Category Archives: Film

Jethro Tull’s Live at Montreux 2003

Kage Baker assisted Kathleen with this review. This live concert was recorded in 2003, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The event’s founder and chief instigator, Claude Nobs, invited the group to participate in that year’s festival; Ian Anderson, … Continue reading

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Rebecca Scott Penned this review. The hype began months ago. The first I knew of it was the full-page ads in my monthly comics. Then I caught the teaser on Apple’s site. The concept caught me immediately: a movie in … Continue reading

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Time Bandits: The Criterion Edition

Orson Welles was famous for genius hampered by struggles with the Hollywood studio system, and Ed Wood is celebrated for a lack of talent that amounted to genius, but Terry Gilliam will probably go down in history as the only … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 15th of October:

There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale. — Charles de Lint’s Yarrow: An Autumn Tale What am I playing? That’s June Tabor & Oysterband’s Ragged Kingdom which Vonnie saye Very Good Things about: ‘Tabor has reunited with … Continue reading

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

There are some reviews that are meant to have you rush to the theater. Others will leave you to decide whether or not to head out to the multiplex (or rent the video). Then there are reviews that serve as … Continue reading

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The Haunted Mansion 

Ghosts. You can’t live with ’em, you can’t just throw ’em out on the street.   Jim and Sara Evers are husband and wife. They are also the sole employees of Evers & Evers real estate (their sales line: “we want … Continue reading

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Sacred Fire, an episode of The Hunger series

The freaks are out there. They look like everyday people, masquerading as the homeless, the crazies, the street people. They lurk on the street corners, warm themselves around garbage can fires, and watch for certain people, the ones with the … Continue reading

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The Raggedy Rawney

The Raggedy Rawney is based on traditional Rom folklore — something I personally found fascinating. This adaptation of folk tradition to contemporary times makes it more fully comprehensible, compared with portraying it in the ancient long, long ago time. At … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 23rd of July: a SF Day of Dead, baseball related books, some Tolkien works, Fantasia No. 34 performed, more early music, and other matters

 To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.– Hob Gadling, toasting upon Dream’s journey as told in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Season … Continue reading

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What’s New for the 4th of June: Some Things India

Memory’s truth, because memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events; and no sane human … Continue reading

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