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But, Baby, it’s Cold Outside

How do we know when it’s cold? We feel it. We feel the cold on our skin, in our ears, in our lungs. But how can one see the cold? With your eyes alone you cannot tell how cold it is. Sometimes there isn’t enough visual information to even let

Movie review: Dune

I have to confess, when I first read Frank Herbert’s Dune novel about a decade ago, I didn’t really connect with the story. Although I appreciated the experience of reading such an important sci-fi classic, I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed it. I decided not to continue with the

The LEGO Star Wars Halloween special is silly, spooky fun

The LEGO company’s animated spoofs of famous franchises can never be accused of taking themselves too seriously, and the new LEGO Star Wars Halloween special on Disney+ is no exception.  In Terrifying Tales, Resistance pilot Poe Dameron has to make an unexpected stop on the lava planet of Mustafar, which

WHY THE SUN NEEDS TO SET ON THE GALACTIC EMPIRE

Two of the most recent science fiction films and television series are adaptations of two of the most beloved and seminal works of Science Fiction literature. Dune, by Frank Herbert is about to be released in theatres all over the world, and Foundation by Isaac Asimov is currently streaming as

What if…Disney+ released a Star Wars themed “What If…?” animated series?

So far, the animated Marvel Cinematic Universe series “What If…?” on Disney+ has been a fascinating playground for creators to experiment with storytelling and explore possibilities outside of what we’ve already seen in the live-action films.  I would love to see Disney+ release a similar animated show set in the

Movie review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Perhaps it’s too soon to say this, but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films, definitely in my top 5 and maybe even in my top 3. I really, really, really

The Alpha Male Isn’t

You may have run into one of these guys. They’re big, maybe bearded, scowling. “I am a dominant Alpha male by nature,” they say. “I’m a Bull… a primal hunter. I have no time for any liberal/democrat rhetoric or narrative. I don’t support BS movements and I bow to no

Movie review: Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

When I first heard that Disney was making a movie version of the theme park ride “Jungle Cruise,” my initial response was a skeptical, “Really?” And then I actually watched the trailer and my skepticism transformed into, “Well, this actually looks quite delightful.” The historical setting, over-the-top action/adventure sequences, and

Stephen Hickman (April 9, 1949 – July 16, 2021)

Stephen Hickman passed away last week. His was not a household name, if any illustrator can be said to be one. He was not as well known as a Frazetta or Boris but within the illustration world, Hickman was a giant. Stephen Hickman was an award-winning illustrator, sculptor and writer,

Why you should be paying attention to Star Wars: The High Republic

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the release of all the upcoming Star Wars projects on Disney+ — and understandably so. Longtime fan favorite Boba Fett is back (and better than ever) thanks to The Mandalorian, and he’s appearing in his own spinoff series later this year. Ewan McGregor is

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