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Posts by Brian Rollins:
April 13, 2017
Reminding us that you don’t truly appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.
April 11, 2017
Been awhile, so here’s a quick round-up:
- Alien: Covenant
- I Am Heath Ledger
- King Arther: Legend of the Sword
- The Mummy (2017)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- Wonder Woman
February 27, 2017
For genre films it was (yet again) a quiet night:
- Arrival – Sound Editing
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Costume Design
- The Jungle Book – Visual Effects
- Piper – Animated Short Film
- Suicide Squad – Makeup and Hairstyling
- Zootopia – Animated Feature Film
Which genre films did you think got what they deserved? Which were snubbed?
February 7, 2017
Richard Hatch, the man who originated the role of Apollo on the 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica, has passed away at age 71. He joined the cast of the 2003 reboot as terrorist/political leader Tom Zarek.
He was no stranger to genre film (particularly the B-grade variety) and had appeared in the legally questionable Prelude to Axnar (and was set to appear in the full version, had that gone through).
In addition to acting, Hatch wrote a number of novels set in BSG universe. In 1999 he attempted his own reboot of the show that made him famous, producing a trailer for Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming.
He is survived by his son, Paul.
February 6, 2017
Accompanying the US Football championship yesterday was a slew of advertisements, including several for this year’s coming blockbusters.
January 31, 2017
Given the current political climate, it’s not hard to image why the nearly 70 year old book is back on the bestseller list. It’s so popular, in fact, that Amazon was sold out for a few days. If you want a copy, they have them back in stock (though there’s a note that it may take a day or two longer than normal to ship).
While 1984 seems to be the go-to text for dystopian, authoritarian fiction, what’s your recommendation for work in this genre?
January 31, 2017
Probably an attempt to remind us it’s still happening (sets are being built and uniforms are being made). No official word on when it will debut, but CBS is still going with their “All Access” nonsense for US viewers.
January 24, 2017
The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.