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VENOM (MOVIE REVIEW)VENOM (MOVIE REVIEW)

Venom Movie Review

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film drama based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures. If you like your superheroes light and you are not too concerned about well-developed plots and characterisations, then this is the movie for you!

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 4ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 4

Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 4 is the fourth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 2ELECTRIC DREAMS – EPISODE 2

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 2 is the second instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer.The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.

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GEEK OUT! BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICEGEEK OUT! BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

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Background
Not the sequel to Man of Steel (2013) but according to director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), the outright launch of the DC Cinematic Universe (DCU) with the first appearance of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) together in the same movie. Key question is whether the movie itself can justify the slew of DCU films coming up in the pipeline, and in particular, Justice League (2017).

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GEEK OUT! DEADPOOLGEEK OUT! DEADPOOL

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Alright, let me get it out there right off the bat. I have never liked Deadpool. Mainly because… Rob Liefeld. Same reason I never liked Cable. Gimmicky characters without substance. Breaking the fourth wall by itself isn’t enough to mask the fact that Deadpool is a poor rip-off of Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke.

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REEL TO REAL: YOUTHREEL TO REAL: YOUTH

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Despite its title, Youth is really about aging. Or perhaps a surreal examination of the meaning of youth. For this reason, Youth has been compared to Birdman, apart from the fact that the innovative cinematography in both movies clearly marks them out as distinctive.

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GEEK OUT! FINALLY. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT! FINALLY. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS [SPOILERS]

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So much to say, too much to unload. Considering the sheer level of hype poured down on this movie, it’s fair to accept that it was never ever going to live up to the hype. I probably need to watch again to absorb all the nuances but basically, what I feel is that The Force Awakens is either a Star Wars reboot or a fan-made tribute or eye candy searching desperately for a story or perhaps all of the above.

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GEEK OUT! THE EXPANSE LIVES UP TO ITS NAME!GEEK OUT! THE EXPANSE LIVES UP TO ITS NAME!

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Scifi TV geeks have been waiting for a long time for a series that matches the epic sweep of Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica. Thus, when it was announced that Syfy was adapting James SA Corey’s Expanse series, there was palpable excitement amongst geeks that perhaps the wait was over. Based on the pilot, there is enough evidence that The Expanse may have a shot at emulating the greatness of the aforementioned series.

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THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCHTHE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

2015 is the 50th anniversary of many critical events – as we are often reminded. However, as a fan of mind-bending science fiction, I would also like to point out that 1965 was the year Philip K Dick’s novel, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was published. Along with other Dick classics like Ubik & Time Out of Joint, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch questions the very nature of reality itself with the story revolving around the use & experience of simulated reality by its key characters.

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