Editorial: Cinema Is Killing Film

Opinions Ahead The film industry, as it stands, is big and bloated. Yearly release schedules swing from unnecessary big-budget reboots (In the last week, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Terminator.) to big-budget “artistic” dramas aimed solely at the Oscars. Despite awards or critical acclaim, a success is based singularly around the box office takings and […]

Constantine

Constantine Episode 6 – “Rage of Caliban”

Rage of Caliban is an episode that gets to the real core of what John Constantine does; something we were so beautifully teased with in the first five minutes of the Pilot and have rarely seen since. Possession and exorcism.  Throw into the mix, a messed up family, buckets of blood, and a frankly terrifying […]

Review: The Forest

The Forest is one of  the latest survival games to hit our screens in recent year. Brought to us by Endnight Games and following on from games like Rust and Day Z, you must survive the world you find yourself in. In this instance that world is an island that (you guessed it) has a lot of […]

Get motion sick without ever moving – The Oculus Rift

Back in the real world I get tasked with changing the way modern higher education engages students. As such my desk is a catastrophic mess of technology, both old and new, in search of new ideas. Right now it’s full of more Oculus Rifts that any one person should have access to, which puts me […]

The Problem With Video Games

Before I start, two things should really be mentioned. I don’t mean to suggest  that video games are the cause of violence or sexism or whatever else the press likes to insinuate every time a ‘violent’ game gets released. No, we’re not turning our kids into trained serial killers when we let them play Call of […]

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.