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So it’s finally out…Episode 8.  “The Last Jedi”.  And fan reaction to it has been…well…all across the board.

There’s no denying that the movie is different.  782 more words

Dylan Nordberg

The Great Martian War 1913-1917 (2013)

Of the many hours of television given over to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, a couple of the earliest and certainly the oddest were taken up by Mike Slee’s entertaining “mockumentary”. 633 more words

Science Fiction

War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

A peculiar – though enjoyable enough if only of the level of empty spectacle – animated sequel to H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds that looks like Japanese anime but is in fact a Malaysian film written and directed by Americans. 661 more words


October 30, 1938: Just Me and My Radio

It’s easy from the comfort of our 21st century recliners to dismiss the mass hysteria of an earlier generation as so many Chicken Littles or Turkey Lurkeys, afraid of their own shadows. 542 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

There’s much to dislike about the Medved Brothers, Michael and Harry – their sneering attitudes towards ultra low-budget films in their books The Fifty Worst Movies of All Time… 733 more words


The Invasion (2007)

Previous adaptations of Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers (1954) had cannily reflected something of the times in which they’d been made. Don Siegal’s 1956… 770 more words


The War of the Worlds (1952)

OK, so Wells purists have much to complain about, but despite the gross liberties taken with the source novel, Byron Haskin’s (very) loose adaptation 1898 novel remains a hugely enjoyable film. 1,333 more words