Although this Marine’s biological clock will strike 31 years of age next month, I am still a science fiction enthusiast and will be until the day I die. Outside of the awesomeness that was Star Wars growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s (VHS!), my first jump into the fantasy side of the sci-fi realm (I consider them together) was Terry Brooks’ Shannara book series. Although Mr. Brooks (not the evil Kevin Costner Mr. Brooks) first began with the epic Sword of Shannara in 1977, I jumped into the land of Shannara with the last, and in my opinion best book of his four-title “Heritage of Shannara” mini-series, The Talismans of Shannara, which was released in 1993. While I couldn’t give you a stronger, more enthusiastic endorsement or recommendation to pick up the Shannara series (you will not be able to put them down), I just find it hilarious that everyone and their mothers are now obsessed with Game of Thrones. Am I alone on this, or does anyone else just feel like it’s just the new hip thing to watch and talk about at work on Monday mornings? Hit the link below for more soapbox thoughts.
If you like food – great food – then May 9th, 2014, should probably be circled on your calendar. Or since 99% of us aged 40 and younger probably don’t actually have physical calendars hanging on our kitchen walls anymore, go ahead and add it to your iPhone and Outlook calendars, because the new Jon Favreau movie called Chef awaits. Starring an impressive cast list that features Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Oliver Platt, and the legendary Dustin Hoffman, Chef pits Jon Favreau’s main character in a tricky employment situation that likely many of us have already or will face at some point in our lives: working for someone else, or taking a chance and starting his own business, which in this case is a food truck. While this movie screams high quality date night material, there are sure to be plenty of laughs if you want to see this with friends; regardless, enjoy the official Chef trailer and then hit the link below for more!