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Archive for 2008

By Mark Clapham on 24 December 2008 Comments Off

A very Constantine Christmas.

By Mark Clapham on 24 December 2008 Comments Off

God-like.

By Mags L Halliday on 24 December 2008 Comments Off

A 21st century ‘Wizbit’.

By Mark Clapham on 13 December 2008 Comments Off

Fantastic in both senses of the word.

By Shiny Shelf on 08 December 2008 Comments Off

‘The Eclipse’ two-parter was a depressingly low point for ‘Heroes’ Season 3…

By Mark Clapham on 06 December 2008 Comments Off

‘Secret Invasion’ is over, and ‘Dark Reign’ is here. (Really, really don’t read this if you haven’t read ‘Secret Invasion’ #8.)

By Stephen Lavington on 05 December 2008 Comments Off

Torture-tastic

By Mark Clapham on 30 November 2008 Comments Off

Bleak and beautiful.

By Mark Clapham on 30 November 2008 Comments Off

Bruce Wayne RIP?

By Mark Clapham on 25 November 2008 Comments Off

Young Doomsdays in love.

By Mark Clapham on 15 November 2008 Comments Off

This evening the first two minutes of the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special, ‘The Next Doctor’ were shown on BBC1…

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By Stephen Lavington on 04 November 2008 Comments Off

Few writers have created such a legacy of avid hero-worship and sycophantically fawning sentimentality as Hunter S. Thompson…

By Mags L Halliday on 03 November 2008 Comments Off

‘Haruhi’ is something of a cult series…

By Stephen Lavington on 29 October 2008 Comments Off

The London Film Festival this year has a program packed with big name releases.

By Mark Clapham on 29 October 2008 Comments Off

The loneliness of the post apocalyptic production runner.

By Stephen Lavington on 27 October 2008 Comments Off

This year’s surprise film is…

By Mark Clapham on 03 October 2008 Comments Off

Now, this one is interesting.

By Mark Clapham on 03 October 2008 Comments Off

Sometimes, we get sent stuff.

By Jon de Burgh Miller on 06 August 2008 Comments Off

Ten years since ‘Fight The Future’ brought the alien conspiracy to a crescendo and gave us an X-Files that was bigger, badder and madder than the TV show, Chris Carter returns with a follow-up movie, ‘I Want To Believe’…

By Mark Clapham on 12 July 2008 Comments Off

A review of this week’s ‘Batman: Gotham Knight’, and a bit about ‘New Frontier’ and ‘Superman: Doomsday’ while we’re at it…

By Mark Clapham on 03 July 2008 Comments Off

Forty years on from ‘Night of the Living Dead’, writer/director George A Romero has still got it…

By Jim Smith on 13 June 2008 Comments Off

A short movie that nonetheless seems a trifle long ‘The Incredible Hulk’ is utterly, almost desperately, okay.

By Jim Smith on 12 June 2008 Comments Off

Semi-professional, unofficial spin-off productions crafted by fans seem to be an inevitable result of a long-running TV series going off the air

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By Mags L Halliday on 08 June 2008 Comments Off

Small towns in the UK are pretty much the same all over.

By Lance Parkin on 03 June 2008 Comments Off

An absolutely first-rate, brilliant piece of James Bond that I suspect is going to be massively misunderstood and underrated.

By Mags L Halliday on 19 May 2008 Comments Off

‘Rock and Roll Love’ is the classic high school comic book story: a girl arrives at a small town school, makes friends, fancies impossibly cute boys and loves rock music…

By Mags L Halliday on 07 May 2008 Comments Off

Advertising: it’s all smoke and mirrors. In the case of ‘Mad Men’, it’s all smoke and glass skyscrapers…

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By Stephen Lavington on 02 May 2008 Comments Off

Conventional wisdom has it that Hollywood action movies are the preserve of the American right…

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By Mark Clapham on 29 April 2008 Comments Off

The brilliant manga comes to the screen as the first of two live action movies, but does the big screen do the small page justice?

By Stephen Lavington on 27 April 2008 Comments Off

‘Black Sheep’ firmly maintains the Kiwi tradition for making the grungiest, funniest and most physically substantial horror movies in the world today…

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By Mags L Halliday on 01 April 2008 Comments Off

Season one of ‘Love Soup’ didn’t quite taste right, but season two has fixed the recipe…

By Jim Smith on 22 March 2008 Comments Off

I’ve only seen Harry “H” Corbett play three parts. That’s one more than most people have.

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By Mags L Halliday on 02 March 2008 Comments Off

Start with the sex.

By Mark Clapham on 02 March 2008 Comments Off

The film series of Capcom’s zombie franchise lurches towards competent film-making.

By Mark Clapham on 02 March 2008 Comments Off

‘Nemesis the Warlock’ is perhaps the perfect ‘2000AD’ strip

By Jim Smith on 26 February 2008 Comments Off

When it comes to the sporadically produced and largely repetitive film series that this TV show is based upon I am something of an agnostic.

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By Eddie Robson on 12 February 2008 Comments Off

A different kind of ‘Doctor Who’ story, from the days before the idea of what a ‘Doctor Who’ story was like became so set in stone…

By Mark Clapham on 04 February 2008 Comments Off

Bump bump bump Roooaaaar!!!

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By Stephen Lavington on 30 January 2008 Comments Off

‘AVP: Requiem’ succeeds by taking everything about the previous ‘Aliens versus Predator’ movie and inverting it.

By Mark Clapham on 05 January 2008 Comments Off

Was it me, or was this a fairly quiet Christmas for the BBC?

By Jim Smith on 01 January 2008 Comments Off

I’ve been a big fan of JMS’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ since it began and one of the things I liked, no loved, about it was his portrayal of the real and enduring love between Peter Parker and his wife Mary Jane.