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Something to Watch: DVD’s

It seems somewhat appropriate that I get to wish everyone Happy Halloween before I talk about the first selection today. And ordinarily it would be a sad week when the only live action movie title on offer had a name like Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead, but this one pulled a ton of awards on […]

War of the Worlds

On October 30th, 1938, the Wells Brother (Orson and H.G. of no actual relation to each other) terrified America with their broadcast of an alien invasion as a news event on Mercury Theatre on the Air. Many people ignored the beginning of the program where they were told it was a fictional tale written by […]

Greatest Monster Killers

I love Halloween, and all the monsters and ghoulies it brings out. But my favorite aspect of that are the heroes (of either gender) who slay the monsters for us, starting when I was a kid with Riki Tiki Tavi. I was thinking about putting together a best of list, but I didn’t have to, […]

Something to Watch: Streaming Xfinity

Like everyone else on the planet, I have become a big fan of watching streaming video online. For the most part, as new sources became available, they were connected to a service that had something to gain from the offering, and the ones that didn’t gain anything soon went away. The new one that fits […]

Steampunk Music

The Steampunk Fortnight continues over at TOR, with multiple articles stories and presentations posted each day. One I particularly like is the The Amazing Fantastic Steampunk Timeline of Music and Things by Evelyn Kriete. This presents a very nice chronology of the various Steampunk bands, and ties it to some other events and milestones of […]

Spirited Away Tomorrow

On the last Wednesday each month, the JICC has an Anime presentation free and open to the public they refer to as their Animezing Series. This month the presentation is Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, a watershed animation and a perfect tale for Halloween. Reservations are required for tomorrow night’s event, since the theater has limited […]

Something to Do: Movies

It played a few weeks ago at Sci-Fi London, and now Monsters goes into limited release in the US this Friday. If it doesn’t play anywhere close to you, the web site says it goes into wide release on December 3rd. The buzz from the film fest circuit is positive, and the trailer looks great; […]

Something to Watch: DVD’s

There are no real genre movies coming out this week, but Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played with Fire) brings part two of the trilogy that began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo home. This Swedish series about an investigative reporter and a girl genius hacker is very much edge of […]

Animate Shatner Contest

Yes, there really is such a contest, and you have until November 18th to submit your entry. The folks at the animation software company Toon Boom have teamed up with Shatner’s My Outer Space to put the competition together. According to the contest page you become a member of My Outer Space (it’s free), and […]

Misfits trailer

There is a new trailer for the UK show Misfits which is about to launch into season 2. If you enjoyed Heroes back when they were good and you like intelligent comedy, this may just be the show for you. A group of scruffy young folks on a Community Service sentence get struck by lightning […]