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Book Review: ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’ by Justin Cawthorne (Halloween Reads)

Let’s take a moment to talk about the self-published market that has blown up thanks to Amazon and Kindle related technologies. Anyone can now publish their own work for people to read and pay for, and this is immensely awesome. We no longer have the elite few publishers acting as gatekeepers between writers and the … Continue reading


Did ‘Scream’ Work as a TV Series?

Horror and television has a sporadic relationship. It doesn’t happen as often as it should and when it does it only occasionally hits the mark. Restrictions of television means that the content is often muted, leaving it to shows like American Horror Story to push the envelope and that’s mostly in atmosphere rather than content. Maybe … Continue reading

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Timey Wimey Talk: ‘Doctor Who’ Series 9 Episode 3 “Under the Lake”

After the first two episodes of Series 9 rocked out like The Doctor playing “Stairway to Heaven,” a drop off was inevitable.  That’s not to say that the latest episode of Doctor Who, “Under the Lake,” is a poor episode.  Not by any means.  To use a baseball analogy, while the opening two episodes were home … Continue reading


The Pull List: 10/7/2015

Buzz-worthy books of the week Amazing Spider-Man #1 Finally! Marvel is back! Check out one of their flagship characters’ return from that crappy Battleworld. Batman and Robin Eternal #1 This new weekly series about the Bat-family will focus on the legacy and mythology of the Robin mantle, a mantle that I am a big fan … Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Martian’

Plot:  When a dangerous sandstorm cuts short the third manned expedition to Mars, the crew is forced to make an emergency escape. During the departure however, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is struck by a piece of equipment and presumed dead.  Rather than endanger the entire crew,  Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) leaves Watney behind. … Continue reading


Tabletop Tuesday: ‘Marvel Legendary’

Or ‘Legendary: Marvel’. It’s not clear and we’re seen it written both ways. Either way it’s an Upper Deck deck building game under the Legendary heading based in the Marvel universe. It’s always interesting explaining a deck building game to a new player because this particular game style, which is building in popularity, is somewhat … Continue reading


The 5 People You Don’t Want to Play Board Games With

Playing tabletop games is one of my favourite social activities. I loved them as a kid and have been embracing the current renaissance brought about by the influx of European style games like ‘Settlers of Catan’ and the indie Kickstarter market producing hits like ‘Heroes Wanted’ and ‘Exploding Kittens’. With so many genres and styles to … Continue reading


5 Directors for ‘Gambit’

Channing Tatum’s Gambit solo adventure for Fox’s X-Men universe has had a tough going. It was in and out of production, with Tatum at one point thinking about leaving reportedly. Now, it has lost its director, Rupert Wyatt. Here are some suggestions on who could take his spot. Jee-woon Kim South Korean director, Jee-woon Kim, … Continue reading


Terry Pratchett Just Trolled Us From Beyond the Grave

We’ve talked about Sir Terry Pratchett here from time to time, such as this guide to the Discworld series, his 10 best characters and, sadly, a tribute following his departure from the mortal plane. This week we, like many fans, have been enjoying his final novel and entry into the Discworld series ‘The Shepherd’s Crown’. … Continue reading

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Timey Wimey Talk: ‘Doctor Who’ Series 9 Episode 2 ‘The Witch’s Familiar’

  Well another week and another stellar episode of Doctor Who.   It obviously came as no big shock to anyone that Clara and Missy were still alive thanks to some slick redirection of energy from the Dalek lasers.  Credit to the writers on this one by coating the explanation with a story of  how … Continue reading