District 13 Review and Opinion

2017/06/17

District 13 (2004)
Director: Pierre Morel

review by Joshua Rainbird

District 13 (aka: Banlieue 13, District B13) is a welcome addition to the new breed of action films that uses real stunt-work rather than relying on computer generated graphics. Like in

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Tatja grimm's world Review and Opinion

2015/06/03

Tatja Grimm's World
Vernor Vinge
Tor paperback $14.94

review by Duncan lawie

The key to Tatja Grimm's World, as an object, is on the copyright page. It is a classic science fiction fix-up, with the central section first published in 1968 and the third - and largest - part joined to it for a 1969 book publication. The first section, originally

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Children of men Review and Opinion

2017/08/11

Children Of Men (2006)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón

review by Gary McMahon

It is the year 2027 and society is breaking down. There are food shortages, terrorist attacks are commonplace, and the city streets are filled with immigrants who are herded up and caged like animals. Mass infertility has halted childbirth across the globe, the last baby was born

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What lies beneath Review and Opinion

2017/12/28

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Director: Robert Zemeckis

review by Christopher Geary

It's not often that you see two big stars like Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford in a relatively low-key Hitchcock style thriller like this. All the more surprising is the fact that this film is a suspenseful murder mystery ghost story directed by one of Hollywood's top

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Forgotten Review and Opinion

2017/04/26

The Forgotten (2004)
Director: Joseph Rubin

review by Tony Lee

Telly Paretta (a great performance from Julianne Moore) has lost her young son, Sam (Christopher Kovaleski), in a still-unsolved air crash. Consumed by the frustrations of grief, and trapped in a psychological prison of her own memories, she gets comfort and support but precious little understanding

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Solaris Review and Opinion

2018/04/05

Solaris (1971)
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

review by Ceri Jordan

This Soviet era classic, adapted from the novel by Stanislaw Lem, sprawls across two discs in Artificial Eye's DVD release, perhaps in emulation of Tarkovsky's epic vision of the future. Sometimes called "the Russian 2001", Solaris is, on the surface, a simpler story than Kubrick

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Jeepers creepers 2 Review and Opinion

2017/02/11

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Writer and director: Victor Salva

review by Steve Anderson

Every twenty-third spring for 23 days, our newest demon du jour gets to 'feed'. And we're not talking Taco Bell.

If you leave the DVD menu alone for a while, you get a variety of scary scenes, along with plenty of subtitles and bonus features, including: storyboards

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Antibody Review and Opinion

2017/10/19

Antibody (2002)
Director: Christian McIntire

review by Steve Anderson

Now here's a story that's going to make you cringe, deep down inside. Dej Productions, a direct-to-video outlet that's steadily growing in prolificacy, brings you a story about a man and his bomb. I've seen maybe two from these guys in the last week. On the topic of things that are

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The Prisoner Companion and The Prisoner Handbook Review and Opinion

2018/06/14

The Prisoner: The Official Companion To The TV Series
Robert Fairclough
Carlton paperback £14.99

The Prisoner Handbook
Steven Paul Davies
Boxtree paperback £14.99

reviews by Christopher Geary

Although it will never be as popular worldwide as Star Trek, The Prisoner remains, arguably, the finest television series

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Murder party Review and Opinion

2016/11/29

Murder Party (2007)
Writer and director: Jeremy Saulnier

review by Michael Bunning

Chris is a lonely traffic warden who lives in a small apartment with only his cat, Sir Lancelot, for company. He's making his way home on Halloween, armed with a selection of horror films to watch when he notices an envelope blowing along the pavement. Picking it up, he

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2001 maniacs Review and Opinion

2017/11/10

2001 Maniacs (2005)
Director: Tim Sullivan

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Based on 2000 Maniacs by horror pioneer and erstwhile stag film director Herschell Gordon Lewis, 2001 Maniacs has an exploitation film pedigree so pure you could show it in a ring

