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‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ Thrills on Both The Page and The Screen

“The Girl With All The Gifts” is an excellent book by M.R. Carey, who also wrote the screenplay for the equally good film version directed by Colm McCarthy. It’s the story of Melanie, a super-bright student in a strange army … Continue reading

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‘A Quiet Place’ – If They Hear You, You Will Most Definitely Die

‘A Quiet Place,’ directed by John Krasinski, who also wrote the script along with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, is one of the most terrifying and original horror films I’ve ever seen. Imagine giving birth without making a sound. Imagine … 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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Blade Runner 2049: Philip K. Dick Would Be Extremely Proud

First thing I have to say is that the studio asked us many times over to be very careful not to write a review that contains  “spoilers,” and since there are so many in this extraordinary film. I’ll just give … 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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Sci-Fest L.A. Returns to Hollywood in May

Sci-Fest L.A. returns this year on May 5th through 29th to the Acme Theatre in Hollywood. Now in its third year, the festival features one-act science fiction plays, often starring actors from well-known sci-fi and fantasy franchises. (Wil Wheaton, Armin … Continue reading

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The Art Directors Guild Presents Eagle-Con 2015

The second annual Eagle-Con will be held at Cal State L.A. on May 14 and 15, presented by the Art Directors Guild. A convention designed to “explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity, and representation in comic books”, Eagle-Con 2015 follows the theme … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Signal”

The Signal, directed by William Eubank, is a mind-bender of a movie that starts off as a dreamily-paced road trip with three college friends and then careens into a gripping sci-fi mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. … Continue reading

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“Gearhead and the Realbot”: Sylistically ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ yet Grinds the Gears of Reality!

The stage is somewhat dusky as David Bowie’s Major Tom invested voice croons out the speakers, followed swiftly by Peter Schilling’s somewhat more frantically aggressive rejoinder.  (Science fictioney tomes all of ‘em.)  The set looks vastly space-shipey, complete with a … Continue reading

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“Stranded” In Theaters July 26

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