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Saga: Some monsters are worse than others

I know it’s a controversial opinion to have, but I hated Y: The Last Man. Yes, hated. That said, the premise of Saga was just too intriguing not to give Brian K. Vaughan another chance. I wasn’t sorry. Saga (trade paperback #1) is brilliant. Anyone who has read this and ...

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Misogyny, stereotypes, and the gaming industry

Brianna Wu is the latest victim of GamerGate – or is she? Wu, head of development for Giant Spacekat, creators of mobile game Revolution 60, was forced to flee her home on Friday night following threats of violence to her and her family. Reports are pinning the bad behaviour on a ...

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Fury: War really is hell in David Ayer’s new film

I am not someone who needs to be convinced that war is hell, I’m fully on board with the idea. If I did need to be convinced, I would need look no further than Fury. This is the film poster boy for the ‘War is Hell’ slogan. Between the pancaked, muddy ...

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221b: Bringing episodic mysteries to an ebook reader near you

Brendon Connelly’s background is deeply rooted in film and television as both a creator and commentator of the medium. Connelly has written and directed film, as well as been a prolific reviewer and commentator – writing for various websites as well as the resident film geek on Oxfordshire’s Jack FM ...

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Saga: Some monsters are worse than others

I know it’s a controversial opinion to have, but I hated Y: The Last Man. Yes, hated. That said, the premise of Saga was just too intriguing not to give Brian K. Vaughan another chance. I wasn’t sorry. Saga (trade paperback #1) is brilliant. Anyone who has read this and ...

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The Maze Runner: Welcome to the Glade

The Maze Runner is yet another dystopian teen film based on a bestselling YA novel. Haven’t we had enough of these already? From the trailer, I didn’t really have any idea what the film was about. It looked action packed with an appropriate amount of dystopian mystery for the genre ...

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A great week for women and equal rights

The topic of equal rights for women has been in the media a lot recently. Spurred on by Emma Watson’s brilliant HeForShe launch speech at the UN, asking everyone – no matter what their gender – to fight for equal rights for women, the media has been going crazy with ...

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David Mitchell’s new Twitter-published story, The Right Sort

Following in the footsteps of other authors who have used Twitter as a storytelling medium (such as Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and Jennifer Egan), Mitchell has begun publishing a 6,000 word story on Twitter. The story will play out over 280 tweets, published in the next 7 days, with 20 ...

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New Harry Potter story by Rowling

The World Cup in Brazil has spread sport fever all over the world… and in other worlds. JK Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the Muggle football (or soccer, depending where you’re from) World Cup. The final article in this series will go up ...

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Cult show Community picked up for a 6th Season

The cult sitcom Community was cancelled by NBC after the show’s fifth season and for a while it looked like the show’s cheeky references to “Six Seasons & a Movie!” were not to be. Thankfully, the fans prayers have been answered and Sony Pictures Television have announced that season six of Community will ...

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