If it’s a Hobbit movie, and there’s “Battle” in the title, you better believe that it’s going to be an eeeeeeeeeeepic battle. In both scale and duration. In an new look inside the final Hobbit movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson laid out just how big a battle with five armies can look like and some of the logistic challenges he faced creating, what looks to be, the most epic battle yet ever to take place on screen in Middle Earth. Of course, interest in The Hobbit isn’t as strong as it was before the trilogy began in 2012, but maybe with this we’re all interesting in going back to Middle Earth one last time… (more…)

Vampire vs. Werewolves: It is ON.


Over at the Huffington Post there is a battle royale between two decidedly nerdy camps: Werewolf sympathizers and Vampire sympathizers.

Not only that, but each camp boasts authorship over some very controversial books on said fave subject. Now the two adversaries are in a fight to the, um, undeath over at The Huffington Post. It seems that werewolf lovers Bob Powers and Ritch Duncan (who authored The Werewolf’s Guide to Life) wrote a piece for the Huffington Post, explaining how vampires were irrelevant in a post meltdown America. Finding this “preposterous,” Janet Ginsburg (co-author of the New Vampire’s Handbook: A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night) posted a rebuttal essentially boiling down to this: “Werewolves are responsible for the global financial crisis.” For those of you partial to Werewolves or Vampires, this is an enlivening battle of the undead persuasion.

I had a chance to speak with Janet Ginsburg to ask her a few burning questions regarding some Vamp vs. Werewolf basics.

First things first, just WHO IS JANET GINSBURG?

She is a Brooklyn-based writer and producer whose work has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, as well as the Discovery and syfy channels. A former staff writer for The Onion, (more…)