Star Wars Xmas 2016 - Feature

CoverChristmas is almost upon us and this year, once again, there's a huge array of Star Wars related gadgets for that sci-fi geek in your life. But with such a wide assortment of items (and some being exclusives to certain websites) where do you even start to shop? We take a look at some of the cool (and not so cool) decorations and gifts on offer this year... [click here...]

 

 

Star Wars: BB-8 Chopping Board - review

CoverThis sturdy Star Wars themed BB-8 chopping board is manufactured from tempered glass. Measuring 30 x 23 cm it's the perfect piece of kitchen hardware for the Star Wars obsessed fan in your life... Underground Toys produce a range of glass chopping boards shaped into a number of different Star Wars themed shapes. The range includes The Death Star; The Millennium Falcon; R2-D2; Han Solo frozen in carbonite; Darth Vader; and BB-8. It's interesting that the majority of the boards feature images and designs from the original Star Wars trilogy. The only exception being this BB-8 droid shaped cutting board... [click here...]

 

Elstree 1976 - DVD review

CoverIn 1976, the original Star Wars movie was shot at Elstree Studios in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller role, their faces hidden behind masks and beneath helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later. Filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked down a cross-section of these actors and extras, including David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), to find out what it means to have been a part of the most beloved cinematic universe of all time... [click here...]

 

Fright Factory Creature Creator - Toy review

CoverThe Fright Factory Creature Creator is the ghoulish way to make your own disgusting creatures. Pour the EwwGoo into a mould, place in the chamber, and turn the crank - you'll have your very own 3D creatures in just 3 minutes. Mix the gels together to create, multi-coloured beasties... [click here...]

 

Todd Haberman (composer) - Interview

CoverTodd Haberman is a Santa Monica-based composer for film, television and videogames. Haberman is a versatile composer whose scores have been heard on all major and multiple cable networks, and in feature films including Pompeii, Transformers 3, Fast 5 and Hop. After graduating with a BA in composition from New York University and scoring the short that won Coca Cola's first ever Refreshing Filmmaker's Award, Todd relocated to the West Coast to work at Hans Zimmer's studio, Media Ventures. Darren Rea spoke with him as his score for Satanic was released... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Death Star Kitchen Timer - review

CoverMake sure you never under cook or over cook your food again with a kitchen timer that is a little bit different! This Star Wars: Death Star Kitchen Timer with intricate detailing is an exact but very much scaled down version of the recognisable planet destroyer and will definitely stand out in any kitchen. It is ideal for people who like fun accessories around their home and it would make a fabulous gift for any Star Wars fans and collectors out there... [click here...]

 

Game of Thrones: Colouring Book - Book review

CoverImmerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated colouring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favourite characters, and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a colouring book of truly epic proportions... [click here...]

 

Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker - Book review

CoverTim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, being responsible for such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland. He is famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills... [click here...]

 

Darkness - Book review

CoverThe world is writhing in the depths of its own death throws. War and inequality have driven a rift between men and women to the point that women have formed an armed insurrection, to take back control, take back power. But with society crumbling around them, control only seems to come when the compromises stop... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener

CoverDesigned in the shape of the iconic Millennium Falcon is this official Star Wars themed keyring bottle opener. This is exactly the kind of gadget Han Solo himself would be proud to own. Whether you're an intergalactic smuggler, an apprentice Jedi Knight or just a hard working Storm Trooper facing the daily grind, this keyring bottle opener means when the time comes for a bit of light refreshment, you'll always have the right tools on hand to get the party started. Smartly designed in the shape of the Millennium Falcon and with a detailed, etched surface, the base twists out to reveal a convenient bottle opener... [click here...]