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Retrospective: The Hypnotic Eye (1960) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: The Hypnotic Eye (1960) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

In an unnamed major city, there is a baffling series of incidents of beautiful women inflicting agonising self-mutilations on their own faces. Dave, a police detective, investigates by searching for a common link. He ties the case to the visit of a popular stage hypnotist. The film’s plot is rather straightforward and flat. The short […]

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Kronos (1957) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kronos (1957)    (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: With a film like ‘Kronos’ the viewer should not be looking at how convincing the special effects are but how clever and efficient they are as they come close to working. From a distance, ‘Kronos’ looks like a fairly spectacular Earth invasion film. Seen individually each visual effect seems to give up its secrets […]

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Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Curvature (2018)   (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: A woman wakes up in bed and realises that a recent chunk of her life, the time since she went to bed, is now missing. Then she discovers through the magic of time travel that she had killed someone and really that is not like her. Since then, she has been trying to send […]

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Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot (book review)

August 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Comics And Adaptation edited by Benoít Mitaine, David Roche and Isabelle Schmitt-Pitiot   (book review)

There are a few things that you become aware of when you start reading the introduction to ‘Comics And Adaptation’. The first is half the book is devoted to how other fiction is adapted into the comicbook format and most of the examples come from France or Spain so don’t expect the usual suspects. It […]

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Alita: Battle Angel (1st full trailer).

July 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alita: Battle Angel (1st full trailer).

Here’s the first big trailer for the live action adaption of anime SFmovie Alita: Battle Angel by producers James Cameron and Jon Landau, and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City). The movie stars Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who […]

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (movie trailer).

July 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (movie trailer).

More JK Rowling-derived fantasy mayhem in the Fantastic Beasts movie follow-up, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald, rides a broomstick into your local cinema on November 16th 2018. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with […]

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Aquaman (superhero movie trailer).

July 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aquaman (superhero movie trailer).

Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role, reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean, Arthur Curry as he fights his wicked half-brother to regain the crown of King of Atlantis and stop his sibling from declaring war on the surface world.

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SHAZAM! (superhero movie: first trailer).

July 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
SHAZAM! (superhero movie: first trailer).

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out, as the film version of SHAZAM! shows which mixes the movie Big with something like Superman. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM! — this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the […]

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Glass (superhero movie trailer).

July 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Glass (superhero movie trailer).

M. Night Shyamalan merges the universes of two of his old films – Unbreakable, and Split, in his next SF thriller, Glass. From Unbreakable, actor Bruce Willis returns as superhero David Dunn with actor Samuel L. Jackson as super-villain Elijah Price, known also by his evil pseudonym, Mr. Glass. Joining from Split is actor James […]

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Nightflyers (Netflix SF series trailer).

July 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nightflyers (Netflix SF series trailer).

Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Nightflyers series, based on the horror-SF novella by George R. R. Martin. Colonists wake up inside a failing starship and have to work out what is going wrong and what wants them dead. Hell, the universe, man. The whole universe wants you f^%^ing dead. I hope they’re not going to […]

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