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Village of the Damned: From Book to Screen

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In 1957 British science fiction author John Wyndham published The Midwich Cuckoos, and as a follower of H.G. Wells he believed that science fiction stories worked best if there was only one aberrant event i.e. alien invasion or what have…
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Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016) – Review

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Humor is one of the more subjective and wide ranging elements in the world; from the brilliant word play of the Marx Brothers to the slapstick humor of The Three Stooges, what tickles one person’s funny bone may do nothing…
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Llana of Gathol: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

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Llana of Gathol is the tenth and penultimate book in the Barsoom series and consists of four connected stories; “The Ancient Dead” (originally “The City of Mummies“), “The Black Pirates of Barsoom,” “Escape on Mars” (originally “Yellow Men of Mars”),…
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The Iron Giant: From Book to Screen

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Over the years Brad Bird has become one of the more respected directors in the field of animation, even doing decent work in live action with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland, but once upon a time, long before all…
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Synthetic Men of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

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There have been many versions of the “Beauty and the Beast” story since French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published her book back in 1740, and in 1939 Edgar Rice Burroughs put his own spin on the tale, but he…
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Victor Frankenstein (2015) – Review

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When it comes to adaptations of classic monsters Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is only surpassed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and that is mainly because most films portray the monster as a mindless brute, which is not the way he was depicted…
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Swords of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

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Welcome back John Carter! With the eighth book in the Barsoom series the narrative switches back to the character who started it all; released in 1936, in the pages of Blue Book, this six part serial was the first time…
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The Absent Minded Professor (1961) – Review

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Long before Doc Brown was installing a time travelling device inside a DeLorean Professor Ned Brainard was out fitting his Model T with an anti-gravity material in The Absent Minded Professor; this Disney classic from 1961 is a perfect example…
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