The Anti-Blockbusters: Defendor

By | May 17, 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: 5 out of 5… Read More »

John J. Joex

New on Blu-ray and DVD: Batman Ninja

By | May 16, 2018

 Description: While battling Gorilla Grodd at Arkham Asylum, Batman is caught in Grodd’s Quake Engine time displacement machine and sent to Feudal Japan. There, he is chased by samurai working for the Joker. During his escape, Batman meets up with Catwoman, who reveals everyone else arrived two years earlier (due to Batman being in the outermost area affected… Read More »


Sci Fi Box Office: The Marvel Movies Continue Their Conquest of the World

By | May 15, 2018

 Another week, another milestone for a Marvel movie, continuing thirteen weeks back when Black Panther began the Marvel conquest of the Box Office which has yet to subside. This past weekend, Avengers: Infinity War passed half a billion domestically and also become the first superhero film to pass one billion dollars at the international Box Office (next closest… Read More »


Call to Action: Fans Need to Take to the Social Nets to Show Their Support for The Expanse

By | May 14, 2018

 UPDATE: Our efforts have been rewarded. Amazon has officially picked up The Expanse!!! Syfy has announced that they will be dropping The Expanse after its third season because their arrangement with the show’s producer Alcon Television Group is not profitable based on the current ratings. But Alcon plans to shop the series around to other venues and it… Read More »

John J. Joex

Sci Fi Shorts: The Cycle

By | May 13, 2018

 Description: An apprentice of magic finds out, that she herself is her greatest enemy. This video is a student short film, made in Berlin. Credits: David Schuster (Director / Writer) Starring: Marie Bebber, Steven M. Gilbert, Lucas Wija Comments: This is an enjoyable fantasy short that could be fleshed out into a full film. The CGI is not… Read More »


This Week in Sci Fi TV: The Expanse Has Been Cancelled, The 100 Has Been Renewed, Bryan Fuller Exits The Vampire Chronicles, and More

By | May 11, 2018

 Sci Fi TV Status Report: Renewal, Cancellation, and Series Pickup Announcements are Coming In as We Head to Season End The regular season is about to wrap up and the broadcast networks will be unveiling their schedules for the the coming year next week. That means that plenty of renewal and cancellation announcements are expected over the next… Read More »

John J. Joex

Audiobook Review: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

By | May 10, 2018

 Book Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Stars Audiobook Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars (Highest Rating) Bottom Line: This book delivers a quintessential piece of 19th Century horror / sci fi that presents some challenging moral quandaries. (Spoiler warning for this paragraph, assuming that applies to a work as well known as this one.)  In this classic 19th Century tale,… Read More »

John J. Joex

Get Ready for the New Bill & Ted Movie with Their Most Excellent Comic Book Adventures!

By | May 9, 2018

 Yesterday, the righteous news broke that Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third movie in the franchise, is in the works. So what better way to prepare for that than to re-watch the first two movies and also to revisit their most excellent comic book adventures? Description: Spend some time with your old friends Bill and Ted in… Read More »


Sci Fi Box Office: Avengers Infinity War is Already at One Billion Worldwide

By | May 8, 2018

 Avengers: Infinity War remained firmly atop the Box Office this weekend as expected and became the second fastest movie to reach the $650 million domestically, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Across the globe, the film was also at Number 1 in every country where it has been released and it has surpassed the $1 billion mark… Read More »


Coming Soon: The Space Action Series Starhunter Gets a Makeover and a Possible Third Season

By | May 7, 2018

 Starhunter: Redux is an updated, re-cut and re-scored 44 episodes of the hit cult classic sci fi series, and it will begin airing on El Rey at 8 pm EST on Tuesdays on May 29th. It presents a creatively different edition of the series closer to the creators’ original vision. It is also the precursor of the anticipated… Read More »