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February 8, 2019

Title: Bandersnatch
Genre: Interactive Media/Psych Thriller 
Director: Charlie Brooker
Stars: Fionne Whitehead, Will Poulter, Alice Poulter

Aesthetic Distance: The gap between the viewer’s conscious reality and the fictional reality presented.

The Distancing Effect: Th...

February 5, 2019

Title: Mary Poppins Returns

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Director: Rob Marshall

Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer

Grade: B

In a Nutshell: Mary Poppins Returns was not necessarily a remake of the original, but a *sort of* sequel.

The Critique: I...

January 12, 2019

Welcome to Sci-Fi Saturday, a column that is devoted to all things science fiction: film, television, comics, novels, video games, and local Metro Detroit events. If there is a topic you'd like to see covered in an upcoming column,

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January 2, 2019

Title: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror/Choose-Your-Own-Adventure

Director: David Slade

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Alice Lowe

Bias: I love Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels

Grade: C

In a Nutshell: The year is 1984, and Stefan Butler is an aspiring vi...

December 31, 2018

Jose's Top 10 Films of 2018

With every passing year I find myself getting more and more cynical about the state of modern cinema. But somehow by year’s end, every year, I recollect that I still have found a way to have plenty of fun at the movies and discover a handful...

December 26, 2018

Title: Aquaman (2018)

Genre: Superhero/Sci Fi/Action

Director: James Wan

Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe

Bias: This is the third outing as Aquaman by Jason Momoa (the second with dialogue) and I still do...

December 19, 2018

My Christmas spirit has a brief window. It awakens a couple of weeks after Thanksgiving and goes back to sleep shortly after New Year's Day. And it's during this window that I engage in certain Christmas traditions - decorating the tree, buying and wrapping presents, d...

December 18, 2018

Title: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Genre: Animated/Superhero/Sci-Fi/Action

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman

Stars (primary actors): Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Bryan Tyree Henry, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Shreiber, and Mahershala A...

December 9, 2018

Title: The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Sing-Along Edition DVD

Genre: stop-motion animation, holiday

Director: Henry Selick 

Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'hara

Bias: I already know I love the movie - have since I was 5 years old. This revi...

November 30, 2018

Here we have our *Butterfly Clip Queen* Melissa Joan Hart starring as Sabrina on Sabrina the Teenage Witch which (lol) aired for seven seasons on ABC and the WB...

She’s got her wacky two blonde Aunts, Hilda and Zelda, who you can always count on for tight sweaters, flu...

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