Blu ray review: LOGAN

LOGAN is the tenth movie in the X-MEN film franchise, and also the third solo big screen outing for the Wolverine. By now, we’re all pretty familiar with Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of James Howlett (Logan’s real name). The character is a favourite amongst comic book fans, but many feel that the cinematic version of this…


Book review: THE BASTARD LEGION by Gavin Smith

THE BASTARD LEGION is Gavin Smith’s latest novel, and part one of the new BASTARD LEGION trilogy. Smith’s debut novel was VETERAN, but many readers will recognise him from the acclaimed AGE OF SCORPIO. A penal legion in space, a crazy Marxist computer virus, and corporate espionage: this is quality SF, with Gavin Smith’s trademark…


Sneak peek: THE ETERNITY WAR – PARIAH in September 2017

This week I’m proud to reveal a glimpse into the not-too-distant-future… Here’s the draft retail packaging for THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH! I thought that THE LAZARUS WAR covers were amazing, but this latest cover is some pretty strong competition! This is the draft UK retail package, showing the UAS Santa Fe as it advances through the…


Movie review: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Michael Bay is a man who likes spectacle. He loves his effects, he loves his big character moments, and he loves his robots. If you’ve seen any of the TRANSFORMERS movies, you’ll know what to expect with THE LAST KNIGHT. Despite the promise of a “reboot” when AGE OF EXTINCTION was released (the predecessor to…


Movie review: WONDER WOMAN

The WONDER WOMAN movie hasn’t had an easy journey to the big screen. Diana’s quest started all the way back in 1996, and the project has had various obstacles and delays before finally settling on Patty Jenkins as director in 2015. Much noise has been made about the inability of a female superhero to attract…


Guest appearance: MCM Comic Con at Excel – 27th – 28th May 2017

After all the horror that has occurred this week, it feels kind of hollow to be talking about positive things. My heart goes out to all of those effected by the terrible events in Manchester earlier this week, and to those who have lost loved ones as a result of the incident. Words really are inadequate….


Movie review: ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott is responsible for some of my favourite films of all time. BLADE RUNNER approaches perfection on so many levels. BLACK HAWK DOWN is a seminal war movie. But it’s really ALIEN that has always captivated me; a film that I return to again and again, and which has spawned (much like the titular…


THE ETERNITY WAR: PARIAH – coming September 2017!

Some breaking news to share with you all today – my next book, PARIAH, will be released this September! My publisher, Orbit Books, has a great write-up on the release. Here’s the scuttlebutt: Conspiracy, terrorism and traitors. Humanity is facing its greatest threat. This is THE ETERNITY WAR. The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme…


Movie review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was a surprising hit for Marvel. Acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, it proved to be a financial success for the studio. The Guardians were initially viewed as something of a gamble for Marvel – as the gang were made up of lesser-known heroes, there was some anxiety as to whether…


Book review: ALIENS: BUG HUNT (edited by Jonathan Maberry)

The ALIEN expanded universe now covers many media. We’ve had comic books, novels, video games and more recently even a new board game. However, BUG HUNT treads new ground. Sure, we’ve seen original fiction set in the ALIEN universe before, in the form of Dark Horse comics and novels, but this is the first time…


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