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Review: ‘The War of the Worlds’ is a thoughtful, Edwardian adventure

Posted by Matthew on October 20, 2019
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War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is a classic story that has been adapted numerous times. Whether your favourite is the Orson Welles radio drama, the Tom Cruise/Steven Spielberg adaptation, or Independence Day this is clearly a story you’ve seen before.

What’s interesting though is that despite the many adaptations there are precious few that take place within the time frame of the original written story. Which is one of the two refreshing changes with this thoughtful adaptation of the story produced by the BBC and airing on T+E in Canada.

If you’re expecting an action blockbuster I’m telling you that you should temper those expectations right now, this adaptation is a thoughtful slow burn more concerned with the effect the invasion would have than the invasion itself. That is to say, it’s pretty good.

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Awesome News: Lost Scorsese films, new musicals, a reunion, a spinoff, and more!

Posted by Matthew on October 12, 2019
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Robert-Forster

All the news that is news or at least all the news that I found interesting. That’s called "curation" folks. Let’s dive right into what was going on this week, shall we?

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Trailer Roundup, TV Edition: Star Trek, Star Trek, Snowpiercer, and also Star Trek

Posted by Matthew on October 09, 2019
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MPAA Green Band

The plan is to post about trailers once a week but there are​ so many dang trailers I had to separate them somehow. So here are some TV trailers from this week, including three for Star Trek and one for Snowpiercer. Also, Stranger Things, Mrs. Fletcher, War of the Worlds, and His Dark Materials.

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Trailer Roundup: Jesse Pinkman is Back, Elsa is Back, Nic Cage is Back, Godzilla is Back, The Kingsmen are back, and Martin Scorsese is Back (with Robert De Niro, to boot)

Posted by Matthew on October 01, 2019
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This week we take a look at Frozen 2, American Son, Uncut Gems, El Camino, Dollface, Sweetheart, Primal, Wounds, Criterion #1000, Godzilla: The Complete Shōwa Era Films, The King’s Man, and Martin Scorsese’s latest The Irishman.

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Awesome News: Saturn Awards, Creative Emmy Awards, Kung Fury, AppleTV+, Disney+, and more!

Posted by Matthew on September 21, 2019
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Kung Fury

Another week gone by, another literal ton of news to go over. Welcome to the third edition of Awesome News! This week we cover the Hugo Award and Creative Emmy Awards winners, Hailee Steinfeld joins Hawkeye, AppleTV+ launch date and price, Disney+ full launch day roster, a feature length Kung Fury is still happening, Michael Fassbender is working with Taika Waititi, and new movies from Funko Pops (yes, really) and M Night Shyamalan. No word on a collaboration between those two. Yet.

Anyway let’s get to it.

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Trailer Roundup: Hot air balloons, the Black Bonnie & Clyde, Watchmen, and more

Posted by Matthew on September 17, 2019
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MPAA Red Band

Oh, you thought that the VIFF Trailer Roundup yesterday was the only one this week? Nope, it just would have made too many in one post. This week we’re looking at trailers for The Aeronauts, Gretel & Hansel, Little Monsters, Watchmen, Waves, Midway, Like a Boss, and Queenie & Slim. Let’s get to it!

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Awesome News: Joker Wins Big at Venice, Rian Johnson Wants More Knives Out, HBO wants more Gemstones, and more

Posted by Matthew on September 14, 2019
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Joker

Hello again Awesome Friday readers. I’m glad you’ve both stuck around! It’s been another week and here are the highlights. And maybe some low-lights, depending who you are asking.

Just kidding they’re all highlights. There’s even a new dinosaur movie for you to watch this weekend!

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Awesome: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is getting 12 new episodes!

Posted by Matthew on July 19, 2018
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

San Diego Comic Con is under way which means there is going to be more news flying around than I could ever keep up with, but here’s some great news for Star Wars fans: The Clone Wars is getting new episodes!

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Jessica Jones Season 2 gets Episode Titles and Awesome Pulp Art Posters

Posted by Matthew on March 07, 2018
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The second season of Jessica Jones is debuting this week on Friday and in advance the names of the episodes have been announced via some awesome pulp art. Each episode gets its own dime store detective novel cover and each one is pretty awesome.

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The Orville Is My Favourite Star Trek

Posted by Simon on October 19, 2017
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Bold, clever and heartfelt, The Orville is a gorgeous piece of sci-fi – and I’m as surprised as anyone.

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My Favourite Harry Dean Stanton Performances

Posted by Matthew on September 20, 2017
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A few days ago the world got a little dimmer. Harry Dean Stanton passed away at the age of 91. Celebrity deaths don’t generally hit me that hard but this one did. Stanton is the kind of actor that elevated every project he was a part of, whether he was in a lead role or a quick cameo. Roger Ebert once said that any movie with Harry Dean Stanton in a supporting role couldn’t be all bad and for my money that is a true statement.

He has one film left to come out, this years Lucky (pictured above). I’m looking forward to seeing *Lucky at VIFF next week and it is one of the films I’ve been anticipating most. I imagine now, as the last performance of a legend, it may take on a bittersweet quality.

Stanton has left a staggering filmography and each entry has a notable performance. Here now I’d like to share with you my favourite three by way of tribute to his amazing career.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to premiere September 24th

Posted by Matthew on June 19, 2017
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Good news everyone! We finally know when Star Trek will be back on TV!

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‘Cowboy Bebop’ is getting a live action remake. Sure, why not.

Posted by Matthew on June 13, 2017
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Cowboy Bebop is one of the few anime properties I can honestly say that I loved. In fact, it’s the only one, and only one of two that I even really like. You’d think then that the news of a live action remake would be exciting but as it turns out it kinda isn’t.

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‘Misfits’ is getting an American remake because of course it is

Posted by Matthew on June 08, 2017
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Fans of the British television series Misfits take notice: your show is being remade in America. Also, we can’t have nice things.

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Jennifer Connelly joins the ‘Snowpiercer’ series cast

Posted by Matthew on June 08, 2017
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Remember that Snowpiercer series they’re cooking up? Jennifer Connelly has signed on to star in it.

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