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Resident Evil: The Romero Script and What Might Have Been


Because I can’t leave well enough alone and an obsession begun is an obsession finished.  Once upon a time, in the beginning, the people who wanted to turn Resident Evil — the game — into a movie asked George Romero (yes, that Romero) to write them a spec script. Once I heard that, I had to track it down to…

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My Favorite Things: Stranger Things, SyFy Makeup Artists, and Geek-Chic Fragrances


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’re all about a nostalgia driven trailer for season two of one of our favorite Netflix projects, a reality competition show…

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Roundtable: Favorite Love Stories


Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you don’t need to be in a relationship, nor do you need to read romance, to really appreciate a good love story. They’re everywhere, especially in speculative fiction. From Han and Leia’s “I love you”/”I know” in Star Wars to Westley’s “As you wish” to Buttercup…

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter AKA Did They Pull it Off?


Before I begin, let me digress into a topic worthy of its own post: women’s roles in movies.   There were three movies previewed before Resident Evil: The Final Chapter began, and all of them could be summed up as “women are evil, or crazy, or problems that the men have to deal with.”  Not uncommon, at all. So… to…

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Roundtable: My First Fandom


Welcome to the Speculative Chic Roundtable! You’re used to hearing us gather and share our thoughts on movies and our favorite things, but we thought it might be fun to chat about other topics that relate to speculative fiction as well. To kick off this new column, I asked: What was your very first speculative fiction fandom and how did…

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Resident Evil: Retribution or What Did We Do to Deserve This?


So if you’re following along in the rewatch, I really hope you skipped this one.  This is going to be a scrambled review because Retribution broke my brain and left me sputtering feebly.  I have come up with a rule of thumb for measuring the quality of these movies: how good they are depends on how soon Alice confronts the…

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Resolution Project 2017


Happy New Year! No matter where you are in the world, and whether you celebrate it or not, the new year is something everyone acknowledges. Whether we’re celebrating into the wee hours of the night, or scoffing at those who are, or quietly spending the evening cozy and asleep, there’s one thing we all consider this time of year: Resolutions.…

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Biggest Disappointments of 2016


Here at Speculative Chic, we tend to put the emphasis on the positive (in fact, we do it every week with our column My Favorite Things), but every now and then something just lets us down. Sometimes our favorite TV shows take an unfortunate turn. Sometimes the movies we were looking forward to don’t live up to our expectations. And…

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