Tik tok Review and Opinion

2018/02/12

Tik-Tok
John Sladek
Gollancz paperback £9.99

review by Ceri Jordan

Gollancz continue their selection of the world's best with this delightful satire - proving that, however odd the American electoral process has been recently, it still hasn't matched the dark ironies of the late John Sladek's imagination.
   Tik-Tok is everyone's best bet

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Super mario bros Review and Opinion

2016/07/27

Super Mario Bros (1993)
Directors: Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton

review by Trudi Topham

A score of eight out of ten... Have I gone crazy? This is Super Mario Bros, one of the most reviled films of the 1990! Come on, though. Admit it. It's actually a lot of fun. Oh sure you wanna say no, you want to pretend you never even saw it, but secretly

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Purple storm Review and Opinion

2018/06/13

Purple Storm (1999)
Director: Teddy Chen

review by Ian Shutter

First class production values, comparable to the best that many a Hollywood thriller has to offer, raise expectations for this hi-tech actioner, made in Hong Kong and backed by Jackie Chan. It features Joan Chen among a cast of relative unknowns.
   Ostensibly, the plot is about a stolen

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Beg Review and Opinion

2019/06/16

Beg! (1994)
Director: Robert Golden

review by Paul HigsonSpoiler alert!File under lost and found. Was it worth the wait? I'd say so. Starting life as a stage play co-written by Peta Lily and David Glass, we can assume the tale tried and tested and ready for transfer to script-form, with only a bit

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Emperor of dreams Review and Opinion

2019/02/15

The Emperor Of Dreams
Clark Ashton Smith
Gollancz paperback £7.99

review by Patrick Hudson

Clark Ashton Smith was a contemporary of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft and, with them, one of the most influential of the Weird Tales authors. All three were instrumental in laying the foundation of modern fantasy and horror, but Smith has been somewhat

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Man bites dog Review and Opinion

2018/09/11

Man Bites Dog (1992)
Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde

review by Michael Brooke

I still remember my first encounter with Man Bites Dog as though it were yesterday - I was booking films for Hampstead's venerable Everyman Cinema at the time, and in May 1992 my boss told me to have a look at what he described as "an interesting

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Rollerball Review and Opinion

2018/05/11

Rollerball (2001)
Director: John McTiernan

review by Stuart J. Law

We first meet Jonathan Cross (Chris Klein) as he races downhill, luge-style, on an elongated skateboard-thing. It's quite exciting, ducking under trucks, scraping round corners. The cops chase him down. Cross runs into (literally) old friend Marcus Ridley (LL Cool J), who saves his butt

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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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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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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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Justice vol.1 Review and Opinion

2015/10/30

Justice volume one
Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, and Doug Braithwaite
DC Comics / Titan hardcover $19.95 / £12.99

review by Christopher Geary

The Justice League of America is comprised of DC Comics' most powerful and, rather tellingly, most popular superheroes. As a team, the familiar 'greatest heroes' line-up of the JLA are decidedly the counterpart to

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Hard candy Review and Opinion

2017/04/01

Hard Candy (2006)
Director: David Slade

review by Paul Higson

Risky territory is dipped into with comparative reserve in David Slade's Hard Candy as a paedophile and a girl respectively groom one other as potential victims. Bold and dangerous as the subject matter might still be, don't get carried away with the reports of blood, torture and the

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Science fiction hall of fame volume 1 Review and Opinion

2015/07/13

The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame: volume one, 1929 - 1964
edited by Robert Silverberg
Orb paperback $17.95

review by Andrew Darlington

Weekend TV does all those cheap top 50s strung together around talking heads and clips from old pop shows, soaps, sitcoms and movies. And you can endlessly debate their 'Now That's What I Call...' definition of great

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God delusion by richard dawkins Review and Opinion

2015/12/21

The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins
Bantam hardcover £20

review by Tony Lee

Back in February of 2006, Channel Four broadcast a two-part documentary about the dangers of religion. Presented with admirable candour by Professor Richard Dawkins, the controversial TV show was titled Root Of All Evil?

