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Ruben Diaz

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Writer, film-fanatic, geek, gamer, info junkie & consummate Devil's advocate who has been fascinated by Earth since 1976. Classically trained in the ways of the future.
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Glitch On Netflix Offers Something Old And Something New

Netflix is home to a host of great and not-so-great movies and television shows. While things like Orange Is The New Black, and Stranger...
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Five Great Horror-Comedy Films From New Zealand

Welcome to New Zealand! Enjoy some kiwi (the fruit, not the bird), the polite and peaceful people, and watch one of many great horror-comedy...
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Video Games And The Life Lesson I Learned From Street Fighter

I’m an old gamer who’s been around since the days when most video games could be played ONLY while standing and controllers had a...
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An Open Letter To Vendors In Role-Playing Game Worlds

Dear Vendors in RPGs,You might recognize me. I’m the one everyone is talking about. I’m the one who is destined to save your entire...
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Bootleg Toys And The Special Language Of Pop Culture

A quick Google search for "bootleg toys" will call up a page of websites linking to articles about hideous knockoffs. Some of those articles...
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All The Zombie Action On Netflix That You Might Be Missing

Since George Romero convinced a bunch of friends and random people to eat raw meat on camera back in the 1960s, the zombie genre...
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The Short Film Is In The Midst Of A Golden Age Of Quantity And...

Many moons ago, about 100 years worth of lunar orbits, short films were nearly as common as features. In the early days, a short...

What’s On Netflix? Satan, Edgar Allan Poe, and Deadly Holidays!

Yes, I watched Stranger Things, The Get Down, Jessica Jones, and Jaws, but Netflix is a treasure trove of OTHER stuff a lot of...
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Canada Quietly Invades the World With Great Television!

To many in the US, Canadians are known for their strange bacon, odd way of pronouncing about, and politeness. But Canada also produces some...
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Watch Warner Brother’s DCEU Get Schooled By Indie Filmmakers

Before the DC Extended Universe decided to make its superheroes dark, dull, and depressing there was a host of indie filmmakers ready to show...
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Chiller TV And The Best Kept Secret in Horror Television

Sing it with me everyone: “Oh, Canada, thank you for all the the fantastic television!” Pretty sure that’s not how their national anthem goes,...
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Cyborgs in Science Fiction And Why We’ll Soon Be One of Them

In season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the villainous Borg were introduced. The half-man, half-machines with the somewhat uncreative name were a...
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Five Favorite Films From The Year I Was Born: 1976

That’s right, kids, there was a time before the 1980s. And, frankly, it was an excellent decade for movies. The 70s saw the release...

Reboot ‘The Last Starfighter’ With This One Creative Team

It’s pretty clear in today’s movie climate that Hollywood has found a fat, juicy cash cow in the remake/reboot/rebake business. Audiences, young and old,...

Five Gene Wilder Movies to Binge Watch Immediately

Earlier today we learned that longtime actor, director, producer, and writer Gene Wilder passed away. At 83 years old, Wilder left a legacy of...
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Slasher In Your Home: Maniacs Have Taken Over Television

October fast approaches and the greatest holiday of the year — Halloween — is near! It’s that time when horror takes center stage. There...
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