The Anti-Blockbusters: When the Wind Blows

By | July 19, 2018
 

 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars (Highest Rating) Bottom Line: This nuclear war film gets its message across not by showing the devastation of the attack, but through the slow burn of very real and close to home after-effects that follow. This odd little animated movie came out at the height of the Reagan-era Cold War days prior… Read More »

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: The Expanse Season 3

By | July 18, 2018
 

 The Expanse: A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth’s rebellious colony on the asteroid belt. IMDb.com Season 3: As the war between Earth and Mars ignites across the solar system, the terrifying next phase in… Read More »

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Sci Fi Shorts: Adagio

By | July 14, 2018
 

 Description: A young man sacrifices himself for the lives of a thousand, but will he come back? Based on a story by Robert Heinlein. Credits: Christian Doran (Director / Writer) Starring: Matt Popp, Mary Musolino, Rob De Fries Comments: This is a very moving and well-done piece of science fiction. I’ve not read the short story it is… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Avatar The Last Airbender Writer Brings The Dragon Prince to Netflix, Jason Momoa Joins Apple’s See, and More

By | July 13, 2018
 

 Netflix Begins the Quest of The Dragon Prince Netflix has yet another animated series on the way as Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz will be bringing The Dragon Prince to the streaming service. A tweet went out this week showing the poster for the show and teasing what it will be about: Avatar: The Last… Read More »

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The Anti-Blockbusters: Europa Report

By | July 12, 2018
 

 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Bottom Line: This movie does a good job of merging the found-footage technique with a strong science fiction story. This found-footage film came out in 2013 and did a very good job of adapting that filming style to a science fiction tale. The movie follows a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa which… Read More »

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Kickstarter: Metroplex

By | July 11, 2018
 

 Metroplex is an adrenaline packed SciFi short concept film full of action, suspense and a lot of bullets. Set in 2050, the world is co-inhabited by humans, trolls, elves, dwarves, and dragons. Official governments no longer exist, instead laws are enforced by mega corporations through private security forces. Large sprawling cities called METROPLEX’S are divided into autonomous districts,… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Ant-Man and The Wasp Causes a Buzz in Theaters, Billy Dee Williams Will Return to Star Wars

By | July 10, 2018
 

 Small was big over the July the 4th weekend as small superheroes and a small-budget film did quite well in their opening weekends. The latest Marvel entry Ant-Man and The Wasp debuted at the Number 1 slot with $76 million in the States and $162 million worldwide. Its domestic tally was nearly 20 million higher that Ant-Man‘s opening… Read More »

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A Brief History of Steve Ditko’s Contribution to Comics

By | July 9, 2018
 

 Legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko passed away at the end of June at the age of 90, after a prolific and influential career. He is best known for co-creating Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, but Ditko’s contributions to the comic book field go way beyond that as he started out in the early 50’s and… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Netflix Expands Its Anime with a New Ultraman and More, New Firefly Comics on the Way, and More

By | July 7, 2018
 

 Netflix Bolsters Its Anime Offerings Netflix continues to expand its anime offering as it has placed an order for an anime Ultraman series as well as another new series to be titled Kengan Ashura. Deadline Hollywood gives the following description for these two shows: Ultraman, which will launch in the spring, is an action drama centered on a… Read More »

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Web Series: Galactic Galaxy

By | July 7, 2018
 

 Galactic Galaxy is an irreverent space saga filled with action, suspense, and a healthy dose of the absurd. It is the story of a Space Werewolf named Fen who teams up with a Space Trucker named Pam to rob an illegal space disco in order to fulfill his destiny and save the Galaxy. Credits: Anthony Ferraro (Creator /… Read More »

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