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The ring Review and Opinion

2018/05/19

The Ring (2003)
Director: Gore Verbinski

review by Steven Hampton

Ehren Kruger's screenplay for this American remake of Japan's cult Ringu, returns to the source material of Kôji Suzuki's novel, but relocates the action to Seattle. Gore Verbinski, maker of

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All star superman Review and Opinion

2016/04/14

All Star Superman vol.1
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
DC Comics / Titan hardcover $19.95 / £11.99

review by Patrick Hudson

As the very first superhero, Superman defined the entire genre. The whole over-familiar superhero routine - the secret identity, the love triangle with his alter ego, the pure-hearted motivations and the underwear pervert fashion

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Flow my tears, the policeman said Review and Opinion

2016/01/04

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
Philip K. Dick
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Mike Philbin

On 4th June 1989, the Chinese government brutally quashed a march for reform, by upwards of 100,000 protestors, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Students, workers and intellectuals alike were mown down in cold blood by the Chinese army, killing anywhere between

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Land of a thousand balconies Review and Opinion

2019/06/19

Land Of A Thousand Balconies
Jack Stevenson
Critical Vision paperback £14.99 / $19.95

review by Richard Bowden

Featuring "a drag below cinema's otherwise clean and perfect surface," in which "things, inventions, technologies, ideas, obsessions and styles from another time" appear, Stevenson's entertaining book inevitably echoes his own eclectic career

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Benny's video Review and Opinion

2017/09/28

Benny's Video (1992)
Director: Michael Haneke

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Dating back to 1992, Benny's Video follows on from The Seventh Continent and precedes

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Hidden family by charles stross Review and Opinion

2015/12/05

The Hidden Family
Charles Stross
Tor hardcover £17.99

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Charles Stross is a clever man. He is so clever in fact that clearly he's a mad scientist. I say this because while every dog has his day, Charlie Stross is having an absolute blinder of a year. The only reasonable explanation for Stross' ongoing rampage through the

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Cosmic puppets by philip k. dick Review and Opinion

2016/02/29

The Cosmic Puppets
Philip K. Dick
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Mike Philbin

What are Ted and Peggy Barton doing in Millgate, VA? Does the place even exist? Well, it exists in some half-forgotten form, it certainly doesn't exist in the form that Ted Barton remembers. On his arrival in Millgate, he spends the first few hours looking for shops that

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Hero Review and Opinion

2017/03/20

Hero (2002)
Director: Zhang Yimou

review by Amy Harlib

Famed mainland Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Raise The Red Lantern, among others), helms his first historical swordplay (wu hsia) epic film, Hero (aka: Ying Xiong) with dazzling results that nevertheless, emulate Crouching

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Love object Review and Opinion

2017/01/02

Love Object (2003)
Director: Robert Parigi

review by Jonathan McCalmont

Kenneth (Desmond Harrington) is a rather intense young man who works for a firm of tech writers. His apartment bare and his devotion to the job absolute, Kenneth is promised a large bonus, if he can produce an instruction manual for a gigantic and complex piece of government software

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Question Review and Opinion

2016/10/17

? (2005)
Directors: Alex Harz and Tom Kennedy

review by Richard Bowden

The most striking independent feature seen by this reviewer since Reflections Of Evil, the interrogatively titled ? shares some themes in common with that earlier film. An angry suspicion, or rejection, of the American

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League of extraordinary gentlemen: black dossier Review and Opinion

2016/03/29

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
America's Best Comics hardcover £19.99

review by Patrick Hudson

I had not intended to buy a copy of this book. I'd looked at it, and having enjoyed the previous volumes in the series, I was tempted, but the relatively high price tag for the hardcover (�20) had put me

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Beast, 2008 Review and Opinion

2017/09/30

Beast (2006-8)
Director: Chris Jupp

review by Paul Higson

The unusual history of Chris Jupp's Beast grants the film a get out of jail free card, an automatic interest factor rating regardless of the end product. Jupp's debut feature is adapted from the original screenplay for Skare, the

