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Axanar Fan Film – Paramount and CBS To Drop Lawsuit

Yesterday it was announced that J.J. Abrams, director of the last three Star Trek movies, had interceded and pressed the executives to drop the lawsuit as it was not a helpful way to treat fans. While the suit is technically still in force until the formalities of dropping the suit are completed, fans around the world are excited and relieved. Fan films …

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Buried Treasure Tuesday: How I Learned to Watch Movies

As a long time fan of all things film and tv, it was quite the revelation a year ago when I stumbled across the first of several Youtube channels that changed the way I regularly consume and enjoy visual media in a lasting and meaningful way.  It is always an amazing and sometimes scary feeling when you encounter something that opens …

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Buried Treasure Tuesday: Experimenter

Today is the first in a new series of posts where I share a review of random unappreciated stuff.   I stumbled across Experimenter while doing my nightly Netflix surf.  Anything above a four star rating usually catches my eye, begging further attention in the form of a synopsis reading or in extreme circumstances, an internet search.  I must have read …

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April and the Extraordinary World

Of course, the English debut of the French animated movie April and the Extraordinary World would be this month. Brought to life by the same creators responsible for Persepolis and graphic novelist Jacques Tardi, comes a steampunk story set in the 1930s centered around the titular character of April along with her talking cat Darwin. The English dub version features …

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Star Wars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Trailer One: King of Colons and Subtitles

  Today we were gifted the first trailer for Rogue One, Disney/Lucasfilm’s first ever non-episodic feature film from the Star Wars universe.  Along with the new faces of what appears to be the Rebel and Imperial B-Squads the trailer hits a laundry list of nostalgic sights.  AT-AT’s?  Check.  Stormtroopers? Of Course.  Death Star and Star Destroyers? Rebels and a Rebel Base?  Check …

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Planet Earth (1974)

Planet Earth is a TV movie pilot from Gene Roddenberry of a dystopian future a few hundred years after a nuclear World War III. This was the second effort to get a series going with the title character, Dylan Hunt, played by a new actor, John Saxon. The focus is an organization of scientists, called PAX, who are trying to …