Month: July 2021

There was a sombre moment a few years ago when fans of 80s sci-fi actioner Predator leaned back in their chairs and stared into the middle distance while contemplating the state of the franchise. Shane Black’s The Predator had just been released in theaters after some infamous reshoots and controversy, and it was not well
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This article contains some spoilers for recent Superman & Lois episodes. In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion within the world of geek pop culture about Superman – if modern audiences still respond to such a traditional do-gooder hero, whether the character should become a little rougher around the edges to remain relevant,
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The very first Marvel movie (no, the assorted TV movies of the 1970s and 1980s don’t count, nor does the 1944 Captain America movie serial), 1986’s Howard the Duck turns 35 on August 1. That’s 35 years since the notorious, George Lucas produced movie featuring Steve Gerber’s iconoclastic and subversive Marvel Comics character flopped hard
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We have been waiting for a long time for a second glimpse at Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, since the first trailer was released last September (didn’t catch it? Watch it here). Now, the follow-up trailer has been released, revealing plenty of action, sand and a few secrets, all alongside a snippet of Hans Zimmer’s beautiful score.
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Fancy a film festival stuffed full of horror and fantasy? Well, you’re reading SciFiNow so of course you do! That’s what Arrow Video’s FrightFest is all about and it’s returning to London at Cineworld Leicester Square from Thurs August 26 – Monday 30 August, 2021. We announced the first wave of films last week, and the
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At this weekend’s Comic-Con@Home virtual Doctor Who panel, showrunner Chris Chibnall was asked for one word to describe the next series, and he said ‘swarm’. Chibnall – and there’s a joke here in the comments section if you want it – knows exactly what he’s doing. So, most obvious idea first: is Chris Chibnall, embarking
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IMAGE: A new research project that aims to produce green hydrogen more efficiently brings together a multidisciplinary team comprising professors Hong Yang and Nicola Perry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign… view more  Credit: University of Illinois/Technical University of Darmstadt Through a new award program, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research
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This Evil review contains spoilers. Evil Season 2 Episode 6 Hands in the air. Dueling procedurals get arrested for resisting the officers on Evil season 2, episode 6, “C Is for Cop. This is one of the most harrowing episodes of the series on many fronts. The monster of the week is not a demon
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All week long, the official Doctor Who channels have been teasing a surprise guest for this weekend’s Comic-Con@Home panel. While many were expecting to see a returning favourite or revived character from series past, the answer turned out to a brand new addition for series 13: Game of Thrones and Broadchurch actor Jacob Anderson. Anderson will play new character Vinder in
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Premiering in 2018, Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reimagining of the classic ‘80s She-Ra series, which itself was a spin-off of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Using She-Ra’s original ideas and concepts as a springboard, the team behind it updated everything for modern audiences. A deeper story, character designs
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In the heady moments of celebration after England’s victory over Denmark in this year’s Euros semi-final, the sight of team manager Gareth Southgate prompted ITV pundit Gary Neville to comment: “The standard of leaders in this country the past couple of years has been poor. Looking at that man, he’s everything a leader should be:
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The worst NES games of all time are a truly special breed of bad video games. Say what you will about the downsides of the modern video game industry (and there is certainly a lot to say), but there is, in most cases, a baseline standard of quality ensured by better, cheaper technology, experience, and
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Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy series spans fourteen novels, and while that would seem to provide the upcoming Amazon Prime Video adaptation with a wealth of material to pull from, it also poses a daunting challenge for showrunner Rafe Judkins and his writers. How does one pay tribute to the sprawling geography, centuries of
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