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City of Bones Review: Werewolves and Warlocks Take Manhattan

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Feature, feature overlay, Featured Article, Movies, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Movies | 0 comments

In the upper echelon of young adult franchises, author Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments saga has its share of devoted followers, many of whom flooded Hall H at Comic Con during the Sony/Screen Gems panel to catch a first look.

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The 39th Annual Saturn Awards

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Feature, Feature Must See, feature overlay, Featured Article, Movies, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Movies, Special Events | 0 comments

“[Sci-Fi is] a great genre for two things. One: complete adventure and escapism. And also for attacking great socio-political issues that may be a little too difficult for people to face in pure realism.” – Lance Reddick, host of the 39th Annual Saturn Awards

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The Hunger Games Review: Smart. Respectful. Thrilling.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Two years ago I wrote an article calling The Hunger Games “the next big thing in teen movies.” I’m not telling you this...

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Beastly Review: Not So Charmed

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in feature overlay, Movies | 8 comments

I went into a promotional screening of Beastly this week hoping against odds for a little more Enchanted than A Cinderella Story. What I got was somewhere in the middle and I’m not quite sure where that puts me. Whereas the young adult novel the film is based on is a straight forward modernization of the classic fairy tale Beauty & the Beast, the film carries more subtle influences of stories like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. What follows is a familiar story with just not enough twists.

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