Category Archives: Movies

Star Trek: Renegades (Official Complete Film)

This is a fan film starring many of the cast from the franchise. Official site, IMDB. Even more Star Trek than you can shake a (sadly) empty bottle of Romulan ale here.

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Roy Random: Prediction for Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale and What I Want to Watch and Read

In the Game of Thrones season 5 finale, I predict that the set-piece spectacular will be when Cersei Lannister’s creepy pet necromancer, Maester Qyburn, resurrects a Terminatorised Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane to rescue her from the Sparrows. What I want … Continue reading

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My Doctor Who(ish) Scarf

Made when I was still young enough, (and had the cute Puss in Boots eyes), to hypnotize my gullible cousins into knitting it for me. It’s 12ft long, though I swear it used to be longer and wider. Can age … Continue reading

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"…who reads the papers." Yes Prime Minister, BBC

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Roy's Rocket Radio: Christmas Podcast Schedule UK SciFi/Fantasy/Horror/Tech Podcast

Merry Eve of… Christmas Eve! Until today the needle of my Super-O-Meter™ was firmly pointed at ‘Stylish Supervillain’, while I cackled with glee at the squirming masses of humanity from my Tower of Nerditude™. Unfortunately, a last-minute dash to the … Continue reading

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Big Pics: Doctor Who 2014 Christmas Special, Wallpapers and 2014-2015 Annuals

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The Millennium Falcon from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Infinitely Looped

The #MillenniumFalcon from #StarWarsEpisodeVIII #TheForceAwakens Infinitely Looped: http://t.co/pSSxJfRgQL — The Captain! (@RoyMathur) November 30, 2014

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YouTube Trawl: First Moon Party by HelloFlo

Great filmmaking, great twist, great… ad:

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A Tribute to Robin Williams Uploaded on the Pirate Bay

Last week, and one day after his death at the age of sixty-three, pirates uploaded a tribute to actor Robin Williams in the form of a giant bundle of all his movies:

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Alan Moore: BBC HARDtalk Interview (2012)

I completely missed this TV interview, in case you did too, here it is again via a kindly YouTuber:

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Hold Fast (2007) from #Moxie Marlinspike (@moxie) on #Vimeo (#Sailing #Documentary)

Excellent movie that we’ll talk about in the next podcast: Hold Fast from Moxie Marlinspike on Vimeo. See also – http://www.blueanarchy.org/holdfast/

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A Bit of Glub from the Captain's Tub: Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Rising, Dreadstar Movie

No time for podcasting this week, as I have a couple of passengers heading for Alderaan,  but next week we’ll be talking about Guardians of the Galaxy. Huzzah! I still can’t believe the Wachowskis’ new flick Jupiter Rising is not … Continue reading

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The Captain's YouTube Trawl: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Muffed Plot Logic in SciFi Movies: Looper, After the Dark (AKA The Philosophers) and Edge of Tomorrow,

You’re going to either have watched the following movies to know what the hell I’m taking about, or be one of the idiots responsible for writing-in the following screenplay muffs in order to give each of these films a happy … Continue reading

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X-Men: Days of Future Past DVD Release Autumn 2014

Months in advance of its DVD release, and an interminable time spent avoiding trailers, spoilers and reviews; I finally took myself down to budget day at the local flicks. All this, so that by the time you read this, you … Continue reading

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The Captain's YouTube Trawl: The Flash, Big Hero 6, Gotham

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YouTube Trawl: Doctor Who, Lucy, SciFi Trailers, UK

Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Lucy (2014):

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YouTube Trawl: Best Ever Game of Thrones Moments… EVER, EVERRR!!!

Blackwater Red Wedding The Red Viper Versus the Mountain Battle of the Wall Giants riding mammoths! GIANTS RIDING MAMMOTHS!!!

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Edge of Tomorrow: Final Trailer

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Trailer for Upcoming Hieroglyph TV Series

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YouTube Trawl: Fan Film Based on Iain M. Banks The Player of Games Culture Novel

Not sure why this great little fan film, based on Iain M. Banks widely lauded The Player of Games, hasn’t got a BAZILLION views. Let’s see what we can do about that:

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Milton Keynes Collectormania: Joseph Gatt, Garret Wang, William Atherton Etc, Etc, Etc!

