''The novel is fiction, but it is narrated by an ambitious newsmagazine intern who shares the author's name. The book's other main character, A.E. Peoria, is a foreign correspondent who achieves fame for covering the war against Saddam Hussein. This pair allows us two vantage points from which to view a semifictionalized media as they bungle the coverage of the Iraq War and its aftermath.''
Now that the season is officially over, we've watched and rewatched every minute of every episode of television from the past year to determine our favorites; so with nothing but spoilers ahead, here's our list of the most award-worthy performances (Emmy voters, you're going to want to take notes)
''Hard science fiction meets tender hearts in a slow-burn, twist-filled thriller from cinematographer-turned-director William Eubank. Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) stars as Nic, a hunky computer geek who is driving cross-country with his girlfriend Haley (Olivia Cooke from Bates Motel) and their pal Jonah (Beau Knapp).''
''In an impressive big-screen debut from James Ward Byrkit, eight friends discover metaphysics on their menu when a passing comet creates a set of doppelgängers down the road, enjoying their own identical soiree.''
He plays everydudes on ''Parks and Recreation'' and in ''The LEGO Movie;'' now Chris Pratt, 34, gets ripped for the sci-fi adventure ''Guardians of the Galaxy''
''The Noble Hustle never manages to escape the shadow of James McManus' terrific Positively Fifth Street, which detailed the author's participation in the 2000 WSOP.''
No company has had greater success with horror than Britain's Hammer Film Productions; with the studio's latest movie, ''The Quiet Ones,'' out on April 25, we decided to track the history of the ultimate fear factory