Gini Koch

About Gini Koch

Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, the Martian Alliance Chronicles, and more. She listens to all kinds of music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. Gini can be reached through her website ginikoch.com

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest in Marvel’s bid to take over the motion picture world and keep the Marvel Universe going strong. Does it work? Let’s find out…

5 Episodes In: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Season 6

The Clone Wars logo

Netflix has answered many a fanboy’s prayers and done another season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Does it stand up to prior seasons or is it just filler? Let’s find out…

“Divergent” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Divergent title logo

Divergent is the next up in Hollywood’s ever hopeful and never ending quest to keep the Young Adult blockbusters going. Will it manage? Let’s find out…

5 Episodes In: Almost Human

Almost Human

I honestly wasn’t sure what I’d think of this show, but after watching 5+ episodes, I have a verdict. Heck, I had a verdict after the pilot.

I like it. A lot.

5 Episodes In: The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra

This show follows Korra, the teenaged Avatar, as she comes into her full powers and gets trained in how to actually use them, as well as how to be the Avatar. Of course, things don’t go smoothly and there are conspiracies to thwart, intrigues and mysteries to solve, lots of martial arts and element “bending”, action, and romance.

5 Episodes In: Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is set in a world where Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, never existed. Instead, in this show, all the people involved in that story are real people, and they were intimately involved in fighting both the Revolutionary War and the Legions of Hell.

5 Episodes In: Arrow

Arrow Season 2

Last year, I talked about this freshman series in my review column, and told you it was one to watch. A lot of people did — it was one of the first shows renewed at the time. Now, Arrow is back for its sophomore session, and the question is: is it still great?

The answer? Hells to the yeah.

5 Episodes In: Agents of SHIELD

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

If you expected witty, fast-paced writing, a cast with chemistry, great acting and direction, nifty plots, and an overarching, twisty plotline — in other words, if you expected Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly or a movie anything like The Avengers — there are a lot of other shows out there that can fulfill this need, including the original NCIS which has all of those things. AoS has none of them, however.

“The World’s End” — Another Slice of SciFi Review

The World's End

I love British humor in film, TV, and literature, and I enjoy Simon Pegg in most anything I see him in, including the new Star Trek movies, and I like a good comedy, so I was expecting to love this. A lot.

Only I didn’t.

“Metallica: Through the Never” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Metallica

I’m not a huge fan of concert movies, though, mostly because those movies spend a lot of time showing you how cool and/or normal the performers are and don’t spend enough time letting you actually see the concert. Or they’re stultifying dull. So, it’s no surprise that I fall on the Help! side of the movie concert house. As in, I like a fun, fictional story to go along with the musical performance.

Riddick — A Slice of SciFi Review

Riddick

This movie isn’t going to be up for any Oscars other than the technical ones, but, again, that’s not why anyone goes to see these kinds of movies. However, for what it’s aiming to be — a fun, popcorn movie filled with thrills, chills, and bad, badder, and the baddest guys around — it succeeds brilliantly.

“RED 2″ — A Slice of SciFi Review

RED 2

As with the first RED, and Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13, this is a smart, funny, action-packed movie with a lot more twists and turns than you’re expecting. The cast is in top-notch form, and they continue to inhabit these characters as real people — there were no glitches in character between the first movie and this one.

“This is The End” — A Slice of SciFi Review

This is The End

This is the End is the blackest comedy I’ve seen in years, with some of the bravest, and funniest, performances you’ll see in a long while.

“The Lone Ranger” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Lone Ranger

This story is a fable, an American fairytale. And like all fairytales, it gets retold, and changed a bit in the retelling. There are evil monsters to overcome and a pretty woman and a young boy to save who also do a bit of saving themselves. There are mystical and magical animals who help our heroes along the way. The hero has to find out who the real perpetrators of evil are and find it within himself to overcome them.

“Despicable Me 2″ — A Slice of SciFi Review

Despicable Me 2

I love animation. Almost all kinds of animation. I loved animation before it was cool. I consider a hot date to be the latest Disney or Pixar film, and always have. I go to animated movies whether I have a child with me or not, because I love the medium and I love the movies made for the medium. On the other hand, I hate 3-D. Almost always. So, I was a little wary, seeing as I was going to the 3-D screening of Despicable Me 2.