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Task of the Week: Sequel, Prequel, Remake?

What’s the smart move if you have a series or franchise on your hands? How soon should you wait before making a new entry? What’s the "magic number" of sequels before you need to make a "prequel"?  Should we make…

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Michael Moore: Shootout Video

Michael Moore discusses the extent to which some healthcare organizations went to avoid his scrutiny during the production of Sicko, and he reveals the secret of how to get him off topic. Click here for information on past and…

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A.N. Wilson on the Value of Science Fiction

When world famous novelist, biographer and cultural historian A.N. Wilson starts off an article with sentence, "Among the things spoilt by the Nazis is science fiction," you know you’re in for a fantastic read. But I can’t leave it just…

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SciFi: The CGI Pioneers

As the uncanny valley precipitously deepens, and as CGI becomes a mature art form, it can be easy to forget exactly how futuristic the first computer animated effects on film actually seemed. Though Tron’s generally cited as the first example…

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The Painting That Ate Paris

We painted, perhaps, a bleaker portrait than necessary for upcoming releases in our genre of choice.  As soon as July 6th, you can dodge leftover firecrackers and Go-Bot ripoffs to catch Joshua. Here’s the pitch:  Happy folks have weird kid….

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Horror Surfer: Fear Heroes

Thomas Dekker from Heroes is set to star in From Within. Matt Reeves will be directing Cloverfield.  You can catch the trailer for the film, which features "The Parasite", at showings of Transformers this week….

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1408 and the Room to Avoid

“You’re scared of room 237, aintcha Mr. Halloran?” – Danny in The Shining Certain recent posts about certain recent movies have got me thinking about certain rooms. In particular, that most important kind of room in the world of…

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A Brief History of Guts

“Gore: Dung, filth. Blood shed (and clotted).” – Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology “Does it have any gore?” This was one of the first questions that my grade-school friends and I used to ask when one of us had seen…

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Lighting in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

"I have always loved what I call “God Light” shafts coming out of the sky, or out of a spaceship or out of a doorway. It’s just been very romantic and extremely wondrous to me, light." — Stephen Spielberg….

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Aliens in Postal Stamps

The Fortean Times has posted online a gorgeous gallery of stamps around the world dedicated to UFOlogy, aliens and science fiction television and movies….

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