Category Archives: Film/TV

Into the heart of the original with Aylett

If you have ever wandered the streets of Beerlight or enjoyed the works of Jeff Lint (books or documentary on AylettVision on YouTube) or Dinner with Argle on YouTube, then you may be aware of the originality of Steve Aylett. … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

As far as I remember the novel, which is rusty, the film of Horns is not terribly faithful to the novel and I am not entirely shocked by this. It does make me want to re-read Joe Hill’s novels though. … Continue reading

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I’ve just finished watching Catherine Hardwicke‘s Red Riding Hood (DVD, 2011) which was interesting. I wasn’t expecting great things along the lines of Company of Wolves (DVD) and to that extent, I really wasn’t surprised. Hardwicke does reflect on the … Continue reading

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A season of Buffy and mellowness

I’ve just read the finale of the Buffy Season 8 comic which Dark Horse have been publishing. I’ve got to admit that it did bring me back into the Buffy universe (to the point of re-watching the Season 2 DVD … Continue reading

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Weeknotes: Where the Wild Things Are, Neil Gaiman

I’ve finally started re-reading and re-writing my book with a little more earnest this week. I’ve was merrily putting it off and then just knuckled down and began. There is a definite art in trying not to melt through the … Continue reading

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Weeknotes: Seeing Alice flashforward

It has mainly been a visual sort of week. I saw the FlashForward finale which I’m sure was thought of as “in which we seriously screw the pooch”. What might have been an interesting high concept series musing on multiple … Continue reading

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A Preest, meanwhile, imagines Franklyn

I’ve just watched Gerald McMorrow‘s debut sf film, Franklyn, which I wanted to see when it came out by it appears to have by passed Oxford. It is an extension of an earlier short film, Thespian X, which featured the … Continue reading

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The celluloid yellow brick road turns 70

Emma Brockes has an article on the Guardian’s film section about the film of the Wizard of Oz which turns 70 this year. I’ve got to admit that the film has always slightly concerned me so I’ve sort of avoided … Continue reading

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A bad hobbit…

It appears from WENN via Yahoo News that the Hobbit may feature some of the Hobbits from Lord of the Rings, despite Bilbo being the only one who does so in the books. I really hope it isn’t true but … Continue reading

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Times on nonsense in children’s TV

The Times has a great article on the need for lunacy in children’s TV and a brief history of nonsense in children’s literature focussing on Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. Derived from the sad news of Oliver Postgate’s death, it … Continue reading

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