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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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Board Game Review: Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power

It’s hard to believe that Ravensburger’s excellent Disney Villainous has only been around since 2018. A game in which players each take the role of a different Disney villain, it’s already seen numerous expansions which can be played without the base game or by combining any of the villains from any set to compete in a struggle to be 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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X-Men: 20th Anniversary

It was a very different time for superhero movies in the late 90s/early 00s. As is often the case with Hollywood, the failure of one specific movie was seen as the death knell for the entire genre – in this case, Batman & Robin was the harbinger of the apocalypse for superhero movies. Rather than concentrate on the fact that […]

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Film Review: Scoob! (2020)

At first glance, Scoob! seems like it’s going to be an origin story for our favourite scaredy-dog and his mystery solving friends. Yet it soon becomes clear that it’s a shameless, awkward and somewhat cynical attempt to set up a shared universe featuring the classic Hanna-Barbera characters from the 60s and 70s. It all starts off nicely, with a young […]

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Board Game Review: Horrified

The ‘Universal Classic Monsters’ movies – the first example of a cinematic shared universe – kicked off in the 1920s with The Phantom of the Opera, though the most famous and widely seen Universal Monsters are Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. All of the most […]

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Film Review: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Following the ‘Spock Trilogy’ of movies (beginning with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, continuing with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and ending with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), the status quo of Star Trek had been reset somewhat, story-wise. With Kirk demoted to Captain, back in charge of the Enterprise with his regular crew, it’s […]