Category Archives: Movies

A Wasteland Orange

I found an interesting guy near Walden Pond, during my second playthrough of Fallout 4. From what I’ve read online, the trader who spawns there is usually a woman and players assume she’s just a crazy cat lady. My trader spawned with … Continue reading

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Have a shiny Valentine’s Day

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Top 10 historical babes

These are my top 10 favorite actors who’ve portrayed historic figures or literary characters, or appeared in period pieces and stories inspired by the past. The U.S. has only recently discovered some of these hotties who I’ve known for the … Continue reading

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In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Poe-related items: To One in Paradise – Not one of his well-known works, but I liked this poem so much, I memorized it in high school. A Dream Within A Dream – … Continue reading

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Plastic Galaxy revisits the toys of my childhood

I just watched Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys on Hulu. This hour-long documentary covers the Kenner toy company and the development of the very first Star Wars toys in the 1970s and early ’80s, interviewing collectors, experts, … Continue reading

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Remembering STAR WARS and 1977

I was 6 years old when Star Wars hit theaters in May 1977 and my dad took me to see it on the big screen. We lived in Los Angeles at the time, and I can’t remember for certain whether or … Continue reading

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MIDAS BOX is a steampunk adventure for the whole boring family

This review originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on March 23, 2015. The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box is a Victorian steampunk movie for the entire family… assuming the entire family enjoys watching BBC costume dramas, which are … Continue reading

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Heroism happens in all genders

Portions of this post originally appeared October 7, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Science fiction and fantasy do not lack heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione … Continue reading

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ODD THOMAS is GHOST WHISPERER for men?

This review originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on July 15, 2014. Odd Thomas is a 2013 film released on DVD earlier this year and based on a series of supernatural thrillers by New York Times … Continue reading

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Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

This post originally appeared May 16, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, … Continue reading

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