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The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson (book review).

The idea behind dating apps meshes with social media to create compatible social groupings known as Affinities in Robert Charles Wilson’s near-future novel that initially seems to be heading towards a utopian tale of co-operation and acceptance, but soon turns into a wonderfully complex tale of social revolution. Adam Fisk’s life is fairly humdrum, with […]

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Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling by James E. Alcock (book review).

I think James E. Alcock’s book, ‘Belief: What It Means To Believe And Why Our Convictions Are So Compelling’ will be one of the most important books you will read this year. Mostly, if not entirely, because it will make you think about how you rationalise things and are persuaded by others. The page count […]

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The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer 2: Dangerous Denzel is back (trailer).

Spy-fy doesn’t get much gritter than the supposedly dead CIA assassin with a big heart who is The Equalizer. Yes, Denzel Washington is back helping people. And killing them. And helping them in this sequel to the 2014 film The Equalizer, itself based on the classic 1980s TV series of the same name. Watch this trailer […]

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Anon (scifi movie trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Anon (scifi movie trailer).

Here is another one of those near future dark cyberpunk-y movies, this time called Anon – this film starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried as the lead characters. Like all good science fiction it is more about the present than the future, really. Here’s the official blurb: Anon is set in the future where the government […]

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The Innocents (Netflix horror TV trailer).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Innocents (Netflix horror TV trailer).

Here comes a new television series set in an urban horror context, The Innocents. This one is an 8 part series and stars Guy Pearce in a vaguely Nordic setting. It seems to involve a pair of teenagers on the run and in love with the added complication of some serious mutant-style shape shifting. Hey, you […]

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Out a-hunting wabbits … I mean, planets!

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Out a-hunting wabbits … I mean, planets!

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (aka TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off Wednesday 18th 2018 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at […]

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The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

April 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (book review).

When Aiden Bishop wakes up in a forest, he can’t remember how he got there, which is unsurprising as he’s currently inhabiting someone else’s body. Evelyn Hardcastle is going to die that night and Aiden must solve her murder and deliver proof of his solution to the mysterious plague doctor at 11pm precisely. He’ll have […]

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The Order conjured up for Netflix.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Order conjured up for Netflix.

In Netflix’s latest quest to cop some Supernatural feels, comes The Order, a ten episode-one-hour-long horror TV series produced for Netflix by Nomadic Pictures. College freshman Jack Morton joins a fabled secret society, The Order, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters and intrigue. As Jack goes deeper, he uncovers dark family […]

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Stranger Things: actor Cary Elwes cast for season three.

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Stranger Things: actor Cary Elwes cast for season three.

Actor Cary Elwes of Princess Bride-fame is signing up for the 3rd season of Stranger Things, playing a slippery scuzzball politician – the town’s new mayor. Elwes is previously known for his roles in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hot Shots!, Twister, Saw, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and The Princess Bride. He has also played in […]

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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom: the park is gone. What about the movie?

April 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom: the park is gone. What about the movie?

Here’s the last trailer for the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie, which looks rather like a TV series called Dinosaur Rescue. Except this one doesn’t feature the Battersea Home, just some extreme Pratt-taming. Come on, you know you want to!

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