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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The Lego film franchise had a nice run in its first two outings. The phenomenal response to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ and, earlier this year, the popular emergence of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ proved profitable and entertaining for the gimmicky concept that inexplicably captured the imaginations of youngsters and oldsters alike. The appeal for the yellowish block toy figures was […]

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The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

‘The Furthest Station’ is a welcome novella to bridge the gap in the ‘Rivers Of London’ series. Following an apprentice wizard, Peter Grant training in this story is self-contained with some reoccurring characters. As a short book, it might be a point to jump in. If you like the water, go back to the first […]

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The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Language Of Dying by Sarah Pinborough (book review).

‘The Language Of Dying’ is unsurprisingly a novel about death. It deals with the death of the protagonist’s father from cancer. Neither the protagonist or her father are ever named and the book is written in first person to him, almost like a letter. It mainly follows the last few days of the protagonist’s father’s […]

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Annihilation (trailer for new Natalie Portman scifi movie).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Annihilation (trailer for new Natalie Portman scifi movie).

Here’s the first trailer for the science fiction film Annihilation, based, of course, on the stunningly original book of the same name by author and officially crowned king of the bleeding edge, Jeff VanderMeer (part of his Southern Reach trilogy). This bad boy stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. […]

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Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ecotastrophe II by J Alan Erwine (book review).

Belated sequel to ‘Ecotastrophe’, issued by Sam’s Dot Publishing over a decade ago, ‘Ecotastrophe II’ is another anthology of climate change stories. Some are set in the near future where things look bleak and some are set in a far future where we’ve coped with the crisis. All of them accept climate change as a […]

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Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work (book review)

September 27, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work  (book review)

To celebrate the centennial of Jack Kirby’s birth in 1917, TwoMorrows Publishing asked one hundred stars of comics and animation to praise and critique their favourite piece of Kirby art. The result is this fine, big, colourful book, ‘Kirby 100’. The essays are arranged with the art in chronological order so the early pages feature […]

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The 13th Friday (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 13th Friday (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A strange mechanical device proves to be a calendar of supernatural events and a gateway to a parallel world of pain and horror. In a plot of ideas not entirely fresh there are few surprises in this story and just about nothing unfamiliar in the first half of the film. Justin Price writes and directs […]

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