Michael d'Estries

Michael d'Estries

Michael d’Estries has been writing about arts and culture and science and sustainability for more than 10 years. In addition to From the Grapevine, he is also a featured writer for the Mother Nature Network. When not online, Michael owns a large apple farm and honey business in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Only science fiction film experts can ace this quiz

From 'Star Trek' to 'District 9,' beam down your knowledge and take your best phaser shot.

5 thrilling books to read before you see the film in 2018

From 'Red Sparrow' to 'The Spinning Man,' these novels are must-reads for lovers of thrills, chills and dramatic characters.

5 reasons we're stoked for AMC's 'The Terror'

Based on a fictionalized account of the search for the Northwest Passage, the new series combines chills, suspense and one very large monster.

5 cool Israeli innovations to see at CES 2018

From autonomous vehicle technology to advancements in augmented reality, Israeli innovation is ready to make a big splash at CES.

Video games where the story unfolds like an Oscar-nominated film

From 'The Last of Us' to 'Mass Effect,' these titles focus on balancing action with rich, character-driven narratives.

5 best movie plot twists according to Reddit

From 'Gone Girl' to 'Se7en,' these films feature a sleight of hand that any magician can appreciate.

TV series we can't wait to return in 2018

From 'Outlander' to 'Homeland,' these are the shows that will likely define TV in the new year.

8 video games we can't wait to play in 2018

The Wild West, Spider-Man and a new adventure with the forest spirit Ori all highlight a magical 2018 for gamers.

Films that will dominate Hollywood in 2018

Superheroes, smugglers, dinosaurs and more will combine to make the coming year one of the most exciting and thrilling in cinematic history.

An extremely, ridiculously early look at 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

From the state of the script to the start date for filming, here's what we know about the next chapter in the 'Star Wars' franchise.

Everything we know about 'The Last of Us Part II' video game

A sequel to the 2013 hit horror-thriller is on the horizon. Here are all the rumors and hints we've discovered about one of gaming's most anticipated sequels.

A pixel perfect night for gamers at the 2017 Game Awards

Fourth annual celebration honoring the best in video games also featured some tantalizing previews of titles coming next year.

Films to watch before the 2018 Oscars

From 'The Shape of Water' to 'Wonder Woman,' these are the heavy favorites for making history at the 2018 Academy Awards.

An extremely early roundup of 'Wonder Woman 2' rumors

What do the Hollywood tea leaves say about a sequel for the Amazon warrior princess?

What we know now about 'Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’

Actors reveal secrets from the set of "The Last Jedi" (Yoda returns! A double lightsaber! A Tom Hardy cameo!), and we investigate the latest rumors and developments.