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March 7, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Apothecary Diaries

Books: The Apothecary Diaries

By Jonathan Clements. It is the ultimate in blood-sports – hundreds of the most beautiful women in the world, locked away in a palace where their sole chance of advancement is to catch the eye and bear the heir of the Emperor. Throw in scheming eunuchs, bitter sister-wife rivalries, and the ever-present danger that years […]

March 4, 2021 · 0 comments

Mothra

Mothra

by Jeremy Clarke. You’d be forgiven for assuming Mothra (1961) to be a typical Toho monster movie in which a giant moth attacks Tokyo. However, the film single-handedly redefined the genre as much as the original Godzilla film defined it. Mar 4, 2021Jonathan Clements

March 1, 2021 · 0 comments

Mission to Mars?

Mission to Mars?

By Hugh David. “Abandoned artificial satellites. Tanks jettisoned from space shuttles. Refuse generated during space station construction. Debris of all shapes and sizes is travelling around the Earth at speeds of up to eight kilometres a second. Should this debris collide with a spacecraft, it could result in a terrible accident. For this reason, mankind […]

February 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Works of Hayao Miyazaki

Books: The Works of Hayao Miyazaki

By Shelley Pallis. In an already crowded field of critical appraisals of Ghibli films, the Toulouse-based Third Editions offer their latest English-language publication, Gael Berton’s The Works of Hayao Miyazaki: The Japanese Animation Master. It’s a beautifully designed book, on posh paper with a pretty cover, although one immediately wonders whether the world really needs […]

February 26, 2021 · 0 comments

NEWSWIRE – Your Name 4K News + April 2021 Releases

NEWSWIRE – Your Name 4K News + April 2021 Releases

We’ve reached the end of February and that means it’s time to look ahead for what’s coming in the way of upcoming releases! Today the primary focus will be titles coming in April but before we actually want to begin by focusing on something coming in May that we know a lot of you will […]

February 24, 2021 · 0 comments

Moriarty the Patriot

Moriarty the Patriot

By Jeannette Ng. Moriarty the Patriot by Ryosuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi is a manga that presents Professor James Moriarty (nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, here “William James Moriarty”) as a ruthless anti-hero battling class inequality, evil aristocrats and the British Empire itself. He does so through the medium of intricately plotted perfect crimes, all the […]

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