Game of Thrones: Tarot - Merchandise review

CoverTarot cards have a long tradition. Created in the mid fifteenth century, they were originally ordinary playing cards. It wasn’t until the eighteen century that they were used for divining. Tarot doesn’t tell the future, it provides a symbolic representation which must then be interpreted. Chronicle Books have released a HBO licenced deck for the Game of Thrones. Illustrated by Craig Cross and designed by Michael Morris the deck and guidebook are presented in a cardboard box... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Series 9 - Soundtrack review

CoverPremiering in September 2015, the ninth series of Doctor Who featured Peter Capaldi in the title role in his sophomore season as television’s favourite time traveller. This all-encompassing four-part collection features general cues on discs one and two, the complete score from the episode Heaven Sent on disc three and on disc four the Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song. Five-time BAFTA nominee Murray Gold recently confirmed that he is stepping down from composer duties on the show after 12 years of providing some of the finest music to be heard on contemporary television. Underlining the breadth of Gold’s composing skill across more than 160 minutes of music, this album is also the 12th Silva Screen release of his music since the 2005 Doctor Who revival... [click here...]

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Blu-ray review

CoverWhen four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of - Jumanji - they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they’ll be stuck in the game forever... [click here...]

 

The Way of Tank Girl (Hardback) - Book review

CoverThrough 30 years of chaos, misconduct and badly-made cheese sandwiches, Tank Girl has ploughed her own particular, peculiar furrow – always shifting, always changing, never letting anyone pin her down. The trail she has left is strewn with images, anecdotes and nuggets of pure brown wisdom. In this book, we condense her very best moments to bring you the lumpy, erratically pulsing, golden heart of Tank Girl. Page upon page of inspiring images – some old, some new, some borrowed and some abused. This is a manual for modern times. This is the way of Tank Girl… [click here...]

 

The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #4 - Comic

CoverThe last in a series of four stand-alone stories! The fiendish combination of a newly expanded role-playing game and Barney’s newly acquired ‘special’ tea leads to an old friend turning up, presenting Tank Girl with a problem that can only be solved by taking a dive, deep into the rabbit-hole of her own subconscious! Prepare to freak out, man…! [click here...]

 

The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear - DVD review

CoverHarry Black, an escaped convict, bursts into Dr David Keel’s surgery, badly wounded. He claims to have been framed for a crime that he did not commit – and begs the doctor not to hand him over to the police. Steed arrives and ascertains that Black has links to Southend-on-Sea, which might well tie in with an investigation currently being undertaken by his department. They are aware that top government secrets are being leaked from a funfair in Southend, and Black’s story, if true, could possibly lead them to the source of the operation. Can Steed and Keel bring down the villains’ scheme, prove Harry’s innocence and get out of Southend with their lives…? [click here...]

 

Lost Mars: The Golden Age of the Red Planet

CoverFrom the earliest times of man, there were always celestial objects which were detectable by the naked eye. Although both the sun and the moon were obvious candidates both Venus and Mars are easily seen. As such these unknowable worlds became objects of fascinated imagination. Lost Mars: The Golden Age of The Red Planet, edited by Mike Ashley, collects together some of the best short stories related to our nearest planetary neighbour... [click here...]

 

Ready Player One - Movie review

CoverSteven Speilberg is an excellent filmmaker, Ernest Cline is an execrable writer. You would hope the greatness of one would soften the weakness of the other and make Ready Player One an enjoyable watch. Sadly not even genius can make a silk purse out of a fedora... [click here...]

 

 

Doctor Who: The Sapling: Branches - review

CoverThe Doctor and Alice must finally face up to the Sapling’s true nature… but has their influence managed to calm his destructive instincts? Or will they find themselves at his terrifying mercy? With the Scream hot on their tail, intent on using the Sapling for his own nefarious purposes, the Doctor and Alice must make an impossible choice… Meanwhile, the Doctor has possibly found another Time Lord! Incredible writers Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Rob Williams (Supergirl) join with brilliant artists I.N.J. Culbard (Wilds End), Ivan Rodriguez (Doctor Who), J.B. Bastos (Knight Rider) and Luiz Campello (Doctor Who) in this epic conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor’s Year Three comics adventures…! [click here...]

 

Terrifier - DVD review

CoverTwo female friends emerge from a Halloween party into the night. One is a little the worse for wear through drink. After a late night café encounter with a strangely sinister clown they return to their car. But it refuses to start, so the driver phones her sister who sets off to pick them up. Meanwhile, the drunk girl is caught short and persuades the caretaker of an empty building to allow them in to use the facilities. However, the earlier taunted sinister and sadistic clown shows up and very soon all three girls are fighting for their lives... [click here...]