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a quick review of “the martian”

I saw The Martian over the weekend, and I cannot say enough good things about it. Evidently, many others agree with me, as it grossed $100 million around the world ($55 million in the U.S.) on its opening weekend, and … Continue reading

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a quick review of the sf/f movies of 2014

2014 IS ALMOST OUT THE DOOR, and I was fortunate enough to see quite a few science-fiction, fantasy, or superhero movies.  Here’s how I rank them: 5 Stars Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  “The man out of time” (as Loki … Continue reading

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a quick review of “the fault in our stars”

Because I write young adult science fiction and fantasy, my reviews of movies and books almost always stay within those sub-genres.  This time, I’m going to go 0% SF/F  and 100% YA as I tell you why the film version … Continue reading

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a quick review of “maleficent”

My wife’s favorite Disney princess is Aurora, so of course, we had to see Maleficent over the weekend.  Like I did for Godzilla, I’ll briefly tell you what I liked, what I didn’t, and what I was ambivalent about.  SPOILERS … Continue reading

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a quick review of “godzilla”

Like many of you, I saw Godzilla over the weekend.  I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid, watching old monster movies on Saturday morning TV, right after cartoons.  So what did I think?     What I … Continue reading

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when the world was young: star wars

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days   In the previous installment of this series, I discussed a number of sci-fi movies from the 1970’s that have influenced and continue to influence my writing.  The greatest … Continue reading

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“captain a” in dc

Like a whole lot of people, I saw Captain America: The Winter Solider over the weekend, and I loved it.  Most of the movie is set in Washington DC, and I lived in the area from 1979-1998 (my home is … Continue reading

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these will be some kickass sequels

Here are a few of the upcoming movies I’m looking forward to seeing, presented with some commentary and possible spoilers.     Not a “summer” movie, seeing as how it opens at the beginning of April, but who cares?  This … Continue reading

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yeah, that’s what I said, too…

The folks at How It Should Have Ended echo my thoughts on the trainwreck that is the latest Hobbit movie.         *sigh*

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word geekery, “hunger games edition”

(h/t Bryan Bessette)   Like everyone else in North America, I’ll be headed to the multiplex this weekend for Catching Fire, the new Hunger Games movie.  From the reviews I’ve seen already, I’m pretty sure that Fire will be a … Continue reading

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