Author: Darren Slade

Review: Captain America: Civil War – 147 Minutes of Immense Fun

Review: Captain America: Civil War – 147 Minutes of Immense Fun

DC characters ought to generate more compelling stories, but... Read More »

“Did it come true?”: the Question That Dogs Movies Like Blade Runner, 2001 and Back to the Future II

“Did it come true?”: the Question That Dogs Movies Like Blade Runner, 2001 and Back to the Future II

Inevitably, almost everything “predicted” in movies set in the near future doesn’t happen. Read More »

Pixar and the Triumph of Storytelling

Pixar and the Triumph of Storytelling

Those of us who like genre tales know that the boldest and most intelligent story-tellers often deal in SF and fantasy. In Hollywood today, many of them also work in animation. Read More »

Altered states: why we’re suckers for different cuts of the same films

Altered states: why we’re suckers for different cuts of the same films

There's something almost religious about this phenomenon – the knowledge that there was a select group of disciples to whom the truth had been revealed. Read More »

‘Must see’ genre movies? I’ll pass on that

‘Must see’ genre movies? I’ll pass on that

Great genre films of the past were not part of a franchise strategy. Read More »

How Star Wars charmed Britain on its first release

How Star Wars charmed Britain on its first release

British fans get to go first this time. That wasn't so back in 1977. Read More »

Why is Britain So Scared of Horror?

Why is Britain So Scared of Horror?

Why has the home of Shelley, Stoker & Stevenson forsaken Halloween? Read More »

The Best Doctor Who in a Long Time

The Best Doctor Who in a Long Time

It is a pleasure to report that I thought the first story of the new series was the best Doctor Who I have seen in a long time Read More »

Ant-Man: a small step in the right direction for Marvel

Ant-Man: a small step in the right direction for Marvel

Getting tired of superhero films? Don't go to sleep before you see Ant-Man Read More »

Were Fans Cheated By Spock’s Death?

Were Fans Cheated By Spock’s Death?

The most satisfying films are often the ones which take us to a point where we can see no need for a sequel. Read More »

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