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Archive for February, 2011

By Mags L Halliday on 28 February 2011 Comments Off

Starting on 1 March, we’re planning to say ciao to a range of contemporary Italian cinema at London’s Italian Film Festival.
We love a film festival here. There’s something very satisfying about a week immersed in cinema, looking at themes that emerge from a well-curated programme.
The Italian Film Festival’s programme includes ten new Italian films across [...]

By Iain Hepburn on 24 February 2011 1 COMMENT

A triumvirate of Scots comedy shows have broken through to critical acclaim in the last couple of years, gaining support from the likes of Grace Dent despite their availability on the other side of Hadrian’s Wall being limited to iPlayer.

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By Alex Fitch on 23 February 2011 Comments Off

…as dumb, violent, action, drink smuggling films go, it’s the best I’ve seen in a while.

By Eddie Robson on 23 February 2011 3 COMMENTS

A few thoughts on the passing of one of Doctor Who’s major players.

By Lance Parkin on 21 February 2011 Comments Off

Six months ago, I reviewed ‘Superman’ #700, which had the prologue for Grounded, the new story in which Superman decided he needed to connect with ordinary people and so began to walk from the East Coast of America to the West. I quite liked it.

By Eddie Robson on 18 February 2011 4 COMMENTS

He’s cute! He’s controversial! We look at the furore surrounding the lovable reggae rodent.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 17 February 2011 1 COMMENT

‘Dark Metropolis’ is a slickly shot indie sci-fi movie that aims high with its concept. Humanity has lost a 300-year old war to their genetically engineered offshoot called the Ghen.

By Eddie Robson on 16 February 2011 1 COMMENT

Obelisk ponders Asterisk’s inevitable obsoletion.

By Alex Fitch on 16 February 2011 1 COMMENT

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprise another version of their amiable bromance that’s been featured in all their collaborations and is an entertaining Sci-Fi romp aimed at fans of the genre.

By Lance Parkin on 15 February 2011 1 COMMENT

The most memorable character of Durarara!! is silent and wears a motorbike helmet, and is spoken of in whispers.  ’Some say she doesn’t even have a head under that helmet, just some weird black fog. Some say her motorbike is really a horse in disguise. We only know her as … ‘. To a British [...]

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By Eddie Robson on 08 February 2011 2 COMMENTS

Another instalment in the lives of our dynamic duo.

By Mark Clapham on 07 February 2011 1 COMMENT

There’s no particular mystery about the ancestry of this ‘Family’: it’s the ‘Fantastic Four’, via Disney/Pixar’s ‘FF’-a-like ‘The Incredibles’, filtered through the ‘no capes’ superhero show genre popularised by early ‘Smallville’ and, more recently, ‘Heroes’.
The introduction of superpowers is virtually a find and replace of the Fantastic Four’s origin story: our four characters go on [...]

By Eddie Robson on 01 February 2011 Comments Off

The debut of a thrilling, all-action comic strip.