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Matthew Jackson

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Matthew Jackson is a blogger, critic, fiction author and Batman enthusiast from Rosebud, Texas who's been a regular contributor to Blastr since September, 2011. In addition to his work at Blastr, his film criticism appears weekly in The Huntsville Item, a Houston area newspaper, and his book reviews appear monthly in BookPage magazine. His fiction has appeared in Weird Tales magazine, and elsewhere on the web his nonfiction has appeared at Strange Horizons, and Follow him on Twitter at @awalrusdarkly.

So, in case you hadn't heard, Denny's has a whole menu of special items that tie in to the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, including everything from Bilbo's Berry Smoothie to something called a "Hobbit Hole Breakfast." If that wasn't enough strange for you, a competitive eater just decided to eat the whole menu in one sitting, and much like a dwarf facing down a dragon, he made it out alive.
The holiday season is closing in, and our shows are dwindling down, but some are still out there pulling in viewers. This week, Fringe got a boost, while American Horror Story continued to struggle with its Wednesday competitors. Then there were all those midseason finales. Did The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, The Big Bang Theory and more finish 2012 strong?