10. Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War (Film). 2016, Dir: Anthony & Joe Russo.           Captain America: Civil War is the third of the three Captain America movies from Marvel Studios. The film follows the storyline of the other two, Winter Soldier and The First Avenger. In an attempt to save the city from…

9. Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect (Novel). 2008, Author: Paul McCusker. My fascination for the realm of sci-fi and fantasy stories continues with the book Ripple Effect by Paul McCusker. This work of fiction is the first of the Time Thriller Trilogy series. This sequence of publications focuses on the interwoven connection between our home Earth, and an alternate…

8. Mars Diaries

Mars Diaries (Novels). 2000, Author: Sigmund Brouwer.           If you were to look and scan through any or all of my previous blogs, if you looked hard enough, you would find plenty of them if not all have a common theme. Ever since my childhood years, my fascinations to fantastic realms…

7. Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim (Film). 2013, Director: Guillermo del Toro.          Remember the old King Kong movies or any sci-fi movie where there’s an attack on Tokyo? Every single one of them ends up being the same. A giant monster appears out of nowhere, slowly attacking everything in its way while moving towards its ultimate goal, Tokyo….

6. Circles of Seven

Circles of Seven (Novel). 2005, Author: Bryan Davis.           This exciting addition to the series Dragons In Our Midst is one to be revered. Circles of Seven, by far, is the most well-written book out of the entire series. It combines the fantasy aspect that I’ve grown to love with an…

Novelty Top Five List

This list is a compilation of select top five lists of characters or stories that I think stand out in these categories. Top Five Cliffhanger Movies Batman v. Superman (Film). 2016, Dir: Zach Snyder. Inception (Film). 2010, Dir: Christopher Nolan. Kung Fu Panda 2 (Film). 2011, Dir: Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The Dark Knight (Film). 2008,…

5. The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair (Audio Drama). 2005, Producer: Dave Arnold            C.S. Lewis is the sort of author not to focus on fantastic adventures in far away lands, as is the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, but to go above and beyond the norm. Sure, he sets his Chronicles of Narnia series…

4. The Hobbit

The Hobbit (There and Back Again) (Novel). 1937, Author: J. R. R. Tolkien.           This novel sets the stage for the equally thrilling trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit tells the tale of one fortunate hobbit, who reunites with his old wizard friend, Gandalf. Gandalf convinces quiet, mild-mannered Bilbo…

3. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Return of the King (Film). 2003, Dir: Peter Jackson.           Return of the King is the third and final movie in Jackson’s trilogy of The Lord of the Rings. This film encompasses all the critical story elements that make one memorable. From plotline to dramatic battle scenes, to slow, insightful conversation,…

2. The Bones of Makaidos

The Bones of Makaidos (Novel). 2009, Author: Bryan Davis.           This book is the thrilling conclusion to Bryan Davis’ Eye of the Oracle series. It combines the fantastical world of dragons, knights and wizards, with the modern world, while also bringing in Biblical references and characters, such as Enoch and Noah….

1. Inception

Inception (Film). 2010, Dir: Christopher Nolan.           All throughout Inception, the main character, named Dom Cobb, daydreams back to the days when he enjoys time with his wife and kids. However, his wife, Mal, doesn’t leave Cobb a warm, fuzzy feeling. His now deceased wife haunts his mind, his memories, and…