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Review of “The Lobster”

* D The Lobster is a lot like a very bad episode of the Twilight Zone. It has a weak science fiction premise that is never explained: Adults who are unmarried are sent to a special “hotel” and given a … Continue reading

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Review of “Criminal”

* * C Criminal is a science fiction thriller with an all star cast. The premise is that when CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds) is killed by an anarchist plotting world mayhem, the only way to recover his … Continue reading

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Review of “Ghost in the Shell (mild spoilers)”

* * C I didn’t get a chance to see this film in the theater, partly because it was gone so quickly from them, which is never a good sign. This weekend, I had the chance to watch it on … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero a Superhero?

A recent YouTube video by Diversity in Comics got me thinking. In his video, he claims that both Indiana Jones and James Bond are super heroes, which I completely disagree with. But then I started thinking about comic book characters. … Continue reading

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Review of “Great Wall”

* * C Great Wall is a film about a pair of European mercenaries, William (Matt “Bourne” Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), who come to China looking for the secret of gunpowder. Instead, they discover the Taotie, a race of … Continue reading

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Review of “Edge of Tomorrow” (rewatch/spoilers)

* * * * A I saw the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt science fiction film “Edge of Tomorrow” when it was in theaters and really liked it. Rewatching it, it stood up well. I had forgotten a lot of it. Bill … Continue reading

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Science Fiction: Post Human Future Societies

In my previous post in this series, What Does the Future Hold?, I talked about the different uses that science fiction can be put to and gave my opinion that the highest form of science fiction is the milieu story, … Continue reading

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