The Serpent and the Rainbow - Blu-ray review

CoverDennis Alan is funded by a pharmaceutical company to travel to Haiti – of which he has some prior knowledge – to bring some of the so-called ‘zombie powder’ home which, to all intents and purposes, makes the body’s systems slow down so much that the subject appears to be dead. It is considered that study of the ingredients may eventually allow it to be used as a harmless anaesthetic in difficult operations, and therefore save many lives. A local woman acts as his guide, and starts by attempting to track-down a man who has recently been ‘zombiefied.’ When he tries to do a deal with a black market seller for the powder, he incurs the wrath of an evil and sadistic dictator who rules the people and the police through fear of his powers... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: X-Wing Knife Block - Gadget review

CoverStar Wars fans across the UK can prepare for battle with the latest themed kitchen accessory, the X-Wing Knife Block. This incorporates a set of stainless steel knives, (bread knife, carving knife, cooks knife, utility knife, and a paring knife), housed in an X-Wing shaped block. Not only is it useful in the kitchen, but the X-Wing fighter shape is sure to keep the big kids happy... [click here...]

 

Hydraulic Robotic Arm - Toy review

CoverFor budding engineers, the build your own Hydraulic Robotic Arm is fun and easy to construct for children and adults alike. This three dimensional model is a great demonstration of a hydraulic power system The arm function uses some of the same principles that drive real world machines; it can lift small items horizontally and rotate 90°. Made from die-cut plywood, the frame is precisely cut and can be assembled in 1-2 hours. Standing at 37cm high, and stretching up to 49cm, the hydraulic arm needs no battery, simply add water to put it to the test... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1 - Comic review

CoverHaving just saved Blitz-stricken London from the threat of a damaged Chula warship and its runaway nanogenes, the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness have left World War II behind them. They are embarking upon a tour of the universe, hoping for more sightseeing opportunities and fewer occasions of near-certain death… Instead they discover that technology lost in the wake of the Time War is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a new temporal conflict brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor prevent history from repeating itself…? [click here...]

 

Chuck - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande Records releases Tim Jones's score for the, now cancelled, TV show Chuck. The series was a beloved high-concept action comedy that followed Chuck Bartowski as the Buy More computer geek turned secret agent. When Chuck unwittingly downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head, he becomes the CIA's most vital secret... [click here...]

 

Sponge out of Water - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande Records release John Debney's score for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water. In the film, SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favourite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super heroic adventure yet... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: After Life - Graphic novel review

CoverAlice Obiefune was at her lowest ebb when the Eleventh Doctor burst into her life. She’d lost her mother, her job and her apartment. But it didn’t take much of the Doctor’s compassion to get her on board the TARDIS, rediscovering the beauty in life, one adventure at a time! From tackling an alien pet in the streets of London and discovering the truth behind an austerity-hit pleasure planet, to exposing a devilish mystery in the 1930s Bayou and facing a shapeshifting horror in a scientific research station, every day with the Doctor brings a new, impossible, life-threatening experience! But there’s a storm gathering, just out of view – one that threatens to offer both the Doctor and Alice their deepest, fondest wishes… Just hope they don’t accept… [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Revolutions of Terror - Review

CoverThe Tenth Doctor thought he was done with new companions after Donna’s tragic exit… but that was before he met Gabriella ‘Gabby’ Gonzalez during an incursion of psychic parasites in Brooklyn, New York! Stuck running her father’s Laundromat, Gabby always dreamed of horizons beyond Sunset Park – whether that meant going to college, making it as an artist, or just escaping her humdrum life for a while. Now she’s travelling the cosmos as the Doctor’s latest companion, and life couldn’t be more exciting! Whether battling invisible creatures on the Day of the Dead or uncovering a galactic conspiracy in the universe’s most famous art gallery, the only downside is the constant threat of death… [click here...]

 

Paddington - DVD review

CoverPaddington is the magical adventure of a polite young Peruvian bear, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, it seems that city life is not all he imagined - until he meets the Brown family, who kindly offer him a place to stay. But little do the Browns realise just how much chaos one small bear can cause - and they soon discover that their lives will never be the same again... [click here...]

 

Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Part 3 - Judgement

CoverStarring veteran zombie slayers Claire Redfield and Barry Burton alongside newcomers to the Resident Evil series, Moira and Natalia, it’s a fight for survival on a remote island teeming with terrifying mutations. Having escaped the detention facility, Claire and Moira join up with other Terra Save members, only to learn they are infected with a deadly virus. Can the group overcome desperation and fear to escape the island alive? Meanwhile, half a year later, Barry must rely on Natalia's memory to track down his missing daughter, and hope beyond hope that he is not too late... [click here...]