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The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Today’s kiddies really do not realise how some of their contemporary cartoon icons fail to measure up to the creativity, cleverness and carefree spirit of our nostalgic childhood animated favorites from yesteryear. Oldsters could indeed look fondly upon the favorable animated characters that have stimulated memories from their youth and enjoy these same iconic fictional […]

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Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book The Fourth) by Gail Carriger (book review).

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book The Fourth) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Heartless’ is book four in ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ series, so it goes without saying there are bound to be spoilers about the previous books in this review. I suggest you start reading the reviews and books in the correct order to avoid any unwanted surprises. The previous books in the series being in order ‘Soulless’, […]

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The Physics Of War by Barry Parker (book review).

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Physics Of War by Barry Parker (book review).

Books can sometimes be a surprise. Case in point is Barry Parker’s ‘The Physics Of War’, where as the sub-title says ‘From Arrows To Atoms’. In other words, it’s about the development of weapons over the centuries. Parker points out from the start that the weapons of war developed as a means to have an […]

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The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Greek mythology’s famous strongman ironically fails to bust out of director Renny Harlin’s weak-kneed and corroded costume drama ‘The Legend Of Hercules’, a relentlessly cheesy and boisterous action B-movie where the Mighty One flexes his monotonous muscles to no avail. This rather strained and clichéd swords-and-sandals saga does manage to pile on the silly-minded sauciness […]

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The Machine (An Ethan Stone Thriller) by Tom Aston (book review)

January 17, 2014 | By More
The Machine (An Ethan Stone Thriller) by Tom Aston   (book review)

I quite like books that take cutting edge technologies and extrapolate them to provide an interesting slant on what could be. Michael Crichton is a past master of this and it’s the approach taken by Tom Aston in ‘The Machine’. The hero of the piece is Ethan Stone, an ex-SAS killing machine who has gone […]

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Combat Aircraft 80: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In Europe And The Middle East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

January 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Combat Aircraft 80: Lockheed SR-71 Operations In Europe And The Middle East by Paul F. Crickmore (book review).

The use of the SR-71 Blackbird or Habu in Europe and the Middle East meant that it would have to work out from a base on this side of the Atlantic. It wasn’t a surprise that because of our ‘special relationship’ to the USA that Great Britain got opted with its main base in Norfolk’s […]

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The Best Of British Fantasy 2013 edited by Steve Haynes (book review).

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Best Of British Fantasy 2013 edited by Steve Haynes (book review).

The first question that comes to mind on seeing a title such as this, ‘The Best Of British Fantasy 2013, is what constitutes British Fantasy? Although there is an introduction to this volume, it talks more about the history of the genre rather than how the editor decided what criteria a story or author needs […]

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Screenwriting: Behind Enemy Lines by John Schimmel (book review).

January 14, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Screenwriting: Behind Enemy Lines by John Schimmel (book review).

John Schimmel didn’t start off as a producer but as a bass player and scriptwriter. Much of the opening of his book, ‘Screenwriting: Behind Enemy Lines’, explains how he started switched from running the Story Department to being a producer at Warner Bros. As such, he’s seen both sides of the fence. An interesting statistic […]

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Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales (book review).

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Eve: The Empyrean Age by Tony Gonzales (book review).

This is a story set in the enormous on-line game universe of ‘EVE-Online’. It tells the story of Falek Grange, a former leader in the Amarrian society, who following an assassination attempt, emerges with his old life in tatters. As a Capsuleer, backed-up with a supply of clones, he is virtually immortal and indestructible. The […]

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Game of Thrones season four trailer.

January 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Game of Thrones season four trailer.

If you want justice, you’ve come to the wrong TV series. If you want the fab new trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, you’ve come to the right place.

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