Shiny Shelf
By Jim Smith on 18 May 2011 1 COMMENT

The unexpected fourth instalment of Pirates suggests the series will now run forever.

By Mark Clapham on 13 June 2007 Comments Off

Rated Arrrr.

By Eddie Robson on 14 September 2006 Comments Off

‘Blackbeard’ is a quintessentially BBC response to the ongoing pirate craze…

By Mark Clapham on 03 October 2005 Comments Off

Avast! Instant classic to port!

By Mark Clapham on 13 September 2005 Comments Off

This is Gideon Defoe’s second little book about pirates, and is even funnier and more charming than its predecessor…

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By Mark Clapham on 03 March 2005 Comments Off

Why are pirates funny? I don’t know, they just Arrrrr…

By Stephen Lavington on 05 January 2005 Comments Off

What rocked Shiny’s world in the last twelve months? The answers are unlikely to surprise you.

By Mark Clapham on 22 February 2004 Comments Off

Who could resist a title like that? Only a filthy swab or a dirty landlubber, let’s face it…

By Mark Clapham on 09 December 2003 Comments Off

There’s no real doubt that this is the live-action hit of the summer…

By Stephen Lavington on 17 November 2003 Comments Off

PotC:tCotBP (for brevity) storms across the cinema screen with the bombast, arrogance and total lack of self awareness that one should expect from a film based on a theme park attraction.

By Stephen Lavington on 21 September 2003 Comments Off

It has become almost an annual tradition to lambast the quality of Hollywood’s summer output. Key to this is the guaranteed use of the phrase ‘Summer of Sequels’, with all the associated critique of laziness, complacency….