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  • 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) is 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...

  • 24 2018 April

    The City and the City

    I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

  • 24 2018 April

    Comics – More details for this year’s ELCAF announced

    We’ve already posted that this year’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – will take place across the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June this summer, but now Nobrow’s Angela has been in...

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Literary fun

August 4, 2005 | 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer drops a line to the FPI Blogging Batcave to tell us he’s started a little literary competition on his blog. Those of you who have read City of Saints and Madmen will not be surprised to discover it is a little, well, different… Each year a fun literary competition is run, called...

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Ex Machina

August 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

New Line has optioned Tony Harris and Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina series for a possible film. While a huge number of books and comic series get optioned regularly this does not always translate into an actual movie being made (couple of years down the line and we’re still waiting for production on Richard Morgan’s...

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World Fantasy Awards

August 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominees for the World Fantasy Awards have been listed on a variety of SF sites over the weekend. In the novels section the authors shortlisted include a couple we’ve been banging on about this year on the FPI blogs and catalogues, Susanna Clarke and China Miéville, which is great to see (we told you...

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Wonka

August 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The wonderfully over-the-top Tim Burton adaptation of Roald Dahl’s dark children’s classic novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hit the UK at the weekend (and it is a delight for Burton and Dahl fans alike I reckon), leaping straight to the number one spot at the box office. Naturally we have some lovely little treasures...

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Haunted

July 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our chums at the excellent indie press that is Slave Labor Graphics tell us that they are publishing the first of their tie-ins with the Mouse Kingdom this autumn. The first Disney title will be The Haunted Mansion, inspired by the famous ride rather than the Eddie Murphy movie (I can hear sighs of relief...

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Ice Haven

July 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

Since the Most Excellent Dan Clowes, creator of (among others) Ghost World is being featured in today’s Guardian newspaper (which reports he is working on a movie adaptation of Art School Confidential) this would seem to be an opportune moment to let you all know that his latest collection is now in stock. Ice Haven...

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New Who Suit

July 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

The BBC’s wardrobe department has given us the spectacle of David Tennant modelling his new Doctor Who costume – pinstripes, trenchcoat and trainers – as filming of the new series gets underway. In even more exciting news – at least to the old fans like me – Auntie also announced that the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen...

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Mastermind

July 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

With an emphasis on ‘mind’ (sorry, you have to be a fan of Culture novels to get that bit). Cheryl in Emerald City reports that one of our favourite authors, Iain M Banks, is to appear on the seriously heavyweight Mastermind programme. His specialist subject will come as no surprise to those who know him...

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New Asterix

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Oh, yes indeedy, you read it right – there is a brand new Asterix the Gaul album coming our way. What’s it called? I don’t know. What’s the story? I really couldn’t say. In fact, other than the price and the fact it is coming in October I can’t tell you much at all, since...

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Quesada gets contract extension

July 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, has had his contract with Mighty Marvel extended and also takes on the additional role of chief creative officer, publishing. “Over the next couple of years, my ultimate goals will remain further growing Marvel Comics’ leadership position and expanding our mainstream presence. I want comics to have the same consumer...

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