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SXSW 2017 Preview: Movies, and Music, and Beers, Oh My!

SXSW

SXSW began as a music festival in 1987 and is now the world’s largest. In addition, it has grown into a festival of festivals, including film, technology, ecology, medicine, and education. The festivals feature educational, networking and promotional activities as well as relevant trade shows. If that sounds kind of serious, don’t worry, there are parties, gaming, COSPLAY, and things that cannot be categorized. Read More »

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: ‘Halo: Nightfall’

Halo, Nightfall, Microsoft, Blu-ray

On its own, Halo: Nightfall isn't a science fiction masterpiece, like Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, but the movie does nothing to diminish the significance of the Halo franchise. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Prometheus

A winning action movie that only lightly borrows from the past/future of Alien, while forging its own path. Read More »