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‘Avengers’: Hysterically Funny, Swamped With Super Heroes, And One Crazy Large Dude Who’s Concerned With Overpopulation

I think writing excessively about the plot is really not necessary when it comes to this film, because everyone, fans or not, will probably go see it—and they should—because it is so much fun. Here’s the gist of the story; … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Enigmatic “I Kill Giants”

Based on the graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, “I Kill Giants” is the heartfelt story of a very clever, imaginative young girl who has convinced herself that she must protect her town from killer giants. … Continue reading

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‘Black Panther’ Is In One Word A Masterpiece

‘Black Panther’ written by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler (who also brilliantly directed the film based on Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s Marvel comics character of the same name) is absolutely hands down one of the best and most … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Takes Us On A Fantastic Trip Proving The Force is Definitely Still With Us

I saw this film yesterday at the Disney Studios where the audience consisted of press and guests. It was more than obvious that expectations were high, very high, and from the loud applause as the credit rolled, no one was disappointed. … Continue reading

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J.M. Lee’s “The Dark Crystal” Prequel Novels

You have probably heard by now that a prequel to beloved ’80s fantasy film “The Dark Crystal” is coming soon to Netflix in the form of a 10-episode series. Featuring all Jim Henson Creature Shop/Brian Froud beasties, “The Dark Crystal: Age of … Continue reading

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‘The War of The Planet of the Apes’ The Best of the Three

‘The War For The Planet of the Apes” takes places two years after “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. Most of the human race across the globe have been wiped out by the outbreak of the ALZ113 V, aka … Continue reading

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Photos: Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters”

“At Home With Monsters,” the Guillermo del Toro exhibit currently at LACMA, can’t be more highly recommended. Culled from the director/writer’s Bleak House – his personal collection of horror, scifi and fantasy-related art and props – it is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro Creeps Up LACMA

August 1st through November 27th, fans of horror, fantasy and science fiction should head to LACMA for director Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters,” an exhibit of art, artifacts and props from his own Bleak House collection (see video). The exhibit will … Continue reading

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The Ripped Bodice Bookstore Opens in Culver City

The Ripped Bodice is a brand new bookstore in Culver City, and in case you can’t tell by the name, it specializes in Romance novels. It’s the first all-Romance bookstore I’ve heard of, and it cleverly sorts the books into … Continue reading

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Album Review: Night Beds’ “Ivywild”

Winston Yellen’s Night Beds started as a weird art project, if not a band, and the sophomore offering “Ivywild” is a departure from the well received folky Country Sleep. For the most part “Ivywild” chronicles the emotions of a broken relationship. But … Continue reading

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