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Sound Off! The Mummy

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, brush the sand out of your hair and discuss The Mummy, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 9, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all,…

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You Want the Tower? A Breakdown of The Dark Tower Trailer

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The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. ~~ Stephen King; The Gunslinger I’m a little bit of a Stephen King nerd. I admit it. I’m not hyper-crazy or anything (nevermind that I used to write letters to him that I never sent, telling him about my writing). But I do love most of his work.…

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Silver Screen Resolution: Mad Max: Fury Road

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This year, I resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in a no-doubt vain attempt at catching up with popular culture. One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month. So I made myself some rules: It must be spec-fic. For review here on Spec-Chic and for myself. I just…

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Sound Off! Wonder Woman

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, don your disguising eyeglasses and discuss Wonder Woman, which premiered in the United States on Friday, June 2, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not necessarily a review. After all, while…

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My Favorite Things: General Leia, Superior Sequels and More Love for Class

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we have three perfect selections for sci fi fans. A photoshoot by the great Annie Leibovitz which should appeal to any…

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My Favorite Things: Evil Clowns, Immortal Goblins, Exceptionally Adorable Artwork, and Sense8 Returns!

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They might not be raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but that doesn’t mean that we love them any less. Welcome back to My Favorite Things, a weekly column where we gab about the greatest in geek. This week, we bring you the second season of one of our favorite speculative shows, a trailer for a thrilling new horror…

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Sound Off! Alien: Covenant

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, check yourself for alien parasites (especially in the chest area) and discuss Alien: Covenant, which premiered in the United States on Friday, May 19, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not…

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Chain Reaction: Is This The Real Life, or Am I Tripping? Two Metafictional Novels and A Movie

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Anyone ever read Don Quixote? I promise it isn’t all about tilting at windmills and going on impractical adventures. In fact, in the second half of the story Don Quixote reads the same story we just read. This is metafiction — when an author makes literary characters aware that they’re in a book and they are characters, not people; sometimes…

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