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Kelly Green: The Complete Collection by Stan Drake and Leonard Starr (graphic novel review).

November 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Kelly Green: The Complete Collection by Stan Drake and Leonard Starr (graphic novel review).

Oddly, I picked a copy of ‘Kelly Green: The Complete Collection’ by Stan Drake and Leonard Starr cheap through Bud Plant’s sell-offs back in the spring. I recognised Stan Drake as an artist from his Marvel/DC work and Leonard Starr’s name from the variety of newspaper strips he wrote. Steven Ray Austin accounts for his […]

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Miss Scarlet & The Duke (Victorian age cri-fi TV series).

November 3, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Miss Scarlet & The Duke (Victorian age cri-fi TV series).

Miss Scarlet and The Duke is a new period cri-fi TV drama series, starring Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, Wolf Hall) and Stuart Martin as a couple of Victorian investigators – one private (Kate) and one actual police (Stuart). Here’s the official blurb: In Victorian London, Eliza Scarlet is left penniless when her father dies. This […]

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Illustrators Crime Comics Special (artbook review).

October 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Crime Comics Special (artbook review).

Peter Richardson’s history of early crime comics shows a distinct difference between the UK and USA. Over here, they evolved from woodcuts based on real crime, especially with the examples of the Whitechapel murders. In the USA, it was more fictious from the start, which when you consider the number of famous gangsters they had […]

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The Last Movie Star (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Last Movie Star (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In his day Vic Edwards was the Number One boxoffice action actor on the screen. It is now about 45 years later and age has taken its toll. Vic walks bent over and can hardly get about. When a little-known film society wants to award Vic its Lifetime Achievement Award and pay all expenses, Vic […]

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Pixie (crime movie:trailer).

September 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pixie (crime movie:trailer).

Here’s a fun-looking crime movie called Pixie, in which Alec Baldwin and Ready Player One’s Olivia Cooke star, the latter playing Pixie, an Irish lass who wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry. She finds herself on the run with two young men who are way out […]

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Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

August 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Enola Holmes (Netflix Victorian sleuth film: first trailer).

Back to the Victorian age for some Wild Wild West-style sleuthing antics in this Netflix film – Enola Holmes – with the young sister of Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft … one Enola Holmes, ably played by the strangest thing in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown. Based, of course, on the novels by Nancy Springer. […]

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Money Plane (cri-fi movie: trailer).

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Money Plane (cri-fi movie: trailer).

In crime thriller film Money Plane with Kelsey Grammer and Adam Copeland, an expert thief who is $40 million in debt – and his family’s life on the line – must commit one final heist, to rob a futuristic airborne casino filled with the world’s most dangerous criminals, warlords, and evil types. Why can’t you […]

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Perry Mason (cri-fi pulp noir TV series: trailer).

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Perry Mason (cri-fi pulp noir TV series: trailer).

HBO is bringing Perry Mason back into 1932 for a new pulp noir TV series (based on the classic crime novels written by Erle Stanley Gardner). The Great Depression grips the United States but Los Angeles is prospering thanks to an oil boom, the film industry, the summer’s Olympic Games, and a massive evangelical Christian […]

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Lost Bullet (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

May 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lost Bullet (Netflix cri-fi movie: trailer).

Lost Bullet is a new French-language cri-fi movie from Netflix arriving on the 19th June 2020(ish). In the film, a mechanical genius is mistakenly charged with murder. The only proof of his innocence is the crime bullet, lodged in a missing car. You can tell by the mayhem this is a French-style flick. Guillaume Pierret […]

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Force of Nature (cri-fi movie: trailer).

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Force of Nature (cri-fi movie: trailer).

Mel Gibson, Kate Bosworth & Emile Hirsch star in this new cri-fi flick, Force of Nature, where a violent gang of thieves plan a heist during a super-hurricane, but encounter trouble when a cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.

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