Like that programme, The God Delusion

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Ring trilogy Review and Opinion

2018/05/20

Ring (1999)
Director: Hideo Nakata

review by Steven Hampton

An astonishingly creepy Japanese mystery horror movie, Ring (aka: Ringu), has been favourably compared to independent American hit, The Blair Witch Project yet, in all honesty, this association is wholly unfair because the quietly enigmatic Ring is far superior to that scandalously

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Mammoth encyclopedia of science fiction Review and Opinion

2018/09/12

The Mammoth Encylopedia Of Science Fiction
edited by George Mann
Robinson paperback £9.99

review by Steven Hampton

There's plenty to nitpick here, but The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is not the abysmal failure that certain overhasty reviewers would have you believe. As the publicity blurb declares, it's an "up-to-date, concise, clear

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10 minutes older: the trumpet / the cello Review and Opinion

2017/11/12

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet / The Cello - Visions Of Time (2002)

review by Andrew Hook

This DVD combines two films, Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet and Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, which are in themselves packages of a total of 15 short movies by 15 of the world's most acclaimed directors, with the segments on each DVD linked either by

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Troy Review and Opinion

2018/01/22

Troy (2004)
Director: Wolfgang Petersen

review by Hugh Slesinger

In Wolfgang Petersen's modern interpretation of Homer's epic poem The Iliad, the audience is witness to a spectacular display of cinematography and elaborate CGI sets, which serve as a backdrop for a storyline that substantially deviates from the original text, but manages to entertain

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Last horror movie Review and Opinion

2018/10/09

The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Director: Julian Richards

review by Paul Higson

At the 2003 Festival of Fantastic Films four new British feature films were previewed, Mitchell Morgan and Jon Kirby's Requiem, Tony Luke's Dominator (which picked up best animated feature film), Julian Richards' The Last Horror Movie and Hadi Hajaig's

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Vision of light, in pursuit of the green lion by judith merkle riley Review and Opinion

2015/11/06

A Vision Of Light
Judith Merkle Riley
Three Rivers paperback $13.95

In Pursuit Of The Green Lion
Judith Merkle Riley
Three Rivers paperback $13.95

reviews by Amy Harlib

Recently, the first two remarkably polished and entertaining historical fantasy novels of a not nearly prolific enough American writer, have at long last been

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Dc universe, stories of alan moore Review and Opinion

2016/02/17

DC Universe: The Stories Of Alan Moore
Alan Moore
DC Comics / Titan graphic novel £12.99

review by Patrick Hudson

Outside of Stan Lee, it's hard to think of any comics' writer who might get the accolade of a volume devoted entirely to their work other than Alan Moore. Quite apart from his superlative

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Alchemy of stars: rhysling award winners showcase Review and Opinion

2016/04/28

The Alchemy Of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase
editors: Roger Dutcher and Mike Allen
SF Poetry Assoc. / Prime paperback $15

review by Steve Sneyd

Rhysling, blind singer of the spaceways, was a memorable character created by Robert Heinlein, and it was with Heinlein's permission that his

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Unearthly visions, fantasy art gallery Review and Opinion

2018/12/18

Unearthly Visions: Approaches To Science Fiction And Fantasy Art
editors: Gary Westfahl, George Slusser, and Kathleen Church Plummer
Greenwood hardcover £48.95

Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery
edited by Paul Barnett
Paper Tiger artbook £14.95 / $21.95

reviews by Steven Hampton

Here are two very different books that, together

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21 novel poems by suzette haden elgin Review and Opinion

2016/05/06

Twenty-One Novel Poems
Suzette Haden Elgin
Sams Dot paperback $9.95

review by Steve Sneyd

Suzette Haden Elgin is best known as a science fiction novelist, with books like the iconic feminist SF work Native Tongue drawing on her other professional career as a linguist. She has also

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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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Last oblivion: best fantastic poems of clark ashton smith Review and Opinion

2015/10/19

The Last Oblivion: Best Fantastic Poems Of Clark Ashton Smith
editors: S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
Hippocampus paperback $15

review by Steve Sneyd

Clark Ashton Smith (hereafter CAS) was the best known of the 'cosmic' poets, early and mid-20th century Americans putting science fiction

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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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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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Alma alexander interviewed at Review and Opinion

2019/07/19

Changing Days:

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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.
   Takeshi Kovacs was an agent

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Amelie Review and Opinion

2019/07/14

Amélie (2001)
Director: Jean Pierre Jeunet

review by Thomas Cropper

This film came a year late when all is said and done, because it was last year when the Oscars were in the 'lets be nice to foreigners' mode, whereas this year they were closer to 'lets pretend we're all not racists.' As a result, the 'black Oscars' were to make a criminal oversight

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