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Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle (book review)

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Windhaven by George R.R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle	(book review)

Windhaven is a human colony world which has more water than land. We aren’t told when it was colonised but its current state looks early 19th century and any advanced technology forgotten. There are a limited number of wing gliders and the few people who use them are passed down through family eldest children except…well […]

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Red Dawn film review (Frank’s take).

November 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Red Dawn film review (Frank’s take).

This is just what the cinema world was really clamoring for at this moment…a pointless and protrusive generic action war movie update based on a mildly serviceable mid-80’s military yarn from yesteryear. At least movie audiences got a kick out of 1984’s ‘Red Dawn’ that had some reasonable jingoistic kitsch to go along with its […]

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Going on up to the orbital heaven in the sky… Elysium.

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Going on up to the orbital heaven in the sky… Elysium.

Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame currently has actor Matt Damon looking all cyberpunked-up for his next science fiction film… Elysium. This one has Matt Damon doing a Snake Plissken, trying to earn his pass up to the orbital habitat heavens by doing some dirty work on a very broken future Earth. Sadly, the way […]

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Game of Thrones 3rd season… cheapest trailer ever?

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones 3rd season… cheapest trailer ever?

Gee, did HBO run out of budget for the season three trailer or something? Did they give the job to some intern and he was just learning Adobe Premiere? There are teaser trailers, and then there are teaser trailers. Next time, just get the camera and point it a white wall with a cut-out of […]

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film review (Frank’s Take).

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film review (Frank’s Take).

This may be an intentional play on words but the final segment of the ‘Twilight’ movie series literally bites. Of course avid fans of Stephanie Meyer’s young-adult fiction film franchise devoted to the gooey-eyed goings-on of vampire valentines Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) may disagree with the not-so-favorable sentiment. Nevertheless the […]

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Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost (book review)

Imagine that the British Empire never faded but expanded into space taking it’s Victorian attitudes with it. Isambard Smith is a product of that environment and very comfortable with its morals and social values. Unfortunately, he’s not a happy chap, having spent a year entering data about asteroids into a computer and having six requests […]

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The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

The first edition of ‘The Intrinsic’ covers chapter 1 ‘Torment’. Before getting further into the plot I should mention that the story was written by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones and Erik Hendrix with Allan Oterd doing the pencilling. The colorist for this edition was Chandran Ponnusamy and EriK Hendrix did the letters. The artwork […]

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Hell by Robert Olen Butler (book review)

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hell by Robert Olen Butler (book review)

What do you see when you consider Hell? Flames and torture, pushing boulders up unending mountains or perhaps embarrassing yourself on television on a daily basis and suffering four-hour erections? Although it sounds like making of a reality TV series, it’s actually the type of Hell depicted in Robert Olen Butler’s eponymous novel. Newscaster Hatcher […]

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The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

You don’t step on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind and above all else, you don’t mess with the classics. Thankfully, David Wenzel and Charles Dixon have resisted the urge to give their graphic novel translation a modern look to reflect the super-duper high definition look that will grace our screens this Christmas. […]

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Ep 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome strike.

November 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ep 3 and 4 of Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome strike.

It looks like SyFy decided to make Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome’s episode 3 and 4 a double-fun bundle. You can view them both online now here.

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