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Archive for March, 2010

By Timothy Waastermann on 31 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Work. It’s everywhere, threatening to consume the lives of those innocents in its path.

Thankfully the Time Waster is here, waging a one man war against productivity, providing recommendations for ways of blowing whole hours on the internet.

By Mags L Halliday on 29 March 2010 1 COMMENT

‘Eddie Izzard, Marathon Man’ follows the comedian as he attempts to run 43 marathons in 51 days. The Olympic sports doctors and trainers are aghast when he arrives at their centre for training. He’s never run a marathon before: “I’ve run for the bus.”

By Steffan Alun on 26 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Shiny Shelf goes back to the beginning of a media phenomenon to review ‘Twilight’, Stephanie Meyer’s vampire romance novel that spawned sequels, movies, and a host of imitators.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 26 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Am I the only one who thought, once the Sawyer/Miles buddy cop relationship was revealed early on in ‘Recon’, that there would be slash fiction popping up all over the Internet?
And no, I didn’t look.
‘Recon’ is all classic Sawyer.  He is every bit the suave con man in both realities, when on a blind date [...]

By Shiny Shelf on 23 March 2010 2 COMMENTS

… we’ve been here for years.

No, really, years. Eight-and-a-bit, if you must know.

Shiny Shelf launched in January 2002, the creation of four Doctor Who fans turned-writers: Jon de Burgh Miller (who coded the whole thing), Jim Smith, Eddie Robson and Mark Clapham.

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By Julio Angel Ortiz on 18 March 2010 1 COMMENT

‘Dr. Linus’, like the previous episode ‘Sundown’, is an example of how an actor can take good material and elevate it to something superb.  Michael Emerson has been of the best actors we’ve seen in ‘Lost’; his interpretation of Ben Linus is one of the most complex and nuanced in the series.
With the unique storytelling [...]

By Mark Clapham on 18 March 2010 1 COMMENT

‘Green Arrow’ crosses over with ‘Blackest Night’, in a competently written, beautifully drawn issue. There’s a lot of talent at work here, but is it put to good use in an issue full of sex, violence and hardcore… continuity?

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 16 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Remember when you were a kid, and you thought that growing up would be great because you could buy all the candy that you wanted? And that you absolutely would, without fail, do exactly just that, because how can too much sweetness be bad for you? Then you grow up and you realize that you weren’t so keen on eating all of that candy after all?

Yeah. ‘Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds’ is like that.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 08 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Reading ‘The God Engines’ was an exercise in frustration.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 06 March 2010 Comments Off

‘Sundown’ is one of those episodes that offers little in the way of revelations, but features key events in the ongoing story…

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By Julio Angel Ortiz on 05 March 2010 Comments Off

‘Death Troopers’ is an interesting experiment in the ‘Star Wars’ literature canon.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 01 March 2010 Comments Off

‘Lost’ continues its slow march towards television oblivion and rerun purgatory with a tale built around all things related to Jack…

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