Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot [Ijon Tichy: Space Pilot] (2007)

(aka, The Star Diaries) This is frustrating. Here we have a brilliant and extremely funny Science Fiction television series, one which ranks right up there with the best science fiction comedy series ever made, like the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Red Dwarf, and yet… No one knows about it. Not in the […]

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Dire Wolf [Dino Wolf] (2009)

I have to admit it, I miss Fred Olen Ray. He’s been busy doing Hallmark Christmas movies and the occasional crime thriller for more than a decade now — and he spent most of the decade before that making what are often called “Skinemax” films for late-night cable to run after all the grownups are […]

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Ready Player One (2018)

I’ll have to confess to a major disappointment here.  After hearing it used so effectively in the trailers, I really, really wanted to hear Rush’s song “Tom Sawyer” when the rows of identical videogame warriors known as the Sixers get into their identical cars in lockstep. Oh well. The whole story of how this film […]

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Space Detective (2017)

“The following transmission has been translated into local Terran dialect.  Some visual distortion may occur” I have no idea what in the world Antonio Llapur and Matt Sjafiroeddin were smoking when they created Space Detective.  I just hope someone buys them more of it – and soon. I find myself at a loss what in […]

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