Recent Posts

way down dark cover

Way Down Dark by James Smythe

I enjoy a good dystopian YA thriller as much as the next Hunger Games fan, but there comes a point when I’ve got to say enough is enough. They have all become so samey. Once the initial depressing world is set-up, these stories practically write themselves – and not in ...

Read More »
Shavin

Slow West

Slow West is a film I went to see with some enthusiasm. The first major feature of filmmaker John MacClean, it won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it occupies that heady position of being an independent western and has fierce casting credentials with Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Fassbender ...

Read More »
Screen-Shot-2015-06-04-at-9.19.40-AM-672x372

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Time Salvager is another SF novel that has been massively hyped before it even hit shelves. The book is due to publish on July 7th but has already been optioned for a film adaptation with Michael Bay signed on to direct and author, Wesley Chu, set to produce. There have ...

Read More »

Reviews

way down dark cover

Way Down Dark by James Smythe

I enjoy a good dystopian YA thriller as much as the next Hunger Games fan, but there comes a point when I’ve got to say enough is enough. They have all become so samey. Once the initial depressing world is set-up, these stories practically write themselves – and not in ...

Read More »
Shavin

Slow West

Slow West is a film I went to see with some enthusiasm. The first major feature of filmmaker John MacClean, it won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival, it occupies that heady position of being an independent western and has fierce casting credentials with Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Fassbender ...

Read More »
Minions-movie-2

Minions: On a quest to find the biggest, baddest villain they can

These cute yellow creatures are the Mr. Bean of children’s films. The film, a prequel to the other films in the Despicable Me franchise, is also an inverted equivalent to the Bean Movie. Where he was transplanted from England to the US and explored the cultural stereotypes there, the Minions ...

Read More »
Screen-Shot-2015-06-04-at-9.19.40-AM-672x372

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Time Salvager is another SF novel that has been massively hyped before it even hit shelves. The book is due to publish on July 7th but has already been optioned for a film adaptation with Michael Bay signed on to direct and author, Wesley Chu, set to produce. There have ...

Read More »

Comment

Creative Industries

News

2635477-screen_shot_2012_10_07_at_11.39.15_pm

All-star voice cast for animated Chew adaptation

The Image Comics series Chew is set for an animated film adaptation helmed by director Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies and Peter Panzerfaust). The popular and critically acclaimed comic is written by John Layman, who has also penned the script, with art by Rob Guillory. The film already has ...

Read More »
jennifer-lawrence-chris-pratt-679x350

Passengers: Stand-alone scifi film confirmed by Sony

All hope for Hollywood might not be lost after all. Interesting stand-alone, big budget films are becoming a truly rare beast. Recently, Sony had been sitting on such a project, Passengers, umming and aahing over whether to green light the film seemingly endlessly because of cost. And we can’t deny ...

Read More »
star-wars-the-force-awakens-andy-serkis

Star Wars news: Andy Serkis is Supreme Leader Snoke

StarWars.com snuck in some previously unreleased information in an article around Annie Leibovitz’s recent photos for Vanity Fair. Way down in the bottom of the seventh paragraph, Andy Serkis’s character in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released: Supreme Leader Snoke. The mysterious devils just leave it there ...

Read More »
Doctor-Strange-Movie-Logo-Official

Casting rumours of the superhero variety

Rumours are flying today around both Marvel and DC’s cinematic universes. Marvel’s adaptation of Doctor Strange, set for release in November 2016 and already slated to star Benedict Cumberbath is looking to expand the cast with a bit of gender-swap casting. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the glorious Tilda ...

Read More »