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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston (book review)

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television 25th Anniversary Edition by Judith Weston  (book review)

I did ask if there was going to be much different with the ‘25th Anniversary Edition’ re-release of Judith Weston’s ‘Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances For Film And Television’ book and told there was. Sixty extra pages for a start. In her intro, Weston points out that her original book is now used as the […]

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Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Love, Death + Robots, Volume Two (Netflix animated science fiction anthology II: trailer).

Here’s the second outing of the rather good Netflix animated science fiction anthology, Love, Death + Robots, entitled – not very imaginatively – Volume Two. It will be streaming May 14th 2021 on Netflix. Apparently, we can expect naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild, from such animators and talents as Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer […]

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The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

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The Ballad of Billy McCrae (cri-fi movie: trailer).

In the crime thriller, The Ballad of Billy McCrae, a neo-noir piece starring David Hayman, Ian Virgo, and Sianad Gregory, a chap called Chris Blythe returns to his home town in Wales after losing a fortune in Canada. He falls in love with Elen, a volatile and charismatic woman. But Elen’s father Billy is a […]

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel superhero movie trailer).

April 19, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Marvel superhero movie trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the MCU Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, based on Jim Starlin’s Shang-Chi, aka the Master of Kung Fu and Brother Hand. As well as appearing in his own Kung Fu craze cash-in comic-books, Shang-Chi also featured in crossovers inside Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Knights, and X-Men. […]

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Benny Loves You (horror film: trailer).

April 18, 2021 | By | Reply More
Benny Loves You (horror film: trailer).

Benny Loves You is another weird-looking horror film with a comedy edge mining that Chuckie sub-genre about a doll that comes alive and starts creating mayhem. In this case, said doll is some kind of Muppet-shaped fluffy toy. Man, you don’t wanna piss off those possessed demonic toys now, do you? You can pay to stream […]

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Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Faces Of The Future – The Lessons Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash (book review).

As I recently bought a pile of books about Science Fiction from earlier decades, the original reason was to remind you people out there about SF’s history and, for those who missed it, a chance to fill in background and look at earlier material and not just rely on today’s interpretation. However, after Sam Lundwall’s […]

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Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

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Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle book 1) by Jay Kristoff (book review).

‘Nevernight’ is book one in ‘The Nevernight Chronicles’ by Jay Kristoff. This novel follows Mia Corvere going from a 10 year-old living a life of luxury to seeing her father hung, her mother ripped from her along with her baby brother and put into a terrifying oubliette. Mia then has to fight for her life […]

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Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

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Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone – a new fantasy/steampunk TV series – is coming on April 23rd 2021 to Netflix, and this little mini-documentary explores how they went about constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for the streaming service.

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Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

April 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Light Years (book 1) by Kass Morgan (book review).

‘Light Years’ by Kass Morgan is the first book in the ‘Light Years’ series. If you recognise Morgan, she also wrote ‘The 100’ series. This book revolves around the lives of four cadets just entering the Quartra Fleet Academy, a typically snobby school where youngsters learn the skills needed to decimate their enemies, the Spectres. […]

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Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

April 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

Looking at the Alex Ross cover of Alter Ego # 75, you would think the entire issue is all about ‘The Shazam Curse!’ However, the first section is a look at the art of the Alter Ego 1943 Calendar as depicted by Alex Ross in 2008. Shame this was done in Alter Ego’s black and […]

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