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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photo Gallery

SPOILER ALERT! Entertaiment Weekly has published a handful of pictures from Star Wars Episode VII:  The Force Awakens.   These are all familiar characters to those following the movie, but they are new scenes.  One is massively spoilerific. Scroll down …

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Dune

Watch a 3-Hour Fan Recut of Dune

Update:  It appears the 3 hour cut has been yanked.  The interesting thing is that video had existed on Vimeo for 2 years before I stumbled across it.  Hopefully drawing more attention to it didn’t cause it to yanked.  I’m …

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Fantastic Four

Weekend Box Office: Aug 7-9, 2015

The news this weekend isn’t so much that Rogue Nation retained the top spot, but that the Marvel Universe, this time in the form of another Fantastic Four reboot, is not a guaranteed box office juggernaut.  Especially when in the …

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Apex Magazine #75

Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. Fiction “Brisé” by Mehitobel Wilson …

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Beautiful Chemical Reactions

When people think of beauty in nature they think at the macroscopic level . . . trees, mountains, sweeping vistas, wind swept deserts bathed in the light of a setting sun.  But there’s a whole level of nature that is …

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence: A Visual Study

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but it seems that there’s been a resergence of interest in the movie lately.  Various film websites have started revisiting the movie and looking at it with …

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Weekend Box Office: July 31-Aug 2, 2015

As the summer movie season draws to an inexorable close, the box office number slowly begin to trail off.  Tom Cruise’s fifth Mission Impossible movie is having a respectable showing at the weekend box office, hauling in a cool $56 …

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Retro Review: eXistenZ

Holy crap, I remember nothing about this movie. Even re-watching the trailer sparked no memories of eXistenZ. Nothing about the plot, characters, or if I even loved it or hated it. Apparently from my 16 year old review I thought it was pretty decent . . . but clearly not memorable.

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A Knight's Tale

Retro Review: A Knight’s Tale

Purists beware: you will hate this movie. But if what you’re looking for is an old-fashioned fun time, then A Knight's Tale is the perfect escape for you. The costumes are amazing, …

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The Atmospheric Art of Markus Lovadina

Markus Lovadina is a self taught CG artist who resides in London. He’s been employed as an artist in the advertising industry for many years, mostly working on projects related to the game or movie industries.  Markus has only recently …

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Ant-Man

Weekend Box Office: July 24-26, 2015

Another weekend, another truck load of money for Disney.  Ant-Man isn’t burning up the box office like most Disney/Marvel offerings, but it’s doing respectable business, grossing $25 million this weekend, with a $226 million global total so far. The Adam …

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Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Review: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Anathem In New Orth, an aut by which an incorrigible fraa or suur is ejected from the math and his or her work sequestered (hence the Fluccish word Anathema meaning intolerable statements or ideas). See Throwback.  (The Dictionary, 4th Edition, …

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Star Wars The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens Behind the Scenes

Ready for some new Star Wars: The Force Awakens love?  Check out this newly released behind the scenes video, chock full of peeks from the new movie . . . and lots of spoilers.  You’ve been warned. The cool thing …

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