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Alien: Covenant Review and Analysis

Alien: Covenant Review and Analysis


Alien: Covenant – The road to hell is paved with poor decisions. As a massive Alien fan (and to an almost imperceptible lesser degree, an Aliens fan) I’m always excited […]

Arrival

He Said, She Said: Arrival Review (2016)


Arrival is a much welcomed cerebral and emotional science fiction film that also carries a significant sense of tension. Where it shines is connecting Louise’s personal memories to help solve first contact communication …

Doctor Strange Review

He Said, She Said: Doctor Strange Review (2016)


Doctor Strange returns the Marvel Universe back to more personal storytelling. In it we are presented with the origin story of the ego-maniacal genius Dr. Stephen Strange and his journey to find and redefine himself in a…

Under the Green Sun

Retro Review: Under the Green Star by Lin Carter


Under the Green Star by Lin Carter is not a ripoff, it’s a deliberately derivative fanboy love letter to Edgar Rice Burroughs and the sword and planet genre he created. It’s …

Descender Tin Stars

Review: Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars


Descender: Tin Stars has all the elements of great storytelling in graphic novel form: characters, world building, action, conflict, and tension. All of this is masterfully penned by writer Jeff Lemire, and …

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson


There’s little doubt that Kim Stanley Robinson crafted Aurora to be a cautionary tale about the tremendous risks involved with space travel and the settling of alien planets. The takeaway seems to be that humans are …

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Retro Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)


Mainstream moviegoers will find the entertainment in Bram Stoker’s Dracula but might be off put or lost in the dark love and blood themes throughout. It leans the genre back in the direction …

Shadow of the Vampire

Retro Review: Shadow of the Vampire (2000)


This is an independent film. It’s not for everyone, nor will it be a major hit. But I do feel that Shadow of the Vampire will become a cult classic in …

Retro Review: The Mummy Returns (2001)


The Mummy Returns just didn’t do it for me. I wanted more; I wanted something different; I wanted something original. Instead, I got the exact same thing as the first film, but …

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