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Spotlight

by Callum Tyndallon 19/02/2016
Spotlight is a film of quiet power. Aside from one justifiably outraged outburst from Mark Ruffalo (portraying Mike Rezendes), it is a film that does not allow it’s message to become mired in rage or compromised by overshadowing set pieces. It instead operates much as the investigation at the core of its narrative: with precision, […]

The Grindhouse Glory of ‘Who Killed Captain Alex?’

by spikedirectionon 10/08/2015
I have a treat for you, fellow movie geeks. A whole film uploaded to youtube by it’s creators for your B-movie viewing pleasure, May I present…. Who Killed Captain Alex? Uganda’s first action movie. Made by director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (pictured), this movie is probably the most cost effective production in history, with a […]

Forget Pixels, Save Your Money For Ready Player One

by spikedirectionon 28/07/2015
All across the Geek Universe (Geekiverse?) Reviewers are queuing up to lay into Pixels, Adam Sandler’s live-action remake of that Futurama episode where aliens invade through the medium of Space Invaders and Pacman. I’ve yet to see the film, and probably won’t bother, but the consensus amongst those who have seems to be that while […]

8 Sequels And Remakes I Actually Want, That Hollywood Will Not Give Me

by spikedirectionon 07/07/2015
You don’t have to look hard to find film fans complaining, at length, about the indomitable tide of unwanted sequels or remakes swamping our cinemas and taking funds away from creative or interesting ideas. I’d usually be one of them; I’d much rather be surprised by something new, than watch studio execs, led by focus […]

Kill your characters: Why Batman needs to die

by The_Dark_Mikeon 23/06/2015
One issue. They couldn’t let Batman be actual, for realises dead for one stinkin’ issue. And no, I’m not accepting FCBD’s offering as that was a spin off. Batman #41 came out a few days ago, showing us the first escapades of one Moustacheless Jim Gordon fighting an energy monster in a batmech. Now the […]

The Furiest of Roads, and the Elephant in the Room

by The_Dark_Mikeon 20/05/2015
Fury Road has been out less than a week and already people are masturbatorily penning origin stories of a random dude with a guitar in it that gets all of about 2 minutes screen time. This is a fairly good indication of how much of an incredible film Mad Max: Fury Road is. It is […]

Sci-Fi Weekender: The Si(x)th Cycle

by Peter Ray Allisonon 27/03/2015
Now in its sixth year, the annual Sci-Fi Weekender is quickly gaining a reputation for being a convention that is more than a convention. Although described as such by the organisers, the Sci-Fi Weekender is more akin to a festival, with something for everyone in its veritable smorgasbord of geekery. If there is one thing […]

The rot at the heart of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

by Andy Haighon 16/03/2015
Disclaimer for the unwary :the following will be spoilerific for The Walking Dead both the TV series and the Image comic so if you’re an “ERMEHGERD SPOILERS!” type then just stop reading now and go make a cup of tea or go for a nice walk and enjoy the fresh/ polluted air or something. With that […]

Tabletop Day 2015 Promo Kits Revealed

by Bevan Clatworthyon 27/02/2015
TableTop Day 2015 is fast approaching, the day when stores and venues across the globe come together to show off all the gaming goodness there is in the world. Perfect for new players and old alike, TTD2015 is a great opportunity to try out something cool in cardboard and dice. With this in mind, Geek […]

James Purdy and his Elementary Kickstarter Campaign

by The_Dark_Mikeon 28/01/2015
Educational comics, films, and games, on the whole, suck. James Purdy, a writer and artist, is hoping to shake things up with his tale of a super hero that can become anything in the periodic table; Elemental. I managed to get in touch and asked him about his reasoning, and his journey to Kickstarter  a […]