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The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Handmaid’s Tale (3rd trailer).

Here’s the 3rd trailer for the Hulu TV science fiction series based on The Handmaid’s Tale book by Margaret Atwood. Who is going to be the first person to head to the comments zone below and make some wordage about Trump and the path to Gilead? Hitting a TV screen near you in the USA on […]

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Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 17 (magazine review).

I always get a happy gleam in my eye when I recognise a particular cardboard envelope through the letterbox. Two on the same day just feels even luckier although I will be discussing the two magazines separately. The first is Illustrators # 17 and its look at Mort Kűntsler’s staggering amount of paintings over the […]

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Dig Two Graves (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dig Two Graves (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Teenager Jake is wracked with guilt about her part in the accidental death of her brother Sean. She believes she would do just about anything to get him back. Then three mysterious figures appear to her with an offer to restore her brother back to being alive. But for this seemingly impossible service, they want […]

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Bethany (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bethany (film review by Frank Ochieng).

For some frightfest filmmakers the challenge of molding and shaping the horror genre in their own imaginative vision is a definite given. The horror genre is a broad scope of a creepy canvas in which moviemakers can manipulate the kinds of colourful fear and tension that they want to convey artistically. Writer/director/producer James Cullen Bressack […]

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Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews by Chris Watson (book review).

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews by Chris Watson (book review).

When you see a title like ‘Badass Women Of Cinema: A Collection Of Interviews’, you have to be piqued a little to at least see who is covered. Chris Watson was a director for Roger Corman back in the 1970s including doing films with the likes of Pam Grier and at the start of making […]

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The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains’ by Jon Morris is a sequel to his ‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperHeroes’, only this time showing a selection of super-villains who are equally inept across the Golden, Silver and Modern Ages. For those keeping count, for the Golden Age 55, Silver Age 32 and Modern Age 32, a grand […]

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

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Atomica (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Atomica’ is a Science Fiction mystery set in the near future and involving the last nuclear power plant and two men who operate it. When its communications go off-line, an engineer is sent to restore the connection. She finds more questions than answers. This is a low-budget and claustrophobic film, most of which takes place […]

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Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Limit: Part 2 by Frank Schätzing (book review).

I read part 2 of Frank Schätzing’s huge novel ‘Limit’ following straight on from part 1, reviewed earlier this month, which is probably the best way to read it as it was originally published as a single volume. The slow progress of multi-millionaire guests to the first lunar hotel that rumbled on through the first […]

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Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Monsters In The Machine by Steffen Hantke (book review).

As with many books, Steffen Hantke’s book title, ‘Monsters In The Machine’, has more meaning from its sub-title ‘Science Fiction Film And The Militarisation Of America After World War II’. In his extended introduction, Hantke points out that after WW2, the American public had lost its taste for war films and the film studios turned […]

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Tickling Giants (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tickling Giants (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: Dr. Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon in Cairo who was fascinated by ‘The Daily Show’ and its host Jon Stewart. He quit medicine and started his own satirical daily show, patterning himself after Stewart, but in a country where extremists can be deadly. This documentary, heavily laced with humour and satire, tells the […]

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