December 2014

The Lists: Comics of 2014

Ms Marvel The last time the Marvel universe had a debut this perfect, the character’s surname was Parker. I could, and have gone on about how smart, funny and entertaining G Willow Wilson‘s latest title is. After all, It’s a teenage superhero story that discusses issues of social inclusion, cultural integration and the untrammeled horror …

The Lists: Comics of 2014

The Lists: Books of 2014

I read, for me, an awful lot of books this year. By the time the year’s done it’ll be somewhere around 40. I’m pleased with that, especially as I’ve hit a good balance between reading for work and reading for fun. I could, as always, broaden my horizons some but everyone always can and this …

The Lists: Books of 2014

The Lists: Movies of 2014

I’ve loved movies for as long as I’ve been conscious of having a brain. The first film I remember seeing was a taped-from-TV Betamax copy of Star Wars one of my mum’s patients had. I almost wore it out I watched it so many times. The cinema was, for the first chunk of my life, …

The Lists: Movies of 2014

Review: Warbirds-The Art of Adam Tooby

One of my favourite movies this year was Hayo Miayazaki’s The Wind Rises. It’s one of those simple stories that’s actually made of dozens of complex moving parts and that structure itself is also complex. It’s the story of one young man’s drive to make a creative mark on the world, his evolving view on …

Review: Warbirds-The Art of Adam Tooby

Review: Beside The Seaside Anthology

The Yorkshire seaside is deceptive. Whitby and Scarborough especially both trade on a combination of old world jollity and modern junk food, promising you a little history, a little sea spray, some chips and maybe the odd vampire. But there’s rich, deep veins of horror beneath the hilly coastal towns. The future washes ashore there …

Review: Beside The Seaside Anthology

Review: Interstellar Adaptation

Written by Greg Keyes Published by Titan £7.99   There are few jobs more thankless than writing a movie novelisation. For a start there’s a good chance that the movie you’re adapting may not be the one people see as they’re often put together long before the final cut is. Then there’s the constant struggle …

Review: Interstellar Adaptation

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