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Fourth Annual Festival of International Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction Films at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre

Fourth Annual Festival of International Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction Films at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre

| August 10, 2003

4th Annual Festival of International Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction Films: From King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World to invading Martians, a chainsaw wielding maniac and Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre rolls out all of the heavy fantasy, horror and Sci-fi heavy hitters for their fourth […]

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Blade Runner 2049

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Blade Runner 2049

| November 7, 2017

The advent of mainstream science fiction in recent year seems to have largely run parallel to dug-up sequels. If the former is a human, the latter is a replicant, and in that way, Blade Runner 2049 operates a plane a bit more unique than similar films of recent memory. While that provides for some incredible […]

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The Lost World (1925)

The Lost World (1925)

| September 13, 2017

Look back on the history of cinematic special effects artists and consider for a moment how many master/protégé working relationships found the protégé moving on to become as important and influential in their respective fields as the men they studied under had been. When I think about those special make-up effects artists who’ve defined the […]

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The Lawnmower Man: Collector’s Edition

The Lawnmower Man: Collector’s Edition

| July 2, 2017

It’s common knowledge by now that The Lawnmower Man’s (1992) claim to be a film based off the synonymous Stephen King short story was an utter fabrication. Anyone who’s read the 1975 King short knows that it’s about a satyr who mows a lawn and eats a man, not about a fix-it-man with an IQ […]

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Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

| June 7, 2017

This past Christmas I got two dvds of Kevin Smith doing Q&As in front of large live audiences.  One was the third Evening with Kevin Smith and the other was Too Fat For Forty.  I listen to a few of Smith’s podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed these live specials.  I didn’t realize when I agreed to […]

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Mars

Mars

| April 19, 2017

Capitalizing on the massive success of Ridley Scott’s The Martian from a couple of years ago, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard bring you Mars, a TV mini-series event about the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. The series is really unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  Part of it is a documentary, taking […]

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

| December 5, 2016

Before directing Young Guns II (1990), the immensely fun Freejack (1992), and serving as second unit director on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand’s Geoff Murphy co-wrote/directed one of the most stirring and relatable films about humanity at the end of the world in 1985’s New Zealand-set The Quiet Earth. One of astrophysicist […]

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

| October 4, 2016

In this day and age, any list-format book is, by definition, going to go out of date the second the text is locked, often quite a while before publication. The current version, edited by Steven Jay Schneider, is an update of the 2009 edition, which itself ended with the 2006 film Children of Men. This […]

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Kamikaze ’89

Kamikaze ’89

| September 22, 2016

While the work of Rainer W. Fassbinder can certainly be deemed ‘strange’, any single label like this would be too confining. In 13 years, he directed over 40 films, including the 15-hour Berlin Alexannderplatz. Fassbinder also starred in fellow contemporaries work to high regard. Wolf Gremm’s Kamikaze 89, release shortly before Fassbinder’s death at 37, […]

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Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

| September 18, 2016

Writer/director James Cameron may be known best to younger audiences as the man who’s dominated the highest box office earner records for most of the last two decades with his blockbuster pictures, Titanic (1998) and Avatar (2009). Long before that, though, Cameron was cutting his teeth on some of the most iconic sci-fi actioners in […]

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