Tag Archives: Dystopia

RIP: Miguel Ferrer

Poor guy, knocked out by cancer at 61. Well he had quite a resume of his own and didn’t live in the shadow of his famous father Jose Ferrer. His big debut was the OCP executive who approved the Robocop … Continue reading

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High-Rise

I remember seeing the trailer for this and then it never showed up at any theater. When it popped up on Netflix, I pounced on the opportunity to see another JG Ballard story brought to life. His other most famous … Continue reading

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Another book I managed to read before the movie is released in…2018. Yeah, I definitely got a better head start unlike The Martian. Spielberg is directing so the film adaptation may be fantastic like Jurassic Park or a humongous dud like this Summer’s The BFG. … Continue reading

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Idiocracy: ten years later screening

Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to watch a tenth anniversary screening of Mike Judge’s second sleeper hit and somewhat prescient film Idiocracy. Alamo and a series of other art-house theaters screened the movie simultaneously while bookending the movie with … Continue reading

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John Carpenter

Now to catch up on concerts and brushes with greatness which in two cases will be combined! First off…John Carpenter! Somara and I got to see him perform his music this June at the Moody Theater. It was a retrospective … Continue reading

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More Image comics I enjoy

If you love Science Fiction, I highly recommend Image. There’s more to them than The Walking Dead and creator-owned superheroes…I think they’ve scaled back on the latter. Below are my overdue plugs I promised two years ago. Rick Remender (Black Science) … Continue reading

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Two new crossover comics for the Summer of ’16

It’s always exciting to see favorite characters from different owners/licensees get together! Judge Dredd works on numerous levels despite many people forgetting that it’s mostly a British parody of America’s love of violence: Dirty Harry and other unhinged, plays-by-his-own-rules cop. IDW … Continue reading

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Interstellar: Rental at Best

The defending mantra I’ve heard from Interstellar‘s fans have been, “it’s just a movie.” It sure was, a movie with a mediocre plot and terrible science pushing it through. I’m in the same camp as Dr. Plait, I can accept a … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is so far my number one pick for the Summer ever since I watched the trailer last Winter. Whether or not I’m right will be disclosed later but overall the Summer 2014 movie season … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past: Worth Seeing*

* – This chapter in the X-Men films isn’t terribly concerned whether or not non-comic book movie goers are very knowledgeable of this venerable storyline. There is some exposition but the flick doesn’t concern itself if general audiences get it. I gave up … Continue reading

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