Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reasons To Be Cheerful – Adaptations

Following on from last week’s look at movie prequels in production, this week I’m making a list of books I’m gonna read before the adaptations hit the screens. Some of my friends prefer to watch the movie first. They like to … Continue reading

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Reasons To Be Cheerful – Prequels

As we approach the mid-point of 2011 I’m thinking about which movies I’m looking forward to in the coming months. And there seem to be a good few prequels, sequels, etc. in the pipeline. Now I love prequels but I need to prepare … Continue reading

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Where Is Sci Fi Going?

Where is science fiction going? When you look at its past the loose patterns that emerged are easy to see and have been well documented. The cold war anxieties of the fifties were reflected in the alien invasion movies of … Continue reading

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5 Sci Fi Movies Featuring An Actor You Wouldn’t Expect

Some actors and even directors pop up in the oddest places. In sci fi movies, for instance.  In roles that are neither cameo nor star billing, their fame nevertheless propels them up the credits and makes you think, “He’s in … Continue reading

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