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Guardians of the Galaxy [based on comics]
Guardians of the Galaxy dir. James Gunn

Twenty six years after the death of his mother, and twenty six years after he was abducted by aliens, Peter […]

The Android’s Dream
The Androids Dream by John Scalzi

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, […]

Redshirts
Redshirts by John Scalzi

p>Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience Ensign Dahl has just been assigned to The Intrepid. In many ways this is […]

White House Down
White House Down

Comparisons with Olympus has falle are pretty inescapable. Both feature attacks on the White House, with one armed agent saving […]

Angelmaker
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Joe Spork is  mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty […]

Edie Investigates
Eddie investigates

In a small English village something is afoot. A local gent has lost his head, quite literally. Someone has murdered […]

I love him to pieces
I love him to pieces

My boyfriend is a monster #1. Illustrated by Janina Garrissen. In St. Petersberg High School, Florida Dicey Bell is looking […]

Stray

Okay, first off the cover to this is awful. Really, it is. And second of all, I did have huge […]

Whip it!

Dir: Drew Barrymore
Writ: Shauna Cross, based on her novel

Bliss Cavender works at a typical American diner, under her mother’s guidance she does pageants, and she goes to school. It isn’t an ideal life. She wants out. One day, while out shopping she sees some local roller derby girls and wants to investigate. Herself and best friend Pash pretend to be going to see the local football team but instead head for the roller derby, and before you know it Bliss is trying out for a team.

Can I just say that I loved this film. It was teh awesome!

Fish hat! a ewe from the storm

This is just plain awesome. No further words needed:

Alice in Wonderland

Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.

This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?

Living with the dead

The plot of Living with the dead revolves around the character of Robyn; recently widowed she has moved to LA and taken a job in PR with Portia Kane, a Paris Hilton-type celebrity. Or wannabe celebrity. But when Portia is murdered Robyn finds herself the main suspect and in her confusion makes a break for it. She is helped out by her best friend, Hope Adams, and her boyfriend, Karl Marstsen.