• A Touch Of Glass

    Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Are you that surprised? It’s not like I haven’t been going out and watching things . Or playing things. Or reading […]

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  • Fragile Masculinity: The Westworld Penis

    Who doesn’t love a good penis? Wait, don’t answer that question: there’s probably some sort of shame in your answer, the same type of shame I’m feeling for writing this […]

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  • Putting Your Dick In Crazy – Tom Hardy’s Taboo

    Saturday evening on the BBC: I think the polite term here is “fluffy,” full of appointment-viewing that you’re not exactly heart-broken to miss. (Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing are […]

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  • When Thundercats Turned Us Gay

    I’ve been sitting at home watching TV far too much recently. A lot of that has been watching Countdown and 15 to 1 and other such game-shows that are somehow capable of going on for […]

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A Touch Of Glass

Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Are you that surprised? It’s not like I haven’t been going out and watching things . Or playing things. Or reading things. (Scrap that last bit. I have been more distracted by sudoku and picross/nonogram games of the last while to actually commit to reading anything in a while.) It’s more […]

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Owning A Star Trek: A Review (With Spoilers)

Its’ been about 12 years since the Star Trek franchise left our TV screens; well (repeats aside); it’s been even longer since good Star Trek left our TV screens. (I never cared for Enterprise, found Star Trek: Voyager boringly problematic, but will fight anyone who has anything ill to say about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.) Bringing the franchise back to TV screens was always going to be problematic: while there’s plenty […]

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Space, The Final Front-Bore

These are the voyages of the starship Orville. Its meaningless mission: to explore a world that has already been established; to seek out moments that are meant to be humorous (and aren’t); to badly go where science fiction and comedy have probably gone before. “Hey, there’s a new Seth MacFarlane show on TV that’s basically trying to do a comedy […]

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When The Shit Gets Shitty

You know when you’re having one of those days when life is just being a bit of a dick to you? Yeah, that day’s been running for a few months at this stage, like some sort of time-travel of something. I am in Groundhog Day  and don’t even have the joy of putting up some snow. Last blog-post, did a video […]

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Just Us & Injustice

My darling husband decided he’d be nice to me and buy me a copy of Injustice 2 for no other reason than he thought I’d enjoy it (if only he’d stop playing Friday The 13th for long enough for me to get a go on it.)You see kids, part of the fun of Netherrealm games is going through every single character and checking out their stats […]

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Bullet Buffet – Free Fire

Director Ben Wheatley brought his latest film Free Fire to the ADIFF last week (the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, if you’re not into your abbreviations.) The film has already been seen at a bunch of other festivals, but it seemed appropriate for Wheatley to bring this film back to this side of the atlantic. With him, Wheatley brought the Irish actors […]

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Holy Lego Bricks, Batman

Everyone has their own favourite take on the Batman character (and they will talk a lot about why their favourite is the ‘right’ one, ignoring every other Batman presented before them.) So it’s quite rewarding to watch a film that brings the best of every Batman together, clicking the pieces into one functional and enjoyable whole. Just like Lego really. […]

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We Are Legi(x)n

I’m now two whole episodes into Legion on FX and I’m sure I’m not the only person to come to something of a revelation: this may be the most X-Men thing to ever X-Men. Ever. It’s not a terribly big secret, but I guess it sort of is: I haven’t noticed the word “mutant” being used (yet…it’s due in the third episode if I’m […]

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Civil War & Peace

It takes a special type of film to pit multiple superheroes against each other, to put good guys up against other good guys and see what happens. Captain America: Civil War isn’t even the only such film out this quarter. (Okay, so depending on where and when your quarter starts and finishes, maybe it’s not the same quarter, but this film […]

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