I’m just back from Milton Keynes annual Collectormania event and, wow, they really picked the right day for it. The sun was blazing, with not even the merest possibility of rain (for a change), as I pulled up in the … Continue reading

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Trailers: Godzilla, The Expendables 3, Maleficent, Jessabelle, The Quiet Ones

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Trailer: Oculus (2013)

No, not the 3D, scuba-diving, cyclopian mask of doom, but a horror movie starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillen. We’ll probably review this in a few weeks time.

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Coming Up: Doctor Who Marathon Continues!

Great news for listeners of RRR ‘cast as the Doctor Who Marathon Continues. This Sunday we will be chatting about: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 7 The Sensorites 1-6, 1964). Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 1, 8 The Reign … Continue reading

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RPG/Nerd Gaming Movie Trailer: Zero Charisma (2013)

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Oscar Results 2014

Yesterday’s 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA was presided over by Ellen DeGeneres. Along with Gravity scooping up the most awards, the results were: Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave Best Lead Actor: Matthew McConaughey in … Continue reading

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This is Not a Review: Jonathan Creek (2014), Series 5, Episode 1: The Letters of Septimus Noone

Being a fan of the show, but a little slow, I caught the latest Jonathan Creek on iPlayer, two days after it’s return to the small screen. And…? Flat as a pancake, Alan Davies seemed barely there for most of … Continue reading

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Divergent (2014), Coming Soon

Divergent (2014), based on the SciFi novel by Veronica Roth:

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Whoooooooooooosh: Space Season on Channel 4

Space Season on Channel 4 starts in March, see: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-boldly-goes-into-space

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GI Joe Retaliation: Repression of Bad Memories is Like a Scorpion Stinging Itself

I’ve now started, and aborted, watching GI Joe Retaliation twice now (1, 2).  The first time it was so bad, I developed a selective amnesia to block out the experience.  This, inevitably, meant that I started watching it again recently.  … Continue reading

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UK SciFi and Horror Trailers: Godzilla and Only Lovers Left Alive

Godzilla: New trailer, movie released in the UK on May 16 Godzilla: Last year’s teaser trailer Only Lovers Left Alive: Out now in the UK

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#UK #Retro #Comics #TV #KungFu Free Gift from Look-In Magazine in the 1970s

I still occasionally wear this cool pendant, souvenir of the Kung Fu TV series, “liberated” from an older cousin BITD and dated via this retrotastic page.

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Every Single 47 Ronin #Trailer, Starring Keanu Reeves, Ken Watanabe… #UK Release 26 Dec 2013

Rōnin = masterless samurai Below is possibly the most famous quote from Hakagure (The Book of the Samurai), quoted in Ghost Dog (1999), but also almost entirely appropriate here. I say “almost” because I’m sure the author (Yamamoto Tsunetomo) never … Continue reading

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All 4 #Trailers for #SciFi #Movie: #Transcendance, Starring Johnny Depp, In #UK 25th April 2014

Enjoy!

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Hellraiser: Origins Teaser Trailer for Reboot Pitch

Hellraiser Origins

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Whitewashing: Check Out Racebending.com

Check out this laudable anti-whitewashing effort from the people at Racebending.com: In their own words: “Racebending.com is an international grassroots organization of media consumers that advocates for underrepresented groups in entertainment media. Since our formation in 2009, we have been … Continue reading

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Movie Trailers 2014: Maleficent, I, Frankenstein, Seventh Son, Noah and… The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

Maleficent: Angelina. Horns. I, Frankenstein: Will either be brilliant or terrible, hard to tell, but here’s hoping… Seventh Son: Featuring another (RIPD) fine dialect choice from Jeff Bridges. Noah: Mmm, still the threat of Ray Winstone is enough to scare … Continue reading

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#Coding, But More Importantly: #Thor!

So much for getting back into serious coding. After downloading the Android SDK, then compiling the sample app, the emulator hung…. and hung and… Now I suppose I should have persisted, but life’s finite and I got bored. I think … Continue reading

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Last Couple of Weeks: #StrontiumDog, #ThePunisher, #DoctorWho, #Poirot (#ComicBooks, #UK #SciFi, #TV & #Writing)

It’s been a weird few weeks, good in some ways awful in others. Average, in other words. There was a storm that did some horrible things to the abode: , lashing it with an unbelievable amount of rain… …and wind! But … Continue reading

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#UK #SciFi #Movie #Review: Storage 24

