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Captain America, back in the world.

August 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Captain America, back in the world.

Here’s another tickler for The Avengers’ DVD release, this time a clip of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, back in the world (current), and moping about all that he has lost. It sure is tough being frozen and reanimated out of time. Just ask Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Although, to be fair, he […]

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

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Telepathic robot bunny ears.

Here’s an interesting concept. Telepathic robot bunny ears, from Japan (of course), where sporting a pair of ‘Necomimi‘ ears – a headset with bunny ears that move according to the user’s feelings and emotions in real time – is frankly becoming de rigueur. Three emotional states create bunny-like reactive movements that show how interested or […]

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

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Sometimes there’s a man, I won’t say a hero.

Thanks to Boingboing for highlighting the existence of this amusing documentary on the real Dude that the character of the same name was based on in the Coen Brothers’ movie, The Big Lebowski. It seems that The Big Lebowski has become more of a cult hit than I was aware, with its own cons and […]

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

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Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

One for the BONDage and spy-fi fans among you. MGM will be releasing a new documentary in October this year called ‘Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’, directed by Stevan Riley and produced by John Battsek/Simon Chinn, as part of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movies happening that month. Can it […]

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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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Ecko Rising by Danie Ware

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Ecko Rising by Danie Ware

I really do hate coming down hard on a writer’s debut novel, but as I read Dani Ware’s novel, ‘Ecko Rising’, I was up for screaming, ‘Put some plot around the words.’ You learn more about that from the back cover what is supposed to be going on than the content. Ecko is a terrorist […]

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

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The Avengers alternative beginning.

Those movie types over at Marvel know how to frontload the success of their DVDs/Bluerays for The Avengers, in this case, one of the extras is an alternative beginning for the film. I can see why they didn’t use this, though, as it kind of gives the game away before it’s even begun.

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Doctor Who – bedroom romp.

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Doctor Who – bedroom romp.

Well, it’s not much of a bedroom romp, to be sure, but the Doctor does smash the Amy Pond and Rory bedroom rule by breaking into their boudoir and demanding that they help save the universe again. Yes, this is the 2nd part of their little Pond Life mini-series trailing the new full series on […]

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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton.

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The Reef by Mark Charan Newton.

On the idyllic island of Arya, something is killing the native ichthyocentaurs at a rapid rate. Concerned by this threat to such a rare species, Dr. Forb Macmillan sends for help from the mainland. In response to his distress call, DeBrelt’s Freelance Exploratory Crew sail for the island to help solve the mystery and explore […]

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The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

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The Coldest War (book 2) by Ian Tregillis

It is 1963, some eighteen years after World War Two, in this alternative reality, Germany wasn’t split between Russia, American and Great Britain, but held solely by the USSR, who have been quiet about the concentration camps and the rest of the world has swung back to normal. This ‘normal’ looks something like pre-WW2 but […]

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