5 Episodes In: “Sleepy Hollow” Season 2

Sleepy Hollow

I raved about Sleepy Hollow last year when it came on the scene. Now, what feels like years but is only eight or nine months later, Sleepy Hollow is back. The question is – should you be back with the residents of the U.S.’s most demonic area as well?

5 Episodes In: “Gotham”

Gotham Skyline

A prequel that doesn’t feature the most popular comics character possibly ever created? A show focused on a supporting character in no way as popular as that other, incredibly popular character? Starring that kid from The O.C.? What’s up with that and who the heck thought it would work?

What’s up is called Gotham – and it works like crazy.

“Mortal Kombat Legacy II” — A Slice of SciFi Blu-ray Review

Mortal Kombat Legacy II

Season 2 of “Mortal Kombat Legacy” was a much-anticipated release, and the stories took the foundation that had been built in Season 1 and created far better character development and story lines for a much more satisfying overall result.

My summation: “Flawless Victory”

“Doctor Who: Engines of War” — A Slice of SciFi Book Review

Doctor Who: Engines of War

The trickiest part of writing a tie-in novel with a movie or TV franchise is making the characters speak with the voices we have come to know on screen. In this sense, Doctor Who: Engines of War is a success. Author George Mann brings the War Doctor to life in this adventure that takes place during the Time War. Throughout the course of the story, I could hear John Hurt’s voice in the dialogue.

“The Scribbler” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review

Scribbler

The whole time I was watching The Scribbler it felt to me like it was aspiring to be something larger than what it was. It seemed like somebody trying to make a big budget comic book film, but having to shoot it with a home movie camera.

“As Above/So Below” — A Slice of SciFi Review

As Above/So Below teaser

With a late August release date and very little fanfare, my expectations going into this movie were exceedingly low. Having suffered through my share of mediocre, grade-B horror films recently, it was with much trepidation that I made my way into the theatre. Perhaps it was partially due to my lowered expectation, but once the film began I found myself pleasantly surprised.

“The November Man” — A Slice of SciFi Review

The November Man (2014)

I went in with some expectations: that it would be Old Bond training New Bond, or similar. And in some ways, that expectation was right. But The November Man is more of a cross between the first Mission: Impossible movie and the original The Mechanic. With a hell of a lot of Bond in there, too, of course.

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

After nine-years of waiting for a sequel to Sin City, fans everywhere can rejoice. The constant rumors and fictitious release dates only made the waiting harder. Why? The first movie was a visual delight loved for it’s groundbreaking visuals and colorful characters.

Futures Past – A Slice of SciFi Review

futures past

Each yearbook-styled volume will cover all the SF books, films, magazines, people, etc. in exhaustive detail, with a great number of full color illustrations.  Many great SF authors, editors, publishers, historians and collectors were recruited to make this the finest authoritative reference work possible.

Titan Comics’ The Tenth Doctor #2 – A Slice of SciFi Review

Doctor Who 10

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 continues the story of many fans’ favorite Time Lord originally played by David Tennant.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

While the last live action TMNT was released in 1993, the franchise continued to thrive on TV and merchandise sales for the next 20 years. It’s actually amazing that it took 21 years for another live TMNT movie to be produced. How does this reboot fair? In one word: poorly.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” — A Slice of SciFi Review

Guardians of the Galaxy

When I first heard that Marvel was adding Guardians of the Galaxy to their Cinematic Universe lineup, my initial reaction was along the lines of “What the… huh?” Even after I’d recovered a few bruised synapses, I couldn’t figure where they’d go with that.

Then the first trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy started appearing on Marvel’s YouTube page… despite my initial misgivings, I was hooked, and I knew I needed to see this movie.

The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni – A Slice of SciFi Review

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For twenty years Omni Magazine printed some of the most exquisite and beautifully mesmerizing pictures in science fiction. “The Mind’s Eye – The Art of Omni” captures some of the most captivating art from that period.

Liberator – A Slice of SciFi Review

The Liberator

Lou Ferrigno shows his acting chops and emotional range in “Liberator.”

Star Trek Continues: Fairest Of Them All – A Slice of SciFi Review

EPISODE-III-poster

“Fairest Of Them All” does exactly what it was suppose to do – give fans some good “Mirror, Mirror” closure after 47-years.