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Film Review: Beyond the Mat (1999)

Keeping to the wrestling theme started with yesterday’s review of comic book Invasion From Planet Wrestletopia, I figured it was way past time that I finally covered Barry Blaustein’s brilliant 1999 documentary going behind the scenes of professional wrestling, Beyond the Mat. It’s a remarkable film that covers an awful lot of ground, from amateur hopefuls looking to get their […]

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TV Review: The Toys That Made Us

I reviewed a single episode of Netflix series The Toys That Made Us recently (the one covering Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and found it to be full of interesting details about how the turtles became such a phenomenon. What I found most intriguing was just how much of what we know about the franchise – what we perhaps take as […]

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Comic Book Review: Judge Dredd Megazine #424

2000AD’s sister title, the Judge Dredd Megazine, reaches an incredible milestone this month with the release of issue 424, which celebrates the publication’s 30th anniversary. It’s incredibly impressive considering how much the British comic book landscape has changed in the years since the first issue hit newsagents in 1990. Back then, there was a pretty healthy and vibrant selection of […]

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Kickstarter: HoverGrease

I’m always impressed by the ingenuity, tenacity and general inventiveness of small indie teams. HoverGrease – which is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter – is, almost unbelievably, the work of a two person team, Altergaze. Having already been in development for two and a half years, the team need some assistance to get the game over the finish line. The […]

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Happy Birthday GoldenEye 007!

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of one of the most important console first person shooters of all time. It’s hard to express exactly how much of an impact Rare’s N64-exclusive movie tie-in had at the time of its release; perhaps it’s even more remarkable due to its status as a licensed title that was released two years […]

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Comic Book Review: Predator vs Judge Dredd (1997)

Coming in 1997 – ten years after the first Predator movie hit screens and twenty years after Dredd’s comic book debut – Predator vs. Judge Dredd hardly came at the height of either character’s popularity. It had been seven years since the Predator’s not exactly well received second cinematic outing – and just two since Stallone’s mostly-helmetless Dredd disgraced the […]

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TV Review: X-Men: The Animated Series – Season 1 (1992)

Thanks to the Disney/Fox deal and the launch of Disney’s seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of a streaming service – DisneyPlus – it’s never been easier to see the 1992 X-Men cartoon in its entirety. Back then, it was a huge deal to see Marvel’s Merry Mutants outside of their usual comic book format – but it was also a time when […]

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Film Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

There are few finished films that have as infamous a genesis as the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. It’s truly the stuff of legend; a young director on his way up the ladder from low budget exploitation fare who’s clearly out of his depth (who’s fired a week into filming and then manages to sneak back on […]