Review: The Imitation Game

The Overview: A biography of Alan Turing during the second world war and his attempts to break the German Enigma machine. Starring some of the finest English actors and Keira Knightly, it’s a very skilful look at the mind of a man we really know very little about. The breaking of Enigma was one of […]

At War With Reality

At The Gates – At War With Reality

Released: October 2014 Century Media Records At The Gates! If these guys can’t write metal then who can, right? Well the good news is that At War With Reality is definitely one hell of a metal album. What it is not, is Slaughter of the Soul. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! After all, […]

The Road to FeroCity by Morat

Morat has spent years in the company of bikers, rockers and punks and this mad cap, rip-snorting journey of mayhem seems almost autobiographical. His years at Kerrang and Metal Hammer interviewing and partying with the likes of Prodigy and Motorhead have not been wasted when we join his characters as they take to their unreliable motorbikes […]

Constantine

Constantine Episode 5 – “Danse Vadou”

Although not as solid as last week’s outing, Danse Vadou is not without its strong points. It showcases further character development, an irresistible tease at a new character, and a big ol’ spotlight on everyone’s favourite tiger print sporting, Voodoo talking witchdoctor, Papa Midnite.

Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Dreamworks Animations has released a mixed bag of films over the years. For every Kung Fu Panda and Shrek 2, there’s a Bee Movie or Shrek 3 in there to remind you that they will always play second fiddle to Pixar. Or will they? How To Train Your Dragon was a knock-out hit for Dreamworks, earning them a pair of Oscar […]

Constantine

Constantine Episode 4 – “A Feast of Friends”

Constantine’s fourth instalment, gives the die-hard fans out there, as it’s the first direct adaptation of a Hellblazer story. Once again, they have upped the ante, not only just aesthetically, by upping the graphic depiction of violence, but by giving us an insight into the dark past of Mr John Constantine. This is not one […]

(Relatively) Modern Gaming Classics 3 – Medieval II: Total War

Medieval II: Total War (2006) Developer: The Creative Assembly Publisher: Sega   The Overview: Medieval II is a much admired Real-Time-Strategy game that counts amongst one of the most loved and longest running series of games in the last decade. Set during the roughly defined Middle Ages, you progress from the most basic of technologies and […]

Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell

The Empty Throne, by Bernard Cornwell

Spoiler warning for the previous Warrior Chronicles books. * * * * * I was once fortunate enough to meet Bernard Cornwell, the famed and justly lauded author of the Sharpe series, amongst a host of other books. Including, now, the eighth book in the Warrior Chronicles, The Empty Throne. At the time, the third Warrior Chronicles book, […]

In Order of Disappearance

Review: In Order of Disappearance

The Overview: A Norwegian Action-Black-Comedy! Staring Stellan Skarsgard in the lead role, and a number of other familiar faces from the Scandinavian film scene, set almost entirely around the roads between a small village and the nearest city, this film is dark, and hilarious. With just the right amount of action, and an understated sense […]

Gotham Running Commentary

I haven’t seen Gotham yet. I’m about to sit down and watch it. This is a running commentary! Spoilers ahead! Before the show: I was 100% sold on a show about Jim Gordon in a pre-Batman Gotham. fighting corruption, becoming the man we would all know… Then they started casting kids as villains.   Let’s […]