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Movie Review: Ghostbusters

“Safety Lights are for Dudes!” I had no idea what to expect going into this new Ghostbusters movie. The vitriol over it during the previous year has been exhausting. Never have I wanted so badly for a movie to be good, but had so little sign as to whether it actually would be. I’m happy […]

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Movie Review: Warcraft

Let me state up front that I have never played Warcraft the game in any of its incarnations, and so may be in a good position to judge this as a movie and not as an artifact of some other thing. Honestly, the only thing I really know about Warcraft is Leeroy Jenkins. But I have played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.

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Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

I think there’s an argument to be made that media outlets are hungry for content that will attract viewers. And nothing looks better than content with a known track record and pre-existing audience. So now companies like Netflix produce sequels to movies that first played some sixteen years ago. How does a sixteen-year-old movie possibly require a sequel? Answer: It doesn’t. Yet here we are, with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.

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Television Review: The Man in the High Castle (Season 1) and Occupied

This month, we take a look at thought-provoking television shows: Amazon’s PKD adaptation,The Man in the High Castle (Season 1), and the Norwegian political thriller Occupied.

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Movie Review: Deadpool

Have we reached peak superhero? Are we oversaturated? Might we in fact have too many superhero media adaptations? Given that the four movie posters at the entrance of my local theater right now are for Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse, one can certainly be forgiven for thinking we might just be a wee bit oversaturated. I for one love this state of affairs.

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Television Review: The Expanse

The Syfy channel debuted their new show, THE EXPANSE, at the end of November. The show is based on the space opera series by James S.A. Corey. Here a panel of geeks—Andrew Liptak (who contributes to Lightspeed’s book review column), Justin Landon of Tor.com, and Liz Shannon Miller of Indiewire—share their thoughts on THE EXPANSE.

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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Editor’s Note: We’re presenting the following movie review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in two parts. The first, immediately below, is spoiler-free. At the end of the spoiler-free review, you’ll find a promotional image from the film, which serves as the divider, and then immediately following the image, you will find the second version, […]

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Movie Review: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

As a special treat this month, Carrie Vaughn reviews MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. She warns our readers: “Let me just get this out of the way up front: I love this movie. First off, I think it’s a REALLY GOOD movie. But also because I love this genre: the Post-Apocalyptic Roadtrip Movie.”