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Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, cinema’s most treasured and resilient British spy guy is back as the legendary James Bond makes his twenty-fourth outing on the big screen in the highly anticipated and slickly-made ‘Spectre’. Worldwide Agent 007 fans understandably maintain their embedded expectations and vision as to what calculating and cunning mission their suave and sophisticated gun-toting, martini-sipping espionage thrill-seeker […]

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Editorial – November 2015: Is intellectualism being forgotten?

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – November 2015: Is intellectualism being forgotten?

Hello everyone As you might have noticed from the number of reviews with my moniker on them, I read a lot. As indeed my team of reviewers does. It’s a good qualification if you want to review books. When I reviewed Guy P. Harrison’s book ‘Good Thinking’ and his figure of 40% of the American […]

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Back In Time: article by: GF Willmetts.

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Back In Time: article by: GF Willmetts.

Isn’t it amazing that whenever a date is reached that is significant for an SF film set in the immediate future, the media goes crazy over it now. The biggest point is how much of the supposed future matches the one we live in. Case in point is ‘Back To The Future’ or rather the […]

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Time Travel In Popular Media edited by Matthew Jones and Joan Ormrod (book review).

October 31, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Time Travel In Popular Media edited by Matthew Jones and Joan Ormrod (book review).

With time travel getting a strong Delorean reminder this month, I brought forward reading ‘Time Travel In Popular Media’ edited by Matthew Jones and Joan Ormrod. It’s sub-title, ‘Essays On Film, Television, Literature And Video Games’ would suggest that it hits on all the time travel stories although its editors say they had problems finding […]

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Slay The Dragon: Writing Great Video Games by Robert Denton Bryant & Keith Giglio (book review).

October 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Slay The Dragon: Writing Great Video Games by Robert Denton Bryant & Keith Giglio (book review).

From the start, authors Robert Denton Bryant & Keith Giglio in their book ‘Slay The Dragon: Writing Great Video Games’ make the point that at $93 billion per annum video game industry, that the $35.9 billion per annum film industry is in a smaller park compared to their industry. A simple straw poll here of […]

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I’ll Be In My Trailer by John Badham & Craig Modderno (book review).

October 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
I’ll Be In My Trailer by John Badham & Craig Modderno (book review).

The title ‘I’ll Be In My Trailer’ is the actor’s recognised excuse of not wanting to do as a director wants in a film. In many respects, the sub-title ‘The Creative Wars Between Directors & Actors’ isn’t really needed for director John Badham and journalist Craig Modderno’s book. Well, unless you didn’t know the term. […]

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Good Thinking by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

October 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Good Thinking by Guy P. Harrison (book review).

Every time I see a book about thinking, it has to be about rational thinking and Guy P. Harrison’s book ‘Good Thinking’ is no exception in this. Here he outlines all the kinds of things you should know to make informed choices and more importantly, how easy it is for us to be also taken […]

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Whosoever holds this hammer: Thor’s hammer prank!

October 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Whosoever holds this hammer: Thor’s hammer prank!

Mix up a prankster, a finger-print scanner and super-magnets and what do you get? A real life Hammer of Thor, Mjölnir protected by the power of Asgard. Thou art truly Masters of Evil! “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

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Editorial – October 2015: Do we really need this? by GF Willmetts.

October 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – October 2015: Do we really need this? by GF Willmetts.

Are we expected to buy every last tat that comes out related to SF?? Hello everyone Age does funny things to merchandise. My age, that is. Not necessarily the age of the merchandise. Mostly, there’s more of it and you have to become selective, deciding what is the good stuff you want to own and […]

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Letters To Young Film Makers by Howard Suber (book review).

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Letters To Young Film Makers by Howard Suber (book review).

Howard Suber has been teaching 65 different film courses at UCLA’s film school in the past 46 years. Many of the people in Hollywood have been through his courses and he gets a lot of letters asking him specific questions about the film industry. What Suber has done with ‘Letters To Young Film Makers’ is […]

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