http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvMEuDQ9Vl0 Writer-director-photographer Joe Begos certainly shows a passion for low budget horror flicks, particularly the variety from the 1980s where these vintage frightfests were cheaply made gross productions but rich in guilty pleasure gore. In fact, ’Almost Human’ (not to be confused or mistaken for the Fox-TV show of the same name) is set in the late […]
Things have moved on, on Earth – everyone knows about the Transformers. And one truck driver is about to know a little too much. Do you like being teased by Transformers? Then Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s teaser trailer is just the thing for a cold Wednesday for you . . .
Sunday, March 2, 2014: The 86th Annual Academy Awards were held to celebrate the excellence in film-making for the movie season in 2013. Naturally, Hollywood puts on its best face for a global audience as it showcases the best in cinema. The movie industry caters to all sorts of genres and creative visions where film fans […]
Japanese cult animation director Hayao Miyazaki makes his final film before retiring, a fictionalised biography of the aircraft designer who gave Japan the Zero fighter plane. The story is okay, but not really compelling. What is more engaging is the view of life in Japan between the World Wars and Miyazaki’s take on international politics. […]
At last, see the original Japanese science fiction TV series that inspired George Lucas to shoot a live action movie . . . Star Wars the 1980s anime.
Here’s the trailer for the animated film The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki of Porco Rosso fame. It’s a Japanese-language trailer, but then, for true anime fans, that’s the only way to watch these movies… sub-titles on, bad dubbing off. Am I right?
‘The Trial Of A Time Lord’ is very difficult to assess in anything than a boxset and I doubt if anyone would really want to make the mistake of buying each of the 4 DVDs separately. regular guest stars: Michael Jayston and Lynda Bellingham The Mysterious Planet by John Holmes cast: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, […]
And here’s the last trailer for the fourth season of The Walking Dead before the series hits UK TV – but only on Fox for you cabled up types. Oh well, there’s always the box set.
‘Serenity: Leaves On The Wind’ is the latest in the on-going series of comics devoted to the story of Malcolm Reynolds and the crew of the Serenity. For those unfamiliar with the world of Firefly (gasp!), these comics are all that remain of a beloved TV show ‘Firefly’ that died too quick a death […]
Hello everyone Am I ever surprised? As I’m being rhetorical here, I’ll have to answer myself. Oh, lots of times. Most of the time it’s to do with human behaviour and the definition of normality which always surprises me especially by how much common-sense or thinking for yourself is thrown out the window in preference […]
The first thing to consider with any kind of documentary is what the target audience is. This is an amateur video-film devoted to the world wide phenomenon of Cosplay. This is short for ‘costume play’ in which participants don costumes to represent characters from film, fantasy and comic, including animé. Anyone who has attended a […]
David Wright (1912-1967) is an artist’s works whom you might have seen and not been able to put a name to. As pointed out with a still from the 1952 film ‘Angels One-Five’, it was his cheesecake paintings on the wall in the officers’ mess. Coming from a family of painters, Wright had a good […]
If after you turn your computer on, the first thing you do is play a game of FreeCell or Spider Solitaire like I do, don’t think you’re wasting your time or as I frequently think, giving the computer a chance to get all its sub-routines settled. As author Rebecca Mileham points out in her book […]
NASA’s Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system. Nearly 95 percent of these planets are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth. This discovery marks a significant increase in the number of […]
‘The Stardust Revolution’ has nothing to do with rebellion in outer space. The sub-title ‘The New Stories Of Our Origin In The Stars’ should put you more into the picture. Although author Jacob Berkowitz doesn’t use the statement ‘We are all stardust’, his examination of the connections between chemistry and astronomy will certainly strengthen it. […]
Subtitled ‘The Split Worlds’, ‘Between Two Thorns’ by Emma Newman begins with split stories. One thread follows Max, an arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is investigating the disappearance of the Master of Ceremonies and the other follows Cathy, a rebellious young woman trying to escape her strict family. The Split Worlds are Exilium and […]
Does the name ‘Metro 2033’ sound familiar? I mean, it was a book and a computer game based in Russia and a few people seeking sanctuary in the centre from the monsters roaming around using the Russian underground network. Now, a year later, author Dmitry Glukhovsky returns to this world only this time in ‘Metro […]
‘Blood Bound’ is book two in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series that is currently unfinished and stands at around nine books. The series also includes graphic novels as well as traditional written novels. We rejoin Mercy Thompson, a walker or shape-shifter whose shape of choice is the coyote. In this book, she is faced with having […]
It’s a common myth among the young sentient species that they will face alien invasion forces that will exterminate them before taking over their planet. This species even has an entire media devoted to the subject. That made my job easier. I mean, I was only one person. What kind of threat was I? I […]
thoughts on social acceptance by: GF Willmetts They improve the quality of the neighbourhood. They see vermin as dinner. They’re cheap to get drunk. They aren’t likely to enjoy the beach. You aren’t likely to get the type two females pregnant, but should attend a course on how to make love to them. Watch […]
The back of beyond generally refers to a place far away but in Edwina Harvey’s book, ‘The Back Of The Back Of Beyond’, it’s only just the beginning of a quirky adventure with a way out destination somewhere way out there. In this case, the destination is probably the Australian Outback where an unnamed woman […]