The Anti-Blockbusters: Primer

By | July 5, 2018
 

 We are in the midst of Summer Blockbuster season (see our rundown at this link), but in case you would like a respite from the mega-dollar, CGI-overload films, here’s a look at some genre entries from the past decade or so that delivered great movies without relying on a big-budget or excessive special effects. Rating: 4 ½ out of… Read More »

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Blu-ray / DVD Special: Independence Day 2-Movie Collection

By | July 4, 2018
 

 Just in time for Fourth of July, you can get both of the Independence Day movies together at a special price from Amazon.com: $17.35 for the Blu-ray, $14.96 for the DVD (this is a limited time offer and could change at anytime) Independence Day: This is where it all began! Mysterious alien ships appear above major cities across… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Holds at Number 1

By | July 3, 2018
 

 The Number 1 and 2 movies remained the same this past weekend as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom held at the top spot with The Incredibles 2 right behind it. The Jurassic World sequel is at $266 million domestically after two weeks, and getting an early start worldwide has the film already approaching $1 billion globally. As for the… Read More »

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Galactic Scoundrels: A Storytelling Card Game of Space-Western Mayhem

By | July 2, 2018
 

 Galactic Scoundrels is a storytelling card game with a space-western theme and beautiful, gritty artwork (designed by Kevin Cates). Players gamble and bluff each other to win a job and then tell the shared story of that job by playing cards. Each job is a mini-adventure lasting 15-20 minutes, with spaceships, crew, cargo, strange and wonderful characters, and exciting… Read More »

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Sci Fi Shorts: Wire Cutters (Presented by DUST)

By | June 30, 2018
 

 Description: A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet. Credits: Jack Anderson (Director / Writer) Comments: This is a nice bit of animated fun with quite excellent CGI. Would love to see them do some more shorts with the same robots. DUST: Binge-watchable Sci-fi DUST is the first multi-platform destination for binge watchable… Read More »

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This Week in Sci Fi TV: Showtime Orders Halo Series, Patrick Stewart to Voice Animated Star Trek, and More

By | June 29, 2018
 

 Halo Finally Makes the Leap to Television After years of development Hell, a series based on the Halo video games is finally headed to the small screen. Showtime has placed a ten-episode order for a live-action series based on the property. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series will deliver “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien… Read More »

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The Anti-Blockbusters: They Live

By | June 28, 2018
 

 We are in the midst of Summer Blockbuster season (see our rundown at this link), but in case you would like a respite from the mega-dollar, CGI-overload films, here’s a look at some genre entries from the past decade or so that delivered great movies without relying on a big-budget or excessive special effects. Rating: 4 out of 5… Read More »

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New on Blu-ray and DVD: The Martian Chronicles

By | June 27, 2018
 

 Description: Newly Mastered in HD! Making contact was the beginning of the end… From the mind of legendary writer Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes) springs what is perhaps his most epic vision. Capturing mankind’s first venture into the colonization of another planet – and its tragic first contact with another species – The Martian Chronicles… Read More »

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Sci Fi Box Office: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Has a Monstrous Debut

By | June 26, 2018
 

 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took a big bite out of the Box Office this past weekend as it opened at the top spot domestically with a $148 million tally. That is down from the $200+ opening for Jurassic World in 2015, but still has the sequel on track for possibly half a billion for its U.S. theatrical run.… Read More »

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New in Comics: John Carpenter Tales of Sci Fi – The Standoff

By | June 25, 2018
 

 New in comics this week from TFAW.com. John Carpenter Tales of Sci Fi: The Standoff #1 (of 5) By: David Schow, Andres Esparza, Tim Bradstreet Tattersall Prison. Max lock. The baddest of the bad. Until something from the night sky crashes into the complex, trapping cons and guards on the inside, cops on the outside, and the escapees… Read More »

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