RSSCategory: MEDIA

Flatliners (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Flatliners (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is always a risk involved when revisiting cinema from the past and dusting it off in favor of an ambitious remake for the consideration of today’s adventurous movie-going audience. Hollywood has done this tactic for decades now so this is nothing new to contemplate as food for thought. It is one thing to try […]

Read More

Final Recall (2017) (film review)

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Final Recall (2017)     (film review)

It might be called ‘Final Recall’ but don’t assume it has anything to do with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 movie ‘Total Recall’ or even the 2012 remake. That would be a mistake as it is a completely different story. It might be why the film is also known as ‘The Recall’ to avoid any confusion with […]

Read More

It (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
It (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Something certainly rings true in the horror thriller ‘It’ that capitalises on that common known fear that clowns are creepy annoyances to those that have an intense phobia towards them. In the case of ‘It’s dastardly powder-faced joyboy or shall we say corrosive killjoy Pennywise the Dancing Clown, he definitely takes the cake in terms of […]

Read More

Alien: Covenant (2017) (Blu-ray film review)

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alien: Covenant (2017)   (Blu-ray film review)

In many respects, it looks like director Ridley Scott has gone back to his original idea of a haunted house in space with ‘Alien: Covenant’. There’s even a hint of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ where the Discovery was originally going to have extended solar panels, making it look more like a dragonfly but with the […]

Read More

Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Episode 2: Impossible Planet (TV episode review).

I’ve seen the future and it looks like we’ve added a filter. Travel to the endless wonders of the universe, has been reduced to seedy starships that offer the ultimate experience, if you don’t mind that it’s faked. Brian Norton (Jack Reynor) works the ship and spiels the spiel to the gawping public. He yearns […]

Read More

The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Corporation Wars: Emergence by Ken Macleod (book review).

The third book. ‘Emergence’, in Ken MacLeod’s ‘Corporation Wars’ trilogy continues straight on from the previous volume ‘Insurgence’ where, as I explained in my review of that book, I had completely lost track of what was going on. A brief introduction to summarise the story so far or maybe a glossary that I could refer […]

Read More

Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book by Topps Company (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Topps Classic Sticker Book by Topps Company (book review).

Abrams has been producing an excellent range of books based on the ‘Star Wars Topps Trading Cards’, developed through the 70s, 80s and 90s. To complement these, the publisher has also created a sticker book based on the sticker cards that were also found within the bubblegum packs. Like the originals, these stickers are also […]

Read More

Running Through Corridors: Volume 2: The 70s by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke (book review).

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Running Through Corridors: Volume 2: The 70s by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke (book review).

‘Running Through Corridors’ is a series of books that detail a very special ‘Doctor Who’ marathon. Written by Robert Shearman and Toby Hadoke, the books detail the email exchanges between two friends and fans who watch one episode per day and write to each other about it in this double column length book. This second […]

Read More

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

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Realive (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: For once we have a serious adult science fiction story, part of a new face for SyFy Channel. A contemporary man dying of cancer is carefully terminated, cryogenically frozen and revived in 2084 to discover a very new world. A new device will allow him to take photographs of the mental images of his […]

Read More

Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Seventy-Two (magazine review).

Easily the best thing in this issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘The Four-Colour War’ by Christopher Irving, an in-depth article that wouldn’t be out of place in a quality newspaper’s Sunday magazine if they covered this genre. It’s a survey of the effect of World War II on the American comicbook industry, including Kirby, […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)