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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Jules Verne Review and Opinion

2015/11/02

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Jules Verne
Penguin paperback

review by Andrew Darlington

Did Jules Verne invent science fiction? Perhaps, but there are other contenders, as far back as Mary Shelley... What Verne did do was seize upon the era's taste for mechanical miracles, social progress and limitless optimism, opening up the world, and the places

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Eden lake Review and Opinion

2017/05/25

Eden Lake (2008)
Writer and director: James Watkins

review by Jonathan McCalmont

In the 2009 edition of the Time Out Film Guide, noted film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum argues that going to the cinema is no longer an adult activity, the large screens are dominated by costumed vigilantes, the smaller screens by CGIed animals, and the entire comedy

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Black scorpion Review and Opinion

2017/09/23

Black Scorpion (1995/ 6/ 9)
Creator: Craig J. Nevius

review by Ian Shutter
Spoiler Alert!It all began in 1995 with Joan Severance (Bird On A Wire, Lake Consequence, Angel Of Desire, Hard Evidence, The Last Seduction 2), director Jonathan Winfrey, and legendary producer

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Thir13en ghosts Review and Opinion

2019/08/07

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Director: Steve Beck

review by Thomas Cropper

Looking at Thir13en Ghosts there is no mistaking what you're gonna get. There will be screaming, there will be ghosts (13 at the very least) and there will be girls in tight tops running down corridors and screaming. (I mention this because in movies of this genre you should

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13th warrior Review and Opinion

2019/08/06

The 13th Warrior (1999)
Director: John McTiernan

review by Ian Shutter

Ever since the mega-hit of Jurassic Park ensured every preteen kid wanted a cuddly dinosaur for Christmas, Hollywood's profit-hungry moguls have been falling over themselves to option Michael Crichton's older novels for the big screen. This tenth century tale of an Arab living

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One more for the road by ray bradbury Review and Opinion

2019/08/05

One More For The Road
Ray Bradbury
Earthlight paperback £6.99

review by Duncan Lawie

Ray Bradbury's name conjures recollections of greatness in the average science fiction reader. He is the author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, principally, and of a great deal of other work as well, much of it short stories. However, very

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One million years bc Review and Opinion

2019/08/04

One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Director: Don Chaffey

review by Ian Shutter

A British remake of Hal Roach's 1939 classic One Million BC, this prehistoric adventure was produced by Michael Carreras for Hammer and it became the studios' biggest ever success, making an international sex symbol of its star, Raquel Welch.
   The story of primitive

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2001: a space odyssey Review and Opinion

2019/08/03

2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
Orbit hardcover £12.99

review by Christopher Geary

A handy special edition in hardback format, this timely reprint of the novel that evolved alongside the screenplay of Kubrick's classic, is likely to have become a collectors item already. In addition to the diversive main text's variations on the film's narrative

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Science fiction fantasy horror of 20th century illustrated history Review and Opinion

2019/08/02

Science Fiction Of The 20th Century: An Illustrated History
Frank M. Robinson
Horror Of The 20th Century: An Illustrated History
Robert Weinberg
Fantasy Of The 20th Century: An Illustrated History
Randy Broecker
Collectors Press hardcovers $60 each

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28 days later Review and Opinion

2019/08/01

28 Days Later (2002)
Director: Danny Boyle

review by Paul Higson

Whilst Dog Soldiers and My Little Eye (both 2002) were winners, the former did load both barrels of the shotgun with cartridges of comedy and horror

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4th law of robotics Review and Opinion

2019/07/31

Making Sense of Wonder

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4 sided triangle Review and Opinion

2019/07/30

Four Sided Triangle (1953)
Director: Terence Fisher

review by Tony Lee

Speculative SF (predating The Fly, 1958) in which scientist Bill (Stephen Murray) and old friend Robin (John Van Eyssen) build a homemade reproducer machine that can duplicate an object (a watch chain, a signed cheque) in

