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NEAR-PERFECT MOVIE (Spoilers) REVIEW: ALIENS!

In the first of two columns, Steve deconstructs and reviews James Cameron’s “Aliens,” the first sequel in what proved to be a profitable franchise. What’s he got to say? Read it and find out!

REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049

This week, Steve reviews the new(ish) movie Blade Runner 2049. Does he like it? Have you seen it? Did you like it? Check out the review and see if you agree!

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

You Don’t Know Dick

Who am I? Am I real? Is this real? Is this...Are you really reading a post on Amazing Stories, or is it all in your head?

My Favorite Martian

Mark Watney is not the first human to have been stranded on Mars.

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

Things To Do In Portland When You’re Dead: October Horror Movie...

Portland is putting its horror on

Re-reading Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3

Titan Books brings us the movie novelizations of all three books written by Alan Dean Foster in the original Alien saga. This powerful trio exemplifies why Foster is the master of movie novels.

Review – The Fictional Man by Al Ewing

Niles Golan is an ex-pat Brit in Hollywood. Never grown-up, he narrates his life with an internal monologue transforming his everyday inadequacies into triumphs....

AMAZING News 12/15/13

China soft-lands a rover on the Moon; NPR Features Filk; Charlies Stross warns that your frickin frying pan may be spying on you...and if that isn't enough, Amazing Stories makes the case for Chuck Jones, famed cartoon director, having anticipated the Chinese Moon landing in his featurette Haredevil Hare from 1948!

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

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.

H.R. Giger

Very few artists have had as big an influence on horror illustration and on the look of horror films as had Swiss artist H.R. Giger.

Book Review – Feast and Famine by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Imaginings Volume: 6 - Feast and Famine is a collection of ten short stories by the British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky, best known for the nine-volume (and counting) fantasy series, Shadows of the Apt, published by Tor.

Movie Review: Grabbers (Blu-Ray)

Grabbers has been dismissed in some quarters for not doing anything original. Well most films don’t do anything original, and Grabbers does achieve a couple of things I’ve never seen before.

Like Tears in Rain

You can almost smell the rain, feel it hammer the leather of your trenchcoat. Hear the harmonic buzz of blue neon all around you....

David Fincher’s Alien 3, and What It Can Teach Us

According to my extensive academic research over at Wikipedia this afternoon, the third installment in Fox’s Alien Quadrilogy (’Cause why use the word tetralogy, right? What a...
Prometheus | thesocietyforfilm.com

The Fire Must Be Kept Burning

Last Saturday, I spent my morning on the couch with a debilitating migraine, wondering what karmic injustice I'd committed in order to deserve being...

When Hollywood Attacks!

There was no movie in 2012 that I looked forward to seeing more than Prometheus.  It was being produced by Ridley Scott, the same...