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Review: The Beyond

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQE7NGkJZHs] It feels, just a little, like science fiction cinema is trying to do some new things. It’s usually viewed, sometimes wrongly, as the sole purview of Michael Bay shouting at explosions and arty well meaning movies that no one bloody watches, but, just now, there seem to be an upswing in films that …

Review: The Beyond

The Things We Carry, The Things We Lose: Nowhere Boy

Adolescence is skin deep invincibility. You find yourself clamped to the handlebars of a motorcycle with the throttle jammed open, hurtling towards adulthood, sex, money, furniture and everything in between. You can’t turn, you can’t stop and if you slow down the only thing that will happen is every other driver will laugh at you. …

The Things We Carry, The Things We Lose: Nowhere Boy

Happy Anniversary, Doctor Banzai: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

The pantheon of heroic scientists contains some of the greatest names in science fiction; Professor Bernard Quatermass, Professor Henry Jones II, The Doctor and many more. But there’s one in particular who has strode across the world for twenty five years, a man whose genius is matched only by his compassion and musical ability; Doctor …

Happy Anniversary, Doctor Banzai: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

Magnificent Desolation: Moon

The Apollo program died the moment Neil Armstrong’s flickery cathode ghost touched down on the moon’s safe and uttered one of the most famous phrases in human history. Everything that followed him, from the genial charm of Al Bean’s Apollo 12 crew to the ‘successful failure’ of Apollo 13 and the arrival of Harrison Schmitt, …

Magnificent Desolation: Moon

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