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  • 28 2017 March

    Reviews: the Autopsy of Jane Doe

    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...

  • 27 2017 March

    Growing pains with Marloes De Vries

    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...

  • 27 2017 March

    2000AD Previews: Prog 2024

    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...

  • 25 2017 March

    The Phoenix Weekender – so, there’s a bunny, and there’s a monkey….

    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...

  • 24 2017 March

    Reviews: The Eyes of my Mother

    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...

Zombie Lake, Directed by Jean Rollin and Julian de Laserna, Starring Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans, Lynn Monteil Released by Black House/Screenbound There is a long tradition of shlocky and shock horror in European cinema. In 1981, Zombie Lake was added to this pantheon. I have vague memories of watching this in my early...

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Happy International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

For International Women’s Day – from the 1950s Eagle and the wonderful Dan Dare strip by Frank Hampson et al, Professor Jocelyn Peabody, the academic brains of the gang (way smarter than the boys!) but also able to handle a blaster in a fight or to take control of a spaceship in a dangerous situation. Here...

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Reviews: Psychological horror in Get Out

March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Get Out, Directed by Jordan Peele, Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener Chris is a little anxious that he’s about to meet his girlfriend Rose’s family after four months. This fear stems from knowing that she hasn’t told her family that Chris is African American, while Rose is calm about her whiter...

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Kong: Skull Island, Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C Reilly, John Goodman, Tian Jing In 1973 an expedition to a previously uncharted island leads to a discovery of giant proportions. John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and a huge ape called Kong all come...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #101

March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was on my hols last week. And I missed the 100th Stuff. Damn it, I had balloons and everything. Ho hum, guess I’ll have to save those for episode 200. Now, onwards and upwards with 101…...

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Reviews: James Bond – Black Box #1

March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

James Bond, 007: Black Box #1 Benjamin Percy, Rapha Lobosco, Chris O’Halloran, Dynamite (cover art by John Cassaday) Another new comic book day and the start of another new James Bond mini-series from Dynamite. We’ve had several of these now, including the spin-off Felix Leiter series running at the moment (first issue reviewed here), since...

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Raw, Directed by Julia Ducournau, Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella In this French horror/drama, Justine is about to head off to veterinary school. She has been raised to be vegetarian through her whole life, a way of life that is strictly monitored by her whole family. Mother, father, sister, and the young Justine...

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I’m delighted to see that some of the talent behind the fascinating and quite moving Last Man on the Moon documentary (reviewed here last year), director David Fairhead and producers Keith Haviland and Gareth Dodds, have a new science documentary out, premiering at the South by Southwest film festival in the States. Mission Control: the Unsung Heroes of...

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Reviews: Beyond the Gates

March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beyond the Gates, Directed by Jackson Stewart, Starring Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant, Sara Malakul Lane, Jesse Merlin   Two estranged brothers have to clean up their father’s old video store, when he has been missing for seven months. One is a tightly-wound executive type while the other is a loser who...

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Alex’s audio update

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alex Fitch and his wandering microphone alert us to his next upcoming show – as ever for more details (and to check out a bunch of archive podcasts) visit the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: 40 years of 2000AD, on Resonance FM at 5.30pm, Wed 1st March, podcast afterwards on Panel Borders The monthly show...

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