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Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel (book review).

Look at the title ‘Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology’ and puzzle over what it means. To me, a singularity is a black hole. Here, editors James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel define it from Vernor Vinge’s essay ‘The Coming Technology Singularity: How To Survive In The Post-Human Era’, another equally baffling title which they explain […]

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V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

October 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

It is one thing to grasp the copycat concept of capitalising on a clever trend in horror moviemaking and extending the gruesome appeal into something more mainstream and profitable. However, when the so-called trend is beaten to death at the hands of clumsy opportunists looking to milk the genre for what it is worth then […]

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Angry Birds or Angry Jedi?

October 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Angry Birds or Angry Jedi?

You know there are a lot of killer combos in the world – bacon and lettuce, salt and pepper, dungeons and dragons – but here comes a winning formula that is bound to succeed – Angry Birds the Star Wars edition! Now, the real question here… is Angry Birds doing George Lucas a favour, or […]

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Horror Europa.

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Horror Europa.

October 2012, Mark Gatiss is returning to BBC Four with a feature-length exploration of European horror cinema – Horror Europa. Following his 2010 BBC Four series A History Of Horror, Mark turns to explore the story of European horror, looking at how the genre came to reflect the continent’s turbulent 20th century. Mark’s voyage takes […]

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Four little hobbits.

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Four little hobbits.

Well, four slightly elongated posters for the new Hobbit movie at any rate. Enjoy (click the photos to view at full size).

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X-ray nova!

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
X-ray nova!

NASA’s Swift satellite recently detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from a source toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The outburst, produced by a rare X-ray nova, announced the presence of a previously unknown stellar-mass black hole. “Bright X-ray novae are so rare that they’re essentially once-a-mission events and this is the […]

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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Hey, hey, hey it’s magic… Merlin trailer.

October 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Hey, hey, hey it’s magic… Merlin trailer.

The 5th season of Merlin is shortly coming our way – and what are everyone’s favourite teen wizard and boy king up to this time? Dragons, dark magic and a certain angry young sorceress all come to mind as possible subjects. Yes, it’s Smallville given the British fantasy treatment, but we love it!

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We detect a Plurality.

October 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
We detect a Plurality.

John DeNardo over at SFsignal points us in the direction of a rather spiffing science fiction short film, Plurality, about a future America where the internet is a lot more controlled and omnipresent than today. It’s enough to give Cory Doctorow nightmares! The movie was made by Ryan Condal and Dennis Liu – someone give […]

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Walking Dead warm-up.

October 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Walking Dead warm-up.

Getting ready for the next season of The Walking Dead? A ZomRomCom this bad boy most certainly isn’t. And just to prove it, let’s see if you can stomach this latest trailer for the3rd season of the TV series?

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