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Amazing Spiderman 2

Amazing Spiderman 2

A review by Nalini Haynes The Amazing Spiderman 2 has 8 stars on IMDB from 6,468 users. This re-reboot of a classic seems to be a hit with fans for a combination of its fannish references and its special effects including LOTS of ‘splodey-style action. Take note! There will be fan reviews listing reams of references from

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

A review by Nalini Haynes I love and adore Shaun Tan’s work. If I had the opportunity, I’d save and frame his napkin and envelope doodles, framing them for posterity like Picasso’s work. Possibly Shaun’s best-known work, The Lost Thing book and short film, are adorable, narrated by someone sounding remarkably like Shaun himself: humble, unpretentious

Misfits TV series s01e03

Misfits TV series s01e03

A review by Nalini Haynes ★★★★☆  four out of five stars The Misfits offenders are starting to bond as a group but they’re more like a dysfunctional family than actual friends. Alisha is attracted to Curtis and taunts him with her power, that of being irresistible to men when she touches them. Curtis is obviously attracted to

Sherlock TV series season 3

Sherlock TV series season 3

A review by Nalini Haynes Opening scene: how Sherlock survived, explained in action-oriented detail. Cut to fanboy talking to Detective Lestrade, sharing his theory about how Sherlock survived. Lestrade, being the genius he thinks he is, declares Sherlock is dead. Cut to chained man being beaten by person speaking in a foreign language. Chained man

Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Night Watch series book 4 A review by Nalini Haynes A stranger dies in a horror dungeon experience, attracting the attention of the Night Watch. Gesar sends Anton to Scotland to investigate. Inevitably the threat is far more dire than it, at first, appears. The Last Watch is an Other extremist group, just what every

Crystal Venom by Steve Wheeler

Crystal Venom by Steve Wheeler

A review by Rebecca Muir Crystal Venom is the second book in Steve Wheeler’s A Fury of Aces series. It picks up the story of Marko and his friends as their adventures continue across the galaxy. The Games Board fund, market and regulate conflicts for the entertainment of the masses; they’ve made a lot of money

Darkness Hunts by Keri Arthur

Darkness Hunts by Keri Arthur

A review by Evie Kendal Darkness Hunts is the fourth book of the Dark Angels series by Melbourne-based paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, Keri Arthur. The series focuses on Risa Jones, a half-Aedh, half-werewolf born of a lab-created female clone and an Aedh priest. Aedhs are reminiscent of angels in the series (due to

Thrud the Barbarian, Written and Illustrated by Carl Critchlow

Thrud the Barbarian, Written and Illustrated by Carl Critchlow

A review by Ross Joseph Thrud the Barbarian Issues 1 – 6 are collected here in one single hardcover edition. Although connected by world and characters (kind of), each issue is mostly a separate story. Thrud is a Barbarian in the simplest of terms. He is half naked, big, dumb and strong. There are others

Misfits TV series s01e02

Misfits TV series s01e02

A review by Nalini Haynes ★★★★☆  four out of five stars Four of the Misfits offenders have discovered their superpowers. Each superpower reflects their personalities and concerns, although viewers may not yet realise the extent. Nathan, the mouthy clown, is disgruntled because he hasn’t found his superpower yet. Community service for this week is supporting