Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

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How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.

REVIEW: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Somehow It Ended up Lame and...

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I have always felt that SHIELD was the most interesting part of Marvel Comics. The reality of Disney’s production, however, has left me sad and very disappointed.

Film Review: Percy Jackson — Sea of Monsters

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Review of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie.

Unknown Worlds Unknown

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A long time ago, in a comic book far, far away...

Hot Enough For You? Science fiction, the Weather And Anarchy In...

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In the UK, hot weather is so remarkable that we have even been known to make science fiction films about it.

Consider the Magical Girl

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With the Sailor Moon relaunch just a few months away, I seem to be seeing an onslaught of magical girls in the media.

Thor: The Dark World is a surprising success

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when this hulk of a man fell out of the sky with an axe I almost burst into hysterics

Recap: “Burn, Witch, Burn!” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 5

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Magic is wielded so inconsistently in Coven that I can’t grasp how it works.

Novedades de Octubre en Hispanoamérica

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October en espanol!

Anime roundup 11/8/2013: So Far, Sew Good

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Anime roundup from 11/8/2013: so far, sew good.

Battle Fever J! This Is Why I Love Japan (and You...

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Battle Fever J was a forerunner of the Power Rangers: four guys and a girl in superhero suits, saving the world from "the mysterious deity Satan Egos."

Marvel Just Keeps Getting Better

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This week ABC revealed that a forthcoming episode will cross over with Thor: The Dark World.

Film Review: Ender’s Game

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A comparison of the book and the film, following a recent read of the novel for the first time.

Addicted to Science Fiction

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Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

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It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.

London Expo: October, 2013

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London Expo October, 2013

Anime roundup 11/1/2013: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to...

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In this week's viewing: An unexpected additional premiere made by Lewis Carroll fans, big news about a show coming up next season, and more!

The Monsters of Lost In Space (Season 1)

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A full season's worth of space monsters, spaceships, space plants, space cowboys, space lizards, space princesses, space werewolves, space hillbillies....

Recap: “Fearful Pranks Ensue,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 4

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Coven is a show about women and their stories. That men are minor characters is designed to demonstrate how male most TV shows are

Review – The Man Who Haunted Himself (Blu-Ray/DVD)

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The Man Who Haunted Himself is, as the title suggests, both a ghost and a doppelgänger story

Dracula 2013

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Wither thou goest, Dracula?

On Ghost Hunters

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Have you heard a strange bump in the night? Perhaps a door mysteriously opened or slammed shut? My advice, read Carl Sagan’s The Demon Haunted World.

Review: The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

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There is a lot more to Richard Matheson’s The Shrinking Man than giant spiders and cats. It is the discovery that the amazing journey of life continues on infinitely, no matter how miniscule we become.

Movie Review — Is That What Scientology Does to Them?

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After Earth - a sci fi film masquerading as a science fiction film

Anime roundup 10/25/2013: Step By Step

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In this week's viewing: The shows that will be covered in this discussion column for the rest of the season are chosen! And the others are whined about!

Recap: “The Replacements,” American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 3

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American Horror Story is many things: polished, sexy, camp, dark, quippy. The show's greatest weaknesses, the things that it's not, include subtle and mature.

The Originals Isn’t Exactly Original

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"The Originals" is just another "Vampire Diaries" set in modern day America with lots of flash backs. It's interesting because we already know many of the characters, but do we really need another "Vampire Diaries?"

iHobby 2013

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Every year in October the hobby industry has an exposition for the hobby industry manufacturers to reach the retailing community and show off their new and existing products

Zombies Is Stoopid. Characters Is Too.

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Oh Zombies, how do I love thee, let me count the ways...

Film Review: Sorry About Tomorrow

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8 hours ain't a lot of time to make a movie. The 48 Film Project has given us a lot of films, some of which have been remarkable, and some of which have been among the worst films ever made. I should know: I've made a couple of those. In recent years things seems to have changed and the pinnacle of these films are among the best shorts I've seen all year. Like There's Nothing Funny About a Clown in Love and Snow in the City from San Francisco, the winners in several other cities have really moved me, and none of them with the intelligence and dark logic of Sorry About Tomorrow.