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Thor: Love and Thunder is almost here, featuring the return of Taika Waititi as director and voicing the large Thor pal Korg, plus the long-awaited scene of Chris Hemsworth′s Thor and his hammer Mjolnir passing him over for Natalie Portman′s Jane Foster to become the next Thor, as envisioned in the 1970s by Donald Glut […]

When it arrives next fall, it will have been four long years between the monumental, ground-breaking animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (reviewed here) and its sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse.  So far it looks like it may be the most anticipated film of 2022. What do we know so far?  The negative is that […]

  Review by C.J. Bunce Tokyo 1996–an alien invasion threatens Earth.  Godzilla emerges to seemingly defend against the invaders, who call themselves the Xiliens, but the humans target Godzilla and he is seized by the aliens.  A test pilot, Captain Daitan Matushita and a cyborg scientist named Hoshi–both working for a mad scientist named Doctor […]

Since launching it’s studio of direct-to-streaming films, Netflix has not been lacking for sci-fi.  The latest in its line of space disasters is Stowaway, coming to your TV sets next month.  It’s a suspense thriller about a long-term voyage to Mars that–no surprise–has a stowaway, and other problems that require some life-and-death decisions of the […]

After three DreamWorks animated movies featuring Jack Black as the voice of Po the Kung Fu Panda, Black is back, joined by Magnum PI’s Amy Hill and James Hong in a new summer series on Netflix.  Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight finds Po teaming up with an English knight on a quest to rescue […]

Review by C.J. Bunce It’s not every comic book title that can be credited to a single person.  It wasn’t exactly a comic book, but then again maybe it was.  It was writer, artist, and editor Owen McCarron′s thirteen issues of Marvel’s Fun and Games, an early “interactive” series from 1979 and 1980 that welcomed […]

Genre favorite Jenna Coleman is back, this time not as the friendly companion in Doctor Who, but as Johanna Constantine in The Sandman, a new series coming to Netflix this summer.  Based on Neil Gaiman’s series of graphic novels from DC Comics, it’s a dark fantasy tale of another world, a place called the Dreaming, […]

Jackie Brown, Dolemite is My Name, and BlacKkKlansman all revisited America of 40 to 50 years ago, and all were great successes at recreating the sounds, the look, and feel of the eras they depicted.  Movies like those, plus a taste of vintage classics Shaft and The Legend of Billy Jack can be found in […]

Some movies seem to come out of nowhere.  Take The Menu.  What kind of stylish dark fantasy is this?  The movie is about a couple visiting an exclusive remote resort restaurant that has deadly surprises in addition to exotic food.  Is it The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover, or a twisted mix […]

It’s hard to believe we saw our last episode of The Orville three full years ago in April 2019.  The wait is almost over, as the new season, titled The Orville: New Horizons, comes to Hulu beginning with its first episode June 2.  Creator/star Seth MacFarlane is bringing the show back, along with behind-the-scenes contributions […]

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