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Thursday, July 8 2010

‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ Needs a Bit More Voltage

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.


Wednesday, June 23 2010

Ray’s way: Sci-fi’s main man, in his own words


Friday, May 21 2010

Jaime Hernandez’s World Revealed With a Biographer’s Eye and a Fan’s Enthusiasm

If you read comics, you know of the Hernandez brothers whether you’ve read their work or not. Even if you grew up in a tiny town where the only places to get comics were the drug store or the gas station, Love and Rockets somehow entered your vocabulary.


Tuesday, April 13 2010

Monsters and Mundanes: Being Human Series 2

We are all monsters, even if we don’t have fangs.


Wednesday, April 7 2010

The Neverending Story

This '80s fantasy classic gets the Blu-ray treatment. This is a wise decision, given that most of the film's attributes are of the visual sort.


Tuesday, March 30 2010

The Light #1-2

Let there be no light... Edmondson and Weldele have created a fascinating meditation on the warp speed with which we now exchange and ingest information.


Tuesday, March 2 2010

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, by D.C. Pierson

Pierson is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes, as our two main characters often remark about the fear of being found out that they could be gay, based on their nerdiness.


Sunday, February 28 2010

Veracity by Laura Bynum

It is hard to write a dystopian science fiction novel that is as memorable and thought-provoking as 1984 or A Handmaid's Tale, but Laura Bynum's new book comes pretty close.


Friday, February 26 2010

On Supernatural, It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Big changes ahead for Season 6


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