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The dream is over for Terminator 6 – Arnie won’t be back

By sarahj | March 23, 2017

Terminator is a cult smash that began with former bodybuilding god, Arnold Schwarzenegger, began playing the iconic T-800 in 1984.  Although James Cameron had originally chosen him to play the film’s hero, Arnold managed to convince the director that he’d make a better job of the robot.   The initial sequels, Judgement Day, released in 1991,…

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Three non-US conspiracy theories from around the net

By sarahj | March 16, 2017

Americans seem to have all the best conspiracy theories, but if you take a minute to search for them it’s clear that plenty of other countries have their own, sometimes even weirder, conspiracies too.  Here’s a look at three of the best… Canada – Castro’s love child is now the prime minister  Justin Trudeau is one…

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So, who’s Laura? More about Wolverine’s new disciple in Logan

By sarahj | March 7, 2017

In Logan, the third and last of the Wolverine films, we get to see the clawed hero feeling his age a little.  His healing powers can barely keep up with the relentless damage his body is subjected to, and his friends have virtually all gone.  This is a time when mutants are reaching extinction, but…

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In this weeks gaming news; two new adventures from familiar titles…

By sarahj | February 28, 2017

RE7 Not a Hero – content clues arrive We’ve known for a while that the Resident Evil 7 DLC, Not a Hero, would be appearing soon, but the details were pretty sketchy.  However, that all changed this week when the CapCom Twitter account revealed that Chris Redfield will be making an appearance in the new…

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Four 21st century sci-fi smashes to watch this weekend

By sarahj | February 20, 2017

The 21st century may not have brought us food pills, hovering cars and robot butlers, but we have been treated to a crop of impressive cinematic sci-fi.  Here are four of the finest from the first 17 years of this bold new era…. Moon (2009) Some films have the look and feel of a future…

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Three times studios ignored comic lore and still nailed it

By sarahj | February 14, 2017

From where we are now, it’s almost impossible to recall a time when comic book adaptations were not part of the cinema scene.  However, aside from classics like Batman (1989), by Tim Burton, and Superman (1978), by Richard Donner, most were complete flops – despite a few sterling performances.  Think Spawn (1997), the Fantastic 4(2005)…

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Four underestimated Image Comics that are definitely worth a look

By sarahj | February 7, 2017

US comic book publisher Image Comics has a huge back catalogue that spans the last 25 years.   They had massive success, with some of their titles going on to become smash TV hits, like The Walking Dead, or games, like The Darkness.  But for every book that made it big, there were plenty which didn’t…

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard –Urban Horror at its finest

By sarahj | January 31, 2017

Capcom’s virus themed outings have unravelled in abandoned mansions, city streets and secret underground facilities.  Over the last six instalments, the game play has moved from a clunky slow-pace, to breathtakingly fast and the seventh official entry in the franchise is bigger and better than ever before.  Taking its cue from claustrophobic vintage horror fiction,…

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Buying for the geek in your life this Valentine’s Day

By sarahj | January 24, 2017

Valentine’s Day doesn’t exactly inspire a gift buying bonanza amongst most geeks, not many of us are inspired by pink bows, heart shaped mugs, and cute teddies.  However, if you need to show your love in a more meaningful way, here are a few alternatives for you to consider, all available from Amazon UK: 8-Bit…

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Three great but harrowing cinematic classics

By sarahj | January 16, 2017

They might have budgets bigger than the average person’s life time salary, but every so often a Hollywood production emerges that is just too dramatic for a second view.  Some lack a decent script, or have plot holes you could drive a car through and others have wooden, dull performances from the lead actors.  However,…

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Five awesome things to look forward to in 2017!

By sarahj | January 2, 2017

We’re at the end of a particularly sad year, but don’t lose heart!  There’s going to be plenty of cool things to enjoy as we get deeper into 2017. Tech will be all about VR Virtual reality has become ever more accessible over 2016 and that trend will continue into 2017.  The best examples are hugely…

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