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  • SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 27 April 2017-06 May 2017
    by UncleGeoff on April 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    UK: London, Thursday 6th April 2017 – Today the SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 launches its astronomical 17th annual programme which will run from the 27th April until the 6th May 2017 across London with ten days of amazing film, live music, immersive experiences and more. It will showcase a fantastic lineup with 6 world film […] Related posts:SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2017 LAUNCHES ITS LANDING IN LONDON ON 27th APRIL – 6th MAY 2017 2017 SCI-FI-London Film Festival approaches. The Call Up, called up for the SciFi London Film Festival. […]

  • A Blink On The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review)
    by VincaRussell on April 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

    ‘A Blink On The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […] Related posts:Sir Terry Pratchett RIP – 1948-2015. Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) a brief reminisce by: Phil Jones Et tu, Terry? Terry Pratchett goes steampunk for next novel? […]

  • Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)
    by VincaRussell on April 26, 2017 at 10:03 am

    In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […] Related posts:Binary (®Evolution book 2) by Stephanie Saulter (book review) Gemsigns (®Evolution Book 1) by Stephanie Saulter (book review) Planet Of The Apes: The Evolution Of The Legend by Joe Fordham and Jeff Bond (book review). […]

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle (trailer).
    by ColonelFrog on April 25, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Here’s the trailer for the sequel to the Kingsman spy-fy movie, which was of course based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face up to a deadly fresh challenge. This movie stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, […] Related posts:Kingsman: The Secret Service 3rd trailer. The Circle (near-future thriller movie trailer). Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) (film review by Mark R. Leeper). […]

  • American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on April 25, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    If you look at the title and wonder what ‘American International Pictures’ is, go by the initials AIP and this is the company that distributed Roger Corman and Alex Gordon’s films and the penny should drop. Well, Alex and his brother, Bert, only up to the 1960s when disputes over money arose. Gary A. Smith’s […] Related posts:Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film by Vivian Sobchack (book review). Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Making Of A Classic by Mark Thomas McGee (book review). International Space Station: 1998-2011 (All Stages) by David Baker (book review). […]

  • The Creeping Garden (2014) (Blu-ray film review)
    by EamonnMurphy on April 25, 2017 at 10:55 am

    ‘The Creeping Garden’ opens with black and white footage of Roy O’Neill, an excited NBC reporter. He says there are reports of blobs up to 18 inches in diameter appearing in gardens in Houston, Texas! Cut to a path through a pleasant wood and a man looking for slime moulds. Writing on the screen tells […] Related posts:Tusk (2014) (Blu-ray film review). Deadpool – Blu-ray edition (Blu-ray film review). Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset (horror Blu-ray review) […]

  • Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset (horror Blu-ray review)
    by UncleGeoff on April 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    When I’m handed a 5 blu-ray set of discs of the ‘Phantasm’, I had to give some thought on how to review them. Doing them all collectively is likely to give a long review and risk being struck by one of the Tall Man’s silver balls in not giving enough care and attention to each […] Related posts:American Horror Project Vol 1 (horror film DVD/Blu-ray review). Andromeda TV series Season One Blu-ray boxset (Blu-ray review). Nosferatu The Vampyr (1979) (Blu-ray review). […]

  • Producer To Producer (2nd Edition) by Maureen A. Ryan (book review)
    by UncleGeoff on April 24, 2017 at 10:15 am

    From the start, in her book ‘Producer To Producer’, Maureen A. Ryan points out there is always a need for a producer on a low-budget film and this is the roots she comes from as this is where she works and gets her awards. Essentially, the producer is the instigator and organiser that ensures the […] Related posts:Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit… first trailer. An Interview With Horror Actress, Writer and Producer Alessandra Pinkston (by Frank Ochieng). The Coffee Break Screenwriters 2nd Edition by Pilar Alessandra (book review). […]

  • Steve Stiles becomes a fresh nominee for Best Fan Artist Hugo award.
    by ColonelFrog on April 23, 2017 at 11:47 am

    The Hugo administrators have announced that Alex Garner has been withdrawn from the Fan Artist category, and as a result candidate Steve Stiles has been added to the ballot.  Nicholas Whyte, lead administrator, explained, “Alex Garner, who was announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards on 4 […] Related posts:2016 Hugo Award: MidAmeriCon II spins a googly. Hugo award winners for 2013. Finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards. […]

  • Doctor Who season 10 episode 2: Smile by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (review).
    by UncleGeoff on April 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Smile 🙂 or Frown 🙁  From here in there are spoilers! From the start, there are references to the Doctor (actor Peter Capaldi) staying on Earth to guard the vault and yet he sneaks off for the first time with Bill Potts (actress Pearl Mackie) to explore one of the first Earth colonies off-planet, knowing that […] Related posts:Doctor Who: In The Forest Of The Night by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Doctor Who review) Doctor Who: Season 9: Episode 11: Heaven Sent by Steven Moffat. Doctor Who: Season 9: Episode 6: The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna (Doctor Who review). […]