Month: September 2021

Rocky IV is often callously dismissed as a motion picture punchline embodying 1980s absurdity and the popcorn-friendly selling-out what was once an Oscar-winning franchise. However, the film remains widely beloved, and clearly means a lot to its star/writer/director, Sylvester Stallone. Having long felt the 1985 film was unfinished, Stallone recently took upon the task of
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Author: Walter Goodwater Publisher: Solaris Price: £14.99 (hardback) Red Valley, California has always been a little different. Not only does its inhabitants tend to err towards the strange and supernatural, but it has its very own house that likes to disappear and its King, well, he says he protects the town but people are too
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This Star Trek: Lower Decks article contains spoilers for Season 2, Episode 8 “I, Excretus.” For Star Trek fans who worry that Lower Decks somehow doesn’t “count” because it’s a comedy, nothing could be further from the truth. Not only does Lower Decks count as real Star Trek canon it also actively explores Trek canon,
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J.J. Abrams’ spy drama Alias, which turns 20 this week, was a lot of things: high-octane action-adventure series, twentysomethings relationship drama, occasional National Treasure homage. It was also, surprisingly, a spiritual predecessor to today’s hyper-saturated superhero movie and TV universes: A preternaturally gifted fighter, Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) inhabits comic-book-esque alter egos to infiltrate secret
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New World features some of the most interesting character-building, skills, and weapons systems I’ve seen in an MMO in quite some time. While many MMO developers talk about balancing such systems to discourage meta min-maxing and encourage experimentation, New World‘s flexibility genuinely encourages you to explore a variety of builds to see what works best
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Some people’s October viewing will have been decided well in advance (possibly with the help of a spreadsheet) and will comprise exclusively blood, guts, gore and haunted dolls. Those people – the Halloween worshippers – won’t need any help knowing what to sit down in front of this month. For the rest of us, here’s
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