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    ‘Extraction 2’ Has Wrapped Filming After 5 Months of Snowy Sets

    Actor and comedian Jim Carrey says that the fastest he ever said yes to a role was 1998’s The Truman Show, in which he played mild-mannered insurance salesman Truman Burbank. The dramatic comedy tells the story of a man whose day-to-day life is secretly fabricated for a TV audience. Everything from Truman’s wife to his friends to the neighborhood he lives in is part...
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    “Russia occupies Norway” – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    A new TV series from Norwegian broadcaster TV2 spurs Russian protests."Okkupert" (Occupied) is an alternate history by bestselling writer Jo Nesbø about Norway being occupied...

    “BE ASTOUNDED!” – The Magazine That Created Swedish Science Fiction – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

     An interesting event on the recent Swecon (Confuse 2015, 7-9 Aug, Linköping, www.confuse.nu/in-english/) was the release of John-Henri Holmberg's anthology and history of one...

    What Doesn’t Kill You Will Make You Richer – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson (/stiːɡ ˈlɑrsən/; Swedish pronunciation: ) 15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004 ; was a Swedish journalist and writer. He...

    Space, dystopia and the medieval in Stockholm – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    If you keep ears and eyes open, and your antenna outstreched, there's quite a lot happening of genre interest in the Swedish capital.May 23rd...

    Pippi Longstocking’s War – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    The author of  the Pippi Longstocking books, Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), began a war diary the day World War II began. This diary, 15-16 handwritten...

    Drexler Explains Our Nanotech Future On Stockholm Visit – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    Few fields are more science fiction than nanotechnology ! Well, that would be space research in that case, an area the nanotech guru Eric...

    Self-driving Car Won Swedish Short Film Award by Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

     Apart from a horror flick or two the 58th Short Film Festival of Sweden (Sveriges Kortfilmsfestival, Stockholm, 11-12th of April 2015) had less than...

    Swedish Weird Goes To Screens Abroad – Ahrvid Engholm

    After international successes like "The Bridge" (co-produced with Danish TV) and "Real Humans" (BTW, no words yet about a new season) Swedish TV's new...

    The Fanzines of Moomin’s Mother Tove Jansson – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    Tove Jansson (1914-2001) of Finland is world-famous for the Moomins. A new book about her life reveals that she in her youth also published...

    “The Circle”, Swedish Fantasy About Young Witches, Now A Successful Movie ! – Ahrvid Engholm

    "The Circle" (Cirkeln) is a Swedish fantasy film produced and scored by Benny Andersson (ABBA) and directed and co-written by Levan Akin based on the best selling novel The...

    Fanzines and Sins of Fans – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    Ahrvid Engholm, a SF Swedish Fan on an Anglocentric Fantasy ThroneQ: If a fanzine editor sneezes, what do you say?A: Gestetner! (1)The New York...

    “Gatekeeper”, A Swedish “Fanfilm” – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    Yesterday,  a part of a Swedish "fanfilm", named "Gatekeeper", was shot in Uppsala's old "anatomical theatre" (in a scene involving Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang...