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Need a Netflix Recommendation? Give “Project Power” a View! by Angela Rairden

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Need a Netflix Recommendation? Give “Project Power” a View! by Angela Rairden

Although it was first released in August of 2020, I just recently caught Netflix’s film Project Power and was intrigued by its action-packed storyline. Starring big names like Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the plot involves recently developed pills that give their users unpredictable superpowers, but only for five minutes at a time. The film explains that the pills are derived from evolutionary developments found in animals, such as a cheetah’s speed or a chameleon’s ability to change colors. The pills are sold on the street by drug dealers for astronomical prices with the tantalizing concept of “what’s your power?”...

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"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a Different Type of Vampire Tale by Angela Rairden

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"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" is a Different Type of Vampire Tale by Angela Rairden

The other day, I picked up volume one of Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a comic adaptation of Amirpour’s 2014 film of the same title. Although I couldn’t find anything official to indicate how many single issues are enclosed in this trade collection, it appears to be only the first two – “Death is the Answer” and “Who Am I”. The film, which is in Persian, is touted as “the first Iranian vampire Western,” and follows the doings of a character known only as The Girl, who is a young-looking female vampire inhabiting the seedy...

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SyFy’s Resident Alien is an Enjoyable Ride By Angela Rairden

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SyFy’s Resident Alien is an Enjoyable Ride By Angela Rairden

Resident Alien, a SyFy show based upon Dark Horse’s comic of the same name, made its stellar debut last Wednesday night. It stars Alan Tudyk (of Firefly fame, among other things) as a down on his luck alien who crash lands on Earth and finds he must fit in with the human race. Conveniently, he lands in middle-of-nowhere Colorado where he assumes the identity of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle. The alien discovers the doctor alone at his remote, snow-covered cabin, where he murders him and assumes his form until such time when he is able to complete the mission that he...

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