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  • 23 2017 May

    Reviews: John Boyega in Woyzeck

    Woyzeck Old Vic, runs from 15th May to 24th June 2017 Spoilers. This is a raw, edgy tragedy; hauntingly beautiful and viscerally portrayed with adept brilliance. The performances had the audience roaring in laughter with...

  • 22 2017 May

    Reviews: Yo-ho-ho time – Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Salazar’s Revenge

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario The fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise...

  • 19 2017 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #112

    Yes, it’s that time of week again, so here are some news stories and links we spotted over the last few days, handily rounded up for your perusal: Sad news this week – 2000 AD...

  • 18 2017 May

    Reviews: shirt-shredding action with Luke Cage #1

    Luke Cage #1, David F Walker, Nelson Blake II, Marcio Menyz, Marvel (cover artwork by Rahzzah) Among this week’s new crop of releases was the first of a new Luke Cage series, by David F...

  • 17 2017 May

    Reviews: Kenstibec returns in Jon Wallace’s cracking Rig

    Rig, Jon Wallace, Gollancz Back in 2014 I was offered an advance copy of a novel by a writer I knew only from short stories in the likes of Interzone (still a great place for...

Alien: Covenant, Directed by Ridley Scott, Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demián Bichir, Callie Hernandez The next film in the science fiction franchise blends together all that is good about Alien and Aliens while keeping some of the feeling of Prometheus. The Covenant is a settlement ship, heading to...

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Comics: Small Press Day in Glasgow!

May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Small Press Day last year took place in comics shops, libraries and venues up and down the whole of the country and celebrated the incredibly rich and diverse UK Indy comics creators. I’m glad to see that Small Press Day is returning this summer, and following a great time with the event last...

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Celebrating Forty Years of 2000 AD l – 5th May 2017 A brilliantly eclectic evening with a fabulous cast of 2000 AD creators, looking back at the history of the Galaxy’s Greatest comic from their perspectives across the decades. Barely outside Enniskillen, set in idyllic surroundings is the lovely Ardhowen Theatre. As one walks through lush...

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Competitions: Win tix to MCM London!

May 8, 2017 | 1 Comments

The big London MCM Comic Con is coming very soon – May 26th to 28th – and boasts a huge array of guests from the worlds of comics, gaming, TV and film, including Billie Piper, Legends of Tomorrow’s Victor Garber, Verne Troyer, Donnie Yen, Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Summer Glau and many more, while the...

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The Red Turtle, Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit The new film from Studio Ghibli (in conjunction with Wild Bunch) tells the story of a man who is shipwrecked on a deserted island. As he tries to survive and then escape his efforts are hampered by a giant red turtle. When the beast comes ashore...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #110

May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep,  end of the week again and that means time for our quick-hit round up of news and links that we spotted over the last few days… Greg Taylor on the Daily Grail has a good, long chat with the Great Bearded Magus of Albion, Mr Alan Moore. Snip: “TDG: Moving onto less complex issues,...

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A Monster Calls, Directed by J.A. Bayona, Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Toby Kebbell, James Melville I missed this movie at the cinema. I’d heard many good things about it, so I was looking forward to catching it here now it’s getting its DVD and Blu-Ray release. The short, spoiler-free version of this review...

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We’re well into awards season – we just had the Arthur C Clarke nominations and around the same time news was breaking for this year’s Eisner Award nominees. There’s a nice mix of all sorts, and as I imagine every comic reader does, I’m always happy to spot creators and series I’ve been reading myself...

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May the 4th…

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s May the fourth. Time to pause and remember that the Dark Side is seductive, but we must never start down its path. And that we always trust in the power of Hope… (cover art to Princess Leia by Rachel and Terry Dodson, published Marvel)...

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You know spring is in the air when the shortlist for the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Awards – the pre-eminent gongs in the UK for literary science fiction – are announced. The nominees this year, I am glad to see, take in several Indy presses, which is always a good thing to see: A Closed...

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