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Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All by Jonas Jonasson (book review).

June 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All by Jonas Jonasson (book review).

‘Hitman Anders’ is a short and pleasing novel from Jonas Jonasson (‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window And Disappeared’). The Receptionist, as he is mostly known in this novel, or Per Persson has had a mostly rotten life. It has been rotten enough to make him the receptionist at a lousy hotel […]

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Game of Thrones episode nine (season six) trailer: a %^$^& big battle is coming

June 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones episode nine (season six) trailer: a %^$^& big battle is coming

Here’s the new trailer from HBO for the Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode #9 – where not Winter is coming, so much, as a blooming big battle. Well, they kind of owed us a monster punch-up, Agincourt-style, and now, at long last, HBO look like they plan to deliver.

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The Lobster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Lobster (2016)  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD: This review tells some of the rules of the strange world the story is set in.] This is an absurdist comedy drama that drops the viewer in a world where people who are single have a limited time to find a mate or they have to be turned into an animal, but […]

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The Legend of Tarzan (first trailer).

June 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Legend of Tarzan (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the movie The Legend of Tarzan, with a cast of Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt and Djimon Hounsou, and directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & Part 2), The Legend of Tarzan will be released in cinemas on 6th July 2016. The film […]

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The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Cathedral Of Known Things (Relic Guild book 2) by Edward Cox (book review).

‘The Cathedral Of Known Things’ is the second book in Edward Cox’s innovative fantasy series set in a world where a giant labyrinth filled with demons separates a town of humans from the inter-connected worlds of the Aelfir. Picking up straight after the events of the first book, ‘The Relic Guild’, I was looking forward […]

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The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

May 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder (book review).

‘The Very Best Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume Two’ came out in 2014 and is part of a long series of anthologies of classic stories from the pages of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’. Volume One, which I reviewed here in 2009, came out to mark the sixtieth year of the magazine’s […]

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Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

May 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones: Why Hodor says Hodor (a lot).

There be spoilers ahead, matey. Here’s the behind the scenes look at Episode 5 of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, which explains – if you haven’t seen it yet yourself – why Hodor is called Hodor and says Hodor a lot. Be prepared to weep, you heartless beasts!

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Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

A veteran film journalist and cinema programmer, Tony Earnshaw (who, in the interests of full disclosure, has also been a colleague of mine in the past) has met a large swathe of the great and good of the genre world. From George Romero to Quentin Tarantino, Earnshaw has talked to them all. This collection of […]

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Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Uncanny Magazine #10 May/June 2016 (emag review).

‘Ye Highlands And Ye Lowlands’ by Seanan McGuire is an honest Science Fiction story about hubris. American scientists were proud when they built a gateway to another world. They were keen to make first contact with an alien species but things went wrong when they did. In truth, this is a reasonably good idea – […]

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The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

May 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In a really different and creative horror film, three worlds come together in an old mansion that seems to bring together our world with a world of demons and a third where the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is working itself out. A modern man inherits the mansion and the curse that goes along with it. […]

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