Written and starring Doctor Who‘s Mickey (Noel Clarke) and, as Hick’s says in Aliens (1986), “It’s a bug hunt.” Only this time it’s set in a Battersea storage facility. The non-bug characters consist of a motley crew of  Joe and … Continue reading

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#UK #SciFi, #Fantasy and #Horror #Podcast: neRRRdcast AKA Roy's Rocket Radio Episode 17

Episode 17, huzzah! This week, an extra, extra long and very uncut show, featuring oodles of tentacular, nerdy goodness ready for direct brain download: Oldboy, World War Z, Atlantis, Blackout, Breaking Bad, BBC Radio SciFi, The Magician’s Land, StarAdventurer.com, Horrible … Continue reading

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Dexter Is Done

The very last episode of Dexter aired in the UK a few days ago. I enjoyed the long-running show and got a kick out of Dexter’s cleverness and charisma, largely due to Michael C. Hall’s fantastic acting. The fact that … Continue reading

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Ryuhei Kitamura's Midnight Meat Train (2008) and No One Lives (2012)

Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura has turned out a sparing, but neat line in superior quality exploitation horror-with-a-twist in the shape of Midnight Meat Train (2008) and No One Lives (2012). In Midnight Meat Train, an artistic photographer (Bradley Cooper) stumbles … Continue reading

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The Conjuring 2013

Based on actual real “demon-hunting” couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, nonetheless, I fell asleep within the first few minutes. Not scary. Go dig up Frailty (2001) instead.

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Coruscant Holo Net: Star Wars 7 Rumours

We’ve known for some time about Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill’s supposed return to the franchise helmed by J.J. Abrams. A few days ago Metro and some other sources also reported that Carrie and Mark are both on … Continue reading

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Europa Report (2013)

Yet another doomed space mission movie, but of course, some of us, including myself are suckers for those. The title says it all. It’s a film based on the video reports of a near future expedition to Jupiter’s moon Europa. … Continue reading

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Under the Dome (2013)

Mysterious dome-shaped force-field thingy traps small, hick town. Not as atrocious, or as good as some of Stephen King’s other screen adaptations. A bit long-winded too, like much of his writing of late, but thankfully not too soapy. Apparently renewed … Continue reading

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Twisted (2013)

Danny Desai (Avan Jogia) gets out of juvey after serving time for strangling his aunt. Did he? Didn’t he? And why? It’s a harder, nastier Veronica Mars from ABC Family (talk about new look!) Fairly okay as teeny-bopper fare, but … Continue reading

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Dexter (2013)

Blood-spatter analyst and serial-killer Dexter Morgan approaches the end of his long eight season jaunt. Will he get away with it and follow his fellow fictional mass murderer, Hannibal Lector, to an idyllic life in Argentina? What IS it about … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad (2013)

Science teacher goes to the dark-side and starts cooking crystal-meth. I’m going to miss this one. As repellent as Walter White’s morality has become, the man himself is undeniably a fascinating and enthralling screen presence. Bryan Cranston, you are a … Continue reading

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Wreck It Ralph (2012)

The quest of villain character from video game to become a good-guy. The animation is candy-licious and the story is sweet. Enjoyable, and just the thing for a Saturday morning in bed with a bowl of sugary cereal. Yes, even … Continue reading

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Trance (2013)

Danny Boyle’s twisty crime caper focuses on the aftermath of a heist, when the whereabouts of the loot is locked in the amnesiac mind of the inside man. Nothing special, but a mildly fun movie with a slightly labyrinthine plot. … Continue reading

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The Ruins (2008)

A bunch of young tourists visit an archaeological site in Mexico and then… Remarkably reminiscent of comic book maestro Richard Corben’s one-shot that I read years ago. A not-bad survival horror, but not something I’d bother to see at the … Continue reading

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RIPD (2013)

Dead cop gets back on the job. Whole lot of zzz and I really can’t make out a thing that Jeff Bridges is saying. Okay, I can, I just don’t want to as he speaks throughout the whole movie as … Continue reading

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The Purge (2013)

A near future government in America allows the citizenry one night per year free of any laws. They can steal, murder and maim without legal repercussions. For twelve hours they can, as is mentioned in the film, choose to “unleash … Continue reading

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The Possession (2012)

Girl is possessed by antique box. Slight twist on traditional possession movie in that here we are delving into Judaic mysticism. Apart from that, not particularly memorable, except musician Matisyahu’s portrayal of hip Hasidic excorcist Tzadok.

