Doctor Who: Series 8 - Soundtrack review

CoverTen years, ten albums, 444 tracks – a phenomenal musical output from composer Murray Gold, whose much-loved scores for Doctor Who reach a new high with this three-CD set covering Series 8, the first soundtrack release of music for the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi. A new take on the classic signature tune, coupled with a new theme for the new incarnation of the Time Lord, launch this lavish collection featuring music from all 12 episodes of Series 8 over two CDs, with the third disc comprising 14 tracks from the 2014 Christmas special. The score is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Murray Gold (computer instruments, guitars and synths) and conducted by Ben Foster and James Shearman. The album also includes an extensive 24-page booklet with notes from Gold… [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Lightsaber BBQ Tongs - review

CoverAs someone with firsthand experience of sizzling heat and char-grilling, Darth Vader knows the value of a good set of barbeque tongs. They're shaped just like his famous Lightsaber weapon, and feature a heat-resistant plastic handle, metal tongs, a red storage case and authentic Star Wars sound effects. Rule the grill and the galaxy with the power of the dark side at your command... [click here...]

 

The Haunting of Radcliffe House - DVD review

CoverMeg and Alec move with their two children to a large and old mansion house on the Yorkshire Moors. Meg has a contract to renovate the place to something close to its former glory. She immediately begins taking photographs and using computer software to plan the new layout. Her daughter first notices an anomaly in a snapshot which she is convinced is a ghost. The daughter experiences a terrifying encounter, before Meg herself begins to suffer her own dangerous and unnatural occurrences. Meanwhile, Alec has become increasingly cold and aloof. He spends all of his time on a gruesome sculpture of his wife. He is, it seems, being possessed or at least influenced by Radcliffe, the original owner, who was supposed to have murdered his wife in a black magic ritual before taking his own life. A spectacular but sinister mosaic is uncovered from the floor of the upper room, and it isn’t long before events begin repeating themselves... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #10 - Comic book

CoverGabby and the Doctor are back in New York after a terrifying excursion into the past. Having witnessed the true value of life in the terror of the trenches, Gabby’s travels have already left a deep impact – but evading the stares of the Weeping Angels may prove easier than coming home. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Gabby is happy to return to Sunset Park, and see her friends and family again… until the Echo strikes, amplifying everyday noise into ear-shattering, mind-splinteringly debilitating waves of sound. What is the Echo, and can the Doctor and Gabby solve the mystery before the cacophony drives the city mad…? [click here...]

 

The Art and Making of Hannibal - Book review

CoverThe Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series - celebrates all aspects of this unique show. A highly stylised look at the reimagining of a legendary character and the new world he inhabits. This volume is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the production, special effects, food styling and direction of this visually stunning, critically lauded series... [click here...]

 

Cris Velasco (composer) - Interview

CoverCris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music Composition his first major release was composing for Sony’s blockbuster God of War. Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, ZombiU, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, God of War 3, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands, God of War 2, Darksiders, Clive Barkers Jericho, and many more. Darren Rea spoke with him as his score for Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings was released... [click here...]

 

Cosplay: The Fantasy World of Role Play - Book

CoverWelcome to the amazing world of cosplay, where devoted fans personify the appearance and mannerisms of their favourite fantasy characters. Through elaborate costumes and meticulous makeup, they transform themselves into visions so fantastic, they not only change the way others perceive them, but how they perceive themselves... [click here...]

 

Immerse: Virtual Reality Headset - review

CoverImmerse in a virtual reality ready for the ultimate gaming experience, with 3D effects your smartphone can create a world of wonder. Whether it’s a movie or game, you can download content directly onto your android or iPhone from the App Store and Play store. With tonnes of free games and low-cost apps to choose from you’ll be stunned at the graphical world you can create... [click here...]

 

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...]