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Without Rancor?

August 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Without Rancor?

Those bods at the 501st Legion are some crafty people. Not content with rocking some awsome Star Wars costumes as a matter of course, they have now embarked on the epic feat of designing a real-size Racor beast for the upcoming Star Wars gig in Orlando. Looks real enough that you might need a light […]

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Doctor Who Xmas special 2012… with added Richard E Grant.

August 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who Xmas special 2012… with added Richard E Grant.

Filming of 2012’s Doctor Who Christmas episode, written by Steven Moffat, starts this week with two new stars joining the show. Richard E Grant has starred in around eighty film and television series including Withnail And I, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jack & Sarah, Gosford Park and The Iron Lady. Richard will be playing the special’s […]

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Total Recall (Frank’s take).

August 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Total Recall (Frank’s take).

Len Wiseman’s (“Underworld”) numbing, noisy and nonsensical dazzling ditty Total Recall marches through the monotonous motions as surly sci-fi actioner but only manages to muster up inconsequential static. The excess of action-oriented sequences, CGI hedonism, exaggerated fight scenes, curvaceous cuties in a hormonal catfight, a robotic nemesis and a swaggering leading man caught in the […]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (new trailer).

Do we spoil you or do we spoil you? Gaze upon the awsomeness that is the new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I like the dwarven singing, but it always reminds me of the text in the Spectrum game for The Hobbit… ‘The dwarves are singing again.’

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Makey the makies.

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Makey the makies.

Here’s a novel concept, and one that is trail-blazing the way for a slew of such future offerings – a new toy called Makies. Now, if you’re over 30 and in the family way, you no doubt have already been subjected to the pester power of such brands as Build-a-Bear, where you customize a cuddly […]

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The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

August 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The most successful film you’ve never heard of.

If we asked you what’s the most successful movie of all time and you said Star Wars, Avatar or Titanic, then you’re obviously not Chinese. For in China, that kudos goes to a fantasy film called Painted Skin, and it’s more recent follow-up sequel called Painted Skin: The Resurrection. It’s kind of a romance thing […]

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Black Widow pulp style.

August 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Black Widow pulp style.

Maybe, like us, you were wondering what Marvel Comic’s Black Widow would look like if she had been sourced from a series of 1950 pulp dime novels? Bother your head no more, Black Widow fans, and gaze instead upon the glory that is Calamity Jon Morris‘s Natasha Romanova thriller novels!

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Watch (Frank’s take).

Suburbia, Neanderthal-oriented male bonding and space aliens make for an uneven mix of naughty gags and tired lunacy in the clumsy comedy The Watch. Whether this is an unfair comparison or not The Watch feels like a weak-need knockoff to the classic high-spirited goofiness of Ghostbusters. In assembling some of Hollywood’s high-profile hucksters and saddling […]

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

The exploration of twisted family dysfunction in the movies has always been a reliable staple of instant tension, insanity, perversion and caustic psychological scope. In the sensationalized and sleazy-minded Killer Joe, we are introduced to a different kind of Mama’s boy that would make Psycho’s Norman Bates look like a choir boy in comparison. Wildly […]

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The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Mandel Files A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton.

Del Rey have done all Peter F. Hamilton fans, particularly in the US and Canada, a big favour by collecting his first two published novels, ‘Mindstar Rising’ and ‘A Quantum Murder’, into this large format paperback nearly twenty years after they were originally published. Both stories follow the fortunes of ex-military telepath Greg Mandel, hence […]

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