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Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

What is a father to do when his beloved son is becoming a vampire? A father has to choose the lesser evil of betraying or allowing his son to kill. Writer-director Tommy Stovall gives us a complex vampire film that delves more deeply into its characters than most modern horror pieces. Rating: high +1 (-4 […]

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Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani (book review)

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series by The Topps Company and Gary Gerani  (book review)

Unlike the other trading cards books Abrams have released so far, ‘Planet Of The Apes: The Original Topps Trading Card Series’ introduced by former Topps creative director Gary Gerani, this book covers all of their Apes card sets. So what you have is a 46 card set for the original 1969 film ‘Planet Of The […]

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You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin (book review)

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Will Grow into Them by Malcolm Devlin   (book review)

‘You Will Grow Into Them’ is an anthology of short stories from the pen, computer, word processor or whatever of Malcolm Devlin. Some of them have been previously published in ‘Interzone’, ‘Black Static and ‘Aickman’s Heirs’, which I presume is an anthology. Others have not, so far as one can tell, been published elsewhere. I […]

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, alongside Comedian DeRay Davis in Sony Pictures’ Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, a new animated military feature from the writer of Starship Troopers and Robocop, Ed Neumeier. “C’mon You Apes, You Wanna Live Forever? I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no one […]

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Sense8 canned.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sense8 canned.

J. Michael Straczynski’s Netflix scifi TV series, Sense8, is no more – it’s now officially been canned. Cindy Holland, VP of Netflix original content told SFcrowsnest, “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would […]

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The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu (book review).

After reading Cixin Liu’s ‘Three-Body’ trilogy last year and subsequently meeting him in person for an interview, I have been looking forward to reading his first translated short fiction collection, ‘The Wandering Earth’. Three of his short stories were published in English in the Ken Liu edited volume ‘Invisible Planets’, but only one of those […]

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Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (book review).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (book review).

‘Wicked Wonders’ is a collection of short stories mainly about children that take the reader on a trip through numerous worlds with a wide cast of characters. Most of the stories are tinged with magical realism or science or more often than not both. Ellen Klages has a talent for concepts. There are quite a […]

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Be Afraid (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Be Afraid (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Director Drew Gabreki manages to create an atmosphere of dread from a cliché-ridden plot supplied by scriptwriter Gerald Nott. A successful doctor escapes the big city and goes to live in a small idyllic Pennsylvania. The results are just about what horror fans would expect. The story is more complex than it at first appears, […]

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Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seven Sisters: scifi movie trailer for Noomi Rapace’s clone flick.

Seven Sisters is an upcoming science fiction movie where actress Noomi Rapace gets to tread the path set by TV series Orphan Black – with a dark dystopian future (is there any other kind?) where global population is tightly controlled across the world by a UN-like body, and a scientist must clone his grandchildren in secret, […]

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Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien And Philosophy edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker (book review).

This time, the ‘Alien’ films get looked at in 19 chapters about their philosophy from various people. As much as I wanted to see this film covered in the ‘And Philosophy’ books, I would have thought it would have been prudent to have waited until after ‘Alien: Covenant’ had come out if for no other […]

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