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  • 27 2018 April

    Reviews: “Be seeing you!” as The Prisoner returns

    The Prisoner, Peter Milligan, Colin Lorimer, Joana Lafluente, Simon Bowland, Titan Comics Patrick McGoohan’s mind-twisting The Prisoner is pretty much the definition of cult television, a show that was as fascinating and perplexing as it...

  • 27 2018 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #161

    And once more it is Friday and that means time for Richard and Joe’s round up of links and news spotted over the last few days – yep, it’s time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense):...

  • 26 2018 April

    Short but sweet

    If you didn’t see Thor: Ragnarok in the cinema in the Netherlands, you probably missed out on a sweet little extra that was only shown there. Kort maar Krachtig (Short but Sweet)┬áis a high octane...

  • 26 2018 April

    Reviews: the Avengers assemble for Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War, Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Starring Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch,...

  • 25 2018 April

    Director’s Commentary: David Ziggy Greene talks Times Like These

    We’ve been big fans of David Ziggy Greene‘s work for a few years on the blog. His regular Scene & Heard strip in stalwart thorn in the establishment side journal Private Eye takes elements of...

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Animation Anniversary

February 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

Did you know that movie animation is almost 100 years old? I didn’t. I knew that trick photography, such as Melies’ Voyage Dans La Lune and Winsor McCay‘s Gertie the Dinosaur dated back to the early parts of the 20th century, but I knew nothing about this. Which is why The Hollywood Animation Archive Project...

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Scanner trailer

February 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

Richard Linklater’s unusual (well, it would have to be really…) adaptation of Philip K Dick’s A Scanner Darkly using a new form of rotoscoping animation (think Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings animation but more sophisiticated after all these years) has a new trailer available to view. A graphic novel version is also due quite...

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Dead By Dawn 2006 sells out

February 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s leading lady of ghoulishness and the only Scream Queen to be promoted to Scream Empress, Adele Hartley, writes to let us know that the top Scottish horror film festival, Dead by Dawn, has sold out, some two months in advance. DbD has such a loyal following from all over the UK and further afield...

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The Streets of Dublin Signing event

February 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

FPI are very proud to announce a signing event with two of the fair city of Dublin’s finest, Gerry Hunt and Bren B. The boys will be meeting fans and signing copies of their brand new volume of The Streets of Dublin, a critically acclaimed volume which has been likened to Will Eisner and R...

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New Zulli site

February 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

The most excellent artist Michael Zulli has finished revamping his website. It has a luscious gallery for you to feast your eyes upon, a journal, links and also a section on Ebay sales of Michael’s original art (alas, beyond my means!)....

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Political SF

February 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

Farrah Mendlesohn, a well-known and well-respected writer and critic in the SF community, is feeling so aggrieved by the new anti-terror legislation being pushed through Parliament and the way it could impinge on freedom of speech that she is putting her own time and money into a new anthology of SF short stories which would...

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BAFTAs

February 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

Most of the BAFTA awards at last night’s ceremony for movies with a fantastical bent fell into the behind-the-scenes or technical category, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire winning for Production Design, King Kong for Achievement in Special Visual Effects (which I find odd considering some of the effects shots clearly were not...

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From Buffy to the Beano

February 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

Steady yourselves fanboys and girls – meet the forthcoming 1/4 scale exquisite Buffy Summers figure. It is Joss Whedon’s Vampire Slayer at her best, combining sheer sexiness with the power and strength of the Chosen One. Yes, that is a stake in her hand and she is pleased to see you! If Buffy isn’t your...

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FAQ

February 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

FAQ? Famous American Quills? Forgotten About Questor (now there’s an obscure SF reference for you!)? Focussed Atomic Quarks? Nope, it is, of course Frequently Asked Questions; my colleagues and I have added a the start of our FAQ sections to the new FPI webstore. It is a work-in-progress with more section and entries to follow,...

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Absolute Sandman

February 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

Over on his journal Neil Gaiman has been mentioning how work is progressing at DC on an Asbolute Sandman volume. The Asbolute slipcased, hardback volumes from DC are quite gorgeous books, as any of you have checked out the Absolute Watchmen will know. Pricey, certainly, but you do get what you pay for and these...

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