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Showing posts with label Virtual Cinema Club. Show all posts

24 October 2017

#MeToo Campaign Not Slowing Down Anytime Soon, But Now What?

S.H.E. Speak.Heal.Empower
S.H.E. Speak.Heal.Empower (via
After the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual allegations have come to light, the floodgates have opened with celebrities using the hashtag #MeToo creating a social-media viral sensation. Many of us have seen and are shocked to hear of female family members, friends and co-workers coming forward publicly on-line with personal sexual abuse and harassment stories. Karney believes, "If men stand with us too, we can stop the sexual assault of women."
"An NBC movie, 'Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story' starring Melissa Gilbert, was written based on the abuse that happened when I was a child. People in my inner circle who never confided in me are using social media now to find their voice but we can't do it alone," said Shari Karney, attorney and legal pundit.
Shari Karney led the charge of changing the laws in California in 1991 and didn't stop there. Karney worked with 40 other states so that survivors across the nation now have legal rights as well. Karney successfully lobbied and testified in Washington D.C. for a Children's Bill of Rights.
"Now what? Men stand with us too! If you are sickened and shocked at what you are reading and hearing about through the #MeToo campaign, be the voice of honor and reason. You can be the ones to hold bosses, co-workers, family members, coaches and churches' feet to the fire. Men listen to other men. Please, be the good man you are and stand with us #MenWithYouToo," said Shari Karney. 
"Basic civil rights laws must be enacted to hold perpetrators accountable and give victims justice. We need to remove statutes of limitations for criminal and civil actions so survivors of sexual violence can have their day in court," said Karney.
Shari Karney
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About Shari Karney :
Shari Karney is an attorney, on-air legal pundit, author, speaker, entrepreneur and activist for victims' rights. A widely respected legal expert, analyst and commentator on breaking news cases, she has appeared on hundreds of television and radio news programs. 
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20 September 2016

We Should Remember HG Wells For His Social Predictions, Not Just His Scientific Ones

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By Simon John James, Durham University

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the aeroplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb, satellite television and the worldwide web. His fantastic fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, flights to the moon and human beings with the powers of gods.

This is what he is generally remembered for today, 150 years after his birth. Yet for all these successes, the futuristic prophecy on which Wells’s heart was most set – the establishment of a world state – remains unfulfilled. He envisioned a Utopian government which would ensure that every individual would be as well educated as possible (especially in science), have work which would satisfy them, and the freedom to enjoy their private life.

His interests in society and technology were closely entwined. Wells’s political vision was closely associated with the fantastic transport technologies that Wells is famous for: from the time machine to the Martian tripods to the moving walkways and aircraft in When the Sleeper Wakes. In Anticipations (1900), Wells prophesied the “abolition of distance” by real-life technologies such as the railway. He stressed that since the inhabitants of different nations could now travel towards each other more quickly and easily, it was all the more important for them to do so peacefully rather than belligerently.

6 January 2016

The Hotel Barclay - New Horror Web Series Becomes An Internet Sensation With Debut Of Season One

Photo Credit: Aaron Needham (PRNewsFoto/The Hotel Barclay Series)
From the brilliantly perverse and dark mind of Writer/Director Leah Myette comes The Hotel Barclay, a provocative, new, thirteen-episode web series that has horror fans across the country singing its praise with the release of Season One on YouTube (October 1, 2015). 

The highly anticipated Season Two, featuring seven additional, bone-chilling episodes will be released once a week starting Jan 19, 2016.

31 May 2014

'Exit Log' - A Sci-Fi Short From 'The Imagination Series' [Video-Clip Included]

 Exit Log is a stunning sci-fi short set in 2249. Two space engineer's journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message from the past. Can they decipher the message and decide their fate forever? 

'Exit Log' is a little Sci-Fi gem from the Imagination of Chris Cornwell and based on the Outline script by Geoffrey Fletcher.

Directed by: Gary Freedman

Cast (in alphabetical order):

  • Ruta Gedmintas (Amy)
  • Ophelia Lovibond (Hannah)
(More details on the cast and crew are available on the IMDb site)

'Exit Log'

29 May 2014

Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman! Let's Watch The 1949 "Batman And Robin" Movie!


Yep, the Cape Crusader has been around for 75 years already... time flies when one's having fun fighting crime, doesn't it?

To celebrate this important milestone in the DC's superheroes universe, we will post some videos with Batman in them during the next few weeks... and we've started the ball rolling with a mega post with 15 videos in it. 15 videos, because that's the number of episodes the 1949 "Batman and Robin" movie (the one with Robert Lowery and Johnny Duncanhas, and there is one episode per video. Like in the "good old days" when some of the movies were serials, you know... 

A quite lengthy trip to memory lane that was made possible thanks to our faithful old TARDIS... (Oh, okay, it's from, really, but it's still a great find and, hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as we did.)

Have fun!

