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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Literal Island We Find Ourselves On

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Literal Island We Find Ourselves On

If I were stranded on a literal island, [I would pick] Buckaroo Banzai. Along with being a stylish fellow who bares a striking resemblance to one Peter Weller, dude is a super well-rounded, renaissance man; he's a rock star, doctor(neurosurgeon), test pilot, and physicist. 

My Island Bro, Dr. Moreau

My Island Bro, Dr. Moreau

Now, with a whole band of animal-creatures and a little bit of persistent prodding, I’m sure I could convince the cat-people population to help me realize my long-gestating, live-action, Old Hollywood-stylized musical adaptation of Thundercats: “A Snarf is Born.”

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

2017 is proving to be yet another domino in a building line of high-caliber annual film fare. Not restricted to budget size or genre classification--high budget and low budget, genre films of all stripes or films that avoid genre classification all together---the last few years have been defined by unrelenting quality that is pushing forward to the present day. With the first seven months officially under our belts, I am going to take a look back at seven of the best SciFi and Horror films from the first half of the year.

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

This is not the first time I've written about SciFi music videos and it likely won't be the last. There's a wealth of material out there, and honestly it's pretty fun to see what musical acts, particularly big-budget names, come up with to tell their musical stories. We get alter-egos, ambitious storylines, and style to boot. I've compiled a grouping of videos that run the gamut from robots to aliens to scientists. Ch-check it out:

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

I was raised on television, so after much debating and hemming and hawing, here are my top 5 favorite television shows of the past 5 years. I chose some based on the educational merit of the times and others on the taste of entertainment of our times.

(Ice) Cream of the Crop

 (Ice) Cream of the Crop

At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life, and this sweet, sweet frozen nectar of the Gods (cows, whatever) has earned a spot worldwide as one of the most soothing of treats. I’ve no doubt that, in 2097, ice cream is still a thing. Let me tell you a bit about your ice cream's ancestors. Dairy historians, please take note:

Celluloid Superheroes

Celluloid Superheroes

Here’s an interesting scientific fact: a new comic book-based film is released every 82 minutes. I know, it actually seems like it’s more often than that, but it’s an undisputed fact. Here are the five indispensable ones in the OWA Time Capsule:

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.

Get Out to Get Out

Get Out to Get Out

This weekend is a very important weekend for genre film.  Jordan Peele’s original Horror film GET OUT hits theaters nationwide.  I was lucky enough to get into the surprise screening of it at Sundance and it delivers on so many levels.  Beneath of all the tension and laughs lies some great subtext about liberal racism.

So, why is it important to see this film at the theater?  Here’s a list

OWA Netflix Recommendations: November 2016

OWA Netflix Recommendations: November 2016

What are you thankful for this year? We at OWA are thankful for the new additions to Netflix this month!

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: September 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: September 2016

Summer is almost gone and the season of pumpkin spice is about to begin. September brings fall, football, foliage, and, according to what is coming new to Netflix, the season to get caught up on some really great SciFi and Horror TV series. So go grab yourself a PSL (if you’re in Texas like us at OWA, maybe get a cold version) and hunker down because there is a lot to watch this month!

 

 

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Almost two hundred titles exist on IMDb alone with "Frankenstein" in the name, with various interpretations over the last century by directors and screenwriters. While not all these films are highly rated, the premise of these recommendations are worth viewing for any Frankenstein fans.

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