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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Pacific Rim (2013) – It came from the depths…and should have stayed there…


Continuing its current losing streak, Hollywood‘s latest scifi thriller, Pacific Rim, failed to impress me. m.poulet was more forgiving, primarily because of the homages paid to Japanese robotophilia and the classic scifi elements employed. I found it to be overbearing. … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: World War Z (2013) – The War that Hollywood is Losing


It feels like a long losing streak stretching back at least to Oblivion or perhaps all the way to The Avengers. What a crock of crapola sci-fi / fantasy / geek movies of late. Sheesh. I will go see Pacific … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013) – Super-disappointment :(


We went to see the long-awaited Superman reboot “Man of Steel” last night but were universally disappointed in the result. Perhaps the bar has been set too high by The Dark Knight and The Avengers. Or perhaps Hollywood is in … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness – Where did all the good writers go? POLLS AT END!!


This was truly one of us geek’s most anticipated films this year. Well, this and Man of Steel I suppose. Well, I am afraid to say that for the 4 geeks last night, it was a disappointment. I’ll say that … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013) – Great Superhero Flick


I will quickly throw down some thoughts here and write a more comprehensive review later. Iron Man 3 was a great film with interesting tie-backs to The Avengers, startling special effects, super mean and powerful bad guys, and a typically … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Oblivion (2013) – Tom and Morgan Save the World, Again


In a record crowd for the NSFCCDP, seven of us took the occasion to see the Paris opening for Tom Cruise‘s new scifi movie Oblivion. I will try to avoid spoilers because I know the film is coming out in … Continue reading

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Movie and Comic Review: V for Vendetta (1982 and 2005) – An Enduring, Thought-provoking Cult Classic


There are some classics that it takes time to get around to reading, watching, and appreciating. I recall the hubbub around the movie premier of V for Vendetta but for some reason, I didn’t go see it or even take … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: Cloud Atlas (2012) – Webs of Self-Realization and their Consequences


I finally got out to the cinema after a 3-month hiatus, but I was well-awarded with the excellence that is Cloud Atlas. Actually, I was with NSFCCDP’ers m.poulet, juju, and his gf. In this article, I propose to cover several … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Vintage Movie Review: Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan (1982)


In keeping with the sophomore series I started last time with Empire Strikes back, I decided to look back 31 (oh god!) years back to Wrath of Khan to see how it too stood up to time. I have such … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Vintage Movie Review: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


I had a few hours to kill on a Paris-Stockholm flight on Wednesday so I decided to watch what was probably the best of the thus-far 6 Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back. I remember very clearly standing in … Continue reading

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