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Only God Forgives (2013)

US gangster based in Thailand is forced to seek revenge for dead brother by moll-like mother. The odd combination of a very, very violent movie that’s still meh. Also unintentionally funny in places. For example, there is one torture scene … Continue reading

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Now You See Me (2013)

Four wannabe magicians hit the big-time with the help of a mysterious benefactor. Roundly panned by critics, but I’d have to say that this was fairly good fun. Yes, if you go in expecting some fantastical movie like The Illusionist … Continue reading

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Monsters University (2013)

Prequel of Monsters Inc. (2001) In a nutshell, this is when Mike met Sulley. Or Animal House for kids… with monsters. Which sounds good, but it really isn’t and it has none of the charm of the original.

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Inescapable (2012)

The daughter of ex-Syrian secret policeman, now living in Canada, goes missing in Syria and the father tries to track her down. Stars Siddig El Fadil who, incidentally, was my sadly ignored choice for Doctor Who, in yet another political/espionage … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Fairy-tale twins survive and go on to become bad-ass, lethal, supernatural bounty hunters. Ill-advised premise based on the 17th century persecution, torture and murder of innocent women in Europe. Forgettable, unpalatable and useless. 70s era Hammer gone very wrong.

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The Frozen Ground (2013)

Cop tracks killer in Alaska. Which about says it all in this competent procedural with Nick Cage and John Cusack in the lead roles.

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Dredd 3D (2012)

Sort of non-campy reboot of 2000ad‘s Dredd on film. Not as bad as I thought it would be, and that’s saying a lot, as I swore I’d never watch this. Still, I maintain that, as good an actor as Karl … Continue reading

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The Colony (2013)

So everything is frozen solid and there’s this colony, and then there’s this other colony, and then there are GRIM measures to be taken, and, and, and… ridiculous and awful, post-apocalyptic nonsense. Why are Bill Paxton and Lawrence Fishburne in … Continue reading

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Clear History (2013)

Larry David of Curb My Enthusiasm and Seinfeld stars in this comedy about shareholding employee of a high-tech startup who is fired and loses his stake; shortly before the company’s portfolio skyrockets. Larry David is funny in this, but a … Continue reading

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Byzantium (2012)

Vampire mum and daughter hide out in decaying seaside resort (okay, it’s Hastings), in Neil Jordan‘s bloody and brilliant vampire-flick. Everything a horror movie about vampires should be: bloody, spooky, sexy, seedy, sleazy, otherworldly etc… except in one rather annoying … Continue reading

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Beastly (2011)

This is a modern, urban re-telling of La Belle et la Bête, AKA Beauty and the Beast. Not bad fare for a vid night. And I’m going to say it. I liked Mary-Kate Olsen in this. A lot. Although she … Continue reading

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After Earth (2013)

Warrior father, and son, are stranded on dangerous future Earth and are stalked by a deadly alien predator. Stars Will and Jaden Smith. Before seeing this I thought that I would be the first to jump on the, yet another, … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell #Journalism #Reporters #Hacks

Remember this old gem? I don’t recollect whether I saw this at the theatre, on the TV or on video, but what a great play:

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Looking Back at The Fury and The Medusa Touch (1978) #SciFi #Horror #Thriller

I just tweeted a YouTube trailer of the The Medusa Touch (1978), based on a novel by the late Peter Van Greenaway, only to discover that another of my favourites was also released that year. It was the year that … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part II, Episode 9, It's The Final Countdown… Oh No!

Thus commences the beginning of the end of AMC’s brilliant show. In the first episode of the grande finale we see a long Star Trek themed dialogue about subjects only a Trekkie (like me) would get. This indicates, quite clearly, … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: The Gorgon (1964) #Hammer

Hammer Films’ The Gorgon (1964), starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Filmed at Bray Studios in Berkshire, UK:

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Stallman Sings

Here’s one reason to forgive Stallman for unleashing the evil that is Emacs on the universe. Recorded quite a few years ago is his slightly satirical version of Guantanamera, sung by The Great Bearded One himself. (Much nerdly respect for … Continue reading

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#Noir #Movie #Review: Psychopathy and Sociopathy, Part 2: The Killer Inside Me (2010)

The Killer Inside Me (2010) is about small town deputy who is an all-round good-guy and Southern Gentleman hiding a secret. Well, actually not that much of a secret, given the title of the movie. In the film we see … Continue reading

