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  • 30 2017 March

    Reviews: the dreamy wee hours – Ten Minutes on Mars

    Ten Minutes on Mars, Jonathan Fisher One of my favourtite albums from way back in the day was Black And White by The Stranglers, four men on top of their game with something to say...

  • 30 2017 March

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche The popular Anime movie gets the live action treatment in this effects heavy action adventure starring Scarlett Johansson....

  • 30 2017 March

    To do in May: the Enniskillen ComicFest

    Enniskillen ComicFest is on the 5th and 6th May 2017, and the main event is taking place in the beautifully historic Enniskillen Castle. The guest list is absolutely stunning with a slew of Irish and...

  • 29 2017 March

    Reviews: enchantment, wonder & loss – The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid, Metaphrog (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen), Papercutz Glasgow duo Metaphrog have been favourite creators of mine for many years now; each of their fascinating Louis books seemed add new layers and new...

  • 29 2017 March

    Reviews: the wee blue guys are back – Smurfs and the Lost Village

    Smurfs: The Lost Village, Directed by Kelly Asbury. Starring Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Many Patinkin, Demi Lovato The next big-screen adventure of the little blue guys from the long-lived European comics...

Ten Minutes on Mars, Jonathan Fisher One of my favourtite albums from way back in the day was Black And White by The Stranglers, four men on top of their game with something to say and with all the artful means of saying it. The stand out track for me was Toiler On The Sea....

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Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche The popular Anime movie gets the live action treatment in this effects heavy action adventure starring Scarlett Johansson. After a supposed terrorist attack leaves a young girl with only brain function, the brain is placed into a ‘shell’,...

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To do in May: the Enniskillen ComicFest

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enniskillen ComicFest is on the 5th and 6th May 2017, and the main event is taking place in the beautifully historic Enniskillen Castle. The guest list is absolutely stunning with a slew of Irish and international creators in attendance. Now in its second year, the ComicFest has announced a great line up: ‘John Wagner and...

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The Little Mermaid, Metaphrog (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen), Papercutz Glasgow duo Metaphrog have been favourite creators of mine for many years now; each of their fascinating Louis books seemed add new layers and new craft in both art and storytelling approach, and then the first of their books for Papercutz, a spellbinding adaptation of...

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Smurfs: The Lost Village, Directed by Kelly Asbury. Starring Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Many Patinkin, Demi Lovato The next big-screen adventure of the little blue guys from the long-lived European comics ditches the live action element of the previous films and goes full-on animation. This time Smurfette is trying to find...

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Reviews: the Autopsy of Jane Doe

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Directed by André Øvredal, Starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond Horror chiller starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch and directed by Norwegian helmer André Øvredal (who brought us Troll Hunter, reviewed back here on the blog)). When a mysterious unknown corpse, known as Jane Doe, is brought into the...

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Growing pains with Marloes De Vries

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

When your mother was your age, she had a house and a family to run. You on the other hand are too busy catching them all on Pokémon Go. If that sounds familiar, then the strips by Dutch cartoonist Marloes De Vries may just be your bag. In her strips on Instagram and Tumblr, De...

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2000AD Previews: Prog 2024

March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest 2000AD – out on 29nd March, including all this…   Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner and John McCrea Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard Future Shocks: Family Time by Rory McConville and Nick Dyer Scarlet Traces: Cold War by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli Cursed: The Fall Of Deadworld by Kek-W and...

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The Phoenix Comic arrives, like clockwork, through the letterbox every single Friday. And I try to tell you about it as often as I possibly can. Why? Because it’s the very best children’s comic out there in my humble opinion. No, seriously, I really believe it is. Don’t get me wrong, I love The Beano,...

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Reviews: The Eyes of my Mother

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Eyes of My Mother, Directed by Nicolas Pesce, Starring Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond A young girl witnesses the horrific murder of someone she loves; rather than be traumatised by the event, it unleashes a darkness inside her that will shape her lonely life. This horror film has a major flaw, which I’ll...

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