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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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Subterranea (2016) (DVD film review).

February 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Subterranea (2016) (DVD film review).

I’m a bit behind schedule as I should have reviewed this film when it was released in September 2016. At the time some people really liked it and others not so much. I’m afraid I’m in the not so much camp. Apparently, the plot for ‘Subterranea’ was inspired by the 1997 concept album of the […]

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Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (digital review).

February 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack by Jeff Russo (digital review).

The Netflix TV series ‘Altered Carbon’ is based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. It’s described in the PR material I was sent as ‘…an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future.’ I’m not going to argue as I’ve yet to see it, although having […]

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Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection) (1977) (Blu-ray film review).

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jabberwocky (The Criterion Collection) (1977) (Blu-ray film review).

Jabberwocky. There’s a name to bring a smile to members of the older generation. Some might associate it with Lewis Carroll’s poem of the same name, while others with a streak of daftness in them will fondly remember the 1977 film directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Michael Palin. The film is allegedly inspired by […]

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Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Daredevil: Father by Joe Quesada (graphic novel review).

While wandering around my local town centre in December looking for Christmas presents, I happened to find a comicshop. As a treat for myself I bought a paperback edition of the graphic novel ‘Daredevil: Father’ for £14.99. It has been almost four years since I last reviewed a graphic novel and I could kick myself […]

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Throne Of The Bastards by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury (book review).

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Throne Of The Bastards by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury (book review).

‘Throne Of The Bastards’ follows on from ‘King Of The Bastards’ with no break in Rogan’s trail of mayhem. If you didn’t read ‘King Of The Bastards,’ then I should mention that this is a sword and sorcery tale by Brian Keene and Stephen L. Shrewsbury with the emphasis on the sword bit as its […]

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War World by Rod C. Spence (book review).

February 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
War World by Rod C. Spence (book review).

Rod C. Spence is an Emmy-nominated television and film editor, producer, screenwriter and director who has decided to branch out as an author. War Worlds is his debut novel in what looks to be a trilogy. Its aimed at the young adult market and based on this first book could be described as a SciFi, […]

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Justice League: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman (soundtrack review)

November 23, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Justice League: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman  (soundtrack review)

This is the ‘Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ for the ‘Justice League’ film. The majority of the tracks are composed and performed by Danny Elfman. After doing a bit of research, I noted that Mr. Elfman has quite a few soundtrack credits to his name. I stopped counting after 20 but it’s fair to say he […]

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Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Neverwhere: The Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell   (book review)

This edition of ‘Neverwhere’ is a republishing of Gaiman’s 2015 ‘Neverwhere Authors Prefered Text’ edition with a minor difference. All right, it’s a huge difference. This one has been illustrated by UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, but the text remains the same as the 2015 published edition. Before discussing the illustrations, let’s consider ‘Neverwhere’. The […]

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Justice League (2017) (film review by Andy Whitaker).

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Justice League (2017) (film review by Andy Whitaker).

This is an odd review for me as I have actually just parted with some of my hard-earned money to see ‘Justice League’ at the local cinema. Normally, I’m asked to review pre-release material, so I have the advantage of watching it several times and its available to rewind if I want to check a […]

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Communication Failure by Joe Zieja (book review).

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Communication Failure by Joe Zieja (book review).

‘Communication Failure’ by Joe Zieja is the sequel to ‘Mechanical Failure’. This book has a similar cover to the first in that there’s a rather large spaceship but its surrounded by smaller craft and they are all firing weapons at it. ‘Mechanical Failure’ had a large red warning triangle with the text ‘Mechanical Failure.’ superimposed […]

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