Film Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “In a small anywhere town in any state in America, two young boys – quiet Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade – enjoy the ever-shortening days of autumn. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about – but Will is fearful, as most carnivals end their tours after Labor Day. When the ominous Mister Dark, the Illustrated Man, … Continue reading

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Film Review: It Came From Outer Space (1953)

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SYNOPSIS: “John Putnam is a writer and an amateur stargazer with a new home out in the beautiful Arizona desert, which he enjoys with Ellen Fields, his girlfriend and a local schoolteacher. John is not trusted by the people of the small town near where he lives, certainly not by Sheriff Matt Warren, who feels protective of Ellen, and perhaps something more. One night, John and Ellen see a meteor crash in the desert. John … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (Original TV Series)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” Few television shows have bequeathed a more treasured legacy of ideas and style, and it still stands as the role model for the anthology genre. Its trenchant parables … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Sound of Thunder (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways. REVIEW: There has a been a pretty decent amount of films made about time. After all, time is one of the great mysteries that still fascinate us to this day. The film “A Sound of Thunder” takes on one of the more simpler concepts and utilizes … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

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SYNOPSIS: “As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America. Professor Tom Nesbitt, only witness to the beast’s existence, is not believed, even when he identifies it as a ‘rhedosaurus’ to paleontologist Thurgood Elson. All doubts disappear, however, when Elson is swallowed whole during an oceanic bathysphere excursion to search for the creature. Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society including Montag’s wife are drugged into compliance and get their information from wall-length television … Continue reading

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Book Review: Green Shadows, White Whale – Author Ray Bradbury

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Writing about Ray Bradbury is a little like writing about the ocean – the entity is so vast you hardly know where to begin. Consider there are six billion humans on this planet, yet there is only one man, one name, that readers associate emotionally with one of the great explorations into the unknown. Back in 1987 a syndicated newspaper cartoon depicted a bleak landscape of Mars as we’ve come to know it close up, … Continue reading

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