Loup Dargent

'Batman and Robin' - 1949


Antisocial Prof. Hammil's Remote Control device, which enables the user to take over any motor vehicle within 50 miles (!), is stolen by The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind, and his gang. Batman and Robin (who drive about in a standard convertible) must prevent the Wizard from obtaining diamonds, needed as fuel for the device, and rescue magazine photographer Vicki Vale from periodic perils. Where is the Wizard's base, reached only by remote controlled submarine? Which of several suspicious characters hides beneath the Wizard's hood? Written by Rod Crawford


Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but, in one instance, when the need arises, Robin shows up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them innovatingly styled products of the Ford Motor Company, who must have had the only new car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln 8 passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible. (more trivia can be found on the IMDb site)


Vicki Vale: Untie me please!
Batman: Haven't got time; you'll be all right. Don't go away!
Officer Murphy: You can't go in there!
Vicki Vale: Well, I'm Vicki Vale of Picture magazine.
Officer Murphy: Vicki Vale, eh? Well, I'm Officer Murphy of the Patrol Bureau. You still can't go in there!
(more quotes can be found on the IMDb site)

The Movie:

24 July 2011

Four Sci-Fi Related Fun Quizzes And A Movie

No weakest link can be found in today's post...
If you didn't believe in Santa Claus before, you definitely will now (even so it's not Christmas yet)...
Not only, in today's (kind of) double issue post, we've provided you with ways of finding out the answers to some of those important questions you have been asking yourselves on a daily basis for so long, but we've also, as a reward for taking the tests and letting us know your results (you will tell us, won't you?), posted one over an hour long Science Fiction movie from the Sixties.

13 September 2009

FanFilms Time: Fluffy The English Vampire Slayer (2001)

"Fluffy, a vampire slayer based in England,
has to defeat the evil Count Von Whedon when
he gets his hands on a magical ring giving him
surprising new powers..."

If you haven't watched a fan film before,
this one is probably the one that will
make you want for more...

It's a visual gem made by Henry Burrows
and Foiled Productions.

Fortunately, since I've written my original
review, Henry and Foiled Productions have
made the film available more widely...

Yep, instead of the short opening
sequence that I had originally added then,
you can now watch and enjoy the whole thing!

So, get the popcorn ready, get comfortable and have fun...
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Loup Dargent


Fluffy The English Vampire Slayer

"Light-hearted Buffy spoof by
some British fans of the show

Directed by: Henry Burrows

Written by: Henry Burrows (writer)
and Richard Hassall (additional scriptwork)

Music written by: Mike Varty,
Sue Element and Dave Hobbs

Performed by:

Cast: Louise Anne Bateman, Paul Andrade,
Kat Whitaker, Peter Kidson, Steven McCombe


Meet Fluffy 
the English 
Vampire Slayer
Loup Dargent

Not The Chosen One
With Buffy Anne Summers having been, up to the last
season, the chosen one, the possibility for any potential
to become the world's saviour and kick lots of
and vampiric backsides was very remote to say
the least...

Being number eleven on the list, Fluffy Winters, the slaying
English rose, kind of knew somehow that her big day would
never happen.

Fortunately, not all demons and vampires were stupid
enough to stay in the vicinity of Sunnydale and, even if
by doing so they missed the chance to appear briefly on
the popular TV show or even bed the former cheerleader,
some of them chose to play it safe by keeping as far away
from it as possible.

Well, they thought it would be safer anyway...

Welcome To Sunningdale
Sunningdale is a town situated in the South of England,
and Fluffy is that town's protector against the forces of evil.

Like the other slayer, she has her own Watcher,
Ted Farmer - an American who can't join the Watchers'
Council because of his nationality, as well as her own
Scoobies: her best friends Alex Harrison - Fluffy's personal
wooden stakes handler, and Ash Johannesburg - the first
ever person in Sunningdale to have been saved by Fluffy and
a wannabe witch.

Together, they are a force to be reckoned with...
The local demons and vampires quickly discovered
that fact the hard way.

Not The TV Show
Those vampires and demons that haven't met Fluffy
and her team yet and are not convinced by their peers'
testimonies should watch the short movie conveniently
titled 'Fluffy The English Vampire Slayer' and eventually
learn from it...

Okay, the vampires' make up is closer to the Buffy
movie itself than the BTVS TV show but, it's still
somehow a must for all the Buffy fans 'out there'.

That what it is primarily: a fan film made in homage
to the Slayer
as well as being for its makers a fun way

of giving something back to the Buffy universe... and it
works in my book.

Where And How?
For those interested in knowing more about the English slayer
and her friends, she has a website where you can find more
info and details as well as being able to download the short-movie
free right here

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27 August 2009

HorrorMovie Time: The Mad Monster (1942)

Cover of Cover of The Mad Monster

Dr. Cameron (George Zucco) has succeeded
in his experiments with a serum which will turn
a man into a wolf-like monster and is ready to
avenge himself on the men who caused his
professional failure...

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