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The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

June 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Helm Of Midnight (The Five Penalties book 1) by Marina Lostetter (book review).

Decades ago, a killer stalked the streets, leaving behind the remains of his victims carved into hideously realistic flowers. Louis Chabon, famed surgeon and healer, was finally captured and executed for his crimes. No one knows how or why a death mask was made containing Chabon’s knowledge of human anatomy and skill with a knife, […]

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The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

In the crime thriller, The Ballad of Billy McCrae, a neo-noir piece starring David Hayman, Ian Virgo, and Sianad Gregory, a chap called Chris Blythe returns to his home town in Wales after losing a fortune in Canada. He falls in love with Elen, a volatile and charismatic woman. But Elen’s father Billy is a […]

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The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

April 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler (short movie: horror-cri-fi).

Here’s a new short 30-minute film in full, The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler, where in East Germany, a special investigator with paranormal abilities is assigned the task of looking into the disappearance of a six-year-old boy. 

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The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

March 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

‘The Simon And Kirby Library: Crime’ is another fine volume in the Titan books series collecting old works by these stars of Golden Age comics. Most readers will be more familiar with Kirby’s super-hero stuff, but super-heroes were not as popular in the era after World War II and creators turned to other genres. As […]

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Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

March 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Vigil (The Verity Fassbinder series book 1) by Angela Slatter (book review).

When I saw this in the SFCrowsnest list of unclaimed review copies, it immediately struck me as something I might like. I’ve always been a fan of stories that combine detective fiction with the supernatural. Having said that, I generally prefer the supernatural element to not be too common. Worlds that have every sort of […]

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Resident Alien, Omnibus Volume 1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse (graphic novel review).

January 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Resident Alien, Omnibus Volume 1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse (graphic novel review).

Despite the introduction to ‘Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1’, saying that not all aliens visiting the Earth are invaders, I think this book series creators, writer Peter Hogan and artist Steve Parkhouse, forget the likes of the films ‘E.T. – The Extra- Terrestrial’ and ‘Starman’ who just want to get their people to rescue them. […]

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The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

January 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Equalizer (new cri-fi/spy-fy reboot for classic TV series: trailer).

The Equalizer TV series is getting another CBS reboot for a certain retired secret agent to start their own little side-gig into vigilante justice for victims let down by the official forces of law. This one stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, the grim narked-off agent of vengeance, and it looks rather good, as far […]

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Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

January 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Dark Web: Cicada 3301 (scifi Illuminati thriller movie: trailer).

Here’s a timely new near-future science fiction film/thriller called Dark Web: Cicada 3301. Ignore the rather strange title, this one actually looks like some action-oriented light-hearted fun that taps into the current zeitgeist of paranoia and politics. In the flick, a disillusioned hacker called Connor – working in a bar – discovers the existence of something […]

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Torpedo 1936 (comic-book review).

January 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Torpedo 1936 (comic-book review).

Ed and Jim settle in for a professional review of Torpedo 1936, the Spanish comics series written by Enrique Sánchez Abulí and illustrated by Jordi Bernet, which opened up its pages on the adventures of Luca Torelli, a cold and rather nasty hitman anti-hero, and his sidekick Rascal, set in the rip-roaring Tommy Gun-toting gangster […]

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Nobody (cri-fi movie: trailer).

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nobody (cri-fi movie: trailer).

Better Call Sau… Nobody! Here’s the trailer for a very slick-looking thriller, Nobody, where actor Bob Odenkirk plays an everyday middle-aged Dad with everyday middle-aged Dad issues, until assassins come hunting him and he proves to be a little bit more than everyone thought. By the same crew that brought you the John Wick films. […]

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