The Films of Summer 2014

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  September is here and therefore the summer season of films has pretty much come to an end. The tent poles have been brought down and now begins the season of films vying… Continue reading

What Makes A Good TV Pilot: Revisited

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  Earlier this week, I laid out what I believed were the five objectives that a television pilot should do in order to lay out to it’s audience what it is and what… Continue reading

My Nail Polish? It’s called ‘Anti-Rape Red’

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  When I was little, I used to watch this show called ‘Totally Spies’. In a nutshell, it was cartoon copy of ‘Charlie’s Angels’; three girls, kicking ass, with a generic male voice to… Continue reading

What Makes a Good TV Pilot?

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What makes a good television pilot? You’re going to get different answers depending on who you ask that question. It wouldn’t surprise me if the answer from television writers differ quite drastically from… 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

Happy Valley: A Review

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Happy Valley debuted on BBC back at the tail end of April with very little fanfare. But over the course of it’s six episodes it gained a strong following through word of mouth… 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 Ice Bucket Challenge that happens to be something to do with ALS.

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  If you’ve been floating around social media over the last few weeks, you will have no doubt encountered the ‘ALS Ice bucket challenge’. It’s a craze that has seen thousands of individuals… Continue reading