In our heads – Brandon Nelson

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Book: “Harry Potter” These books are on my mind because I just reread the entire series so I can see how they stack up against the films. In hindsight they were a great reminder on what it was like to be a kid again.

Movie: “The Avengers” This is a great movie for any superhero fan. It may not follow the comics exactly but the adaptation works well and has a lot of action. As always Robert Downey Jr. is spot on with his performance as Tony Stark.

TV show: “Firefly” “Firefly” is one of the best-written sci-fi shows that was ever on TV. It had a great cast and mixed in elements of the Western genre, giving it a one-of-a-kind feel. It’s hard to believe it was such a short-lived show, as it has a larger fan base than most current TV shows do today.

Game: “Gears of War” I personally love the story of the Gears series as well as the graphics. This is a series that all my friends and I made a priority to play on launch night. Even now, years after launch, my buddies and I will randomly play through on the hardest difficulty level and we have a blast. Nothing can compare to saving the world from extinction by an unknown subterranean enemy with your best friends.

Music: “Mumford & Sons” This is a great band with an amazing sound. Mumford & Sons had to grow on me, but I actually started to listen to more than just the singles on the radio and I was hooked. I love their cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”.