Scifi

Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

Alien Covenant, prologue (trailer).

Here’s the prologue trailer for the latest Aliens flick, Alien Covenant, showing an alien species what happens when you purge! The prologue shows what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and her synthetic friend David after the events of Prometheus. Set aboard the Engineer vessel, Dr. Shaw repairs David as they continue their search for humanity’s creators with a […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter  (book review)

Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)

In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […]

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Anime & Manga

Seoul Station (trailer).

Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Ghost In the Shell: it’s a shell game (new trailer).

Here’s the new trailer for the paramount movie of Ghost In the Shell … if you like your scifi films based on the manga comic-books of Japanese genius Masamune Shirow, then this flick might just be the only game in town for 2017. Cyborg anti-terrorist police take on cyborg villains with a conspiracy twist. The official […]

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TV

Doctor Who season 10 episode 2: Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (review).

Doctor Who season 10 episode 2: Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (review).

Smile 🙂 or Frown 🙁  From here in there are spoilers! From the start, there are references to the Doctor (actor Peter Capaldi) staying on Earth to guard the vault and yet he sneaks off for the first time with Bill Potts (actress Pearl Mackie) to explore one of the first Earth colonies off-planet, knowing that […]

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Cloak & Dagger (Marvel’s new TV series).

Cloak & Dagger (Marvel’s new TV series).

Here’s the trailer for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger TV series, based on the comic strip of the same name. Their blurb reads… Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph)—two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More

Culture

Producer To Producer (2nd Edition) by Maureen A. Ryan   (book review)

Producer To Producer (2nd Edition) by Maureen A. Ryan (book review)

From the start, in her book ‘Producer To Producer’, Maureen A. Ryan points out there is always a need for a producer on a low-budget film and this is the roots she comes from as this is where she works and gets her awards. Essentially, the producer is the instigator and organiser that ensures the […]

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The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan (book review).

The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming by Gillian Conahan (book review).

Last year, I said what the cosplayers really needed was a decent book to show how to create costumes and here it is. Gillian Conahan has written ‘The Hero’s Closet: Sewing For Cosplay And Costuming’ book showing how to create basic costumes and get it right. She points out from the start that this is […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More

Science

The Creeping Garden (2014)   (Blu-ray film review)

The Creeping Garden (2014) (Blu-ray film review)

‘The Creeping Garden’ opens with black and white footage of Roy O’Neill, an excited NBC reporter. He says there are reports of blobs up to 18 inches in diameter appearing in gardens in Houston, Texas! Cut to a path through a pleasant wood and a man looking for slime moulds. Writing on the screen tells […]

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

Insane Consequences by DJ Jaffe (book review).

From the start, DJ Jaffe points out that his book, ‘Insane Consequences’, is not about mental conditions but about how the USA tackles or rather doesn’t tackle its most extremely disturbed citizens. The sub-title, ‘How The Mental Health Industry Fails The Mentally Ill’ tells it all. It doesn’t! That is, the mental health industry fails […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More

Books

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins  (book review)

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review)

If you thought John Higgins was only a colourist, famed only for the ‘Watchmen’, then this book, ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins’ should remedy that. In the UK, there is less specialisation as there is in America for comicbook art and it’s only when careers get established that some speciality […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett   (book review)

A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review)

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More

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SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017   27 April 2017-06 May 2017

SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 27 April 2017-06 May 2017

UK: London, Thursday 6th April 2017 – Today the SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days of amazing film, live music, immersive experiences and more. It will showcase a fantastic lineup with 6 world film […]

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Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset   (horror Blu-ray review)

Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset (horror Blu-ray review)

When I’m handed a 5 blu-ray set of discs of the ‘Phantasm’, I had to give some thought on how to review them. Doing them all collectively is likely to give a long review and risk being struck by one of the Tall Man’s silver balls in not giving enough care and attention to each […]

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