Matt Moore's Blog

A zombie's right to vote

I have to share this. This is taken from a debate among seven real Republican presidential candidates in Arizona. During the debate, the question of whether zombies should have the right to vote was asked. Three of the seven raise their hands. I post this because a zombie’s right to vote—and if they might still […]

New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

The new full-length trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man is now online on YouTube. At first glance, I am not as excited by this as I thought I would be. The first and obvious reason is why go back to Peter Parker’s origin as Spidey? Sam Raimi did that brilliantly in his Spider-Man (2002). I know, I […]

Review: The Walking Dead – Season 2

Update March 19, 2011: I’ve posted a review of the second half of Season 2 AMC’s The Walking Dead wrapped up the first half of its second season, leaving me wanting more. Not just more episodes, but more oomph. When did the air go out of this show? [Minor spoilers follow, but nothing major.] Hershel’s […]

Review: Kevin Smith's Horror Movie Red State

SUMMARY JUDGEMENT: Red State is a horror movie in the vein of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original) and The Devil’s Rejects—a grueling, non-supernatural tale of the horrors people can inflict on one another. And like them, it deserves to be a cult classic. (This review is spoiler free.) Ironically, on election day in Ontario […]

New Article on Page of Reviews

I have an article up on Adam Shaftoe’s Page of Reviews about the divisions and definitions in genre literature, and why it might be time for us to start thinking about what makes a good story rather than fighting over whether it is or isn’t sci-fi. It begins: In August, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction review published […]

My article on "Dark SF" available on AESciFi.ca

An article I wrote for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review entitled “Not in Utopia Anymore: The Rise of Dark SF” is now available. It covers what I think “dark sf” means: rather than idealism, a realism in science fiction that reflects the cynical, postmodern world we live in. If you enjoy the post, let […]