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Frenzy: Hitchcock gone wild

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A serial killer is going about London killing women by strangling them with ties, an innocent man takes the blame and goes on the run. Sound like the usual Hitchcock proceedings? Well you’d… Continue reading

I like Twitter

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I don’t do Facebook status’. Not more than one every 3 months in the last few years anyway. I share links I find interesting that others will hopefully do also. So in my… Continue reading

Measure of a Man: The most exciting episode of Star Trek (and it doesn’t have any action)

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Do you have a soul? Do I? Does anyone? What is a soul? Is it a metaphysical force that contains ‘you’ that our bodies simply house? Or is it just a glorified name… Continue reading

Doctor Who and the Adventure of the Rose-tinted Glasses

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Doctor Who has become a bit divisive recently. Stephen Moffat has been tearing many away from their childhood favourite through bad plotting with ridiculous premises, frantic episode pacing and bad characterisation. Or has… Continue reading

How to Fix the Star Wars Prequels

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Much has been said/ranted/shouted about the prequels. Do you live under a rock? No? Then you know what I am talking about; the horrible writing, bland characters and direction, bizarre creative choices and… Continue reading

Oblivion (2013) is underrated

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Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise running, deserves your attention. At the time of its release it was branded as having dull characters, reused ideas from other science fiction films and being generally uninteresting. Now… Continue reading

An Embittered Love Letter To the Arkham Asylum Games

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Dear Rocksteady, I adore you. You have translated the tone and mood of contemporary Batman comics like no other, better than any film, radio play or novelisation has ever achieved. You invented stories… Continue reading

Lois Lane needs a comic

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So Gail Simone recently made this important point: I just want to write Lois Lane kicking ass forever, all right? Is that so wrong? — Gail Simone (@GailSimone) August 7, 2014 No Ms… Continue reading

The Help: The Most Racist Anti-Racism Film Ever

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The 2011 film The Help has many things going for it; Emma Stone, high emotions, Emma Stone, great acting, Emma Stone, timely humour, Emma Stone, skin crawling villains, Emma Stone, passing the Bechdel… Continue reading

Harold and Maude gives me hope about dying

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Do you like talking about death? Do you like being reminded about it? No? Sorry, but get over it and keep reading. As an agnostic/atheist/wanna-be-sceptic I don’t believe in an afterlife. I believe… Continue reading