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#Horror #Movie #Review: Psychopathy and Sociopathy, Part 1: American Mary (2013)

Back in the Jurassic Era, when I was sitting A’Level English Literature, I wrote an essay about how psychopathic and sociopathic behaviour, as displayed by Shakespeare’s dramatic interpretation of Richard the III, can be an appealing trait in lead characters. … Continue reading

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Old Skool Ain't So Cool: The World's End #SciFi #Movie #Review

Gary King (Simon Pegg) is a man-boy who never grew out of being the coolest kid in school. Unfortunately, that time was WAY back, and now Gary is a bit of a loser. In order to bring some meaning to … Continue reading

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#SciFi #Movie: #Review Pacific Rim (It's Good, It's Very, Very Good)

I saw Pacific Rim today and I must have liked it too, because I couldn’t stop talking about afterwards. The premise is simple. Humanity creates and pilots giant warrior robots to fight giant alien monsters. A tribute to Japanese kids … Continue reading

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Upcoming #Space #Movies Better Than Moon (2009)? Gravity (2013) and Europa Report (2013) (#Trailers + UK Release Dates)

Moon (2009) was good, but hardly as original as the critics made out. In my view, it only shone because of Sam Rockwell’s outstanding performance. Also, it was more dream-like fantasy than real science fiction. So I am hoping that … Continue reading

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#UK #SciFi #Comedy #Romance #Movie #Trailer: About Time (2013)

This is a first. It is the first time I’ve used a tag called ‘#Romance’. Still I did see The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009) by myself, which is either sad or embarrassing, depending on your point of view. About Time … Continue reading

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Insanely Funny Kung Fu Movie Death Scene

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Big Nerdy Blockbusters Coming Your Way Soon: Thor: The Dark World & Kickass 2 (Restricted) #Trailers

Thor: The Dark World, UK release: 30 October 2013 Kickass 2, UK release: 16 August 2013

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Goddamn, it's ELECTRO!!! The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014) #Trailer

Teaser trailer with Jamie Foxx playing Maz Dillon, AKA Electro!

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#SciFi #Movie #Trailers: Snowpiercer (2013)

The Host (2006) director, Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer (2013), coming soon. Choo, choooooooo!

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Want Me To #Review Something? #Movies, #TV, #ComicBooks, #Games, #Gadgets etc…

Want me to review something? Then get in touch! Here’s what I can currently handle: SciFi/Fantasy/Horror movies (first UK press screening) and TV shows (pilot only on region unlocked DVD). Superhero/supervillain SciFi/Fantasy/Horror English language comic books (hard copy of first … Continue reading

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#TV: Sherlock, Series 3

And more humbug, as we’re not seeing a return of Sherlock until at least October!

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#TV: Under the Dome (2013)

This adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same title is doing well over in the US and garnering good ratings for CBS. However, we won’t be getting it in the UK until Autumn! Humbug.

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#Movie #Review: The Corporation (2003)

I haven’t seen this movie in a good number of years, but since we seem to be going through a spate of political film reviews, I thought I’d just mention one of the best. I was actually invited to see … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: The Company You Keep (2012)

In this drama, Robert Redford is an ex-Weather Underground activist on the run from the FBI.  This movie seems like a nostalgic tribute to American radicals from the 1970s. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I found the film … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Battle in Seattle (2007)

Emotive, informative and angry docu-drama based on the 1999 WTO conference and the associated demonstrations in Seattle. I watched the movie this morning on BBC iPlayer (available for a few more days). Is it any good? Yes; it was one … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

This time you get two opinions of the movie: Roy: Good CGI and fun characters. I particularly liked the main character’s scary sister with the sword. A mild distraction and okay for the whole family. Should keep the younger children … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)

Despite the poor ratings and getting generally panned by the critics, this isn’t actually a bad movie. I am sure that the younger children will like this, though there are some frightening bits. The story is a retelling of Jack … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Total Recall (2012)

I said I would not see this movie, but I did in the end, so help me god, I did. Yes, it is as awful as I thought it would be. A pointless remake, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Absolutely … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013)

I’m not giving much away, from things you would have already seen in the trailer by telling you that Lena is a teenager who will soon undergo a transformation that will determine whether she becomes a good or evil witch. … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: The Triangle (2005)

