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Masters of the Universe reboot for netflix: trailer.

June 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Masters of the Universe reboot for netflix: trailer.

That most ripped of cartoon heroes, He-Man, is coming back via Netflix on July 23rd, 2021 for some new animated hijinks. Does he still have a magic sword and a cowardly kitten that turns into a feline killing machine, and is the big-bad still an also oddly ripped skeleton? This and many more questions will be […]

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Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling Trinity 4 or book 19) by Nalini Singh (book review)

June 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling Trinity 4 or book 19) by Nalini Singh  (book review)

While a segment of the readership of a series will be willing to follow a series that they enjoy just because it is the next in the series, it is often the little touches that add to the saga. There is satisfaction in feeling that the story being told is part of a wider universe […]

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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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Highlander: does it really need a remake? (video)

May 30, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Highlander: does it really need a remake? (video)

Highlander, the classic 1986 scifi-fantasy adventure about immortals duelling across the ages (the film starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery), is now getting a modern remake/reboot/refresh thanks to Lionsgate, with Henry Cavill in the lead role. Luckily, the grumpiest Scotsman we know (that’s a rather crowded field), aka the Critical Drinker, is on hand to […]

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Jungle Cruise: trailer (new fantasy adventure movie brings on The Mummy/Indiana Jones pulp).

May 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jungle Cruise: trailer (new fantasy adventure movie brings on The Mummy/Indiana Jones pulp).

The new full trailer for the fantasy-adventure movie Jungle Cruise by Jaume brings on the full Indiana Jones/The Mummy vibe, with the mismatched adventurers hitting some deep-jungle Cthulhu and angry Germans in u-boats as they seek an immortality-granting Tree of Life. A good cast with Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, […]

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Shift Happens by T. M. Baumgartner (book review).

May 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shift Happens by T. M. Baumgartner (book review).

Everyone has an animal that is theirs, their inner self. Everyone has a bit of magic in them and could shapeshift, in theory. Most people don’t shift and fear those that do. There’s a TV show, ‘Shift Enforcers’, that specialises in the things that can go wrong if you do shift because you don’t know […]

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Cruella (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

May 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cruella (a fantasy film review by Mark Kermode).

Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, unwisely decides that it’s time to watch the fantasy film Cruella. This is the origin story of how a young woman named Estella became the notorious Cruella De Vil. He sat through it so you don’t have to!

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The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman (book review).

May 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman (book review).

Kinch’s career as a highwayman ends abruptly when a single foreign fighter defeats his whole band. He’s not all that disappointed. A fully trained member of the Taker’s Guild, Kinch has been taught thievery, spells and other useful skills and simply bashing travellers on the head and taking their stuff lacks elegance. It did, however, […]

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Wolf Rain (A Psy-Changeling Trinity Novel #18) by Nalini Singh (book review).

May 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Wolf Rain (A Psy-Changeling Trinity Novel #18) by Nalini Singh (book review).

There are readers who like the comfort of knowing, roughly, what will happen in a book. This is why the Mills & Boon romances have been so popular. The situation and the characters may be different but, along the way, the two main characters will overcome all obstacles and end up together. Other readers like […]

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Roger Zelazny: one of the great genre writers (audio documentary).

May 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Roger Zelazny: one of the great genre writers (audio documentary).

Here’s an hour-long video where F. Brett Cox pops in to chat with David Barr Kirtley about the life and works of Roger Zelazny, one of the great SFF writers – just in time to coincide with his new book, Roger Zelazny: Modern Masters of Science Fiction. RZ’s best known creation was, of course, The […]

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