Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Copper Promise #2: The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams (Headline)

The second novel in Jen Williams’ The Copper Promise Trilogy, The Iron Ghost, is a fantasy novel published by Headline Books and is currently available to buy in the UK.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The Film Column #1: Fast & Furious 6, Westworld, Jersey Boys, Unforgiven & Dracula Untold

In what should become a regular column on this blog, I look at the last five films that I’ve seen that haven’t been given full reviews and offer a paragraph on what I think of these films, along with a star rating. The films covered in the first entry are Fast & Furious 6, Westworld, Jersey Boys, Unforgiven and Dracula Untold.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Murdered: Soul Suspect (Xbox 360)

Developed by Airtight Games and Published by Square Enix, Murdered: Soul Suspect is a third person adventure stealth game that follows the plot of a dead Detective looking to solve his own murder, against the backdrop of the town of Salem, Massachusetts, where the supernatural is a very real thing indeed.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

22 Jump Street (2014)

I share my thoughts on 22 Jump Street, an action comedy sequel starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, and directed by Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Blackheart Legacy #2: Vowed by Liz De Jager (Tor)

I review Liz De Jager’s Vowed, the second book in the young adult urban fantasy series The Blackheart Legacy, published by Tor Books.

Friday, 17 April 2015

The Great Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: State of Play #1

 As I’m participating in the Great Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off, I thought I’d offer an update on how I’m doing with my progress and talk a little about the books that I’ve received to review.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Focus (2015)

Still in cinemas, I was able to catch a screening of Focus, a film that mixes crime, romance, drama and dark humour together to create a mildly entertaining movie, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, and directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Pronto by Elmore Leonard (W&N)

With FX’s Justified reaching its final episode later this week, I thought I’d look back at the novel where it all started, Elmore Leonard’s Pronto, featuring the very first appearance by Cowboy Marshall Raylan Givens, as the first novel in a series of books featuring this character. This crime thriller is currently available to buy, with the edition that I read being published by W&N. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Walking Dead Season 3 (AMC)

I review the third season of AMC’s hit TV series The Walking Dead, starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen, Steven Yeun, David Morrissey, Sarah Wayne Callies, Danai Gurira and more.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Jackie Brown (1997)

The most recent film to be reviewed for The Fictional Hangout is Jackie Brown, a Quentin Tarantino movie starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Robert DeNiro, Michael Bowen, Robert Forster and more.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler (Doubleday)

The Burning Man is the twelfth novel in the Bryant & May crime series by Christopher Fowler. Published by Doubleday in the UK, it's currently available to buy, and can be read with or without knowledge of the previous eleven books in the series. 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Black Sails Season 2 (Starz)

I review the second season of Starz’s pirate drama, Black Sails, a prequel to the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, starring Toby Stephens, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Hannah New, Zack McGowan, Luke Arnold and more.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Quentin Tarantino To Direct Harry Potter Reboot!

News has come filtering through today that Quentin Tarantino’s next film following The Hateful Eight will be a reboot of the beloved young adult franchise Harry Potter series, as a spaghetti western, with the first film in the shared universe to be entitled Harry Potter Vol. 1, and to be released exactly 365 days from now.