This is TV mini-series from a few years ago, produced by the company formerly known as the SciFi Channel (now SyFy). As the title suggests, the plot is centered around the Bermuda Triangle. Sam Neill plays a shipping magnate who hires … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007-2011)

I came to The Sarah Jane Adventures rather late in the game and well after the death of the wonderful Elizabeth Sladen in 2011. In my view, this is an utterly brilliant series that more faithfully captures the original spirit … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Despicable Me 2 (2013)

I took my mother to see this movie at my local cinema yesterday. Our favourite reformed supervillain and single father of three is now going straight developing a line of fruit jams and preserves. His sedate, boring, suburban life is … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Defiance (2013)

This is a new dual-mode entertainment franchise of both a video game and a TV series. The premise is that there was a huge space battle when a horde variegated alien species arrived on Earth. Both civilisation and the ecosystem … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012-2013)

And so it goes… as I continue to review everything I have watched over the last few weeks… Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Parts 1 & 2) are a pair of animated movies from Warner based on Frank Miller’s seminal … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Luther (2013 Series 3)

The improbably tall David Bowie fan and the UK’s answer to Dirty Harry, Luther (Idris Elba) is back for a third series. This hit cop drama concerns the investigations of Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, the key man in the … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: Dexter (2013 Season 8)

Our beloved police blood-spatter analyst/serial-killer is back. This season, Debs has discovered Dexter’s dirty little secret and it has sent her loopy.  The particular incident that sent her barking at the moon involved the death of LaGuerta. Captain LaGuerta was a … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

The latest in the on-going saga of Tony Stark: US-patriot, one-man US-foreign policy and US president-elect. Okay, I made that last bit up. I think. Ben Kinglsey’s Mandarin is fun and it’s actually an okay superhero film. I especially liked … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: The Newsroom (2012 Season 1)

Aaron Sorkin is undeniably a brilliant writer, but this show seems a lot like his previous big show, The West Wing, only set in a TV newsroom. Often the dialogue is far too clever for its own good and draws … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Stoker (2013)

Rich, bored teenager, from rich, bored family is liberated from apathy by mysterious, psycho uncle who arrives shortly after her father’s death. The film is not quite as disturbing as it purports to be except for one particular scene, (hint: … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Shot Through The Heart (1998)

One-time Yugoslavian Olympic rifle-team buddies, one a Bosnian, the other a Serb, cross bullets in the Bosnian War. I watched this BBC/HBO production years ago and can vouch for its excellence. All the more-so, given that I was in the … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Predators (2010)

The latest installation of the Predator franchise takes the movie back to it’s roots. A bunch of toughies find themselves dumped in a weird hunters’ game-reserve. Rambunctious fun, let down by Lawrence Fishburne’s kill-crazy Crusoe, put in just to explain … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

Jonny Lee Miller is Captain James Macleane and Robert Carlyle is highwayman Will Plunkett. The first a broke louche, the second a, sick-of-class, commoner gathering together a fortune so that he can start anew in the America.  They team up … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: My Name Is Khan (2010)

Brilliant young Muslim with Aspergers goes on a quest to tell the US president that he is not a terrorist in the wake of a terrible tragedy that occurs to his family in vengeful, post-911 America. I didn’t watch this … Continue reading

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#Movie #Review: Spring Breakers (2012)

And here we have my rant of the week. This movie is about an obnoxious bimbo quartet who, strapped for cash for their Spring break plans, stage a violent robbery. Once down in Florida, they fall under the spell of … Continue reading

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Slammed, #neRRRdcast, Upcoming #Screen #Reviews

I’m totally slammed with a zillion things right now.  I was going to my writers’ circle tonight (right about now in fact), but that plan has gone right up the spout.  There was also going to be a new neRRRcast … Continue reading

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#TV: Doctor Who's Next Doctor?

Rory Kinnear, 35, the Ladbroke’s favourite, but he doesn’t half look a tad normal for long-lived, alien anarchist… Maybe he’s a red herring? And more Victoriana? (Errr… Edwardiana?) If they are going to go that way, go steampunk!

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Swashbuckling Kung Fu #TV #Nostalgia #UK

Remember sitting in comfortable pyjamas, fuelling yourself with sugary breakfast cereal and stretching Saturday mornings to midday watching shows like these? Nothing much has changed. };-> The Flashing Blade Dick Turpin The Water Margin (my favourite of these three themes, … Continue reading

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Bruce Willis

The debate as to whether Bruce Willis is a decent actor is an ongoing fight debate between me and my dad. (NB/ My position is that he can). Here’s a little interview after Bonfire of the Vanities was released back … Continue reading

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The Zero Theorem: Interviews, Trailers Etc… From Around The Web (#SciFi #Movie)

Terry Gilliam: Making of: The trailer: via Reddit, via some mirror somewhere in the digiverse.

