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Roswell reboot…initial impressions

I just discovered that there’s a new Roswell — or rather, a show called Roswell, New Mexico, which is loosely based on Melinda Metz’  Roswell High and has no connection to the old CW show beyond also being produced by CW.      … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: Ready Player One

The Redbox technician hadn’t long placed copies of Ready Player One in my local machine before I eagerly rented one. I experienced the  book a few weeks back, enthralled by the story and Wil Wheaton’s delivery of it,  and so … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: The Circle

Trailer: Knowing is good. Knowing everything is better. Imagine that the movie version of 1984 had ended with Winston Smith being promised by the Party that the reign of Big Brother was through, that they would immediately hold elections to … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: Brave Cowboy/Lonely are the Brave

Lonely are the Brave dramatizes Edward Abbey’s Brave Cowboy, and I daresay improves upon it.  As with Abbey’s original, the plot features a cowhand who still lives and breathes in the Old West, thrown into conflict against the forces of … Continue reading

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Smoking Guns, Sinister Schemes, and Still More Dangerous Blondes

Faced with the specter of a three-day weekend, but late-summer heat still too oppressive to venture out in, I enjoyed a little classic-movie marathon. I mention this here because while it’s not a read-to-reels post, all three movies are based on … Continue reading

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Reads to Reels: Roswell

In 1998, Melinda Metz introduced a new series of young-adult science fiction: the story of three teenagers whose earliest memories were of climbing out of incubation pods in the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico.  When they emerged, they appeared … Continue reading

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Reads to …er, Reels: War of the Worlds

“…coming this way, about twenty yards from my ri—” Tonight I turned off the lights and put on a recording of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ (confusing, that) The War of the Worlds.  According to a popular … Continue reading

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