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Indie Film Review: VOLITION

“They say when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. I wish it were that simple.” With those first words of dialogue begins the intense 92-minute ride that is VOLITION, a mind-bending, cerebral indie science-fiction thriller being released today (July 10, 2020) on Apple TV, Prime Video and other digital platforms. Co-written and co-produced by brothers Ryan W. ...

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Making Movie Magic with GILL Filmmaker Kieran Moreira

When a headstrong scientist, Gill, test pilots a prototype teleportation suit, a disagreement with her overbearing partner who engineered the suit leads to a drastic mistake. The suit malfunctions, and Gill must avoid disaster. That’s the idea behind the character study in director Kieran Moreira’s sci-fi indie short film GILL. Mixing beautiful cinematography from places in North Carolina with detailed ...

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Robots and Humans Face Off in Mark Freiburger’s EXILE

There’s something about androids, isn’t there? Their metallic bodies, cybernetic components and humanoid appearance capture the attention of sci-fi fans, filling screens with the question of what it means to be human, alive, sentient. There’s a rich tradition of androids in sci-fi, from I ROBOT to BLADE RUNNER to EX MACHINA to WESTWORLD. And now the short film EXILE by ...

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So You Want a Famous Actor in Your Indie Sci-Fi Film

If creating an indie film isn’t enough of a challenge as it is, and if adding cool special effects on a budget is still not hard enough, then there’s another route to make your film even more of a challenge. You could get a famous star to play the cameo. Sound impossible? Not if you’re fortunate enough to be Colin ...

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Red Velvet Revolution: The Making of a Dystopian Sci-Fi Web Series

Red Velvet Revolution by Vivien Rosewood on The Fantasy News Network

Creating indie sci-fi is a labor of love—even more so when the budget is near zero. That’s the case with RED VELVET REVOLUTION, which creates a dystopian future in which people’s lives are directed like reality shows without their knowledge. The characters in RED VELVET REVOLUTION don’t realize their lives are being scripted. And not everyone behind the scenes approves of ...

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Remembering Stan Lee and His Legacy in Comics

Stan Lee

The comics community lost a legend. Stan Lee, co-creator of many of Marvel’s established comic book characters, passed away at age 95 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by Kirk Schenk, attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger. “A super ...

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Legendarium Media, LLC is Under New Ownership

Legendarium Media, LLC, is pleased to announce new ownership under The Fantasy Network! This transition will bring an injection of new energy into the Legendarium community while allowing The Fantasy Network to extend its reach beyond filmed entertainment into online news, social media, and fan-generated content spaces. “Our community has always been incredibly loyal and committed to engaging with the ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Goldberry’s Cream Buns with Honey Almond Butter”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar I know it’s been awhile, but I’m finally going to continue our foodie’s journey through Middle-earth. Our four hobbits now arrive at the Old Forest, a menacing place by well-deserved reputation. After almost becoming engulfed inside some willow trees, the hobbits’ cries for help are answered by a rather musical character named Tom Bombadil. Bombadil obviously ...

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REVIEW: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

As a kid, I always saw myself as Luke Skywalker, but I always wanted to be Han Solo. As I wrote when The Last Jedi came out, I identified with Luke’s awkwardness and compassion, but envied Han’s charm and natural skill. It wasn’t until later that I began to appreciate the complexities in Han’s character arc. Han Solo isn’t simply ...

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Avengers: Infinity War Review

**Might contain spoilers** Avengers: Infinity War is action-packed as well as having its comedic moments. It’s all hands on deck and there are a few sacrifices made by several characters to save others. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Thor open the movie and are the first of our heroes to encounter Thanos (Josh Brolin). He is searching for the infinity stones ...

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