The McRib is Back

The McRib – time for the UK to join the US cult

McDonald’s are a scary machine of a company. All around the world, they pump out burgers and fries to the masses for cheap, producing consistent products that, despite their many detractors, taste good. Not amazing, not impressive and not great, just good. And they should be good, McDonald’s have spent huge amounts of cash on […]

Editorial: The Criticism of Science in Film

New editorial, new year. And I hope you’ll notice we managed to avoid the temptation of “Year in Review” posts. Inevitably they’re uninteresting, and you’ll have your own preferences anyway. The release schedule for everything will be up again soon (just waiting for the end of the new year draught) and we can get back […]

Unbroken & Birdman: Side-by-Side Reviews

Welcome to 2015 everyone. It’s going to be a good year for film and with the Oscars coming up, the next few months particularly are going to be full of the strongest contenders for those funny golden statues. I hope you lot enjoy it as much as I’m going to. So, it looks like I’m […]

Review: Marco Polo – Season One

The Overview: A Netflix Original production, the first season of Marco Polo charts the great adventurers early years in the Mongol court of Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan and ruler of a fifth of the world’s landmass. Advertised as Netflix’ answer to The Borgias and Game Of Thrones, Marco Polo is billed as […]

Editorial: The Internet Is Not Killing Film*

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, hi. The editorials definitely seem to be on a set trend at the moment, mostly concerning film and gaming. If you have any suggestions for other things we should look at, stick them in the comments, send us a tweet @abortretryflail or visit our excellent facebook page. All contribution is […]

Review: Wynter #1 from New World Comics

It’s a short first issue, so unfortunately this is going to be a short first review. Hot off the press from New Worlds Comics, Wynter Issue 1: Set in a utopia-style future where man kind has colonized the stars, expanded it’s relationship with machines and AI, and developed into the kind of society found in […]

Editorial: The Two Gs Killing Gaming

Warning: Opinions Ahead One of my last posts was about some of the current problems hitting the gaming industry, and therefore us mere consumers. That particular post is pretty general, and only really covers some of the more recent releases to hit our libraries. For this, I’ve narrowed it down a bit to two individual problems […]


Constantine Episode 7 – “Blessed are the Fallen”

The last few episodes of Constantine have been littered with the good, the bad, and the downright laughable; so much so that it looked like there may not be much of a future for our lovable master of the dark arts. All past transgressions can be well and truly forgiven though as episode 7, ‘Blessed […]