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.

‘Amiss’ far surpasses its limits

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It would be easy for the elements of 'Amiss' to slip into a derivative crime drama, but instead the film crafts a mystery where overlapping narratives deepen character and widen the scope of an intimate story. This is a very assured piece of filmmaking from a pair of first-time feature directors without the eagerness or mimicry common to other debut films.

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Master of the universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s importance to popular culture

In a culture where celebrities like Jenny McCarthy and Bill O’Reilly can openly expound anti-science rhetoric to loyal, daily audiences, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a prophet for reality. In many ways, his importance is in stopping us as a society and a culture from getting progressively dumber.

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‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ impresses so far with its depth, detail and beauty | review part 1

Thus far Elder Scrolls Online has impressed with its staggering level of refinement both large and small. It may be early in the game, but I can’t envision this becoming the gear chase that many of its contemporaries do. At least not while there’s still so much to develop about what’s in my character rather than what‘s on it.

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Pop Mythology’s 1st annual Mythies Awards — cast your votes!

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With the Oscars fast approaching, we at Pop Mythology decided that we’d like to recognize some of 2013’s cinematic highlights in our own unique way, highlighting films and performances which the Academy is likely to ignore: the geek films, the superhero films, the end of the world films, and the cheap films.

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18 TV shows that will teach you how to write

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Read all the how-to books you want, but the best way to learn fiction writing is by studying the masters. Whether you’re writing novels or screenplays, there’s a lot to learn from the modern masters of TV writing. Here are eighteen of the best TV shows to study, listed with the characteristic that stands out the strongest in their writing.

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