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Some Comments on the 2017 Dragon Awards Winners

The Dragon Awards, a new “popular” SFF award handed out at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, have been plagued by controversy in their first two years. I blogged about some of it, though the vast majority of this year’s uproar … Continue reading

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Introducing the new Silencer trailer

The old Silencer trailer is no longer quite up to date and so I decided to make a new one, using Stupeflix, the same program I also used to make the Shattered Empire trailer as well as a short general … Continue reading

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Fictional Riches

Who would have thought that Forbes Magazine, that indispensable prop carried around by business students hoping to impress girls (I was that girl and distinctly unimpressed), had a sense of humour? But they obviously do, since they published this list … Continue reading

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Yes, we had electricity back in the dark ages

One of my students has recently become obsessed with The Poseidon Adventure (a.k.a the disaster film about the capsizing luxury cruise ship). He keeps drawing the Poseidon about to be hit by the monster wave and fantasizes about making a … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, Epic Fantasy?

Well, at least we know where Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg is going, namely back to his castle in Franconia. Of the many commentaries on his resignation today, I quite like this one from Deutsche Welle. Nor is Guttenberg the only … Continue reading

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Oscars 2011 Redux

So I did watch the Oscars after all. I’d been debating whether to watch or not, since I have never seen most of the nominated films anyway – either because they haven’t made it to Germany yet or because I … Continue reading

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Berlin Film Festival

Among all the plagiarism and nihilism discussions, I completely forgot that the jury of the Berlin Film Festival has awarded the golden and silver bears for 2011. This year was a clean sweep for the Iranian film Jodaeiye Nader az … Continue reading

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Hollywood Fatigue, the Perils of Love Triangles and Corridorpunk

So the Golden Globes were awarded yesterday and once again I find I really don’t care about any of the films that won. I actually do agree with many of the acting awards, because I like Colin Firth (though not … Continue reading

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Vampiric Poo

On TV tonight, I came across 30 Days of Night. Now I haven’t been remotely interested in the film back when it was in the theatres. But since many people have named it as an example of “vampires done right” … Continue reading

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Nothing much to say

I don’t really have a whole lot of interest to say. We still have a lot of snow and even got some more overnight. Tomorrow afternoon, I’m heading out to the woods for a hike in the snow. I have … Continue reading

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