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Archive for April, 2006

By Mark Clapham on 30 April 2006 Comments Off

‘One Year Later’ brings new launch issues for ‘Checkmate’ and ‘Blue Beetle’…

By Jim Smith on 28 April 2006 Comments Off

‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ comes from a period where ‘Doctor Who’ was tired. Mired in formula, it was flagging badly and ended up reiterating the same plot week after week after week.

By Jim Smith on 28 April 2006 Comments Off

The plot of ‘Damnation’ is slim, obvious, and ultimately unimportant. What matters is (writer/director) Bela Tarr’s vision of life in 1980s Hungary and the skill with which he interests us in, and then scares us with, his world.


By Shiny Shelf on 28 April 2006 Comments Off

“What was ‘Hex’?” you may ask and the answer won’t surprise you even if you’ve never heard of it, as being surprising wasn’t really one of the things that ‘Hex’ was good at.

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By Jim Smith on 25 April 2006 Comments Off

There’s something inherently mid-to-late Nineteenth century about ‘Doctor Who’.

By Mark Clapham on 23 April 2006 Comments Off

The movie adaptation of Konami’s ‘Silent Hill’ games takes us into another plane of reality, an oddly glowing place where films based on videogames can actually be good…

By Stephen Lavington on 22 April 2006 Comments Off

‘King Kong’ came as a pleasant cinematic surprise in the run up to Christmas. However, much of the movie’s plus points are negated by its transition to small screen…

By Eddie Robson on 17 April 2006 Comments Off

For those of us who retained a keen interest in ‘Doctor Who’ when it was a fusty old dead thing, it’s still difficult to get used to it being something that comes and goes like any other TV programme…

By Eddie Robson on 17 April 2006 Comments Off

All credit to 2entertain for coming up with a more sensible selection of old-skool ‘Doctor Who’ to issue whilst the second run of shiny new episodes debuts…


By Shiny Shelf on 14 April 2006 Comments Off

With only one day to go to the new series of ‘Doctor Who’, time to reflect on how far the series has come in a year…

By Mark Clapham on 08 April 2006 Comments Off

In terms of the Marvel characters likely to get picked for a high profile, top talent relaunch, Moon Knight is in roughly the same stratum as Batroc the Leaper and Whistle Pig the Living Totem….