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Angry Birds & Star Wars . . .

I have not paid for a full version of Angry Birds yet. I enjoy the free versions a lot, and my kids love the games, but the free levels are enough. But here? I think I’ll be purchasing this, day one, full version, and for the next little while afterward …

MUSIC VIDEO: Red Shirts

Thought you Strangers and Aliens might appreciate this: This is actually a song that was written for a book called Redshirts by John Scalzi, which I have not yet had the pleasure (or displeasure, depending on how good or bad it may be) of reading. ~ Ben  

MOVIE REVIEW: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall is an interesting movie. As an effects movie,  especially as a sci-fi effects movie, it is fantastic. The special effects, and the world those effects create, are brilliant. As science fiction, with its look forward into future technology and culture, it is fantastic. Some of the ideas in …

Tales of Asgard (Cool Comic Covers #19)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, Tales of Asgard, a reprinting of some lost-ish Thor stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! But the covers were not by …

Red Dwarf Season 10 Trailer!

I love Red Dwarf. I mean, how many other sci-fi comedies can you think of that actually explore Big Science Fiction Ideas while making fun of Big Science Fiction Ideas and telling heart felt stories (sometimes)? Now, moments of off color humor aside, and also putting aside the second to …

Superman Teaser!

One of the things that excited me when I saw The Dark Knight Rises was the teaser for Man of Steel they played. They have two versions, apparently shipped out randomly with The Dark Knight Rises. I was worried about Man of Steel when I learned Zack Snyder was directing. …

Marvel Movies Revealed!!!

Marvel Studios has revealed the titles of their upcoming movies . . . giving some insight to the plots, and, in some situations, revealing specifics about projects that have, until now, just been rumors. Released because of SDCC, Marvel has shown off some logo artwork that has gotten me pretty …

REVIEW: Doctor Who the Movie (and the MOVIES . . .)

Netflix is the one and only reason I have become such a huge fan of Doctor Who. Before Netflix, I was a casual observer. I enjoyed watching old episodes from the original run (Tom Baker being my favorite Doctor), but mostly as a curiosity, a foray into the history of …

Spider-Man (Cool Comic Covers #17)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, well, we did it for Avengers . . . how could we NOT do it for Spider-Man? And so, Strangers and Aliens’ …