Monday, 30 March 2015

Angelfall by Susan Ee (Hodder/Skyscape)

I share my thoughts on Susan Ee’s young adult post-apocalyptic young adult novel dealing with the aftermath of Angels destroying the world, entitled Angelfall, and published by Hodder in the UK and Skyscape in the USA. It’s the first in the Penryn and the End of Days Trilogy.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

The third act of the Hunger Games movie franchise, Mockingjay – Part 1, is the latest film to be covered for the Fictional Hangout and was recently released on DVD. Adapted by Suzanne Collins’ young adult books by director Francis Lawrence, this dystopian movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer and more.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Peaky Blinders Season 2 (BBC)

The second season of Steven Knight’s six-part BBC period drama, Peaky Blinders, is the latest show to be reviewed for this blog, which I watched towards the end of last year, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, Annabelle Wallis and Sam Neill. It’s currently available on DVD in the UK and on Netflix in the USA.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen

 As part of Mark Lawrence’s Great Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off, I share my thoughts on the first book that I finished reading for this assignment, Fire & Ice, the first in the Icefire Trilogy form Patty Jansen.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

In Bruges (2008)

I review In Bruges, crime/black comedy film directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy and more. 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Banshee Season 3 (Cinemax)

The bloody, brutal and violent pulp neo-western series Banshee recently brought its third season to a close in an epic fashion. Cinemax’s show stars Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Hoon Lee and Ulriech Thomson.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Knight's Shadow by Sebastien De Castell (Jo Fletcher Books)

Sebastien De Castell’s fantasy novel Knight’s Shadow is the second book in the highly praised Greatcoats series from Jo Fletcher Books. Hit the break to find out what I thought.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Escape Plan (2013)

I review Mikael Håfström’s disappointing Escape Plan, an action thriller starring Slyvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones and Sam Neil.

Friday, 13 March 2015

The 100 Season 2 (The CW)

Here's what I thought of the second Season of the CW’s The 100, which concluded earlier in the week  Created by Jason Rothenberg, the series Eliza Taylor, Bobby Morley, Thomas McDonnell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington, and many more. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Buried Life by Carrie Patel (Angry Robot Books)

I share my thoughts on Carrie Patel’s The Buried Life, one of the more recent offerings from Angry Robot Books, currently available to buy in both the UK and the USA.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 (FOX)

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow recently wrapped up a disappointing but at times enjoyable second season. Hit the break to find out what I thought of the urban fantasy series starring Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison, Katia Winter, Orlando Jones, John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Having recently watched it for the first time, I thought I’d share my thoughts on Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs, a crime thriller starring Tim Roth, Michael Madson, Chris Penn and more.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher (Titan Books)

I review Adam Christopher’s Elementary: The Ghost Line, published by Titan Books as a tie-in to the awesome CBS TV series, Elementary – a modern reworking of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in New York.  It’s the first Elementary tie-in novel and is currently available to buy in both the UK and the USA.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Star Wars Rebels Season 1 (Disney XD)

I share my thoughts on the first season of the animated Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels, created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck, with voices from Freddie Prinze Jr, Tyia Sircar, Steven Blum, Vanessa Marshall and Taylor Grey.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Looper (2012)

Hit the break to find out what I thought of writer and director Rian Johnson’s science fiction time travel film, Looper, starring Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon Levitt.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Autumn Republic by Brian McCellan (Orbit)

I cover the final act in the Powder Mage Trilogy, entitled The Autumn Republic, written by Brian McClellan and published by Orbit Books. This book is currently available to buy in both the USA and the UK.