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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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Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion From The Dubious To The Delusional by David J. Laporte (book review)

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion From The Dubious To The Delusional by David J. Laporte   (book review)

As you read the complete title ‘Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion From The Dubious To The Delusional’, it’s just to ensure that you don’t think this book is about a Black Sabbath track if I left off the sub-title. As author and clinical psychologist David J. Laporte points out, there are very few books about paranoia and […]

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Sepp Blatter is Blattered by the Swiss as criminal proceedings open.

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sepp Blatter is Blattered by the Swiss as criminal proceedings open.

Not a good day to be Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, it seems. The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened criminal proceedings against the President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (aka FIFA) on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation. Swiss criminal proceedings against the President […]

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Quentin Tarantino FAQ by Dale Sherman (book review).

September 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Quentin Tarantino FAQ by Dale Sherman (book review).

Continually referencing cinema history (though the less generous would say ‘continually stealing from’ cinema history), the films of Quentin Tarantino are replete with homages, inside jokes and curious allusions. In his journey from video store clerk to world famous director, Tarantino himself has also amassed a wealth of industry kudos and tabloid infamy. Dale Sherman’s […]

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