Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (PS4) - review

CoverFate/Extella: The Umbral Star is the latest game in the series. The previous outing covered the Holy Grail War which had three factions battle to win this prize. Here the game pick up with the war won and the computer and the virtual reality world that it contains. With SE.RA.PH masters, through their servants, continue their ceremonial battles... [click here...]



Underworld: Blood Wars - Soundtrack review

CoverMichael Wandmacher delivers a powerful score for the latest installment in the Underworld franchise, Blood Wars. The movie follows Vampire death dealer, Selene as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice... [click here...]


Defender (Hardback) - Book review

CoverDefender is a post-apocalyptic novel. It's not revealed how, but the people of the world suddenly started hearing voices, or at least the majority did. What followed was an epidemic of murder and suicide which decimated civilisation, leaving the earth sparsely populated, into which the good must contend with the strong... [click here...]


Star Wars: Rogue One - U-Wing Model - Review

CoverRevell release its new Star Wars: Rogue One series of model kits. The U-wing Fighter is a sturdy troop transport and gunship used by the Rebel Alliance, it's a well-armed swing-wing vessel that must penetrate heavy fire zones to deposit soldiers onto battlefields and then fly air support during dangerous missions against the Empire. The model comes complete with light and sound effects for even more fun. It's easy to put together, straight out of the box. Glue, paint or tools are not required... [click here...]


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie review

CoverSet immediately before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story details how the Rebellion got hold of those Death Star plans - y'know the stuff Princess Leia shoves into R2-D2 right at the beginning of the ''first'' film. It has the fortunate position of being able to create a whole new story, with a whole new set of characters, whilst still being able to use the familiar framework of the main franchise... [click here...]


Jon Spira (Director) - Elstree 1976 - Interview

CoverJon Spira works at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank as an Audio Video Producer making documentaries that examine film culture. His 2011 independent music documentary about the music scene in Oxford, Anyone Can Play Guitar, was listed as one of the ‘20 music films you need to see’ by the NME. Spira has also worked as a screenwriter, music video director, taught filmmaking and owned and operated Videosyncratic - his own mini-chain of two independent video shops. His latest movie, Elstree 1976, interviews individuals who appeared, but had their faces obscured by either masks or heavy makeup, in the original 1977 Star Wars movie... [click here...]


Kindred (Hardback) - Graphic novel review

CoverDana is a young, twenty-six year old, African American woman. With her husband she has relocated from Los Angeles and looks forward to settling down in her new home and the life experiences that this may entail. What she wasn’t expecting was to be physically drawn back to the Deep South at a time when slavery was rife. What appears to be drawing her back is a young boy named Rufus who seems to be able to rip her through time when his life is at risk... [click here...]


Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods - DVD review

CoverThe year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans... Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. Julius Caesar, exasperated by the situation, decides to change the tactics. Since his armies are unable to prevail through force, Roman civilisation itself will charm the barbaric Gauls. And so he has a luxurious housing complex built near the village for Roman families, called 'The Mansions of the Gods'. Will our Gaulish friends resist the lure of easy money and Roman comforts? Will their village become a simple tourist attraction? Asterix and Obelix are going to do all they can to thwart Caesar's plans... [click here...]


Star Wars Xmas 2016 - Feature

CoverChristmas is almost upon us and this year, once again, there's a huge array of Star Wars related gadgets for that sci-fi geek in your life. But with such a wide assortment of items (and some being exclusives to certain websites) where do you even start to shop? We take a look at some of the cool (and not so cool) decorations and gifts on offer this year... [click here...]


Star Wars: BB-8 Chopping Board - review

CoverThis sturdy Star Wars themed BB-8 chopping board is manufactured from tempered glass. Measuring 30 x 23 cm it's the perfect piece of kitchen hardware for the Star Wars obsessed fan in your life... Underground Toys produce a range of glass chopping boards shaped into a number of different Star Wars themed shapes. The range includes The Death Star; The Millennium Falcon; R2-D2; Han Solo frozen in carbonite; Darth Vader; and BB-8. It's interesting that the majority of the boards feature images and designs from the original Star Wars trilogy. The only exception being this BB-8 droid shaped cutting board... [click here...]