Monthly Archives: August 2017

Film: Hellboy 3 vs The Hellboy Reboot

By James The Hellboy film duet has and always will be one of my favourites. From the stone-fisted, red Ron Perlman to the scaled, blue Doug Jones, I thoroughly enjoyed the style and execution the films achieved from these gritty, dark comics. The first instalment introduced a myriad of characters into my life, almost all…
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Gaming: Top 10 First-Person Shooters of All Time

By Bill FPSs have grown in recent years to become the most popular sub-genre of videogames. Many people claim to hate them, but that’s down to the fatigue brought on by constant Call of Duty’s and Battlefield’s that seem to regurgitate themselves each year like a diseased Time Lord. These people often forget that some…
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Literature: The Top 10 Japanese Novels of All Time

By Bill With the help of Haruki Murakami, Japanese literature has become extremely common in the mainstream literary world. Along with the obvious British and American fiction, Japan has wormed its way into the public consciousness and (in the case of a new Murakami novel) engenders the same level of hype that was often reserved…
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TV: Review – The Defenders

By Bill Marvel have proven once again that they are much better at making Netflix shows than cinema blockbusters. As with the previous five seasons of the titular Defenders’ solo outings, Marvel have another hit on their hands … and it’s one of their best. Whilst the opening credits are a little dull when compared…
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Music: Recommendation – Contraband by Velvet Revolver

By James 2004 saw the release of Contraband - a debut album from the hard-rock super group, Velvet Revolver. Featuring Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum, with David "Dave" Kushner as the primary rhythm guitarist, the band would go on to be very…
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Music: Top 10 Muse Songs

By James Muse are my favourite band of all time. Originating from Devon, they have become one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. They consist of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). Their debut album dropped in 1999 and since then they have gone from strength…
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Film: The Top 6 Akira Kurosawa Films of All Time

By Bill Akira Kurosawa is one of my favourite directors of all time, however he is often seen as a director for ‘cinema buffs’ with many people having never heard of him. Kurosawa is a Japanese film director who was in the business for decades and directed some of the most revered films of the…
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Gaming: How I Bulldozed Dragon Age: Origins

By James Dragon Age: Origins is one of my favourite games of all time, as you might have seen, and so when it was one of the ‘Games with Gold’ the other week, it prompted me to re-live the awesomeness. In order to, basically, understand this article, I strongly recommend you play the game first……
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Gaming: The Top 5 Assassin’s Creed Games

By Bill There was a time when the words Assassins and Creed filled people’s hearts with excitement and joy. Unfortunately, as is the case with Call of Duty, the Assassin’s Creed series has ground out all the enjoyment we all once felt and that is solely down to regurgitating the same game year in, year…
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