Ann Wells is an elementary music teacher by day and a nerd all the time. Her fandoms include Star Wars (the original three, thank-you-very-much), Doctor Who (10 is her doctor), and great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Neil Gaiman, among others. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing an instrument, singing show tunes, being crafty with yarn, or doing the bidding of her cat.
One of my personal "Theories of Great Cinema" has long been that while not all great movies are highly quotable, all highly quotable movies are at least pretty decent, if not downright awesome (and, of course, all of the movies on this list fall into Read More
Silva Screen Records has released Richard Wells's excellent soundtrack with selections from the first two series of Being Human, and whether you have seen the show or not, it's worth a listen. Read More
For many Americans (myself included), Independence Day isn't complete until they've seen fireworks somewhere. Fireworks aren't limited to the 4th of July, however. Here are five great fireworks displays from the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy Read More
Transformers 3 opens this week, but I will not be going to see it. I know it can't hold a candle to the awesomeness that was these cartoons that I would watch every afternoon when I got home from elementary school in the mid-to-late '80s. Read More
If you are a fan of any of the movies for which Horner has composed the soundtrack (and in such a long list you're sure to find several of your favorites) and if Horner is not already represented in your music collection, then you can't go wrong with Read More
Lakeshore Records has just released the soundtrack for the 2009 film Wonderful World, and it would be a wonderful addition to anyone's soundtrack collection. Craig Richey composed the delightful score for this movie, and he does a masterful job of Read More
Fandomania is abuzz over the upcoming Green Lantern movie, but as super and heroic as I'm sure the Green Lantern is, he can't hold a candle to my all-time favorite superhero, Wonder Woman. She absolutely rocks, and these are just a few reasons why (in Read More
When I heard that Fandomania had received a copy of SOCOM 4 for review, I jumped on it because of all the great things I've read about Bear McCreary's work. I had pretty high expectations for this soundtrack from the beginning, therefore, and I was not Read More
For the casual listener, Age of Heroes is not a bad soundtrack, and the cuts that contain the main theme are especially enjoyable. It does not stand up to the scrutiny of a close listening, however, and while it does the job as intended, it is just not Read More
For this soundtrack to a documentary about the films, home movies, and newsreels that make up the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, Peter Golub has done a good (albeit sometimes a bit clichéd) job of capturing a "Classic American Movie" kind Read More
This is not your run-of-the-mill movie music compilation album. If, however, you want a different take on movie music and would like to hear some of your favorite composers in a whole new light or if you are a fan of easy-listening piano, then it is an Read More
Robots and Empire is very different from Asimov's other Robot Novels. This time around, instead of a mystery requiring Lije's acute observational and deductive skills, the plot of the novel revolves around the political struggle over colonization of the Read More
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