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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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Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

March 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow (book review).

After an introduction by renowned editor Ellen Datlow and a poem ‘O Terrible Bird’ by Sandra Kasturi, we get down to the meat of the book: the stories. ‘The Obscure Bird’ by Nicholas Royle is about a man who starts turning nocturnal. His wife becomes worried. Then he ends up more owlish than Billy Bunter […]

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Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel (book 2 but book 4 of the ‘Dark Alchemy’ series) by Laura Bickle (book review).

March 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Witch Creek: A Wildlands Novel (book 2 but book 4 of the ‘Dark Alchemy’ series) by Laura Bickle (book review).

There is something very annoying about cliff-hangers. It is fine at the end of a chapter when to find what happens next is only the turn of a page away or in a TV episode when the next is scheduled for the next week, but having to wait a year to find out what happens […]

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Nine Of Stars: A Wildlands Novel (book 1 but book 3 of the ‘Dark Alchemy’ series) by Laura Bickle (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nine Of Stars: A Wildlands Novel (book 1 but book 3 of the ‘Dark Alchemy’ series) by Laura Bickle (book review).

I had always understood that a prequel was something produced after the main action but returning to earlier chapters in the characters’ lives. The ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy hit the screens more than ten years after the end of the original trilogy and, however much it is despised, the film ‘Prometheus’ is a prequel to […]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (film trailer).

March 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (film trailer).

If you like your fantasy JK Rowling-flavoured, then you’ve no doubt been waiting for her Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie. I’d quite like a new book in the series, too, but I guess movies will just have to do for now. This one will be appearing in cinemas around the planet on November 16th […]

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