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MOVIE REVIEW: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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Allow me to begin by saying that I never saw any of the previous Spy Kids flicks. When the first one came out I was 21 and when the third one came out, I was 23, single and still very much childless. I am not the target audience. As an indie filmmaker myself (currently in pre-production of my first feature film submission for Sundance), I am, of course, a fan of Robert Rodriguez. His story, I hope, may someday be mine. A man with no money but vision and determination who forces the big Hollywood machine to shut up and take notice. Now, having said that, I must now say this: Robert Rodriguez has very much pimped himself out to the Hollywood beaurocracy he once scoffed at. Robert, if you're reading this, please hand in your indie card and allow El Mariachi to go out of print, because you ain't that dude any more.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Wonder Woman (unsold pilot, 2011)

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Greetings, everyone! How was your week? Mine was awesome because I lucked into a copy of the failed Wonder Woman pilot rejected by NBC. I can't reveal my source here, but I didn't download it (although I understand it to be widely available via the internet).

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DVD MOVIE REVIEW: Paul (Unrated Version)

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Paul is the latest opus from British comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead). It tells the story of two nerds from England on holiday from England to attend Comi-Con, where they meet their favorite comic artist, Adam Shadowchild (who struck me as being quite similar and possibly based on Marv Wolfman, who wasn't the most inviting person I've ever met at a convention) and travel the USA, visiting important UFO sites like Area 51 and Roswell, New Mexico.

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SCIENCE FICTION MUSIC REVIEW: "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath (1970)

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Here at Republibot, we strive to do everything humanly (and sometimes inhumanly) possible to bring you the best science fiction content on the internet. As part of that mission, we are bringing you this series of reviews of some of the popular songs from across the decades that have told stories set in the science fiction genre. Last time we looked at Zager and Evans' "In the Year 2525", this time we're going to examine the song "Iron Man" from the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, which introduced the world to the great voice of Ozzy Osbourne.

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SCIENCE FICTION MUSIC REVIEW: "Particle Man" by They Might Be Giants (1990)

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Particle Man is the seventh song from the album Flood by indie rock band They Might be Giants. As the band is independant, and has managed to remain pretty obscure, the song was never released as a radio single and never had an official music video. However, in the early 90's it was licensed to the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures who did do a music video for it, and this clip is considered by many to be the song's "official" video. The same episode also did a video for another Giants song, also from Flood, called "Istanbul (Not Constantinople" which was a cover of the old standard of the same name.

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