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Deadbeats by Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and I.N.J. Culbard (comic review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Deadbeats by Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and I.N.J. Culbard (comic review).

Ever had a day go slightly awry? Lost your car keys when running late or perhaps locked out when it’s raining. That’s just small change compared to the troubles suffered by our hero in ‘Deadbeats’. On the lamb after stopping a mobster from “jazzing a flapper that didn’t want it”, musician Lester Lane and his […]

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New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder (book review).

Ah, vampires. Can love them but can’t bite them, although they can bite you. Author Ken Gelder, with his book ‘New Vampire Cinema’, points out that there are too many vampire films to catalogue them all here and chooses only to examine a select few modern ones as an important aspect of the cinema. His […]

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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book One) by Gail Carriger (book review).

December 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book One) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Soulless’ is the first book in the ‘Alexia Tarabotti/Parasol Protectorate’ series of books, which currently stands at five books. Gail Carriger is also starting two new but related series in 2013, a young adult series called ‘The Finishing School’ and another adult series called ‘The Parasol Protectorate Abroad’. After having read this first book, I […]

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Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tyreese hunting zombies in the Walking Dead.

It’s official. Ex-bouncer and amateur guerrilla warfare expert Tyreese and his suicidal young daughter/and her boyfriend are to join Rick’s group in season three of the Walking Dead.  Tyreese is played by actor Chad Coleman, who was last seen (at least by us) playing pumped-up crim-turned-gym owner Dennis “Cutty” Wise in The Wire. And here’s […]

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Stoker is stoking.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Stoker is stoking.

There’s a new poster out for Stoker, a psychological horror flick from Korean director Park Chan-wook. Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, Stoker is heading for its British release on 1 March 2013. After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to […]

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

It is the time of Anno Dracula and everyone is making the choice, be warm or live forever. If you don’t like it, there are some good concentration camps on the South Downs, Sherlock Holmes is safely confined there but his brother Mycroft at the Diogenes Club needs a man he can trust. Step forward […]

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Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Paul Cornell goes urban (fantasy)… with London Falling.

London Falling is the first urban fantasy novel from writer Paul Cornell who is best known for various Doctor Who episodes for the BBC, not to mention writing comics for Marvel and DC, including The X-Men and Batman & Robin. Here’s the novel’s potted summary… Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust […]

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Ghost Story (The Dresden Files book 13) by Jim Butcher (book review).

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files book 13) by Jim Butcher (book review).

There is no way around this so if haven’t read the previous book to this, ‘Changes’, look away now. ‘Ghost Story’ is about our loveable wizard Harry Dresden and he is, as Dickens might definitely paraphrase, definitely dead as a door nail. But wait; although his demise is definite his story is not yet over. […]

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Back To Frank Black edited by Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon (book review).

November 27, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Back To Frank Black edited by Adam Chamberlain & Brian A. Dixon (book review).

In many respects, when it comes to books on subjects relating to show-runner Chris Carter, ‘The X-Files’ tends to dominate everything. This book, ‘Back To Frank Black’, doesn’t. It focuses entirely on ‘Millennium’. Hard to believe the series is some sixteen years old now and probably that long ago since I saw it. However, reading […]

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Goosebumps Season One (DVD review).

November 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Goosebumps Season One (DVD review).

Well done to Revelation Films for releasing this excellent series on DVD. Based on the original books by RL Stine, who is somewhat like a younger version of Roald Dahl, though perhaps not as prolific and versatile, ‘Goosebumps’ takes us into the realms of scary stories for children. They were written about 20 years ago […]

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