Tales to Amaze

Below are listed some stories/narratives/things that I think are cool/interesting/worth-a-look. The list is pretty much random stuff I’ve come across recently, but I’ll try and update it every now and again. Take a look and see if anything interests you, or if any of your favorites are listed. Hit me up at @GregRogers95 to talk about this stuff or give me recommendations!

Books:

-Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. A great collection of Sci Fi short stories.

-Cormac McCarthy’s The Border Trilogy. A captivating but brutal series of Westerns. Not for the faint of heart.

Films:

Ex Machina. A modern spin on the classic Frankenstein tale. I guarantee that you’ll find yourself thinking about this for days after watching it.

Heat. Robert de Nero vs Al Pacino. Enough said. (But also, bank heists!)

Pan’s Labyrinth. Stunning tale about magic and fairy tales in a bleak world. Seriously, everyone should see this!

It Follows. A  modern horror classic and a masterclass in suspense. The score alone will put you on edge.

Games:

The Last of Us. For anyone who says video games can’t be emotionally powerful.

Bioshock Infinite. A beautifully crafted world and a story that will leave you speechless for at least 2 days.

TV:

Firefly. Cowboys in space. This short but incredibly sweet (see: awesome) TV show only lasted 13 episodes but in that brief span became one of my favourite things ever. Do yourself a favour and check it out, but be ready for a sad, empty feeling once it’s over.

The Wire. Sprawling American crime drama. Considered one of the most perfect TV shows of all time for a reason. Actually, there are lots and lots of reasons.

True Detective. Awesome performances from Matthew Mcconaughey and Woody Harrelson, and a brilliantly paced story. Just stick to season 1 with this, trust me.

Game of Thrones. I prefer the books, but you have to give GoT credit for making the world realize that fantasy fiction can be cool.

Music:

The Gaslight Anthem. A shameless plug for my own personal favorite band, but check them out if you like wistful stories of heartbreak, cars, and radios.

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