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The Sci Fi Movie Guide

Author : Chris Barsanti
ISBN : 9781578595341
Genre : Performing Arts
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Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction and barged its way into the mainstream. What used to be mere fantasy (trips to the moon? Wristwatch radios? Supercomputers capable of learning?) are now everyday reality. Whether nostalgic for the future or fast-forwarding to the present, The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz covers the broad and widening range of science-fiction movies. From the trashy to the epic, from the classics to today's blockbusters, this cinefile’s guidebook reviews nearly 1,000 of the biggest, baddest, and brightest from every age and genre of cinematic and TV science fiction. You’ll find more than just Star Wars, Star Trek, and Transformers, with reviews on many overlooked and under-appreciated gems and genres, such as ... • Monsters! Pacific Rim, Godzilla, The Thing, Creature from the Black Lagoon • Superheroes: Thor, Iron Man, X-Men, The Amazing Spider-man, Superman • Avant-garde masterpieces: Solaris, 2001, Brazil • and many, many more categories and movies!!

Mars In The Movies

Author : Thomas Kent Miller
ISBN : 9780786499144
Genre : Performing Arts
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Films about Mars have been a science-fiction staple for more than a century. From Thomas Edison's 1910 short film A Trip to Mars to Ridley Scott's 2015 smash hit The Martian, the red planet has captivated audiences worldwide. This comprehensive survey describes 91 significant (and not-so) films, television movies and miniseries, and direct to video productions focusing on Mars. The author discusses them in their historical context and details the development of special effects and cinematic approaches through the years. Cast, crew and production information are provided where available, along with plot summaries and quotes from critics.


Author : Greg Roza
ISBN : 9781499435412
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Aliens have haunted the monster movies that have chilled and thrilled rapt audiences for years. This fun-filled film resource begins with the ancient alien history in art, literature, and other classic works. It covers scary science fiction's most significant writers and how their stories came to influence alien movies for years to come. Beginning with the first alien films ever made, the book carries readers through the most popular flicks and sequels, with informative tidbits about their impact on audiences and the current events that may have in turn been mirrored in the movies.

E Pedia Captain America Civil War

Author : Contributors, Wikipedia
ISBN : 9788026860884
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. This book has been derived from Wikipedia: it contains the entire text of the title Wikipedia article + the entire text of all the 634 related (linked) Wikipedia articles to the title article. This book does not contain illustrations.

101 Sci Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
ISBN : 1845436555
Genre : Performing Arts
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If you want to know your Degoba from your Delos or your Ming from your Morlock, if you can't decide whether to eat Soylent Green or in Mos Eisley's Cantina, or if you simply want to try to comprehend 2001:A Space Odyssey, 101 Sci- Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die is for you. Visionary and imaginative - science fiction allows all other genres to leap, quite literally, into another dimension. From the classic low-budget, space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials to the slick, CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic. Take a classic cop chase, and set it on Mars. Think of a haunted house story, then add the Nostromo. Take the boy-meets-girl classic, then make them mutants. Turn the known world on its head, play with the laws of physics, and all the while hold your audience spellbound. With insight from critics, film historians, academics, and experts in the field, 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time-travel, dodgy outfits, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, subterranean societies, and fluorescent drinks - get a dog and don't list your name in the phone book.

The Rough Guide To Comedy Movies

Author : Bob McCabe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122156131
Genre : Performing Arts
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This guide explores cinema's fascination with space exploration, time travel, and fantastical worlds and tells the stories behind the movies that have been expanding our universe since film began.

Eyes Wide Open 2014

Author : Chris Barsanti
ISBN : 1507505671
Genre : Performing Arts
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Who has the time to waste on a bad movie? In this quick and informative annual guide, critic Chris Barsanti ("Filmology," "The Sci-Fi Movie Guide") runs down the 25 movies from 2014 you should seek out—and the 5 worst you should avoid at all costs, including: • Dramas ("Boyhood," "Selma," "Calvary")• Comedies ("The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Birdman," "Top Five")• Foreign films ("Two Days, One Night;" "Omar")• Musicals ("Into the Woods," "20,000 Days on Earth")• Indies ("Bird People," "Locke," "Under the Skin")• Documentaries ("Life Itself," "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," "Last Days in Vietnam")• Surprises ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "The Lego Movie," "Begin Again")This guide to the year in movies also includes Best-Of lists, Honorable Mentions, DVD reviews, and the year's best lines. From mega-budget blockbusters to tiny indies, "Eyes Wide Open: 2014" covers it all.

Eyes Wide Open 2015

Author : Chris Barsanti
ISBN : 1523408758
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Who has the time to waste on a bad movie? Hundreds of new movies opened in 2015. Nobody has time to see them all. To help you maximize your movie-going opportunities, critic Chris Barsanti runs down the best movies of 2015 that you should make sure to see-and those you shouldn't bother with. In this year's edition of Eyes Wide Open, you'll find: * Dramas (The Big Short, Room, Spotlight, Clouds of Sils Maria) * Blockbusters (Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out) * Science Fiction ('Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' 'Ex Machina,' 'The Martian') * Foreign films (Mustang, About Elly) * Indies (Experimenter, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter) * Documentaries (In Jackson Heights, Amy, Best of Enemies) * Disappointments (Bridge of Spies, In the Heart of the Sea, Steve Jobs) This guide to the year in movies also includes Best-Of lists, Honorable Mentions, DVD reviews, and the year's best quotes. From mega-budget blockbusters to tiny indies, Eyes Wide Open: 2015 covers it all.


Author : Chris Barsanti
ISBN : 9781440510366
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sure, everybody loves the movies. But how much do these movie enthusiasts really know about them? In this groundbreaking book, noted film critic Chris Barsanti gives you the most entertaining crash course in good film in a book--one movie a day. This is not just another greatest-movies celebration. Pairing cinema's lesser-seen gems alongside blockbusters, great early works from the pioneers of film alongside often-overlooked films from great directors, Barsanti unveils the movies that all true cineastes must see--for everyone's viewing pleasure. Filmology: So you can watch your way to an education in film!

Book Of The Dead

Author : Jamie Russell
ISBN : 178116925X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Shares the history of zombies in cinema, offers historical context to an exhaustive zombie filmography, and discusses how the images of zombies have changed throughout their history.

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