June in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Decoration Day (June 2) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) National Cheese Day (June 4) World Environment Day (June…

Netflix Review: Lost in Space

I used to love spending afternoons after school watching old episodes of shows that came before my time.  My favourites included Batman (66), Green Hornet, and of course Lost in Space.  By the time the 1998 film with Gary Oldman and Matthew LeBlanc hit theatres I was as much of an expert as someone from…

Must See Movies in 2018

Whether you felt that 2017 was full of disappointing films, or it was a great year, there is no denying that this next year will have some treats in store. Long-awaited sequels, major stand-alones, and the culmination of significant franchises, it is all happening in the next twelve months. Here is a quick list of…

5 Must See December ‘017 Movies

As I said last December in the ‘016 round-up, nothing good ever happens in December. You know, other than Christmas and many of the biggest box office releases of all time. This year is no different, as we all have been long awaiting the release of the next instalment from the world’s greatest franchise. Jumanji….

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Every once and a while you will pick up a book with the expectation that it will be fun, or interesting, and it simply blows your mind with how far it left your expectations behind.  When I picked up Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, I had no idea what I was in for.  More…

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I’ll be honest with you, I have been putting off writing this book review for a while. I’ve had many mixed feelings towards this YA-novel, and needed time to put my thoughts in order. Whether my opinions are in order yet, I’m not sure, but I will try to give you the best review I…

Warcross by Marie Lu

As best selling author Marie Lu’s new book approached its September release this year there was a staggering amount of ARC reviews. I can confidently say that I have never seen that many ARC’s released during my blogging career. Maybe what stood out was how positive every review was. Lu has been one of the…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day Two

Good morning! And welcome back to the Green Onion Blog. It is day two of my live feed directly from Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo. If you are a fan of comics, cons, or pop culture this is the post for you. A live blog feed works like this: During the day I will be…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day One

Greetings all of my friends, followers, and geeks of all pop cultures! This weekend I have a special treat for you, as the Green Onion Blog goes live! For the next two days I will be taking in all there is at the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo! So, if you like… stuff. Y’know, like…

5 Must See Movies in August ‘017

Well, I gotta say, this year in movies so far has been glorious. There has been plenty of memorable outings, specifically in the comic film industry. As we round out summer things tend to slow down a bit, getting into the school season. That’s not to say there isn’t anything worth seeing. Quite to the…

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I have read an insane amount of positive reviews on Illuminae and its sequel, Gemina.  It almost feels like I am the last book blogger to hop on this train.  What took me so long?  I have no idea.  One of the biggest appeals for these books is their unique structure.  Unique book design is…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 3 to 9, ‘017)

Hey, hey, it’s Sunday, time to get the Mise en Place on.  A weekly feature of the G.O.B. where I talk about this, that and whatever.  Also included is some links to posts of the previous week and a quick teaser of what is coming in the next bit.  I am off to a late…