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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (film trailer).

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (film trailer).

Terry Gilliam looks like he’s back on form with his long-delayed new fantasy movie, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The film is about a crazy old coot (actor Jonathan Pryce) who is sure he’s Don Quixote, one who mistakes marketing manager Toby (Star War’s Adam Driver) for his loyal squire, Sancho Panza. The two […]

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The Fall of Gondolin: milking the Tolkien cow.

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Fall of Gondolin: milking the Tolkien cow.

HarperCollins is to publish J.R.R Tolkien’s semi-abandoned work ‘The Fall of Gondolin‘ along with the liberally beautiful artwork of Alan Lee (and edited as always by the son of the great man, Christopher Tolkien). This looks like more milking of the cow, along the lines of Beren and Lúthien, but if it brings us extra original […]

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Britannia Season 1 (TV show review).

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Britannia Season 1 (TV show review).

In 43AD, the Romans invade Britain, crossing paths with two warring tribes, the Cantii and the Regni. As the Roman soldiers face their fears of the horrors Britannia has in store for them, their leader, Aulus Plautius, tries to strike a deal with each tribe. Offering the protection of Rome in return for very reasonable […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2018, Volume 134 #735.

April 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2018, Volume 134 #735.

The trouble with reviewing genre magazines is that they come out as regularly as clockwork, whether or not you’ve finished reading the previous issue. The March/April 2018 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ is already staring at me from the top of my ‘To Be Read’ pile, so I should really get […]

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Terminal (first trailer: hello Margot Robbie).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Terminal (first trailer: hello Margot Robbie).

This fantasy crime movie in high new weird style follows the adventures of a pair of assassins with a nasty mission, a fatally sick teacher, an enigmatic janitor, and a waitress, played by Margot Robbie, with a shocking double life. Murderous consequences unravel as their lives meet at the hands of a criminal mastermind wanting revenge. […]

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The City & The City (first trailer).

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
The City & The City (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for BBC Two’s adaptation of China Miéville’s new-weird fantasy-crime novel thang, The City & The City. Is it as odd as you expected it would be? What with Jeff VanderMeer making it onto Netflix, you have to wonder if the new-weird is becoming a thing, now, on mass media?

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (YA fantasy movie trailer).

March 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (YA fantasy movie trailer).

Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie based on John Bellairs’ kiddie novel of the same name (Amblin Entertainment). This fantasy adventure tells the tale of ten-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in an old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. […]

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Spellwright (book 1) by Blake Charlton (book review).

March 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spellwright (book 1) by Blake Charlton (book review).

‘Spellwright’ is the first book in a fantasy trilogy by Blake Charlton. It is set in a world where humankind and their gods fled the land they had originated from to protect themselves from demons. They had sailed to a new land and killed the Cthonic people, who resided there. Among humans there are those […]

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The City & The City: China Miéville’s fantasy novel hits the BBC.

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
The City & The City: China Miéville’s fantasy novel hits the BBC.

David Morrissey plays Inspector Tyador Borlú in BBC Two’s adaptation of China Miéville’s fantasy novel The City & The City this Spring 2018. China Miéville originally published The City & The City back in 2009. The TV cast for the novel also includes Lara Pulver (Sherlock) as Borlú’s wife Katrynia, Mandeep Dhillon (Some Girls) as […]

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Wicked (The Wicked Years book 1) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

March 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wicked (The Wicked Years book 1) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Wicked’ is book one in ‘The Wicked Years’ series which currently stands at four books. This is followed by ‘Son Of A Witch’, ‘A Lion Among Men’, and ‘Out Of Oz’. Incidentally, there is also a musical of this book which, as far as I can gather, is very different to the book with regards […]

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