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Elysium trailer – what District 9’s Neill Blomkamp can do with the big bucks. Wow!

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elysium trailer – what District 9’s Neill Blomkamp can do with the big bucks. Wow!

Here comes Elysium, a new film by District 9’s director Neill Blomkam, featuring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and scheduled for an August 2013 release. Looks mighty impressive.

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Helix… sick in the Arctic?

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Helix… sick in the Arctic?

Battlestar’s Ronald D. Moore goes all Mulder and Scully on us with more black ooze than an episode of the X-files, in his new SF TV series, Helix. When a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, they […]

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Jupiter Ascending started by Wachowski brothers.

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jupiter Ascending started by Wachowski brothers.

Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.  Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2nd 2013. From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling […]

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Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

April 15, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Fire with Fire by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

Caine Riordan is a writer, not a soldier, but when he chases a story to the Moon, he apparently steps too close to a secret held by an organisation that does not officially exist or so he is led to believe when they pull him from cryogenic sleep thirteen years later. He was put on […]

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The Hunger Games Catching Fire… first trailer.

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games Catching Fire… first trailer.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a […]

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Movie Monsters In Scale by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Movie Monsters In Scale by Mark C. Glassy (book review).

Mark C. Glassy’s book ‘Movie Monsters In Scale’ has a more descriptive sub-title, ‘A Modeler’s Gallery Of Science Fiction And Horror Figures And Dioramas’ which suggests far more than a location. A medical scientist by profession and from the looks of things, we’re also of a similar age, Glassy has the itch and by the […]

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Canadian science fiction, to the stars… Ad Astra.

April 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Canadian science fiction, to the stars… Ad Astra.

I’ve recently returned from Ad Astra 2013 after my stint there as a Guest of Honour; so, here’s my thoughts on the convention and the fine state of the fantasy and science fiction genre up Canada-way. First off, it should be noted that Ad Astra is a literary fan-run convention, promoting local talent within the […]

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Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ad Astra 2013 – video con report.

I’ll be doing a con report of my time as Guest of Honour at the 2013 Ad Astra convention – Canada’s main SFF con of a literary bent. As befitting an author, it’ll be mostly words (with a few photos thrown in). Meanwhile, here’s the Canadian Nerd’s video blog from the con.

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SFF author David Farland gets ‘book bombed’ to help sick son.

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
SFF author David Farland gets ‘book bombed’ to help sick son.

Readers are ordering David Farland books as a means to help donate funds to save Farland’s son, who suffered life threatening injuries from a longboarding accident last week. So many readers of David Farland started ordering his books that within hours his books such as Nightingale, both in print and electronic, may soon top the […]

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Scary Movie 5 (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Scary Movie 5 (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Quite honestly, we needed another ‘Scary Movie installment much like an aging shaggy dog needs to open up his own flea-infested hotel. Still, it did not stop the powers-that-be to cram another random and pointless sequel down the throats of moviegoers at the box office. Sure, one can make an argument that the reason behind […]

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