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Jess Kroll

Jess Kroll
Jess Kroll has spent years traveling the world, writing books, performing poetry, teaching, playing D&D, and occasionally discussing movies for Pop Mythology. His novels include 'Land of Smiles' from Monsoon Books and young adult series 'The One' and 'Werewolf Council' from Epic Press. He can put his foot behind his head.

This little light | a spoken word piece

Silver Surfer

I recently attended a spoken word performance by my friend and Pop Mythology contributor Jess Kroll. I loved his piece, "This Little Light," so much, and thought that it resonated with the themes of this site so well, that I asked him to post it here.

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Cabin in the Woods – Review

Cabin in the Woods

(**caution:  may contain spoilers**) There are two potential ways to view Cabin in the Woods, and two ways in which it may have been constructed, as entertainment or as criticism. It attempts to make the most of both and, unfortunately, is less for it. The concept of the film, established …

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Prometheus – Review

prometheus michael fassbender

Prometheus begins with a standard but solid literary SF premise - scientists searching for the origin of life - but ends in a typical sci-fi movie fashion.

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Skyfall – Review

Although, as with many Bonds, the globe-trotting middle portion drags, Skyfall is all the expected fun of the best Bonds, with a surprising amount of depth.

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Revisiting a modern classic: ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’

batman-arkham-asylum

In 'Batman: Arkham Asylum,' Batman truly feels like Batman: swinging between overhangs, tracking evidence and confidently taking on half a dozen henchmen at once. This is essentially the closest any normal, non-psychotic person can come at this point to actually being Batman. This game is widely considered a classic already and for good reason. It's superb.

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