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Movie Review: ‘Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World’ – ‘Alien’ and a Ticket for a Tat


If you were at the NuArt Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 or 16, you could have gotten a ticket for a tat. If that tattoo was based on the work of H.R. Giger, that is, and you wanted to see the premiere of 'Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World.' H.R. Giger was a relatively obscure surrealist artist until 1979 when the world saw his design work in Ridley Scott’s 'Alien'. From that moment, the world of science fiction and horror, rock music album covers, punk and goth culture, and tattoos and fetish art was changed forever. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Fargo’

Fargo, Movie, Steve Buscemi

I have been a fan  Coen Brothers movies since I saw Raising Arizona, in the 1980s. The 1996 Academy Award winning film Fargo is one of my all-time favorite movies, though a couple others of their films also populate my top ten. Fargo marks the brothers’ return to their home state of Minnesota, though not all Minnesotans appreciated their portrayal. Between ... Read More »