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Bethany (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bethany (2017)  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: ‘Bethany’ is a film of psychological and paranormal horror. A woman who had a painful childhood years before and who suffers from scary visions returns to live in the house she grew up in. She starts having increasingly violent hallucinations. While the film is tightly and tensely shot with some disturbing imagery, the script […]

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Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972) (Blu-ray film review)

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Solaris [The Criterion Collection] (1972)   (Blu-ray film review)

45 years since it was originally released, Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’ remains lauded as one of the greatest SF films ever made. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel of the same name, the film is a treatise on human morality, the ethics of science and the nature of love. The film still has a raw emotional power […]

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The Interocitor an article by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
The Interocitor     an article by: GF Willmetts

In the 1955 film, ‘This Island Earth’, Doctor Cal Meacham is the last of eight scientists to receive a catalogue that intrigues him enough to order up an Interocitor, seeing it as the key device for all mechanisms shown. At that time, he had no awareness that it was in fact a standard device of […]

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Arrival (2016)

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arrival (2016)

One always has to applaud attempts to do a realistic SF, that is one set in our own reality, alien first contact film. It should also be watched by all world leaders and military types to understand the enormity of the problem of communication with an alien species when there is no cultural connection. One […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, you slag (final trailer).

Blimey, diamond geezer Guy Ritchie has created an epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam as ‘is ‘ighness, the film is a cockney take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s […]

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Justin Bieber to star as Luke Skywalker in new Disney Broadway musical version of Star Wars.

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Justin Bieber to star as Luke Skywalker in new Disney Broadway musical version of Star Wars.

Justin Bieber is to star as Luke Skywalker in the newly announced Disney Broadway musical version of Star Wars. “The highly talented Canadian singer and songwriter is the ideal choice,” announced the team behind the Lion King musical, who will be leading the theatre production, set to open on Broadway for the Christmas Season of […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (eye candy trailer).

March 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (eye candy trailer).

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the upcoming scifi movie based on the French graphic novel of the same name, directed by Luc Besson of The Professional, The Fifth Element, and Lucy fame. Interestingly, I always thought of The Fifth Element as a French graphic novel in cinematic form. It was, of […]

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
War For The Planet Of The Apes (brand new trailer).

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the rebooted scifi movie franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest […]

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The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Mysterious goings-on go on at an all-girl Catholic school over winter break. The film is shot with an excess of style that got in the way of the coherence. The freezing setting of upstate New York reaches into the tone of the entire film and even the spirit of the viewer. The ambience is certainly […]

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Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cross Wars (2017) (Blu-ray film review).

I have to confess I wasn’t sure what to make of ‘Cross Wars’. The opening shows a lady going to a comicbook shop and handing over a stone and gets the second issue of a rare comic called ‘Cross’ and told to look after it. Back at home, she reads it to her son and […]

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