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Most of the blathering this year about the death of the movies has already evaporated from the mind, like so much inert gas. But one gnomic pronouncement endures: Leos Carax describing cinema as "a beautiful island with a cemetery" fol ... More >>
For all his doom and gloom, Batman isn't exactly an antihero--a point that's worth bringing up right now because another, less tortured hero can currently be found on IMAX screens across Los Angeles: ... More >>
"Wait, isn't a parsec a unit of distance and not time?" you ask.
"Who gives a shit?" we say -- because it's all for charity. And also a reference to a fictional universe.
But try telling that to all of the nerds, nerdists and nerdettes who showed up this week for the Course of the Force. Chris Ha ... More >>
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that James Earl Jones will receive an honorary Oscar this year. For many tinseltown pundits, an honorary Oscar is the equivalent of an over-the-pants-hand-job -- a mere token gesture -- for decades of hard work. While we sup ... More >>
From internationally known events like San Diego Comic-Con and Anime Expo to smaller, single-franchise conventions like Power Morphicon and MacrossWorld to non-con events like the L.A. screening of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, there was no shortage of fan gatherings in Southern California t ... More >>
Darth Vader's branded coffee may not be organic and fair trade, but Rob Zombie's is. While the Sith Lord shills an African and Indonesian blend "hand roasted by Stormtroopers," the dark lord of metal offers a Peruvian blend and a dark French roast, both of them organic. Zombie also beats Vade ... More >>
I have a vivid memory of seeing The Dark Crystal at a movie theater as a young child. It was beautiful and, at times, a little scary, but still completely captivating. Much of the otherworldly look of The Dark Crystal is attributed to Brian and Wendy Froud. Brian was the conceptual designer for the ... More >>
Dim Horizon StudioSteampunk Boba Fett by Outland Armour
Outland Armour is a multi-talented costume and production company in Atlanta. They travel to anime and science-fiction conventions across the country and frequently sit on steampunk and costuming panels. Check out more photos of their a ... More >>