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BOND… THEMES BOND! (Part 2)

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Steve finishes his list of, and rating of, 27 James Bond themes and theme songs, throwing in a bunch of related stuff about the films. Bet you can find at least one thing you didn’t already know!

BOND… THEMES BOND (Part 1)

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James Bond themes: love ‘em or not, they’re an indisputable part of a long-lived franchise. SF or not, who cares? Steve talks about his favourites.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN MICRO REVIEWS

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Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

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You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

“STRANGER THINGS”—HOMAGE OR COPYCAT?

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Have you seen the new Netflix series "Stranger Things"? Well, Steve has, and he's got stuff to tell you about it. SPOILERS INSIDE!

Interview: Electric Cinema – Andrew David Barker

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The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement.

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate.

The End of the Summer Blockbuster

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Musings on the birth and development of the strange media behemoth - the summer blockbuster

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

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April 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the original US publication of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. Writing that makes me feel old. Not...

It’s All My Fault – An Apology

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Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.
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Jurassic Park is 20 – What Went Wrong?

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Jurassic Park opened in the UK 20 years ago this month. A 3D conversion was foisted upon an indifferent a few months ago. Universal...
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Ender’s Game Over

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I have a personal rule not to get involved in online discussions which have the potential to turn fractious. Yesterday I made the mistake...