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ODY-C: Here is that cannibal beast!

Greek gods, space opera, psychedelic art and gender inversion – at first glance, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C has it all. Unfortunately, the text is so abstract as to be at best confusing, at worst incomprehensible. Matt Fraction has been popping up everywhere in recent years. And this is ...

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Why I write

Chuck Wendig sets his readers weekly writing challenges. This week’s challenge was to write an essay on why you write. To me, this is one of the most challenging writing assignments I have ever been set. While I pride myself on being highly self-aware, I’m also very good at ignoring ...

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Maggie: Decay moves slowly, so make death quick

This slow-moving, emotional, low-budget film feels out of place amongst Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. But I suppose, like anyone, Arnie gets sick of doing the same thing over and over. It’s an impressive attempt at branching out. His role in Maggie is the lowest paying gig he’s taken since The Terminator, ...

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ODY-C: Here is that cannibal beast!

Greek gods, space opera, psychedelic art and gender inversion – at first glance, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C has it all. Unfortunately, the text is so abstract as to be at best confusing, at worst incomprehensible. Matt Fraction has been popping up everywhere in recent years. And this is ...

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Maggie: Decay moves slowly, so make death quick

This slow-moving, emotional, low-budget film feels out of place amongst Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. But I suppose, like anyone, Arnie gets sick of doing the same thing over and over. It’s an impressive attempt at branching out. His role in Maggie is the lowest paying gig he’s taken since The Terminator, ...

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Inside Out: Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems

This film was a little too real for me. There were two pieces that struck a massive chord with me: 1) like Riley, I was also moved away from my home and friends and had to deal with all the shit that comes with it; 2) I am sadness (she’s ...

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Eden: French DJs, mounting debt, and a hell of a lot of cocaine

I like independent films. It is great to see filmmakers work on original stories and try something different. But the independent world of filmmaking is also full of a shit ton of self-indulgent, romanticised wank and this is one of the worst examples I’ve seen in a long time. A ...

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Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart to be adapted for the screen

Dystopian YA adaptations have been breeding like bunnies at the Box Office. The success of The Hunger Games made other studios desperately try to find their own teenage audience golden ticket. Fox, having had only middling success with The Maze Runner is now looking towards a new YA series adaptation: ...

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Not another live-action Disney remake

That’s right, there have been yet more announcements of live-action remakes of classic Disney animated features. When Disney find a money spinner, they grab hold and don’t let go. Last week the studio announced it was working on Genies, a live-action prequel to Aladdin, looking at the origin story on ...

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Prince Charming: More live-action slated for Disney

Disney has found a new way to make money and is running with it. I suppose I can’t really blame them for that, they are a business after all, but sooner or later the bottom will fall out – and they might have just signed up for the film that ...

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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 ...

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