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Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1998)

I DO remember seeing this and thinking that the Hoff made a fairly credible Nick Fury (oh, just shut up).

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Justice League of America (1997)

I would have totally watched this show that was never picked up, but get a load of that Flash… hahahahahahaha!

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Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman

I’ve been humming this tune for the last hour… help!

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Wonder Woman Fan Film Trailer

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Its Show Time Folks!

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Nightwing #TV Show: Grayson: Earth One #ComicBooks

Here is the Nightwing short: The production team are currently looking for funding to make the show happen.

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Video Teasers for Upcoming: Battle of the Planets / Gatchaman / G-Force / Super Science Ninja Team Live Action Reboot #SciFi #UK

Whatever the hell they are going to call it, the movie will be released on Saturday, August the 24th 2013 in Japan. As you can see, possibly the most unique supervillain of all time, Berg/Zoltar of Spectra, will return! Mwah … Continue reading

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Biting Elbows: The Whole Story

This went viral two months ago and I only just noticed it this morning! Oh well, better late than never. FPS forever! The Stampede (Prequel): Bad MoFo:

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Game of Thrones, Season 3 Finale

And that’s it until next year! I think that HBO should have ended the season last week with that bloody and enormously powerful episode.  Can I possibly be the only one thinking that?  I think they just chickened out and … Continue reading

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New Trailer: Riddick

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The Latest Great Gatsby #Movie #Trailers

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Trailers: Fast and Furious 6, The World's End, Captain Philips, Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Cars, Aliens and Pirates!)

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BBC iPlayer #TV Movie #Review: Once (2007)

One of the reasons I don’t watch tear-jerkers is that I so easily succumb to them. While I can withstand the rigours of quite the nastiest horror films in existence, movies with a high emotional content reduce me to a … Continue reading

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#SciFi #Movie #Review With Some Spoilers: The Host

I judge a movie largely by the quality of the story, and if we leave out the chick-flickiness aspect of this film, what we are left with is a highly original plot. Yes, it’s sort of Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, … Continue reading

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No-Spoiler #SciFi #Movie #Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

I have just returned home from the Star Trek/Star Trek: Into Darkness double-bill at Cineworld in Crawley. The atmosphere was electric and both the staff and movie-goers were wonderfully enthusiastic. There was a raffle (that I did NOT win. Grrr) … Continue reading

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YouTube Trawl: Power to the People! #UK #TV: Citizen Smith

I loved this show, I had a beret (donated to dad- scroll past clip) and mum used to call me Foxie.  (I also once tried to start a drunken revolution in Majorca while wearing the beret and shouting something horrible … Continue reading

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#Sick, #StarTrek: ID, Guy Hair, #Journalism, iBoneHead, #WordPress Keyboard Map

Sick: I managed to acquire some nasty bug after a fellow London Tube passenger managed to cough directly into my mouth.  Public Transport: what can I say? Star Trek: ID: I have stocked up on Red Bull and caffeinated Lemsip … Continue reading

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#SciFi #Movie #Review: #Oblivion

I liked it; of course it was derivative, I’m not sure what isn’t any more. The easily detected SF visual vocabulary can be seen in the Hal/BSG/Terminator red machine eyes, the echoes of Beneath the Planet of the Apes and, … Continue reading

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Roy's Rollup: Da Vinci's Demons, Orphan Black, FiloFraud, Dirt Revisited

Da Vinci’s Demons: I’m just starting to watch this new series from trash-meister Starz, responsible for such epics as Spartacrud. This one, I’m pleased to say, doesn’t entirely suck. I liked the general look, the story had me intrigued, the … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3, Wreck It Ralph, Skyfall, Doctor Who, Series 7, Part 2, Episode 3, Cold War

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2 & 3: Mostly nothing happens, but with a lot of important-sounding talking. Still, strangely quite engaging. Oh, Theon’s useless, traitorous skin is saved in Episode 3, which also ends with slime-bag Jaime getting … Continue reading

