Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech. Human boxers have been replaced by massive humanoid robots. And former champions of flesh-and-blood are obsolete . . . .
Richard Matheson’s classic short story is now the basis for Real Steel, a gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman. But “Steel,” which was previously filmed as a powerful episode of the original Twilight Zone television series, is just one of over a dozen unforgettable tales in this outstanding collection, which includes two new stories that have never appeared in any previous Matheson collection. Also featured is a bizarre satirical fantasy, “The Splendid Source,” that was turned into an episode of The Family Guy.
Richard Matheson was recently inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Steel demonstrates once again the full range of his legendary imagination.
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Mathesonâs latest collection features two recently published pieces, but is otherwise a repackaging of largely unremarkable speculative fiction stories originally published in the 1950s.Aug 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
Well, unfortunately I do and knowing this bit of information makes me less surprised about some of the machinations, let alone terrified to see what he will wring out for Zemeckis’ first live-action film (Flight) in eleven years.Oct 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
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REAL STEEL Directed by Shawn Levy Written by John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven.Oct 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
Add two previously unpublished stories, as well as twelve of Matheson’s speculative fiction stories dating back to the 1950s, and you have an anthology that offers readers some of Matheson’s best and early work.Sep 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
Charlie is a bitter cliché it’s impossible to root for, while Max is the sort of supremely confident, technological genius pre-teen that only exists in the movies.Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
What it does is allow you to watch the film and view numerous production pieces, games, videos, and other goodies on the iPad or laptop while the film plays out.Jan 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Steel: And Other Stories
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