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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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Doctor Sleep (film review by Mark Kermode).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Doctor Sleep (film review by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, reviews Doctor Sleep – the horror movie sequel to The Shining, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film, set several decades after the events of The Shining, mixes elements of the novel and the Stanley Kubrick flick.

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The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Kermode and Felicity Jones interview).

November 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Kermode and Felicity Jones interview).

Here’s the review of the film, The Aeronauts, by our man-of-many-movies, Mark Kermode, as well as an interview with Felicity Jones. This flick looks kind of steampunky, even though it’s a historical adventure – stick on a pair of brass goggles and it could have leapt straight out of the pages of one of Stephen […]

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The Witcher (Netflix fantasy series: 2nd trailer).

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The Witcher (Netflix fantasy series: 2nd trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for the Netflix TV series, The Witcher, based on the fantasy books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. Hitting Netflix on December 20th 2019 … the trailer puts me in mind of Game of Thrones, which isn’t accidental; there’re lots of series coming up aiming to steal the spiky GoT […]

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Ant-Man 3 on the way from Marvel: thanks, Peyton Reed (news).

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Ant-Man 3 on the way from Marvel: thanks, Peyton Reed (news).

The Ant-Man’s future is assured with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), with director Peyton Reed in charge once more – he who also produced 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ant-man-3-peyton-reed-returning-direct-1251732

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Tamora Pierce’s Tortall epic fantasy books to become a TV series (news).

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Tamora Pierce’s Tortall epic fantasy books to become a TV series (news).

Tamora Pierce’s 22 Tortall epic fantasy books are to become a TV series thanks to the Lionsgate studio – and apparently they’re aiming for a kind of Game of Thrones meets young adult vibe. https://deadline.com/2019/11/lionsgate-little-women-producer-playground-plot-fantasy-world-with-tamora-pierces-tortall-universe-series-1202771376/?fbclid=IwAR1eKgwhl2YVG3KTVz7pedxQm2sIrQz1Qrh2KBq_e896mhV-Htf6pOCHZ_k – The Offworld Report – the best content offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Is Planet Nine a primordial Black Hole? (science video).

October 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is Planet Nine a primordial Black Hole? (science video).

JMG conducts a little video exploration into the recent idea that the hypothetical Planet Nine outside our solar system may not be a planet at all (this is the thing that causes a gravity-based influence on orbits for trans-Neptunian objects), but instead, could be a small primordial black hole sitting just outside our solar system.

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Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Little Joe (scifi film: trailer).

In new scifi horror movie Little Joe, Alice, a scientist, creates a genetically modified plant which is designed to make humans happy – but when she takes a plant home for her son, Joe, it begins to cause uncanny changes verging on the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers-variety. 

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Dracula (new BBC classic horror TV series: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dracula (new BBC classic horror TV series: trailer).

The first trailer for Dracula has been revealed, a forthcoming three-part horror series based on the classic novel of the same name – this one written by Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat – as a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. 

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Watchmen (new trailer: superhero TV series).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Watchmen (new trailer: superhero TV series).

Following a late-night visit from the senator who authored Masked Policing Legislation in Oklahoma, FBI agent Laurie Blake (Jean Smart) heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation. The Lord of The Manor receives a harshly worded letter and responds accordingly.

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Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Code 8 (scifi movie: trailer).

Code 8 is a new sci-fi film directed by Jeff Chan, created as a sequel to his 2016 short film of the same name. Humans who possess superhuman powers clash with a militarised police force set up to suppress all mutants (ohh, those dirty mutants).

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