Movie Review: Passengers

Good science fiction is supposed to do two things: say something about the time we live in raise questions. On that front Norwegian director Morten Tyldum does an adequate job in his latest project, Passengers. I can’t help but admit to having my interests piqued at the social quandaries presented in this film, like income inequality still being a thing, how […]

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REVIEW: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 1

Iron-Blooded Orphans (IBO), the latest release in the long running Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, follows the exploits of a budding cadre of child soldiers who live on Mars. They are the byproduct of a catastrophic battle referred to as the “Calamity War.” It’s conclusion resulted in a diaspora that marginalized the Martian populace and reduced the planet to little more […]

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FICTION: They Live on the Other Side of Language – Part Two/Chapter One

Big Joe Wilson wants to stay rational, but a cult has brainwashed his wife. They convinced and taught her to forget language in pursuit of an uninterpretable heaven on the other side. Now Big Joe has to decide. Will he relinquish complete control over his wife’s catatonic state to doctors, or will he give into the cult’s nonsense and go […]

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FICTION: They Live on the Other Side of Language – Part One/Chapter Nine

Big Joe Wilson wants to stay rational, but a cult has brainwashed his wife. They convinced and taught her to forget language in pursuit of an uninterpretable heaven on the other side. Now Big Joe has to decide. Will he relinquish complete control over his wife’s catatonic state to doctors, or will he give into the cult’s nonsense and go […]

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FICTION: They Live on the Other Side of Language – Part One/Chapter Six

Big Joe Wilson wants to stay rational, but a cult has brainwashed his wife. They convinced and taught her to forget language in pursuit of an uninterpretable heaven on the other side. Now Big Joe has to decide. Will he relinquish complete control over his wife’s catatonic state to doctors, or will he give into the cult’s nonsense and go […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock Directed by: Shinji Aramaki Toei Animation Company I’ll begin by prefacing this review with the following disclaimer: Though I am a long time fan of Japanese animation, I am only marginally acquainted with the exploits of the renowned Captain Harlock. So, despite a few run-ins with later incarnations of the show, I was largely unfamiliar with […]

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The Top Ten Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

Arnold Schwartzenegger. Ahh-nold. Arnie. The Styrian Oak. The Governator. He’s gone by many names and even more titles–his unlikely achievement of the American Dream an enduring inspiration to immigrants hoping for a better life. After completing his second term in office as governor of California in 2011 (he was elected on this day, October 7, 2003, during a special recall election […]

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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Wynter — Issues 1 & 2

The tech of Minority Report meets the grit of Robocop meets Dark Knight Returns’ allegory of 24/7 news coverage are what comes to mind with the first two issues of Wynter. Named after its staunch female protagonist Liz Wynter, this science fiction story goes places mainstream books dare not tread. Wynter is a “name your own price” series from publisher New Worlds […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Aphrodite IX #11

Aphrodite IX #11 Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic Image Comics/Top Cow Productions 2014 For ten straight issues, Aphrodite IX has delivered top-tier epic science fiction action and drama, gorgeously illustrated and brilliantly plotted, and here, in its 11th and final issue, everything that had been building up – the war between the Gen and Speros City, the realization of the Aphrodite […]

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Stanley Kubrick is Dead, Long Live Stanley Kubrick or: How I Stopped Worrying and Let Under the Skin Give Me a Lobotomy

Under the Skin Directed by Jonathan Glazer Screenplay by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer based on the novel by Michael Faber Starring Scarlett Johansson A Studio Film 4/BFI release 2014 It’s been a long time since I walked out of a film and thought to myself, “Well, that movie just completely fucked me in the head”. Thanks to Jonathan Glazer, […]

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