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6th day Review and Opinion

2019/07/29

The 6th Day (2000)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode

review by Steven Hampton

Here you get two copies of 'der Arnold' for the price of one, as a sinister tycoon clones Schwarzenegger - to mask his own illegal carbon copy resurrection after being assassinated.
   A helicopter pilot is shocked and disturbed to find an identical 'twin' has taken his place

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8 mm Review and Opinion

2019/07/28

8MM Eight Millimeter (1999)
Director: Joel Schumacher

review by Steven Hampton

A rich widow discovers a reel of Super-8 millimetre film in her late husband's safe at home. The footage appears to be an authentic 'snuff movie'. Wary of this traceable evidence of a serious crime, she hires a reputable private investigator, Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage), and

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Abominable snowman Review and Opinion

2019/07/27

The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Director: Val Guest

review by Steven Hampton

Another DVD release from Anchor Bay's 'Hammer Collection' that's certainly an uncharacteristic offering from the famous British studio's heyday. A monster hunt set in high Himalayan mountain valleys instead of their favourite locale - a European castle, and very much happening

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2019/07/26

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Affinity trap Review and Opinion

2019/07/25

The Affinity Trap
Martin Sketchley
Simon and Schuster paperback £10.99

review by Debbie Moon

In a future of colonisation and contact with alien races, Earth has become a major player, throwing its weight around to prevent interstellar conflicts that might be bad for trade. To stabilise a potential flashpoint, tyrannous General Myson plans to father

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Airwolf Review and Opinion

2019/07/24

Airwolf (1984)
Director: Donald Bellisario

review by Mark J. Cairns

Airwolf was a futuristic action adventure from the mid-1980s about a sleek, awesome, Mach 1+ chopper that could 'kick butt' (via 14 firepower options), and its loner, cello-playing, hotshot pilot, Stringfellow Hawke (played perfectly by Hollywood hellraiser, Jan-Michael Vincent

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Akira Review and Opinion

2019/07/23

Akira (1988)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo

review by Porl Broome

Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is a classic of the modern-cinema. When I say that I don't mean it's a classic amongst other animated films, I mean it's a classic amongst all films, be they animated, or live action. The plot is huge, the storyline is intricate, the characters are complex, and

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2019/07/22

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Alien hunter Review and Opinion

2019/07/21

Alien Hunter (2003)
Director: Ron Krauss

review by Rob MarshallSpoiler alert!Julian Rome is a languages teacher and former cryptologist. He receives a call from NASA for help, after a GM research project in Antarctica detects signals coming from an object buried in the ice. Flying south through a blizzard

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All tomorrow's parties by william gibson Review and Opinion

2019/07/20

All Tomorrow's Parties
William Gibson
Penguin paperback £6.99

review by Amy Harlib

All Tomorrow's Parties concludes the popular trilogy that includes Virtual Light (1993) and Idoru (1996) - set towards the close of the 21st century. As much character-driven as plot-driven, the story focuses on the approach of what celebrated, American

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2019/07/19

Changing Days:

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Alastair reynolds interview Review and Opinion

2019/07/18

Some Sort Of Internal
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Alsiso project Review and Opinion

2019/07/17

The Alsiso Project
editor: Andrew Hook
Elastic Press paperback £6

review by Christopher Geary

An anthology with a difference, this intriguingly titled volume is not centred on a single genre trope or particular theme, it's a bundle of short fiction that's all inspired by a typo! Yes, the nonsense-word 'alsiso' (attributed to Marion Arnott), is used

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2019/07/16

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Altered carbon by richard morgan Review and Opinion

2019/07/15

Altered Carbon
Richard Morgan
Gollancz paperback £10.99

review by Christopher Geary

Richard Morgan's debut SF novel is a genre-breaking, hardboiled noir murder mystery, with body-swap identity crises and plenty of ingenious gadgetry that's used, and abused, in the service of mass slaughter and cyberpunk adventure.
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