Category Archives: Review

Manfeels Park

I haven’t reviewed a comic in a while, and given that I’m entertaining myself with this one whilst I wait for the painkillers to kick in, a review only seemed fair. Manfeels Park is the creation of Mo and Erin. … Continue reading

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Review: Extant, Episode 1

I decided to check out the new Sci-Fi series Extant, available via Amazon Instant Prime (and apparently CBS, but pfft! Like I watch real channels!). On the surface, Extant has a lot going for it that could provide a breath … Continue reading

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Review: Hemlock Grove, Season 2

Well. The ratio of anticipation to disappointment on this season was striking. The first season of Hemlock Grove was original, unexpected, challenging, exciting, unpredictable, and provided a wide range of interesting female characters. This seasonĀ  drew extensively on racial stereotypes, … Continue reading

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Review: Maleficent

It’s been such a very long time since I exited a cinema without feeling angry about anything in the film I just saw, but Maleficent achieved this. Utterly captivating, bitter-sweet, ultimately uplifting, and not at all sexist. Like, that never … Continue reading

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Whitsle-stop review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

I wish I could devote more time to reviews, but it’s crunch-time in Rhuboland, so here’s a whistle-stop tour of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, good and bad. The Good: They beefed up Gwen’s (Emma Stone) role and gave her interests … Continue reading

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It’s time to watch films from the 1930s

This might seem like an odd statement, but it’s never been more true. I’ve been thinking it a lot for the last few years (as those who have read my review of Mr Smith Goes to Washington will know) but … Continue reading

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Review: Sleepy Hollow, Pilot Episode

Finally, something new in the visual medium to sink my teeth into. I think I’m going to enjoy this. Sleepy Hollow is a new TV series from Fox, based (loosely, I assume) on the short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy … Continue reading

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Review: Night Vale

That’s not Night Vale, that’s just one of the incredible fanworks created for Night Vale. People are trying to manufacture viral marketing left, right, and centre, but you can’t bottle what Night Vale has got. I’ve seen Tumblr fandoms create … Continue reading

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Review: Hannibal, Season One

So, this is a show, then. Wow. In my post-Game-of-Thrones-what-do-you-mean-we-have-to-wait-a-whole-year-for-the-next-episode daze I was fumbling around for something to absorb me in my ‘off’ hours. I don’t tend to turn to trash-TV to turn off. I mean, I’ve enjoyed the odd … Continue reading

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Review: Game of Thrones, Season 3 (Contains Spoilers)

It’s hard to say that there has ever been a more hotly anticipated season of any show than the third season of HBO’s adaptation of George R R Martin’s sprawling epic fantasy, Game of Thrones. One comment I hear again … Continue reading

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