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Author Archive: AndyWhitaker

I live in deepest darkest Essex where I enjoy photography, real ales, walking my dog, cooking and a really good book. I own an e-book reader which goes with me everywhere but still enjoy the traditional paper based varieties.

My oriental studies have earned me a black belt in Suduko and I'm considered a master in deadly Bonsai (there are very few survivors).

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Dune, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer (soundtrack review).

November 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dune, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer (soundtrack review).

‘Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ by Hans Zimmer is now available to buy. Anyone who knows anything about movie soundtracks knows about Hans Zimmer. He’s composed for just about every type of film and quite rightly has won awards for doing so. Lots of awards and too many to mention here. While I have not […]

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Please Do Not Ask For Mercy As A Refusal Often Offends by Paul Bassett Davies (book review).

September 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Please Do Not Ask For Mercy As A Refusal Often Offends by Paul Bassett Davies (book review).

  ‘Please Do Not Ask For Mercy As A Refusal Often Offends’ must be the longest book title of any book I have reviewed. I picked it up after reading and being impressed by one of Paul Basset Davies short stories. I’m glad I did as it’s an odd tale told well.   The setting […]

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Points Of Origin by E. S. Fein (book review).

September 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Points Of Origin by E. S. Fein (book review).

I think this is a self-published book which don’t usually come to my attention. Authors typically don’t have the marketing and distribution resources to get books in front of reviewers like me. I’m also inclined to treat them with caution as the quality of self-published books can be very variable. With ‘Points Of Origin’, the […]

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Short Sharp Shocks (short film anthology Blu-ray review).

April 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Short Sharp Shocks (short film anthology Blu-ray review).

This two blu-ray disk collection from the BFI is described as ‘A compelling BFI Flipside compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects’. So, the scene has been set. Lights down and roll the film (er, disk)… Disk 1 has 5 films and 3 extras; ‘Telling Tales’, ‘Arthur Dent And Adelphi: Films […]

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The Tomb: Devils Revenge (DVD film review).

September 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Tomb: Devils Revenge (DVD film review).

Well, reading through the press release this film a couple months ago when I watched it, ‘The Tomb: Devils Revenge’, would appear to have a lot going for it. The screenplay was written by Maurice Hurley who had worked on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. Continuing the ‘Star Trek’ connection, we have Jeri Ryan (7 […]

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Bloodshot (2020) (dvd film review).

June 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Bloodshot (2020) (dvd film review).

Well, let’s be honest I enjoyed this film ‘Bloodshot’. It might upset a few people as it seems to pull in bits from a lot of other major SF films that have aired in the last 20 years. Perhaps longer, but it is an enjoyable action film nevertheless. It might even get to be regarded […]

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The Complex (short interactive scifi film: review).

April 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Complex (short interactive scifi film: review).

Well this is different! ‘The Complex’ was launched on Steam on the 1st of April which in itself is a bit odd. ‘The Complex’ is primarily a video but a video with a difference. At certain points you are offered a choice. Mostly there are two available options but occasionally there may be more. The […]

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Stars Uncharted by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

January 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Stars Uncharted by S. K. Dunstall (book review).

I was quite impressed with the ‘Linesman’ series of books produced by the Dunstall sisters, Sherylyn and Karen, so when I got the chance to get my hands on an early proof of their new novel, I jumped at it. It was a wise move on my part. Let’s get one thing straight though, ‘Stars […]

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Joker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir (film soundtrack review).

January 1, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Joker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir (film soundtrack review).

While ‘Joker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ is billed as the original motion picture soundtrack, you need to be aware of what your buying here. It is the musical score of the movie composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir and does not include the many other songs played in the movie. You will have to go looking elsewhere […]

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Away (2019) (animated film review).

December 1, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Away (2019) (animated film review).

I settled down to watch ‘Away’, an animated feature film with anticipation. It’s not Disney and it’s not Manga, so it’s going to be different. It certainly is different. Before we get to commenting on the film let’s get the credits out of the way as it won’t take long. The film was written, directed, […]

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