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Does Constantine deserve to be saved?

Not to be left behind on the superhero front, NBC green-lit DC’s Hellbazer comics to be adapted into a series for 2014. It was not smooth sailing for the series, with major cast changes and script rewrites early on. But when the show arrived, it wasn’t nearly the mess the ...

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Self-publishing: What you need to know, part 2

Publishing your work is never straightforward. Once you’ve edited your novel to within an inch of it’s life, there are still some very big questions you need to consider. Will you publish only digitally or do you want hardcopies as well? How do you get it into the marketplace? How ...

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Rat Queens: Put the sexy back in large wholesale slaughter!

I recently did some impulse buying of comic books. You hear about so many good series, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Picking up on various recommendations, I purchased the volume one trade paperbacks of The Wicked + The Divine, Chew, Morning Glories, Invincible, The Massive, Sex Criminals, and Rat Queens. ...

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Self-publishing: What you need to know, part 1

The publishing industry is changing. Self-publishing is becoming more common, with authors who are traditionally published dipping their toes into the pool as well as those who have been unsuccessful in using the traditional route to market. The stigma is quickly melting away as professionals and readers alike embrace the ...

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Rat Queens: Put the sexy back in large wholesale slaughter!

I recently did some impulse buying of comic books. You hear about so many good series, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Picking up on various recommendations, I purchased the volume one trade paperbacks of The Wicked + The Divine, Chew, Morning Glories, Invincible, The Massive, Sex Criminals, and Rat Queens. ...

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Marvel’s Daredevil has no problem showing us the dark side

One of the things I have loved most about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as opposed to DC’s) is that it knows how to have fun. With the Netflix original series Daredevil, the new MCU has deviated from that original vision – and surprisingly (to me, at least), it actually works. ...

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John Wick: It’s not murder if they had it coming

John Wick was released in the US back in October 2014, with most other territories following shortly after. Despite it’s success and generally positive reviews, those of us in the UK had to wait. The film finally hits UK screens on April 10th. Keanu Reeves is back with an action-packed, ...

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Theatre Review: Titus Andronicus

The Globe’s production of Titus Andronicus is the latest attempt to put the canonical oddity on stage. The play follows the bloody repercussions of a Roman conquest of the Goths. The general Titus returns to Rome only for his prisoners to be inducted into Roman society and orchestrate a bloody ...

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Tales of Mulder and Scully: The X-Files returns

It’s official! The X-Files is returning to FOX for a six part mini series (or ‘TV event’ as the ridiculous executives are calling it). Rumours have been flying since the new year when it came out that FOX exec Gary Newman confirmed they were in talks with series creator Chris Carter ...

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Alan Moore’s Jerusalem to publish in 2016

No stranger to pushing boundaries, Alan Moore has done it again. Since 2008, Moore has been working on a novel that not only puts the standard novel length to shame, it outright challenges readers everywhere to develop a tenacious reading habit. The novel, Jerusalem, clocks in at approximately 1 million ...

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Yet another Let the Right One In adaptation

If a remake of a film that was an adaptation of a book (yeah, try saying that one fast, 10 times) wasn’t enough already, US channel A&E is now working on developing Let the Right One In as a TV series. Let the Right One In was originally a horror ...

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Sherlock Christmas special set in Victorian England

It looks like Steven Moffat is bringing the Doctor Who craziness over to Sherlock. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Moffat announced that the Christmas special is going to be set in Victorian England. Say what?! While the SF geek in me immediately jumped to conclusions of time travel or alternate ...

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