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Panther Love

Wow.

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Wonder Woman – The Extras

The Blu Ray disc of Wonder Woman promises more than 2 hours of bonus content. That’s small by Lord of the Rings standards, but quite impressive otherwise. So what do you get in all that? To start with there is … Continue reading

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I, Replicant

Well, BladeRunner 2049 was interesting. It is visually stunning though, as has been noted elsewhere, very white and rather full of naked boobs. What struck me most about it, however, probably won’t strike most of you as important, because you … Continue reading

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Arrival – The Extras

Arrival winning the Bradbury on Saturday has reminded me to tell you that if you don’t have a copy of the film on disc then you should go get one, because the extras are great. First up, of course, there’s … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – New Year, New Presenters plus Movies and Smoothies

With Paulette having retired, we need to put things in place to ensure the continuation of the Women’s Outlook show. I can’t do it myself because I have too many work commitments. But today I was delighted to welcome to … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: More Music

Yes, I know it isn’t Wednesday. This week’s Women’s Outlook show should have gone out yesterday in the usual time slot, but once again technical gremlins intervened. So instead the show was run in the 10:00-12:00 slot this morning. You … Continue reading

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Up On the Aqueduct

My annual Year in Review post as gone up on the Aqueduct Press blog as part of their Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening series. So if you want a condensed version of what I have been up to, entertainment-wise, … Continue reading

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Mildly Spoilerific Doctor Strange Review

Which I will put under a cut because it helps some people, though of course it doesn’t work on all platforms.

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Civil War on Disc

The DVD and Blu Ray versions of Captain America: Civil War came out on Monday so naturally I rushed out and bought a copy. For those of you who care about such things, I got the Steve cover, because regardless … Continue reading

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Mike Carey at Waterstones

As promised, I have uploaded the other Mike Carey interview to Salon Futura. This is the one that we did at Waterstones in the evening. It is almost an hour long, so we have a lot more time to talk … Continue reading

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Making Movies – Part II

Not about me this time, this is about real movies. As those of you who follow trans issues on social media will know by now, there is yet another controversy about a trans woman being played by a cis man … Continue reading

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Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good

This evening I took myself off to see one of the most controversial films of the year. The sheer oceans of man-tears that have been shed over the Ghostbusters remake would drown entire solar systems. Goodness only knows what movie … Continue reading

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The Age of Apocalypse is 10-Year-Old Cheryl

So, I have seen the new X-Men film, and I absolutely loved it. This does not mean that you will. Bear with me a moment, please. I will try to make this as spoiler free as possible. As anyone who … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Judy Darley, No More Taboo, Predatory Peacekeepers and Mike Carey

Well that’s a fair old mix of a show. I started off with local writer, Judy Darley, who is running a literary fundraiser for St. Mungo’s, a charity that works with homeless people. The event is going to be in … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens On Disc

Because I am addicted to the extras you get when you buy a movie on disc I got myself a copy of The Force Awakens as soon as it came out. I have the Blu Ray edition, which is two … Continue reading

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Marketing Evil

I’ve just been to Tesco for various things, including picking up my copy of The Force Awakens. They have this special offer going on where you can select a Dark Side or Light Side limited edition cover. From a style … Continue reading

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Last Minute Hugo Recommendations

In filling in my Hugo ballot last night I was reminded of a few things that may be of interest to those of you looking for good work to fill out some of the categories. Most people will, I suspect, … Continue reading

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Before Stonewall – Compton Cafeteria

Ask most people when the gay rights movement began and they will say the Stonewall Riot in 1969. This is bollocks, of course. Things were happening in Germany in the 19th Century. But Stonewall wasn’t even the first such event … Continue reading

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Le Guin Documentary on Kickstarter

Now this is a project worth backing: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a feature documentary, explores the remarkable life and legacy of the groundbreaking 86-year-old author. It is serious stuff too. Seven years of filming is already in the … Continue reading

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So That’s What Fury Road Was All About

Watching Max Max: Fury Road left me rather puzzled. I couldn’t work out what the scriptwriters were trying to do with the plot. It could have just been a two-hour car chase with lots of explosions, but generally Hollywood likes … Continue reading

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