Terry Pratchett: A Retrospective

I’ll never forget the first time I became aware of Terry Pratchett; I was eleven years old and a friend handed me a dusty and battered copy of Mort claiming that it was nothing short of the best book he’d ever read. Now I’m nearly 30 and I’ve lost the count of the times I’ve […]

Editorial: Trailer Bombardment

The latest trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron dropped recently. It’s properly good, go and watch it. I’ll happily wait. Back? Exciting, right? But really, is it? I completely understand the necessity of advertising, and the requirement to make sure your product is ‘out there’ in the public eye to ensure ticket sales and […]

Craft Beer Rising 2015

Today marks the end of the first edition of London Beer Week which, in the similar vein of London Cocktail Week, featured £3 beers (most, it must be said, from craft breweries across the globe), pop ups and hoptails. It was, in my mind, a fantastic and resounding success and hopefully it will return next […]

Review: Love Is Strange

Sorry this one is a bit late everyone, life gets in the way. Yes, I realise that’s a tagline for a 90’s rom-com with heavy-handed Shakespeare overtones. We have reviews coming up for the new series of Vikings, Better Call Saul and of course our regular Constantine feature. As for films, nothing much is out […]

Bearded Colonel Razor Subscription Review

The lovely chaps over at Bearded Colonel were kind enough to send me a set of their razors to try out. Bearded Colonel is essentially a razor subscription service, which will send you as many razors as you could possible desire for a small monthly fee. “Bearded Colonel” itself is obviously such an inspired choice, […]

Review: Selma

As promised, I finally went to see it (Twice, just to make sure). I’ve never really seen anything that could be described as “hard hitting” before, beyond Schindler’s List, but Selma really takes it as a starting point and just runs with it. This one is worth a watch. Tomorrow, Valentine’s Day for anyone who’s […]


Constantine Episode 11 – “A Whole World Out There”

This week sees the return of one of the now famed Newcastle Crew, Ritchie, and the premise itself leaves a scintillating taste in the mouth. Ritchie, now a college professor, whose research centres on the potential ability to travel to, and even control alternate dimensions with the mind. Four young students from his class take […]

Paranoia RPG

Before we do anything else, let’s take a look at the rest of that cover shall we. Anyway, what’s this game about? Pen and paper RPGs you may have played before tend to have a few things in commmon: You need to use teamwork to achieve your goals The GM is a fair and impartial […]

Review: Inherent Vice

This one was weird. Not bad-weird or good-weird particularly, just a little bit strange. You should definitely read the book it’s based on, which is both fantastic and slightly clearer. Inherent Vice occupies a strange, strange world… Overview: In a California beach community, private detective “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) tends to work his cases through a […]