Author Archives : J.L. Gribble

Sound Off! Beauty and the Beast

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, fall in love all over again and discuss Beauty and the Beast, which premiered in the United States on Friday, March 17, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily…

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Sound Off! Logan

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve welcomed the next generation of mutants to discuss Logan, which premiered in the United States on Friday, March 3, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After…

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Sound Off! Get Out

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve escaped typical horror movie tropes to discuss Get Out, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 24, 2017.   Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review.…

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Sound Off! The Great Wall

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve taken a break from defending China to discuss The Great Wall, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 17, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not…

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Sound Off! The LEGO Batman Movie

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve done some deep bricking, superhero style, to discuss The LEGO Batman Movie, which premiered in the United States on Friday, February 10, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions,…

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Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Doctor Who and Sense8 Christmas Specials

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The parties are over, and the lights have come down. Winter has settled over the land (at least in this hemisphere), bringing cold weather and the wasteland of television’s midseason hiatus. Now that mid-January is upon us, let us remember fonder, brighter times. Specifically, the 2016 Christmas specials of Doctor Who and Sense8. Rather than a review article of these…

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Sound Off! Hidden Figures

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, we’ve participated in the space race in order to discuss Hidden Figures, which premiered in the United States on Friday, January 6, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a group of reactions, but not…

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Sound Off! Assassin’s Creed

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, one brave soul hopped into the Animus to discuss Assassin’s Creed, which premiered in the United States on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. Sound Off! is (usually) meant to be a group of reactions, but…

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Heroes v Aliens: A Conversation About the Arrowverse Crossover Event

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From Monday, November 28, to Thursday, December 1, 2016, the CW television network premiered its highly anticipated crossover event. Heroes v Aliens brought together characters from all four DC universe television shows, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Here to discuss this television event from two different fan perspectives are J.L. Gribble, who regularly watches all four shows…

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The Evolution of Vampires in Popular Fiction

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Since launch, Speculative Chic has featured articles on personal writing journeys, collections of things people love, and some amazing reviews. So why are we suddenly throwing an academic discussion on vampires at you? Because I’m a huge nerd, that’s why! (See my bio page for official details and credentials regarding my nerdiness.) By now you’ve gotten a taste of me through…

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