Category Archives: Film

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is a miniseries that never should’ve existed. That’s true on several levels. Firstly, there would never be a need to wrap up the major plot threads with a miniseries had the Sci-Fi Channel honored its commitment … Continue reading

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Dune and Frank Herbert’s Dune

Chris Woods penned this review. It’s a surprisingly long time since Frank Herbert’s Dune was first published. I read it in the mid 1970s and had assumed it was new then. Although it’s possible the UK publication lagged a little, … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

The films of Guillermo del Toro have often dealt with innocence in a corrupt world; sometimes the innocence is found in surprising places, as in Hellboy, in which a demon becomes a savior. He also plays with the idea of … Continue reading

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Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies

“Captain, the corpses are fighting the skeletons!” I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies when I had gone to see something else, and thought “Cute, but probably not something I’ll want to see.” Well, I was looking to kill a … Continue reading

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2

Way back in the summer of 2002, my father took my sister and me to see Spider-Man. I knew of the character, I enjoyed watching the 1996 Fox animated series, I’d even read a few of the comics, enough to … Continue reading

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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is a miniseries that never should’ve existed. That’s true on several levels. Firstly, there would never be a need to wrap up the major plot threads with a miniseries had the Sci-Fi Channel honored its commitment … Continue reading

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Jay Oliva’s Justice League Dark

Once I got started on the Justice League Dark comic, I had to go back and check out the 2017 animated film. If anyone is expecting a film version of the new comic series, guess again: the film was released before the … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I decided to watch Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a diversion while on an extended stay in the hospital for the first of my such visits for staphylococcus infections. I expected it to be entertaining, and I was right! It’s been a … Continue reading

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man

With great power comes great responsibility.  It’s the guiding mantra behind one of the 20th Century’s greatest heroes.  But before he was a hero, he was a young man.  A confused teenager like every other, with a crush on the … Continue reading

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Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man

So I had this coupon from Best Buy that allowed me to pick up a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man for half price. Another one of those films I’d heard of but didn’t really know much about, except that 1) it’s about … Continue reading

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