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Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

March 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alien Covenant: how androids are made.

The Alien Covenant movie is coming so here’s a little advert on getting your very own Walter synthetic, the next-gen version of the David A.I. from the last Alien flick, Prometheus. Hey, they all look like Michael Fassbender to me.

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Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Told in four chapters, this is the grim and painful story of a woman dominated by men on the American frontier. The story is presented in Grand Guignol style with a feeling that writer/director Martin Koolhoven is behind it all winking at the audience. Take this film seriously and it is little but a pointlessly […]

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Seoul Station (trailer).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seoul Station (trailer).

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho who also directed Train to Busan, Seoul Station is a new animated prequel to the zombie horror anime. In cinemas from Friday 17th March, including: Picturehouse Hackney – Fri 17th – 8pm. Pictureville Bradford – Sat 18th – 8pm. Southampton Harbour Lights – Sat 18th – 8pm. DOY Brighton – Sat […]

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Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

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Limit: Part 1 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

Originally published in German, ‘Limit’ is Frank Schätzing’s mammoth near-future thriller, translated into English in an equally unwieldy massive volume and then, thankfully, published by Jo Fletcher Books in a 2 volume edition. Even so, part 1 is 705 pages long which, I don’t know about you, but I find to be uncomfortably large to […]

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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

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The End Of The World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker (book review).

‘When the world is running down, make the best of what’s still around’ could be the mantra for the man, in this novel, ‘The End Of The World Running Club’ by Adrian J. Walker. When several asteroids strike the Earth, it’s the end of the world as we know it and Edgar, who has a […]

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Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

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Evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower).

There’s garden variety evil and then there’s the evil Thomas The Tank Engine robot (with flame thrower). It’s a standard remote control hexapod with extra “Thomas” as well as extra flame squirt! Bad, bad Thomas.

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Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Geostorm movie trailer (weather gets evil).

In the scifi film Geostorm, attempts to create a weather control system – a conceit I think I first saw in Mega City One, if you discount Rupert the Bear – goes wrong after the satellite control system gets blasted. This one is from the Independence Day crew and it kind of shows … substitute aliens […]

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The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

As the dustcover blurb proudly proclaims, Clive Barker was once hailed as the ‘future of horror’ by none other than Stephen King and there are certainly parallels to be drawn between the two writers. For example, while both men have had careers defined by their written fiction, both have seen some of their stories turned […]

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

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The Immortals Of Science Fiction by David Wingrove (book review).

You might be forgiven for thinking that David Wingrove’s 1980 book, ‘The Immortals Of Science Fiction’ was about authors than their creations. To tell the truth, I wasn’t sure what to expect neither as I was investigating the art which has the vague ‘Young Artists’ to signify who they are that airbrushed the mostly double-page […]

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Won’t Believe Your Eyes by Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson (book review).

Mark Thomas McGee and R.J. Robertson’s book ‘You Won’t Believe Your Eyes’ is a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the SF/horror movies from the 1950s. Considering how many of them had B-level budgets, that should hardly be surprising because it was usually the effects and script that felt the most cuts. Imagine what would happen if […]

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