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The Abridged Series

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The Abridged Series by Appa the Gypsy As a nineties kid, I grew up on a combination of American-dubbed anime shows. Mostly Dragonball Z and Naruto, and, to a lesser extent (a fact… Continue reading

‘Oranges and Sunshine’ DVD Review

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Director: Jim Loach Starring: Emily Watson, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving Plot: A British social worker, Margerat Humphreys is incredulous when a woman comes to her with a story about having been taken from… Continue reading

‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ Retro Review

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Director: Stuart Beattie Starring: Soap stars and high-school drama club graduates whose names I can’t be bothered googling. Plot: For those who didn’t attend English class in Australia, a group of young people… Continue reading

‘Paranormal Activity’ Retro Review

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Director: Oren Pell Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat Plot: A young couple set up a series of cameras around their house in order to capture unusual happenings that occur in the night. Review:… Continue reading

‘Fellowship of the Ring’ Ten Year Anniversary Review

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Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Elijah Wood, Sean Austin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monghan, Sir Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Christopher Lee, Sean Bean, Jonathon Rhys David, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett.… Continue reading

Fitness for Geeks!

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You’re a geek. You want to spend your time immersed in your geekery. Watching TV and movies, surfing the internet, writing fanfic, gaming, building ships in bottles – whatever your interest is you… Continue reading

‘Where’s the Doctor’ Book

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So I was walking past the bookshop during my lunch break today. Usually when passing by the bookshop I try not to look because it often leads to all the money flying out… Continue reading

‘Green Hornet’ DVD Review

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Director: Michel Gondry Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christolph Waltz, Cameron Pelican Diaz Plot: A revisit of the old school vigilante radio and television serial that sees the brat son of a media… Continue reading

Top 10 Genre Mash-Ups

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Movies produced through the studio system adhere to set formulas which are split into genres. Occasionally a studio head would pour too much cocaine down their windpipe and get the notion that grabbing two genres and rubbing… Continue reading

Classic Scene – “It’s…it’s a dinosaur…”

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“It’s…it’s a dinosaur…” Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993) The Scene John Hammond (Attenborough) has done the impossible on the Ilsa Nubla, but he’s making his lawyers nervous. To gain support for his project he’s… Continue reading