NEW TV SHOWS: THE BOYS and PENNYWORTH

This week Steve examines two new genre TV shows on different networks. Superheroes seem to be playing a bigger role in TV than ever before. Are these new shows worth watching?

Anime roundup 8/15/2019: The Man Behind the Curtain

In this week's viewing: Granbelm points to the real villain, The Ones Within casts aspersions on the GM, and more!

Anime roundup 8/8/2019: The Family That Slays Together

In this week's viewing: The Ones Within examines family matters, Granbelm explains another motivation, and more!

Anime roundup 8/1/2019: Boom Today

In this week's viewing: Dr. Stone reaches the gunpowder age, Granbelm ramps up the firepower, and more!

Good Omens: the Debate Rages

Is reading + imagination really better than couch-potatoing with the boobtube? This excerpt should suggest where we fall on the argument.

Anime roundup 7/25/2019: The Only Winning Move

In this week's viewing: The final lineup for the season is set... but first, some thoughts about the tragedy in Kyoto.

Anime roundup 7/18/2019: Know When To Hold ‘Em

In this week's viewing: The rest of the summer premieres, plus some second looks.

Apollo 11 in Real Time

Listen in on the Apollo 11 mission as if it were taking place today!

Review of the HD Re-Release of FROM THE EARTH TO THE...

HBO drops the ball on the BluRay release of From Earth to the Moon, the award-winning documentary series. This review includes a word from one of the original effects artists.

Anime roundup 7/11/2019: On the Road Again

In this week's viewing: Time to pack our bags and head out for another new season's premieres.

Anime roundup 7/4/2019: Parting Shots

In this week's viewing: Attack on Titan and Demon Slayer finish up the season before we take a break from them, one for rather longer than the other.

Summer 2019 SF Anime Preview

The next anime season includes everything from a zillion more cut-and-paste light novel adaptations to a Seiun finalist.

Anime roundup 6/27/2019: Tied Up With a Bow

In this week's viewing: three finales with very different verdicts, and more!
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London Fields – Director’s Cut Review

An advance viewing of the director's cut redeems the earlier fifth lowest gross in US release version of this on-the-edge-of-the-apocalypse film

Anime roundup 6/20/2019: The Sins of the Fathers

In this week's viewing: Attack on Titan and Dororo grapple with the fallout of bad parenting choices, and more!

Anime roundup 6/13/2019: Digging Deep

In this week's viewing: Attack on Titan finally gets to the basement, Dororo heads for uncharted waters, and more!

Anime roundup 6/6/2019: Raising the Death Flag

In this week's viewing: Dororo and Midnight Occult Civil Servants make it really clear who's going to die, Attack on Titan tries for some misdirection, and more!

Introducing Shanghai Pudong Science Fiction Association

A new Chinese SF Club forms

Anime roundup 5/30/2019: Random Walk

In this week's viewing: RobiHachi puts its heroes where they didn't mean to be, Midnight Occult Civil Servants takes a deceptively quiet stroll, and more!

QUICK MOVIE REVIEWS: EXTINCTION and BRIGHTBURN

Steve talks about coincidence and reviews a couple of films. He didn’t find any five-flibbet films, but maybe you’ll like them better than he did.

The trouble with streaming: It could fragment fandom

Could "streaming" fragment fandom?

Anime roundup 5/23/2019: The Long Game

In this week's viewing: Midnight Occult Civil Servants fails to break a cycle, Attack on Titan reminds us that it likes to make people wait, and more!

Film Review – See You Yesterday

Spike Lee's alternate timeline take on Back to the Future debuts on Netflix

Anime roundup 5/16/2019: The Ladies Vanish

In this week's viewing: Midnight Occult Civil Servants and Demon Slayer both tackle supernatural kidnapping sprees, RobiHachi finds a planet with a surprising gender balance, and more!
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The Twilight of the Gods

What does the future portend for a world inhabited by the franchise generation?
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Tolkien: A Movie Review.

Diane serves up a reminder that if we had listened to the critics, we might never have had had LoTR to read, let alone a bio-pic to watch

Anime roundup 5/9/2019: Developing Stories

In this week's viewing: Demon Slayer levels up, Midnight Occult Civil Servants finds a roundabout way to drop some crucial info, and more!

Anime roundup 5/2/2019: A New Day

In this week's viewing: The heavyweight of the season finally turns up, Demon Slayer provides a conveniently timed excuse to discuss calendars, and more!

20 years on – The disappointment of Star Wars Episode I:...

Twenty years ago, fans lined up to see the spectacular origins story behind the Star Wars saga.  What they got was The Phantom Menace.  

Avengers: Endgame Review

A spoiler free review of Marvel's latest, and perhaps greatest, superhero movie