After Earth

M. Night Shyamalan has been busy trying to salvage his career and reputation after releasing a series of critical and box office flops.  The point of his decline from the […]

The Art of Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov

Alex ‘Gutalin’ Kozhanov is a freelance artist living in Kalinigrad, Russia.  He specializes in matte painting that utilizes a level of fine detail that is far greater than most of […]

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

What better artist to kick off our Art section with than one Ralph McQuarrie.  Unfortunately we lost Mr. McQuarrie recently (March 2012) at the age of 82, but his legacy […]

Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works.  In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the […]

Retro Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven

Before there was Halo, there was Ringworld by Larry Niven.  And before Ringworld, there were…well…Dyson Spheres. I recently finished Larry Niven’s seminal work after many years of procrastination (I’m good […]

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is not a book for kids. It’s full of murder, rape, violence, and language that would make a (space) pirate blush.  Rape seems to […]

Retro Review: John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

There’s really no compelling reason to watch Vampires . . . not even as time wasting entertainment. It doesn’t matter if you like vampire movies of any kind. It isn’t a hard-core action …

The Cell

Retro Review: The Cell

Like it or hate it, no one can say that The Cell isn’t original. Yes, it’s very experimental and disturbing, which means that it’s not for everyone. I admire the film for it’s …