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Review: Doctor Strange Vol. 3 – Blood In The Aether

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Review: Doctor Strange Vol. 3 – Blood In The Aether

After a rough month, Doctor Stephen Strange is having the week from hell. The attack by the Empirikul drained the Earth of most of its magic, destroyed Strange’s library of mystical books and artifacts, and left the Sorcerer Supreme to defend the world with not much more than scraps and spit. Worse, the enemies he’s made over the years have started to notice that the Master of the Mystic Arts doesn’t have much magic left, and several of them are fighting for the chance to kill him once and for all.

Oh, and he also gets trapped in Hell. Literally, the really-and-truly real Hell. One of them, anyway. That was Wednesday, and it’s not even the worst thing that happens.

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Review – Logan Lucky

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Review – Logan Lucky

By guest columnist Caleb Luther.

Logan Lucky is a film that I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time now. From the look of the trailers, it definitely seemed like some weird offspring of an early Coen Brothers film like Raising Arizona. As we all know, that’s not a bad thing.

So did it deliver on that idea? You bet it did.

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Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

August is typically where the bad movies of the summer go to die. But some rise to the top and stand out among the late summer flops. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is one of those movies. It’s the buddy-cop action-comedy you need, with no cops in it. It’s full of action, all the funny you want, and it’s a real treat spending time with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. This is a great summer movie to end the summer with.

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Review: DuckTales

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Review: DuckTales

DuckTales is back and better than ever! It’s a rebooting of the original series that ran from September 1987 to November 1990, four seasons with a total of 100 episodes and a theatrical spin-off film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. It was considered the best of the Disney Afternoon line-up that also included great shows like: Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck and The Gummy Bears.

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2017 Hugo Awards – The Finalists

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2017 Hugo Awards – The Finalists

The Hugo Awards are this Friday, 7:30 PM Eastern European time (that’s 12:30 in the afternoon for those of us on the East Coast). The Worldcon 75 youtube channnel should be streaming the ceremony live, just in case you’d like to watch the announcement for Best Novel (or Best Editor Short Form, if that’s what you’re interested in.)

Pixelated Geek managed to read almost all of the fiction entries this year; we’re only missing the novels A Closed and Common Orbit and Too Like the Lightning, plus a few of the graphic novels. If you’ve read any of those and would like to have a review linked to the PG site, let us know! If any of the ones we’re missing wins an award then I plan to read those next (I still think Death’s End is going to walk away with the Best Novel award this year.)

Huge thank you to the Hugo Awards website and File 770 for providing tons of info on the awards, controversies, and the places to find entries that were posted in full online!

Click the jump for a full list of the finalists (and my predictions for the winner!)

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Review: All the Birds in the Sky

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Review: All the Birds in the Sky

One day the Singularity would elevate humans to cybernetic superbeings, and maybe then people would say what they meant.
Probably not, though.

Charlie Jane Anders’s Hugo-nominated book, All the Birds In the Sky is a modern-day fantasy/sci-fi drama that’s partly about a global apocalypse and a war between science and magic, but mostly about two young outcasts trying to find their place in the world and in each other’s lives.

Put yourself in the place of a typical highschooler, with more than the typical amount of high-school misery. Add the complication of being a budding engineering genius (if you’re Laurence), or you’ve just been told by the Parliament of Birds that you’re actually a witch (if you’re Patricia). Imagine stumbling across the one person in the world who understands you, not because they share your passions, but because they think your passions are weird and fascinating and something that makes you you.

Now imagine finding out that the two of you are destined to destroy the world.

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