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@GameOfThrones @HBO #GOT #Fantasy #Jobs*: Game of Thrones, Good Old Blighty, Unrealistic Expectations of a Ukulele Playing Rock Star

Game of Thrones: One of the young shop assistants in Waterstones book shop was humming the theme of GOT today as I browsed, so guess what’s on the playlist tonight? Good Old Blighty: Apart from that, just tootling along; no … Continue reading

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Doctor Who The Rings of Akhaten: More Nostalgia

I already mentioned in the podcast that I didn’t care for this particular episode, but I did feel a touch of nostalgia when they played Ghost Town by the Specials.  And how about Clara’s dad’s Harrington jacket and the Doctor’s … Continue reading

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What a Week: #Hollyoaks, #Cult Pubs, Cheap Laserjets, The Wolverine #Trailer, #Podcast Imminent

What a tiring last couple of weeks it’s been. I finally recovered from two weeks of un-easily earned IT work up in a rather affluent part of the North (Chester, you know, where Hollyoaks is set, but not actually filmed, … Continue reading

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Work Sucks! Watch #Vimeo #SciFi #Movies Instead: C, Motherland, R'Ha, Seed

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#Horror #Movie #Trailers: The Conjuring

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#SciFi #TV and #Game: Defiance (2013) Watch the First 14 Minutes of the Show

So, yeah Defiance the video game/TV show is out today, well at least the game by Trion anyway. In fact, I saw it sitting on the shelf in Game yesterday, although it was officially released even before that on April … Continue reading

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#Horror-#Comedy Movie #Review: Frankenweenie (2012) (#Family #Animation)

Frankenweenie (2012) is Tim Burton’s comedy-horror themed family animation. It is a tribute to early classics like Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and famous movie monsters like Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong and even the Gremlins. In the movie, a … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV SyFy's Blake's Seven Reboot: No Straight Answer

Here’s the reply I received regarding an enquiry I made into SyFy’s Blake’s Seven reboot: Hi Roy Many thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in our replay. This project is in development with Syfy in the US. … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV #Review Doctor Who (2013) Series 7, Part 2, Episode 1 (Some Spoilers)

Doctor Who: Born To Be Tweedy Series 7 Part 2, The Bells of Saint John: I enjoyed the Doctor’s return. Great pace, fairly zeitgeisty plot, vintage Triumph motorcycle fitted with ANTI-GRAVITY! The writers are still doing that old, lazy deus … Continue reading

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#Horror #TV Review: The Walking Dead (2013) Season 3 Finale (Lots of Spoilers)

Although last week saw the rather unpleasant outlaw biker Merle going walker briefly before getting stomped by his tearful brother Darryl (if ever blood was thinner than water…), in the season finale, David “The Gore-venator” Morrissey finally… DID NOT BUY … Continue reading

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#Fantasy #TV #Review: Game of Thrones (2013), Season 3, Episode 1 (Some Spoliers)

Giants, dragons, magical creatures and a more sonorous theme. Things are definitely coming to the boil in this new season. I mean giants, come on! GIANTS! That bit blew me away. Over the sea in Astapor, Daenerys “Stormborn” Targaryen (the … Continue reading

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#SciFi #TV #Review: Orphan Black (2013) Episode 1 (Some Spoilers)

The poster above is a bit of a giveaway, so you already have more than a vague inkling about what the show is about right from the beginning. But what sets this apart is that the “good” guys are low-life … Continue reading

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#Thriller/#Historical #Drama #TV #Review: Laybyrinth (2012) (Some Spoilers)

An archaeological volunteer, killing time in France while waiting to find out about an inheritance, finds a ring that sends her mind spiraling through time and becoming entangled in the life of a woman living in the Middle-Ages. This sounds … Continue reading

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#TV #Fantasy: Ready for Game of Thrones Season 3? Here's What You Need

GOT returns today (or tomorrow night at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD in the UK), are you ready? Catch up with this summary of the story so far. Make yourself a Game of Thrones style coat of arms here, (see … Continue reading

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#TV #Review: David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust

You can still watch this here if you are quick as it will be online for a couple of days. After watching this, it is difficult to judge whether there is anything left to know about Bowie, other than the number … Continue reading

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#SciFi #Movie #Review: Earthling (2011)

Earthling (2011): A woman comes to realise that she is not human, but part of a community of extra-terrestrial’s living on earth. There are echoes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and Alien (1979), but it has it’s own … Continue reading

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