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The Iron Mask (fantasy movie trailer: added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan).

February 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Iron Mask (fantasy movie trailer: added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan).

Here’s something you don’t see every day, a big budget Chinese-backed fantasy movie (a la The Great Wall), called The Iron Mask, which sprinkles some Western names into the mix … in this case Arnie and Rutger Hauer (his last role?), and Charles Dance. Set in the 18th century, The Iron Mask follows British cartographer […]

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The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (trailer: weird Wes Anderson movie).

February 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (trailer: weird Wes Anderson movie).

Here’s the first trailer for a weird Wes Anderson movie (hey, do they ship in any other flavour?), called The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. This puppy centres on a magazine filled with news from France published by a U.S. newspaper called the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun – supposedly fictional, but loosely […]

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Altered Carbon (second season trailer: Netflix scifi TV series).

February 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Altered Carbon (second season trailer: Netflix scifi TV series).

Here’s the second big trailer for the new second season of the Netflix scifi Altered Carbon (based on the great noir-ish SF novels by Richard K Morgan). Kovacs has been uploaded – or re-sleeved – into the body of a genetically enhanced combat clone that looks a lot like actor Anthony Mackie (aka The Falcon […]

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The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy book 1) by John Birmingham (book review).

February 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Cruel Stars (The Cruel Stars Trilogy book 1) by John Birmingham (book review).

When I decided to jot down my initial impressions of John Birmingham’s ‘The Cruel Stars’, I was surprised to find myself half-way through the 480 page book already. This was not because I had been reading particularly fast but because I didn’t feel like much had yet happened. This is one of the features of […]

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Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love edited by John Morrow (graphic novel review).

In 1970, having made his name drawing iconic heroes for Marvel, artist and writer Jack Kirby proposed to his new bosses at DC a line of comics aimed at an older, wider audience. This premium series would cover topics like romance and divorce, targeting black as well as white readers. In a move that will […]

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Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Pencil Workshop by Sasha Prood (book review).

The first thing I said to the publicist at Abrams when I saw this book in their catalogue was they should sell it with the stationery items that they also sell as a boxset. With the introduction showing you need to have a visit to an art shop for supplies does at least support this. […]

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Daughter From The Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko translated by Julia Meitov Hersey (book review)

February 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Daughter From The Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko translated by Julia Meitov Hersey  (book review)

Alexey Grimalsky likes his life as DJ Aspirin. He rules the radio air waves by day and nightclub dancers by night. Women are accommodating and money is usually cash in hand. But this comfortable life is derailed the night he steps in to help a small girl. How could he not? She was alone in […]

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Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 7: Can You Hear Me? by Charlene James and Chris Chibnall.

February 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Series 12 (or 37 depending on how you count) : Episode 7: Can You Hear Me? by Charlene James and Chris Chibnall.

Everything seems to revolve around Aleppo, Syria, 1380. The year gets mentioned a couple times to remind you where you are. Woman thief, Rakaya (actress Clare-Hope Ashitey) warns of danger from creatures that arrive when they sleep. They didn’t believe her. The TARDIS arrives in Sheffield and the Doctor gives her friends a day off […]

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Birds of Prey (superhero film review by Mark Kermode).

February 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Birds of Prey (superhero film review by Mark Kermode).

The DC superhero movie, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, is put in front of the man of many movies, Mark Kermode, to tell us what he thinks of the flick. After splitting from The Joker, Harley Quinn teams up with Gotham vigilantes The Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya […]

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The Phenomenon (UFO documentary: trailer).

February 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Phenomenon (UFO documentary: trailer).

A new UFO documentary film is coming September 2020, The Phenomenon – this one tracks the idea of UFOs from the 1940s to the present, and includes interviews with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who arranged secret government funding of UFO study programs; John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff for Clinton and adviser […]

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