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Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Prior to 1950, Science Fiction was a rarity in film. There was pulpish Science Fiction such as in the serials and ‘Dr. Cyclops’ and there was ‘Things To Come’ (1936), which in spite of some very imaginative visuals, was a little talky and didactic. Then in the ten years from 1950 to 1959, Science Fiction […]

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Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

Two students AJ (actor Robert Rustler) and Keith (actor Chris Makepiece) wanting to join a college fraternity house want to get around the initiation by getting a stripper for the evening party. They coerce oriental student Duncan (actor Gedde Watanabe) to loaning his car as a favour and for all of them to go and […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well one certainly cannot accuse filmmaker Tim Burton from straying away from his trademark bizarre movie-making playbook. Perhaps Burton’s best asset when it comes to his brand of distinctive cinema is to faithfully maintain that solid sense of oddness in the manner for which he presents his randomly spry, off-kilter narratives? There was always this […]

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

In many respects, the film ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is an ‘Avengers’ film in all but name. It even introduces the Black Panther and a certain webcrawler into the fold and shows how effective a force such as a Giant Man can be as he defies the Square-Cube Law and takes on anyone in sight. […]

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Now We’re Alive (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

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Now We’re Alive (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A man searches two worlds for the woman he loves. In Tom’s world. a man begins looking for a wife by only the sound of her voice. On his 25th birthday, he chooses a wife born the same day as himself by the sound of her reading. Due to a strange ritual, all Tom knows […]

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Strontium Dog the movie.

September 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog the movie.

2000AD fans who think kindly of everyone’s favourite mutant bounty hunter, Strontium Dog, will be pleased to hear there is a fan movie coming your way by the same team that made the Judge Minty film. Here’s a little look at those dirty mutie killers – it’s hammer time for Wulf.

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Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It seems as if big screen dueling cinematic fairy tales are the trend within the last few years at the box office. Back in 2012 movie audiences were bombarded by the ‘Snow White’ avalanche when filmmaker Rupert Sanders’s ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ had the share the releasing spotlight with director Tarsem Singh’s ‘Mirror Mirror’, although Singh’s whimsical narrative had […]

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Somnus (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Somnus (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Warning: SPOILERS A commercial spaceship from the year 2252 runs into technical problems followed by the ship’s computer guidance system trying to kill the crew, an idea perhaps borrowed from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. The problems on board cause the ship to divert to the asteroid Somnus. There, they find a cult whose believers are […]

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Passengers: Titanic in space? (trailer).

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Passengers: Titanic in space? (trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the original science fiction movie Passengers (from Sony Pictures), featuring those ever reliable SFF stalwarts Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (complete with Michael Sheen as a creepy robot bartender and Laurence Fishburne as a hoary old star-ship captain). The official blurb reads: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers […]

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Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Dead-End Drive-In’ is directed by Brian Trenchard Smith and includes a couple other things he directed in the extras. 1988-89, the world has suffered three major catastrophes and there is a food shortage. Even so, seeing two brothers, Frank ACTOR and Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini (actor Ned Manning) deal for car wrecks directly after accidents and […]

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