Category Archives: SF/Fantasy

Obligatory prequel trilogy post

Much like how I revisited the original Star Wars trilogy in anticipation of The Force Awakens, I found myself revisiting the prequel trilogy in anticipation of The Last Jedi. And jeez, has there ever been a pop culture property as … Continue reading

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Enhance

I feel conflicted. On the one hand, I’m a bit annoyed that the best sci-fi movie, and indeed, the best movie since Mad Max: Fury Road is yet another sequel. On the other hand, Blade Runner 2049 is so good … Continue reading

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The Return of the Return of Samus

One complaint about movies that you used to hear a lot was “it looks like a video game.” But it strikes me that the current movie industry has become more like the video games industry in a more fundamental aspect: … Continue reading

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Uncanny valley

The short story is that I’ve been doubling down on the really artsy-fartsy stuff recently, which I’ve found has eaten away a lot of the time, effort and inclination that has gone towards blogging. I hope that eventually a new … Continue reading

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Space oddity

I’ve probably said it before, but one of the big threats to modern blockbusters these days is the curse of being ‘ok’, where the major studios have honed the art of producing the sort of entertainment which feels good going … Continue reading

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Turning to more important subject matter…

To my shame and discredit I haven’t talked much about sci-fi books lately, so let’s rectify that by talking about Gabe Hudson’s Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a book I picked up almost solely on the concept alone: a romantic comedy … Continue reading

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Suns, long and short

For the past few months I’ve worked my way through Gene Wolfe’s Book of the Short sun, only recently finishing the final volume, and thus finally wrapping up his whole Solar Cycle which began with The Book of the New … Continue reading

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Things visible and invisible

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has become so iconic and cemented in its status as a classic that it’s easy to forget that it originally opened to very mixed reviews, with as many critics finding it a pretentious mess … Continue reading

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The future looks bright

Talking about animated movies is one of the Things I Like To Do on this blog, and it’s been quite some time since I talked about Don Bluth. So let’s talk about Titan A.E. (2000), the movie that kinda sorta … Continue reading

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The long, long sun

I’ve finally finished all four volumes of Gene Wolfe’s Book of the Long Sun, the very loose sequel to The Book of the New Sun. It almost lost me for a while. True to its title, the novel is very … Continue reading

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