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Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (book review).

‘Zeroes’ tell the story of a mismatched group of five hackers, crackers and con-artists. Rather than do hard time for their crimes, they are selected by a shadowy government scheme called Typhon. Taken by the FBI to an isolated country lodge, the five begin to work as ‘white-hat’ sort of good guys. Soon, the group […]

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Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

1966 rural English life was an ugly time and place. The fashions and culture was decidedly beige. The preponderance of man-made materials were matched in brightness only by the lavishly applied cosmetics. Into this festival of earth-tones ‘Black Cat’ hisses into life, sort of. The original story was a tale of guilt and murder, ‘Black […]

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Rarity From The Hollow by Robert Eggleton (book review).

November 29, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Rarity From The Hollow by Robert Eggleton (book review).

‘Rarity From The Hollow’ by Robert Eggleton describes itself as a children’s story for adults. It tells the story of Lacy Dawn and her unique version of a first contact situation. Her erstwhile suitor, DotCom, seems to be setting her up for a huge intergalactic destiny which will have huge effects on the human way […]

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The Final Girls (2015) (DVD film review).

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Final Girls (2015) (DVD film review).

For the film ‘The Final Girls’, Max (Tassia Farmiga) is the orphaned child of Scream Queen Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman). Her only credit is the 80s teen slasher ‘Camp Bloodbath’. Since the film’s release, it has developed a cult following and Max is persuaded to attend a screening of the film and its sequel. Through […]

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Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy (Blu-ray films review).

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy (Blu-ray films review).

‘Hellraiser’ turned the horror genre on its head. Before it, horror was mostly implied in the shadows or off-screen. ‘Hellraiser’ took the implication out of horror and waved its shock in your face. Forget creepy castles and shifty guys in evening wear, here the monsters came thick and hard at you. You were in for […]

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Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab- “Beyond The Silver Sea”’ (music review)

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab- “Beyond The Silver Sea”’    (music review)

‘Dr. Cosmo’s Tape Lab: “Beyond The Silver Sea”’ is something a little different and a lot special. It is a knowing retro-nod to great musical SF classics but with a perky 60s surf vibe. Imagine if Jeff Wayne’s ‘War Of The Worlds’ was played by the Beach Boys with guest guitarist Johnny Marr and was […]

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Engines Of Extinction: Episode 1 – The End & The Means by Chris Martin

May 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Engines Of Extinction: Episode 1 – The End & The Means by Chris Martin

Jared Baxter is a former Delta force sniper. His unique skills make him very attractive to the forces positioning themselves to fight the officially unofficial war on terror, fought in the digital shadows by giga-battalions of hi-tech warriors. Information has always been the fuel of warfare but a steady finger on the trigger will always […]

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Dancing On The Head Of A Pin (A Remy Chandler Novel book 2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (book review).

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dancing On The Head Of A Pin (A Remy Chandler Novel book 2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (book review).

Angels are amongst us and, in the case of Remy ‘Remiel’ Chandler, working as a private detective in Boston. Along with the regular cases, Remy seems to have a large number of the weird and unusual to deal with. The latest case concerns missing weapons with supernatural powers. It seems someone is using divine and […]

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My Favourite Picture by Andy Bollan (article).

February 1, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
My Favourite Picture by Andy Bollan (article).

I love this picture. I first saw it on NASA’a APOD website http://apod.nasa.gov/apod  roughly 10 years ago. It looks like a candle on the altar of science or a giant arrow pointing onwards and upwards. Like Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, it shows the sun setting on a glorious technological period of time. This rocket is about […]

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From Inside by Gary Numan Special Edition (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Gary Numan & Ade Fenton (CD review).

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
From Inside by Gary Numan Special Edition (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Gary Numan & Ade Fenton  (CD review).

If I could have gone back in time and talked to my 16 year-old self and told him that I would be reviewing a Gary Numan album I would have been blown away. Gary Numan has an incredibly long history of producing distinctive and dramatic music. Critical success has not always met with commercial success […]

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