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How To Run The Country Manual by Kevin Albertson, Ian Rock, James Meadway and Chris Fox (book review).

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
How To Run The Country Manual by Kevin Albertson, Ian Rock, James Meadway and Chris Fox (book review).

Just what is needed right now is a book to tell you how to run the country. Specifically, ‘How To Run The Country Manual’ by Kevin Albertson, Ian Rock, James Meadway and Chris Fox targets the UK which probably means little interest for those living abroad. However, if you do live in a different country, […]

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How UFOs Conquered The World by David Clarke (book review).

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
How UFOs Conquered The World by David Clarke (book review).

In many respects, ‘David Clarke’s book ‘How UFOs Conquered The World’ is actually the history of UFOs that people have been seeing since just before the second world war. He also succeeds in correcting some misconceptions. Some good and some bad and along the way realises that it is less about what’s up there but […]

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Dwayne Johnson in selfie-geddon! (whose Fault is this?).

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dwayne Johnson in selfie-geddon! (whose Fault is this?).

Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson achieved the Guiness World Records title for the most selfies in the space of three minutes at the World Premiere of his new film San Andreas at the Odeon Leicester Square last night. Dwayne captured an astounding 105 selfies with attending film fans, achieving a Guiness World Records title. The record […]

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Editorial – May 2015: X changes everything.

May 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – May 2015:  X changes everything.

Hello everyone I have to confess that I wonder what they teach in schools these days when it comes to politics and the current apathy or lack of interest in it in my own country. Feeling very old now, in my day at school we had a subject called ‘Citizenship’ that we couldn’t get out […]

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Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road? by Joe Gilford (book review).

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road? by Joe Gilford (book review).

The answer to author Joe Gilford’s title question of ‘Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road?’ comes in the third chapter because he wants to give a star actor a juicy role for them to get their teeth into. If you can do that for the entire cast then you’ll probably find it easier to […]

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Subversive Horror Cinema by Jon Towlson (book review).

April 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Subversive Horror Cinema by Jon Towlson (book review).

I’ve always maintained that film directors don’t always understand the layers within their films, let alone the interpretations as given by the people who analyse them. In the introduction to ‘Subversive Horror Cinema’, film director Jeff Lieberman says the same thing about his own horror films. That being the case, I would have thought writer […]

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Massacre Gun (1967) (Blu-ray film review).

April 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Massacre Gun (1967) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Massacre Gun’ is an interesting movie from Japan. A cult movie perhaps. It certainly is not what you would expect. Made in 1967, it’s a film noir shot in black and white, oozing with atmosphere and featuring gangsters from the crime world, there are no samurai swords or tattoos to be seen. It’s not Science […]

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John Badham On Directing by John Badham (book review).

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
John Badham On Directing by John Badham (book review).

If you’re going to learn about directing then the best way is to see what the pros have to say and Michael Wiese has several in their list that I’m going to be looking at over the next few months and they include some SF directors so you’ll also get some insight into their mindset. […]

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Editorial – April 2015: I’m always learning to do better.

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – April 2015: I’m always learning to do better.

Hello everyone Mantra. A statement on how we live our lives or how we like to live them. I haven’t really given it much thought until recently. I suspect neither have you. Life’s been too frantic to become deeply philosophical but I’m sure we all have some mantra we fall back on that pins down […]

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Sherlock Holmes (DVD review).

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes (DVD review).

In 1965, the BBC decided to make a series about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories. By the time it went into production, the budget had been drastically reduced and, although they had a solid lead actor, the rest of the production suffered from massive budget cuts. Saved from […]

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