TV and Film

Do Androids Eat Electric Sheep? Who Cares, Blade Runner 2049 is Brilliant

Warning: Spoilers (River Song voice) Yesterday I saw Blade Runner 2049 with my Dad. He bought a senior ticket, one and a half quid off. Apparently there are benefits to being sixty. We went to an IMAX screening and its aim of being an EXPERIENCE are wholeheartedly achieved. Finally, a cinema EXPERIENCE that lives up to… Continue reading Do Androids Eat Electric Sheep? Who Cares, Blade Runner 2049 is Brilliant

TV and Film

The X-Files Season 11 Trailer: A J.D. Reaction

It was all too much. My body produced an overcharge of geek endorphins and to avoid betraying my cool exterior, I simply looked away and composed myself. That was just the first ten seconds. The trailer for the next X-Files season was released during the cast and crew panel at last weeks New York Comic… Continue reading The X-Files Season 11 Trailer: A J.D. Reaction

TV and Film

Scrap That! Start Over: Rebooting Halloween and The Terminator

Isn’t it great how easy it is to forget our past mistakes? No matter how spectacular our pitiful, brainless screw ups and questionable judgement that results in years of bitterness and regret are, we can simply pluck it out of existence and move forward with our past errors fluttering away in some alternative universe. Isn’t… Continue reading Scrap That! Start Over: Rebooting Halloween and The Terminator

Literature

Theater of Fear & Horror : Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 – Review

The legacy of the Grand Guignol is still overlooked by many horror fans. The melodramatic and often stomach churning plays, as performed at the small Le Théâtre du Grand Guignol, had as great an impact on 20th century horror as gothic novels and art. Thankfully, the third edition of Mel Gordon’s acclaimed book provides an… Continue reading Theater of Fear & Horror : Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 – Review

Literature

Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

Last night, I broke an all time absolute never by attending a stand up comedy show in an arena. Personally I prefer the intimacy of a comedy club. It really does take a talented and confident performer like Russell Howard to keep 10,000 plus people laughing for nearly two hours. He didn’t disappoint. Performing on… Continue reading Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

TV and Film

Dexter Morgan: The Moral and Well-Loved Serial Killer

Dexter Morgan might just be the world’s most-loved serial killer; blood-spatter analyst for Miami Metro Homicide by day, and a killer by night – but only a killer of killers. What makes Dexter so fascinatingly different is that he has a code to follow for his victims – they must be, without a doubt, murderers… Continue reading Dexter Morgan: The Moral and Well-Loved Serial Killer