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Doctor Who s08e05: Time Heist

Doctor Who s08e05: Time Heist

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Douglas Mackinnon Writers: Steve Thompson, Steven Moffat Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Keeley Hawes, Jonathan Bailey, Pippa Bennett-Warner Running time: 45:22 minutes approximately on DVD Rating:  2 out of 5 stars Snarky spoilers, Sweetie. Seriously, end-of-zode spoilers. It’s why I put the rating at the top.  Clara (Jenna Coleman) is greeted

The Walking Dead s03e11: I Ain’t a Judas

The Walking Dead s03e11: I Ain’t a Judas

A review by C J Dee Director: Greg Nicotero Writer: Angela Kang Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, David Morrissey, Dallas Roberts Running time: 43 minutes Rating:  5/5 [Spoilers, Sweetie — review contains a synopsis of episode] ‘I

Dreamfall chapters

Dreamfall chapters

A review by Daniel Haynes Over eight years have passed since Funcom published Dreamfall, a sequel to the acclaimed point-and-click adventure game, The Longest Journey. The sad news was that Dreamfall failed to sell enough to make any established publishers interested in resurrecting the franchise and all hope for a sequel seemed lost. With the

Operation Shield by Joel Shepherd

Operation Shield by Joel Shepherd

A review by Rebecca Muir ISBN: 9781616148959 Publisher: Pyr (Prometheus Books) Format: paperback, 461 pages Operation Shield is the fifth book in Joel Shepherd’s Cassandra Kresnov series. You can read my review of the previous book, 23 Years on Fire. Cassandra, or Sandy, is a fully synthetic human created by the League as a soldier.

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

A review by Daniel Haynes ISBN: 9780340921616 Publisher: Hachette Format: paperback, 608 pages David Mitchell’s latest book, The Bone Clocks, follows the life of Holly Sykes throughout many phases of her life – and from many other characters’ perspectives. Trotting around the globe from Ireland to England to Western Australia and across metaphysical realms, this

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

A review by Nalini Haynes ISBN: 9781473209350 Publisher: Gollancz (Hachette) Format: Hardcover, 96 pages Steelslayer, aka David, is living the life in Newcago post-Calamity. Calamity was the asteroid that brought superpowers to humanity. If power corrupts then superpowers corrupt superbly. David is an ordinary teenager working with the Reckoners, the freedom fighters who reclaimed Newcago from

Doctor Who s08e04: Listen

Doctor Who s08e04: Listen

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Douglas Mackinnon Writer: Steven Moffat Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is talking to himself, exploring the idea of the perfect hunter, the perfect defence and perfect hiding with some gorgeous imagery to carry his dialogue. The Doctor writes on a blackboard and leaves

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

A review by Nalini Haynes ISBN-13: 9781921901812 ISBN-10: 1921901810 Imprint: Michael Joseph (Penguin) Format: Paperback, 528 pages Angela Gillespie married an Australian, Nick Gillespie, and moved to a station (a huge sheep farm) in outback South Australia 33 years ago. Since then, she’s written one of THOSE Christmas letters every year. You know the kind: bubbly,

Brazil (1985)

Brazil (1985)

A review by Nalini Haynes Director: Terry Gilliam Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro Watch this if you liked: Monty Python Brazil starts ‘Somewhere in the 20th century’ floating in the clouds until the camera descends to a TV shop showing the news before it gets