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Season Of The Macabre: Collected Stories by Damien Kelly (book review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Season Of The Macabre: Collected Stories by Damien Kelly	(book review).

Anthologies of short stories often have a theme around which all the stories are based. The best provide a wide range of interpretations covering a number of genres. They show the diversity of talent of the authors whose work is included. It is rarer for a single author collection to be themed. The season in […]

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Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaceship Away Part 28 Autumn 2012 (magazine review).

I have to confess that I thought the latest ‘Spaceship Away’ was just running late, especially as I knew publisher Rod Barzilay was involved in writing a Dan Dare book for Haynes Publishing, which is coming out later in 2013 and yes, I am scheduled to be reviewing it. Seems like this issue got lost […]

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Byzantium… Gemma Arterton with bite.

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Byzantium… Gemma Arterton with bite.

Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan (the lass from the much under-rated Hanna) play mother and daughter vampires on the run in present day Earth, the twist being that vampires are a male-only club, with any women vamps hunted down and murdered. So Gems and Saoirse have been on the run for centuries. Think Highlander meets […]

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The Purge… this trailer is murder!

May 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Purge… this trailer is murder!

Near future horror scifi movie about a USA where civilization has economically collapsed and been rebuilt by right wing fascists who allow an Amok Time for the country one day a year. All hospitals are shut, army and police stood down, and people are allowed to kill and murder whoever they like… with the homeless, […]

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Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

May 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance: Original Video Game Soundtrack by Bear McCreary (album review)

Proving that sleep is for wimps, Bear McCreary strikes again with a cracking soundtrack for the game that is tied into the new TV series, .Defiance’. or is it a TV series tied into a game? This riddle live on to rival the ‘chicken or the egg?’ so we’ll just take what we have here […]

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The Young and Prodigious Spivet… Jean-Pierre Jeunet cuts loose again.

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Young and Prodigious Spivet… Jean-Pierre Jeunet cuts loose again.

Ah, Jean-Pierre Jeunet – the brains behind Amélie, Micmacs and The City of Lost Children, comes to us with a fine new movie. In The Young and Prodigious Spivet, a 12-year-old genius runs away from his family ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the USA […]

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Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

May 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking for Mr Piggy-Wig by Andy Secombe (book review).

It’s Science Fiction but not as we know it. Andy Secombe’s detective-cum-Science Fiction novel seems a bit of a cheat but still provides a solid offering. Our lead character Jack Lindsay is a private detective who boasts an old school mentality. He can barely pay the rent, dresses scruffily and doesn’t deal with authority well. […]

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Dracula… I bite you, yes?

May 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dracula… I bite you, yes?

Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers dons the pointy teeth along with Merlin’s Katie McGrath (playing Mina) in a new TV series based on ze vampire, a-ha-ha. Okay, that last bit was channeling the Count, but what the heck, right? Here be the official blurb.. Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) stars in this provocative […]

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Gwynne’s Grammar by N.M. Gwynne (book review).

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gwynne’s Grammar by N.M. Gwynne (book review).

Spotting author N.M. Gwynne on BBC1’s ‘Breakfast Show’ in early May promoting his book ‘Gwynne’s Grammar’, I quickly but in a request to the nice lady publicist at Ebury Press and was reading it within a couple days. Unlike the other grammar book I read a couple months back, this one is more like a […]

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Curandero: Dawn Of The Demon (2005) (DVD review).

May 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Curandero: Dawn Of The Demon (2005) (DVD review).

‘Curandero: Dawn Of The Demon’ is a difficult movie to assess because, originating from Mexico, it is immersed in a culture with which I’m not familiar to any extent. Before we begin, a curandero is a type of faith healer, probably a combination of Aztec native culture and the Spanish Catholicism which was imposed in […]

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