Author: Scott Roche

Five Fast Flix

In this column, I’ll give you a quick review on the most recent five flix I’ve seen on The Netflix. I only have two rules. Only things I’ve finished will be counted. If I binge watch a series I will count all episodes watched for that review as one entry. The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 – I’ve only seen a couple of episodes of this paranormal period drama, but I’m hooked. Sean Bean plays Inspector John Marlott, a river police officer, who’s been charged with investigating the source of a body he found on the river bank. The twist? The body...

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Mysticon SF&F Con Fan Review

I’m an author, so a lot of the cons I attend have to do primarily with becoming better or more successful at my craft. However, I’m also a huge geek and, as a result, I also like to go to science fiction and fantasy fan conventions, When I can find a convention which does both, so much the better. Mysticon is in Roanoke, VA and happens to be one of the latter. It ran from February 23rd to the 25th. Frequently, these days, when I go to a convention, I do so as a guest. This time, I got...

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Wax On Nostalgic

I am Daniel-san. I was the kid who practiced ninja/karate moves from magazines in the secrecy of my bedroom. I dabbled in martial arts, praying that one day an elderly Japanese man would take me under his wing and give me a cool car after teaching me to wipe the floor with my bullies. None of the reboots or sequels captured the magic of the first one, but that didn’t stop me from gobbling them up.  Cut to this morning when I saw that streaming service You Tube Red will be trying to make me tap my nostalgia vein –...

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What Stale Hell is This? (The Year of Animated Sequels/Remakes)

Every once in a while, I look at the new movies coming to a theater/Netflix/Amazon account near you and wonder if I’ve fallen into some damnable Time Tunnel or Land of the Lost-style waterfall. In particular, the coming year (give or take) seems to be piled high with animated features which call into question what Hollywood has been smoking. Here’s a sampling. Sherlock Gnomes (23 March 2018) – I will admit it, I saw Gnomeo and Juliet. Hey, when you have kids and love movies, you make questionable decisions. I won’t lie, the remake of a classic tale of...

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