Monthly Archives: March 2017

Jeff VanderMeer – Shriek: An Afterword (2006)

Why did the mushroom join the party? Because he is a fungi.  8/10 Shriek: An Afterthought sounds like the final novel in a series, but it is actually the second book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Ambergris series. It follows on City … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead (1985)

7/10 Day of the Dead, the third film in George A. Romero’s original zombie trilogy, is a lot darker and psychologically more claustrophobic than his previous films. In the last film, civilians holed themselves up in a large shopping mall … Continue reading

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Norman Davies – Vanished Kingdoms; The History of Half-Forgotten Europe (2011)

Maybe you know the feeling when you’re on a holiday in some corner of Europe, and you visit a castle and you read in your Lonely Planet guide about some ancient kingdom that used to exist there. And for a … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016) Review

7.5/10 While there are rumors going round about a sequel to World War Z, I would stress any director of that supposed sequel to put on Train to Busan, and study this film to understand how to make a focused, … Continue reading

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Yoon Ha Lee – Ninefox Gambit (2016)

Genre: Science fiction / space opera Series: Machineries of Empire 1 Pages: 317 My rating: 8.5/10 When I casually jumped into this novel, it kicked me in the nuts and flung me right out again. The first chapter was like … Continue reading

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

7.5/10 This film could only ever be a product of the 80s. I mean, everybody was kung fu fighting. Ninjas were everywhere on the big screen. What could be more 80s than a Chinese street gang in San Francisco who … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) Review

6.5/10 Samuel L. Jackson flies to King Kong’s island? Hold on to your butts! Kong: Skull Island is not just another new King Kong movie. It is part of an effort to create a cinematic universe that will tie the … Continue reading

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