News / 29th Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Award shortlist

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It is the equivalent of the Man Booker prize for Science Fiction, the six shortlisted books for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year published in 2014 are: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In Autumn –… Read more »

News / Normal, debut thriller from Graeme Cameron

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Normal by Graeme Cameron

He lives in your area, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops in your local supermarket, bumping trolleys, apologising with a smile. He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him. What you don’t know is that he has an elaborate cage built into a secret basement… Read more »

News / Video: Iggy Pop to feature on guitar legend Hotei’s new single

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hotei and iggy pop

TOMOYASU HOTEI (pronounced “hoe-tay”) is an artist who boasts a stellar career spanning more than three decades. Best known around the world for his original song, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill, Hotei (GQ Japan’s ‘Man Of The Year’ for 2014) has sold over 40… Read more »

News / BBC Proms 2015: Friday 17 July – Saturday 12 September 2015

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bbc proms

Sir Mark Elder joins TV presenter line-up for world’s largest broadcast classical music festival Conductor Sir Mark Elder curates BBC Four Sunday symphony series with Katie Derham as part of regular Proms broadcasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays on BBC Four Every Prom broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and online in HD sound Six… Read more »

News / First Look At Johnny Depp In Black Mass + Trailer

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johnny depp as whitey bulger

The first trailer and image of Johnny Depp in character as Whitey Bulger in the true crime movie Black Mass have been revealed. The film is written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth and directed by Scott Cooper. It is based on Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and… Read more »

News / Point Break remake, why oh why?

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point break remake

Point Break was a great film, it was one of Kathryn Bigelow’s early films along with Blue Steel and Strange Days. These films stuck to the framework desired by a big studio for a successful mainstream movie, whilst simultaneously subverting almost every aspect of it. Now it has fallen victim to the all consuming meat… Read more »

News / Sufjan Stevens announces European tour

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Sufjan Stevens latest album Carrie & Lowell is a heartfelt set of intimate songs prompted by the death of his mother. “I was recording songs as a means of grieving, making sense of it,” he told David Eggers in an interview for the Guardian. Sufjan Stevens’ European tour dates 2015 August: 28 Dublin, Helix 29… Read more »

News / 50th Anniversary edition of DUNE from the Folio Society

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Dune 50th anniversay folio society edition

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Dune, the Folio Society has produced a lavish illustrated hardback edition of the book. Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel imagined and realised a huge and richly detailed world that has hardly dated in those five decades, indeed it has been the world’s best selling science… Read more »

News / Totally twisted trailer for ‘The Tale Of Tales’

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tale of tales

The Tale Of Tales is a film  adaptation of a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile. This is no sanitised or merchandised Disney twaddle however, the film is by Matteo Garrone and stars Salma Hayek , Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones. The film weaves reality and fantasy together… Read more »