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Archive for September, 2002

By Mark Clapham on 30 September 2002 Comments Off

The Truth Is Here. Sort Of…

By Eddie Robson on 28 September 2002 Comments Off

Call me a heretic, but as Beatles films go I actually prefer Help! to A Hard Day’s Night.

By Stephen Lavington on 22 September 2002 Comments Off

The first thing that most will notice about this film is its gorgeous photography. The skilled lighting and filming of the shots renders the most mundane image somehow beautiful…

By Eddie Robson on 21 September 2002 Comments Off

Have you seen this yet? You haven’t? Well, grab a copy and watch it smartish, before somebody gives away the ending.

By Mark Clapham on 21 September 2002 Comments Off

Writer Bruce Jones’ approach to the Hulk goes even further into the horror genre…

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By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

The last standalone episode of The X-Files takes us into the tragic world of a man obsessed with a TV show – talk about biting the hand that feeds you…

By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

In Part One of our exclusive interview we discussed Paper Museum. In this second half, we asked them a little bit about how they got into the comics industry…

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By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

Two more characters get a degree of closure in this episode, but in very different ways…

By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

‘Paper Museum sprang from the idea that we didn’t want to put out “just another superhero anthology”,’ says writer Jai Nitz…

By Eddie Robson on 17 September 2002 Comments Off

I’ve only recently become the sort of person who reads fashionable contemporary novels, and White Teeth is my first experience of watching the TV adaptation of a book I’ve actually read. This did beg the question, why was I watching it?

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By Eddie Robson on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

What’s the critical state of play with Quentin Tarantino at the moment? Is it OK to like him again yet, or is the consensus that his work has dated badly?

By Mark Clapham on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

Mark cringes in fear as one of the weaker moments from the final season of The X-Files returns to haunt him…

By Stephen Lavington on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

Spy films tend to follow the style of one of three writers – John le Carre, Tom Clancy or Ian Fleming.

By Stephen Lavington on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

Unlike many films Innerspace is very easy to pigeonhole. It’s a classic example of the mid 80’s – a miniaturization, action, romantic, buddy comedy.

By Eddie Robson on 14 September 2002 Comments Off

Is it just witless nostalgia that leads me to feel that, at some point in the past, the New TV Season that came each September was something to look forward to?

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By Eddie Robson on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Jim Mahfood, the brains behind Stupid Comics, enjoys the rare status among comic artists of being known to a lot of people who don’t generally read comics…

By Mark Clapham on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

David Duchovny returns to direct an episode… but is that him in front of the camera as well?

By Mark Clapham on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

As The X-Files approaches its conclusion, it’s time to say goodbye to some friends…

By Andrew Plummer on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Mike Grell’s run is now well underway and as a result we can see a little more of what he has got planned for the book.

By Andrew Plummer on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Although Cap is undoubtedly one of Marvel’s flagship characters, he has been curiously under-served over the years.

By Jim Smith on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Steve Dillon drawing Hellblazer. Aaaah, mine eyes fall on it like a much-missed old friend. This isn’t to say I don’t enjoy other interpretations, mind…

By Stephen Lavington on 08 September 2002 Comments Off

Christopher Nolan’s follow up to the awesome Memento can best understood via a comparison with the albums of Badly Drawn Boy; no really, it can.

By Mags L Halliday on 05 September 2002 Comments Off

It’s a bit of a shock to receive the second issue of volume 2 so promptly after issue 1 came out. For once, it’s not possible to claim it was “worth the wait”.

By Stephen Lavington on 05 September 2002 Comments Off

As a relative newcomer to the world of comics I often ponder what it is that led me to start shelling out good money week after week for picture books made for kids.

By Mark Clapham on 04 September 2002 Comments Off

They’re scary. They’re monsters. What more do you need to know?

By Mark Clapham on 01 September 2002 Comments Off

Last time we saw Alan Moore’s literary super team, stars were falling over England. It was a cliffhanger ending that we were left with for what seems like an age. Now, finally, we get the next chapter…