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One Day Until the ‘Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon’!

In one day, my Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon will start.  I am delighted I can honor my favorite decade of my favorite film genre.  Whether you’re watching a cheesy, crappy one or a … Continue reading

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Announcing the Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon!

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My favorite era of science fiction films is the 1950s.  It’s described as the classic era where many of the sci-fi productions were low-budget films designed for a largely teenage audience.  While many were formulaic, gimmicky, comic-book style films, they drew upon the political themes or … Continue reading

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John Rambo (2008)

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“When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing,” says John Rambo. One of the main reasons Sylvester Stallone wanted to make 1988’s Rambo III was to raise awareness of the ongoing Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that took place during most … Continue reading

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

“You don’t trust me, do you?” asks Klingon Chancellor Gorkon to Captain James T. Kirk.  He continues, “I don’t blame you.  If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living … Continue reading

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‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ & ‘The Iron Giant’

With the summer movie season approaching, the big movies that people will be talking about the most will be the superhero ones.  Next week brings the beginning of Marvel’s Phase Two with Iron Man 3.  Next month brings Man of … Continue reading