If you haven’t read Cline’s best-selling novel, it takes place in the year 2044 when most of the world is in pretty bad shape (except for Columbus, Ohio—one of the signs that this is a fictional story). Literally everyone is plugged into a virtual reality utopia known as the OASIS. When OASIS creator James Donovan Halliday dies, it’s revealed that he left behind a series of puzzles leading to to a hidden Easter Egg. Whoever finds the Egg will win Halliday’s real-life fortune and control of the OASIS, like if Charlie and the Chocolate Factory took place inside The Matrix.
If you love seeing Pittsburgh on film and enjoy character-driven movies, check out Out of the Furnace.
Get ready for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It by reading the source novel.
Celebrate Star Wars Day by having a retrospective of the films of Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Three books that I’m gifting to my Airbnb host in California. Because books are fun for everyone!
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the premier of the original Star Wars. In honor of this momentous occasion, be sure to check out Brian Jay Jones’ definitive biography of the Creator, George Lucas: A Life.
In anticipation of After Hours: Cocktails and Kryptonite this Friday at CLP – Main, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Batman graphic novels. If you’re only familiar with the character from the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan films or—god forbid—the Joel Schumacher and Zack Snyder iterations, check out these reads on Hoopla.
As someone who doesn’t really like many horror films, I absolutely loved A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
It’s been almost two decades since Hugh Jackman appeared as Logan/Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men. Today, he hangs up the adamantium claws with the release of James Mangold’s Logan.
If given the chance, would you text an author or a fictional character? Mallory Ortberg has you covered in Texts from Jane Eyre.