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Down the Years with Russell Crowe

After watching Russell Crowe in Noah a while back it occurred to me that he has played quite a few ‘historical’ roles over the course of his career, so here is a selection of Crowe films that I’ve watched recently … Continue reading

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Filler content with shadows and shifters

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #36:- MISCELLANEOUS SHADOWS (Quercus pb, 520pp, £6.99) by Ilsa J. Bick is the second volume in a trilogy and comes with a cover sticker that reads ‘As good as The Hunger Games … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Insidious 3

Looks promising.

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DA x 4

I seem to have recently watched a number of films directed by Darren Aronofsky. The Fountain (2006) Perhaps more than any of Aronofsky’s films this one is a visual tour de force and imbued with a sense of spirituality, perhaps … Continue reading

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Books Read in 1992

This post follows on from Books Read in 1991, which I posted back in March. And the upward trend with numbers continues – 105 books read this year, compared to 96 in 1991. The big discoveries of the year were … Continue reading

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Filler content with fairy tales and bloody murther

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #37:- ONCE UPON A TIME: SARAH PINBOROUGH The middle volume in a trilogy of retellings of classic fairy tales, a series that began with Poison and concludes with Beauty, CHARM (Gollancz hardback, … Continue reading

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The Horror, The Horror: Part 5

Random horror movies watched at random. Apollo 18 (2011) The found footage film takes its first steps into space, with this low budget, no star name outing. The basic idea behind the story, one which keys rather nicely into our … Continue reading

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