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Touchy Feely (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Touchy Feely (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

Writer-director Lynn Shelton’s ‘Touchy Feely’ is an atmospheric drama spouting off some New Age mystical vibes that may very well rub viewers in the right way. Essentially, ‘Touchy Feely’ is an eclectic and quaint small scale Pacific Northwest melodrama that features mildly quirky complicated characters and a fantasy-based disillusionment that makes this feature an intimate […]

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Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Clint Langley, Mick McMahon, Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley (graphic novel review).

November 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Slaine: The Book Of Scars by Pat Mills, Clint Langley, Mick McMahon, Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley (graphic novel review).

‘Slaine: The Book Of Scars’ is a beautiful book. Not only is it packed with some of the most gorgeously bloody fantasy artwork ever to grace the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic (‘2000AD’ in case you’ve been living in the Underworld for the last 35 years), but it’s also packed with trivia, observations and […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

Ask a politician a question nowadays and he’ll tell you what he’s focusing on and what he’s focusing on won’t be the subject of the question. It goes without saying that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ contains interesting non-fiction articles and book reviews but what I’m focusing on is the stories. The big […]

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About Time by Frank Ochieng (film review).

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
About Time by Frank Ochieng (film review).

‘About Time’ should not be considered an entirely different kind of romancer for filmmaker Richard Curtis. After all, the active movie mind behind such light-hearted and gentle comedic gems such as his directing/writing credits for ‘Love Actually’ and screenwriting for ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’, ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ and ‘Notting Hill’ demonstrates that Curtis certainly […]

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Witness the… The Desolation Of Smaug.

November 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Witness the… The Desolation Of Smaug.

Yes, it’s more Hobbity goodness as the new trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ movie slaps into the web like a dragon’s tail.

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The Devil’s Due (a Morgan Kingley novel book 2) by Jenna Black (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Devil’s Due (a Morgan Kingley novel book 2) by Jenna Black (book review).

A demon in your head is worth two in the bed and ‘The Devil’s Due’ is an interesting take on forced possession. Our heroine, Morgan Kingsley, makes her living as an exorcist licenced to remove demons from unwilling hosts. This is a world where demons have crossed over from their dimension and are riding in […]

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Guardian Of The Freedom (Merlin’s Descendants book # 5) by Irene Radford (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Guardian Of The Freedom (Merlin’s Descendants book # 5) by Irene Radford (book review).

There is a secret society of magicians working to protect England and its king. The Pendragon Society traces its roots in a direct line back to Merlin and is currently devoted to protecting King George III. This is a difficult time for the Pendragons, as the seeds of revolution are germinating in the American colonies […]

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Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings: On Screen, On Stage And Beyond by Paul Simpson and Brian J Robb (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings: On Screen, On Stage And Beyond by Paul Simpson and Brian J Robb (book review).

I’m a big fan of Tom Bombadil. No, no, come back, please… I enjoy his encounter with the Hobbits in ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ and it is curious that the ring holds no power over him. That’s why if I absolutely had to go back and change something about Peter Jackson’s movies as it […]

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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (book review)

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes                    (book review)

When Harper enters the house, he knows that he is exactly where fate intended him to be. The items in the upstairs room call to him and take him to visit the shining girls so he can extinguish their lights before they can make an impact on the world. Kirby is one of those shining […]

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Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan (book review)

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan    (book review)

‘Midnight Never Come’ by Marie Brennan tells the tale of two queens, two courts and two pairs of lovers. The plot unfurls during the reign of the Virgin Queen in London. It all begins 1554 with a pact between two ambitious women, the young Elizabeth and the fae Invidiana. The pact results in both ladies becoming monarchs […]

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