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Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cats (movie trailer: you can’t unsee the horror).

Trigger warning: you will never be able to un-see the terror and intrinsic horror of the upcoming big budget money film version of the fantasy musical, Cats. Here’s the blurb … A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new […]

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His Dark Materials (2nd trailer: new HBO steampunk TV series).

July 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (2nd trailer: new HBO steampunk TV series).

HBO is looking for the new, new big thing, and lucky us, they’ve settled on making a TV series based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series, with large stars such as stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the frame. Ruth Wilson always did play an amazing bunny boiler, and […]

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Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

July 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (book review).

‘Vita Nostra’ has been translated from Marina and Sergey Dyachenko’s original Russian by talented translator Julia Meytov Hersey. How anyone goes about translating something so alien is beyond me, but what has emerged in English is a compelling yet often confusing tale of one girl’s education in the surreal, mystical and metaphysical arts. Sasha Samokhina […]

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Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paradise Hills (fantasy film: trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for Paradise Hills, an urban fantasy film via the Sundance Film Festival, directed by Alice Waddington with actors Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González, Milla Jovovich, and Jeremy Irvine starring in the flick. Hitting the cinema on November 1st 2019 from Samuel Goldwyn Films. 

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The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

July 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Jewel And Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series book 1) by Fran Wilde (book review).

Lin is a Jewel, a member of the valley’s royal family and Sima is her lapidary, a servant sworn to protect her and work with the magical gems that protect the valley. But when the king’s lapidary betrays the court, killing everyone but Sima and Lin, the valley is exposed. Many of the gems that […]

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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (fantasy series trailer).

Netflix knows what you like, and they need more of it replace all the content being sucked back into their upcoming rival streaming service (a la Friends, anything from Disney/HBO/Marvel/Warner etc). Would a sequel to The Dark Crystal film (1982) be of interest? Sure it would. Here’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, hitting Netflix […]

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Jumanji: The Next Level (trailer).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jumanji: The Next Level (trailer).

Xmas 2019 will see Jumanji: The Next Level arrive in the cinemas for December 13th 2019. The 4th film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Alex Wolff, redoing their roles from the previous flick, alongside newcomers Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito. The […]

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Mulan (live action reboot of Disney fantasy animation).

July 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mulan (live action reboot of Disney fantasy animation).

There doesn’t seem to be a Disney cartoon film that the Mouse can’t reboot as a live action flick – and in that spirit, here’s the first trailer for their oriental-focused fantasy film, Mulan. Is it just me, but do the elements from the original film now seem much more in tune with the times, […]

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Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

July 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar with illustrations by Sonali Zohra (book review).

The ‘Ramayana’ is one of the oldest pieces of Hindu literature, thought to date to somewhere between the 7th Century BCE and the 3rd Century CE or so Wikipedia tells me. This has to position it as one of the earliest works of fantasy from any culture and as such should be on the ‘to […]

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Jewels In The Dust by Peter Crowther (book review).

June 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jewels In The Dust by Peter Crowther (book review).

‘Jewels In The Dust’ is a collection of short stories by Peter Crowther. Publishers’ lore states that single-author collections are death at the box office so you need a high rating to get one put out. Does Peter Crowther deserve the honour? I’ll pick out a few highlights from the collection to show that he […]

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