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Annihilation is a two hour heap of bizarre…

Annihilation is a bizarre film. It’s a high concept science fiction movie that’s currently in theatres in the US and, due to some distribution weirdness, on Netflix in a bunch of other regions. The latter was how I experienced Annihilation, and I can’t help but think this is the cinematic equivalent of eating Starburst with […]

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The Rogue One Trailer is Awesome…

The trailer for Rogue One dropped out of the sky today like a droid-filled escape pod, and it’s pretty spectacular… Less whimsical than the saga  movies, it almost feels like Star Wars meets Black Hawk Down; a legitimate war movie with the one caveat that it’s set in space. Sure, this is all speculation on […]

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Man of Steel Impressions

Man of Steel

No one has managed to articulate Man of Steel’s shortcomings as passionately as Mark Waid. I urge you all to read his lengthy and thought-provoking post that details the moment of betrayal that would have seen him leave the theatre if it wasn’t for the intervention of his slightly embarrassed girlfriend. Mark describes in detail […]

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Independent Film Released Exclusively On Xbox


Pulp leads the way for Microsoft’s media strategy… Xbox is following in the footsteps of Netflix by distributing exclusive content over Xbox Live. British independent film, Pulp, will make its debut on Microsoft’s platform, with a Microsoft spokesperson informing the BBC that the company plans to secure more deals of this nature in the future. […]

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J.J. Abrams’ Super 8

Super 8

Spielbergian greatness? Having spilled my thoughts into the web regarding J.J. Abrams’ appointment on Star Wars: Episode VII, I thought I’d finally sit down and invest some time in Super 8. From the moment that the Amblin banner hit the screen, the film oozed Spielberg sensibility in every frame. The film felt like a delicious mixture […]

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Information Overload

As a dedicated fan of comics, video games, films and television, I try to consume as many examples of these mediums as possible. The rise of online and cloud-based services, such as ComiXology, Netflix and Sky Player has made this increasingly convenient, especially living in the UK where access to comics is far more limited […]

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J.J. Abrams is Directing Star Wars Episode VII

Star Wars

Last night saw the Twitterverse explode with news that J.J. Abrams will direct the next episode of the Star Wars saga. Recent reports had claimed J.J. had declined the offer, so yesterday’s revelation that the Spielbergian director of Lost and Super 8 will be taking the reigns of George Lucas’ space opera immediately sent anyone […]

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Summer of Super Heroes: The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

What a summer it has been for comic book movies. Kicking off the summer nicely with the epic Marvel adventure that was The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble), followed by the massively underrated The Amazing Spider-Man, and finishing up with the colossal conclusion to the Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. For a comic […]

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