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Archive for October, 2003

By Mark Clapham on 28 October 2003 Comments Off

There’s something unimaginably stupid and self-contradictory about the concept of zombie robots…

By Eddie Robson on 25 October 2003 Comments Off

Prevailing critical opinion has declared that ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ is a minor Coen brothers film: I’d like to be able to disagree but, frankly, I’d only be doing so for the sake of it…

By Mark Clapham on 25 October 2003 Comments Off

They need a big box just to fit that title on…

By Eddie Robson on 23 October 2003 Comments Off

If this issue had featured Princess Diana, as it was intended to, it would have gone down as one of the greatest, most audacious comic books in Marvel’s history.

By Mags L Halliday on 18 October 2003 Comments Off

‘Bright Young Things’ is an assault on the current ’sleb’-crazed media via the 1930s.

By Mark Clapham on 14 October 2003 Comments Off

Old ‘Superboy’ comics are rubbish. The ‘Superboy’ TV series is rubbish. Prequels are usually rubbish. So why is ‘Smallville’ actually good?

By Eddie Robson on 11 October 2003 Comments Off

Whilst ‘Intolerable Cruelty’ looks set to provide the Coen brothers with their first resounding box-office success, ‘Miller’s Crossing’ has always been a cult movie and is likely to remain so…

By Mark Clapham on 10 October 2003 Comments Off

Let’s get Hammered…

By Mark Clapham on 09 October 2003 Comments Off

‘Kill Bill’ is a brilliant film. I hated it.

By Eddie Robson on 05 October 2003 Comments Off

Three episodes gone and this new comedy is starting to settle in…

By Eddie Robson on 05 October 2003 Comments Off

The co-creator of BBC2’s ‘Look Around You’, released on DVD this month, tells Shiny Shelf how he made water, calcium and maths funny…

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By Mark Clapham on 04 October 2003 Comments Off

Having lain waste to prose fiction, kidlit is moving into the comics arena. Even more so than the ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘His Dark Materials’ books, ‘Courtney Crumrin’ is more likely to be read by nostalgic adults than actual kids…