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Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

By at December 21, 2015 | 1:00 am | 1 Comments

Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

4 / 5 stars The skills needed to properly rejigger the Star Wars series happen, luckily enough, to be J.J. Abrams' strong suit: Understanding popular sci-fi culture remarkably well and evolving its mythology. Abrams exhibited these talents long before Star Wars was a gleam in his eye, right on your TV screen with Lost. There, his isolated universe had sci-fi zeitgeist more...

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Fantastic Science Fiction: The Quirky Queue FANTASTIC PLANET Film Review

By at May 5, 2012 | 8:10 am | 2 Comments

Fantastic Science Fiction: The Quirky Queue FANTASTIC PLANET Film Review

5 / 5 stars The brilliant, albeit angry, author Harlan Ellison has often ranted about the difference between science fiction and sci-fi. According to Ellison, the term "sci-fi" denotes a dumbing down of the genre. This has become apparent in the recent rash of blockbuster "sci-fi" films that rehash and regurgitate great ideas in simplified form for younger audiences, more...

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An Oscar for Chris Farley… and Other Cinematic What Ifs

By at March 6, 2012 | 11:25 pm | 2 Comments

An Oscar for Chris Farley… and Other Cinematic What Ifs

Hollywood folklore has always included tales of movies never made, of legendary roles turned down, of potential casting decisions that didn't happen. Popular films have left such an imprint on our culture that it can feel impossible to picture our favorite movies done differently. Or by someone else. But the CalArts literary magazine Black Clock has gone full-blown more...

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Luke, I Am Your Psychiatrist: STAR WARS IDENTITIES

By at November 27, 2011 | 8:47 am | 0 Comment

Luke, I Am Your Psychiatrist: STAR WARS IDENTITIES

How much is too much? In the lore of everything Star Wars, that question has been asked endlessly, probably dating back to the Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978. Time to start asking again, as LucasFilm has announced a new, museum-based project entitled Star Wars Identities, an exhibition promising "A Character Driven Adventure Into Identity," inviting visitors to "learn more...

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