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Body Snatchers (1993) – Abel Ferrara

My time with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues as I examine the next iteration of the classic sci-fi tale of the Body Snatchers with this 1993 update. This version features … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Town (2014) – Blake Crouch

So I dug into the third and final book of Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines trilogy, The Last Town. And once again, I was struck how all three books could have made … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

S. (2013) – Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams

This week’s book was a wonderful, experience, part art, part mystery, part collectible, all enjoyment. Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams collaborated to create this wonderful book, that once removed from its … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) – Jack Arnold

I got to revisit one of the classic Universal monsters for the next entry in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, director Jack Arnold, and the monster… the Creature from the Black … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pines (2012) – Blake Crouch

As I write this, I have not watched any of the show, Wayward Pines, that takes its guidance from the novels by Blake Crouch. I thought I would read the trilogy … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dark Matter S01E01 – Pilot

Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening. … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Issues Vol. 1

I’be been meaning to start this blog for awhile as I have a great little comic store at the end of my street, West End Comics, and the gent who … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pinkertons S01E02 -Double Shot

Adam Moore’s and Kevin Abrams’ Wild West mystery series continues this week with its second episode. The series is still setting its tone and pacing, and maybe I’ve been watching … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Rockford Files (1979) – With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket be Far Behind? and The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar

Private investigator Jim Rockford has his hands full again with this week’s dual installment. First up is With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket be Far Behind? which … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Imitation Game (2014) – Morten Tyldum

Benedict Cumberbatch turns in a masterful performance as Alan Turing in Moreten Tyldum’s Biopic/WWII Thriller, The Imitation Game. Based on the book by Andrew Hodges, with a screenplay by Graham … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment


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