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Van Dammage Report: Hard Target

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Hard Target is a special movie. Now, most of you are either rolling your eyes or outright laughing, and I’m not sure I blame you. But I don’t care. I know in my heart of hearts that this is a truly special movie, and there’s nothing anyone can do or say to convince me otherwise. […]

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Adapt This Now: James Robinson’s Starman

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Not every great story has yet been turned into a TV series or movie. Adapt This Now is a series where we highlight some of our favorite tales that Hollywood has yet to adapt — books, comics, videogames, etc. — and suggest that they get on that pronto. The Should-Be Source Material: DC Comics’ Starman #1-80 (1994-2001) The story in […]

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Adapt This Now: Imajica

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Not every great story has yet been turned into a TV series or movie. Adapt This Now is a series where we highlight some of our favorite tales that Hollywood has yet to adapt – books, comics, videogames, etc. — and suggest that they get on that pronto. The should-be source material: Imajica, Clive Barker’s mammoth 1991 fantasy novel. The […]

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Van Dammage Report: Nowhere to Run

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A movie like Nowhere to Run tests the dedication I have to this column, at least in terms of being comprehensive in my approach. I want to watch and review all of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s films, and that means taking the good with the mediocre with the bad. Nowhere to Run, unfortunately, ranks on the […]

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Movie review: Veronica Mars

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In theory, I suppose you could argue that director/co-writer Rob Thomas attempted to make Veronica Mars — the big-screen, Kickstarter-funded revival of his cult TV show — accessible to non-fans. There’s a nifty opening sequence where present-day Veronica (Kristen Bell) narrates the important parts of her life story overtop of images pulled straight from the […]

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Episode 15: This Podcast (Like Time) is a Flat Circle

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Time is a flat circle in Episode 15 of the Cult Spark Podcast, wherein Bob and Stew discuss HBO’s landmark mystery series and McConaissance apex True Detective (1:47), wonder why Justified has turned crummy this season (23:48) and chat about 300: Rise of an Empire (38:03). They also find time to mull over what’s happening behind the scenes of The LEGO Movie sequel […]