Monthly Archives: July 2015

We’re on a break…

…so that I can whisk The Actual Girlfriend off to somewhere exotic like Yarmouth (don’t laugh – there are parts of that town which are out of this world) and attend to other stuff that needs doing without tying myself … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Over the Hills and Far Away

You all know this one.

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The Performers

Three biopics that I watched recently dealing with the lives of famous performers. Walk the Line (2005) A film based on the life of country singer Johnny Cash, telling of his childhood with an abusive father and the tragic death … Continue reading

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Filler content from the late nineteenth century

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #36:- LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY NOVELLAS Chris Butler’s work will be familiar to readers of Black Static’s sister magazine Interzone, whose pages he’s been gracing since 2003, and because of that connection we’ll give … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

It’s a paradox. I have my doubts about Tom Cruise, what with the whole Scientology thing, but I pretty much always enjoy his films. This doesn’t look like being an exception to the rule.

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Horror Films Beginning with D

I didn’t plan to watch three horror films whose titles begin with D; it just turned out that way. Darkness (2002) A family move into an isolated house in the Spanish countryside, only for strange things to start occurring (inexplicable … Continue reading

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Filler content with chapbooks

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #41:- GHOSTS AND MERMAIDS Angela Slatter’s chapbook HOME AND HEARTH (Spectral Press chapbook, 25pp, £4.50), the latest offering from Spectral Press, is grounded in the modern world rather than one of the … Continue reading

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