicles of the Black Company #1.5) by Glen Cook
If you can’t wait to see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, I have good news for you. Dreamworks has moved the release date up by one week! Instead of releasing on March 1, 2019, with competition such as Dwayne Johnson’s Fighting With My Family, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, Chaos Walking, and The Kid Who Would Be King, How to Train Your Dragon 3 will only have competition from The Rhythm Section when it releases on February 22, 2019.
Dean DeBlois returns to direct the threequel which will feature the return of the excellent cast that includes Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.
Are you a Star Wars fan? Are you an anime fan? Chances are you’ll enjoy this short film made by Otaking77077 and it’s very well done. This is an older video but with that 80s style Star Wars anime that was released earlier this week, I thought I’d share this one again. There’s no dialogue in this, but the music is incredible and the animation reminded me of Robotech. Here’s his description of the film:
The Charlie’s Angels reboot has added Jonathan Tucker (Westworld) to the roster. Deadline does not reveal the role that Tucker will play though. He will join Elizabeth Banks, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Naomi Scott, Kristen Stewart, and Patrick Stewart.
In addition to starring as a Bosley character beside Patrick Stewart, Banks will direct and produce the film. She has also worked with Jay Basu to write the latest draft of the script.
Charlie’s Angels is currently slated for release on September 27, 2019.
Carmen Cuba is the casting director for Stranger Things, and her job has not been easy for season 3. In an attempt to prevent spoilers, more and more shows and movies are upping their measures to maintain secrets. Unfortunately, that is making it hard for Cuba to fill some roles. In her own words:
This is quite the measure. Clearly whatever the role is will relay some meaningful information if it were to end up on the Internet. And let’s face it, it would very likely end up on the Internet. Sadly, we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the third season of Stranger Things.
The DCEU has not gone over well with many fans and non-fans alike. The films range from awful to decent with the only one with high praise from critics and fans being Wonder Woman. That’s one out of five and not that high. Hopefully, they’ll be able to turn things around with Aquaman this December and Shazam! in April. If DC gets their act together and turns out more successes than failures, we may get to a point where we could potentially see the Justice League take on the Legion of Doom (fans can dream, right?). Bryanzap is an artist that has shown what a team up of villains could look like.
You’ll notice that in addition to the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam and Michael Shannon as Zod, there are even some villains that haven’t been announced yet such as Reverse-Flash and Metallo. This art makes me want DC to get to a point where they can give us a Legion of Doom.
Fans are awesome. Wire Hon is a toy collector in Malaysia who also enjoys photography. Combining these two hobbies has provided the Internet with some fantastic pictures. Hon used some Marvel toys and forced perspective photography to make it look as though he was able to interact with everyone’s favorite superheroes. Of course, he’s also taken pictures with Optimus Prime and Godzilla. Be sure to check him out on Instagram.
I would definitely consider myself a casual gamer. I don’t have a lot of time, but when I do, I enjoy playing video games. I got at least four out of five clues from Jeopardy!’s Video Games category from the other night though. The only one that I might have missed was the one about Destiny 2 since I’ve never played it, but I might have gotten it from context of the video the name of Bungie. The contestants on the show only got one out of five clues. I don’t know how well I would’ve done in the other categories (probably not well), but I could’ve easily claimed at least $2000 in the final category. How did you do?
I have never seen the Sister Act films, but I have seen it performed on stage. I first went in not expecting much, and now I freaking love it. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it and I’ve heard the movies are fantastic. Since the release of Sister Act 2 in 1993, people have been wondering if we’d ever see Sister Act 3 and now, Whoopi Goldberg has provided an update.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. I struggle with reboots. I find them unnecessary most of the time and while I love the idea of seeing the story of Sister Act again, I don’t think I’m necessarily excited for it. You can see her whole interview below, the Sister Act question comes up around 3:30.
If you love the irreverent Robot Chicken, then buckle up because they’ve got a new show for you. Crossing Swords comes from the minds of John Harvatine IV and Tom Root who are executive producers of Robot Chicken, and Hulu just ordered 10 episodes of it. Set to premiere in 2020, the show is said to be a stop-motion animated comedy series with the following synopsis:
Hoult will lead the cast of voice actors that will also include, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Breckin Meyer, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, and Alanna Ubach.