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The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Women Of Hammer Horror by Robert Michael “Bobb” Potter (book review).

As author Bobb Potter points out in his introduction that although ‘Hammer Glamour’, which I reviewed last year, covers 80 actresses in the Hammer Films, his book intends to be more comprehensive covering all the women in the famous studio’s movie and TV catalogue. That’s a major undertaking by anyone’s business. The more major cast […]

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Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

July 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ : a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

The fabulous art of counter-culture artist Robert Williams and the art he creates is the subject of co-directors Mary C. Reese’s and Doug Blake’s study of the art, life and influence of Williams. Whether his subject is classic cars, underground culture, motorcycles, nudity, LSD, alien invasions, scientific hoax or whatever his paintings are a collision […]

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Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

July 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iron Man And Philsophy edited by Mark D. White (book review).

I should point out from the start that ‘Iron Man And Philosophy’ was released in 2012’ so that the events in ‘Iron Man 3’ won’t have any bearing in the contents. This is important to note because several of the philosophers use the first two films as the launch points for their topics. It’s also […]

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3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema by Ray Zone (book review).

July 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema by Ray Zone (book review).

  Up until the mid-1980s, I had only seen two 3D films at the cinema. The Mask (1961) in the early 70s and ‘Parasite’ (1982) much later, both low budget horror films. Reading the list author Ray Zone supplies with his book ‘3D Revolution: The History Of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema’, I have seen a lot […]

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Impulse by David Lewis (book review).

July 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Impulse by David Lewis (book review).

  Are you curious as to why some of the decisions or choices you make aren’t backed up by intelligent thinking and deliberation first, then maybe you’ll find some of the answers here with David Lewis’ book ‘Impulse’. The sub-title carries the usual more descriptive meaning: ‘Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why […]

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Why science fiction can save the humanities…

July 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Why science fiction can save the humanities…

Today at NewRepublic.com, Judith Shulevitz makes a “half unserious” case for why science fiction can save the humanities, which have been under siege at universities from the push for more job-oriented academic tracks: “The beauty of science is expressed in a totally different way from the beauty of traditional literature,” writes the Chinese science-fiction novelist […]

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Editorial – July 2013: by GF Willmetts: ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2013: by GF Willmetts: ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’

Hello everyone How often have you heard people say about some advanced technology, ‘It’s only Science Fiction…’, as if that will be something unlikely to happen in the near future? Thinking about the statement, I can’t help feel that people who say such things are just being dismissive in terms of saying that it will […]

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Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes? an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes?  an article by: GF Willmetts.

It was the book ‘Superman And Philosophy’ last month that got me pondering on this particular problem of just how legal and lawful are super-heroes? I mean that beyond being vigilantes and working outside of the law, although that will be examined as well. So perhaps it would be best to start with the Man […]

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Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

Interestingly, ‘Green Lantern And Philosophy’ starts off with the Green Lantern Corps before moving on specifically to that of the Earth Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and his back-up team in the opening section of this book. If anything, Earth seems to be unique for the number of Lanterns it has because it doesn’t appear to […]

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The Life After Death Project Special Edition (2013) (DVD review).

June 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Life After Death Project Special Edition (2013) (DVD review).

Two DVDs all about life after death! The problem being most people don’t really know if there is life before death or even then, what life actually is. The true definition of life is quite difficult to ascertain and the concept of living after death is a rather vague notion. Before getting into an extrapolated […]

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