Director David Michod proves that Animal Kingdom wasn’t a one off and in the process has created one of the great post-apocalyptic films in quite some time. The Rover is a melancholy, thoughtful, and slow burning film that ultimately leads you to an ending that is perfectly in line with the rest of the film […]
Steambot, the Canadian concept art studio behind X-Men: Days of Future Past and Tron Legacy, have taken to Kickstarter to make their 2013 viral animated teaser a reality. Written and Directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Sébastien Larroudé, Urbance takes place in a dystopian future where a widespread fatal disease transmitted by sexual contact has caused a dangerous […]
Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our three-part catch-up with Greg himself here and our two-part catch-up with Michael here. A round up of the current state of the book and some hints about future directions, with both […]
Tabletop game designer Saar Shai, whose double-edged card game of covert agents and secret missions, The Agents, won our praise in a review in May, has returned to Kickstarter with King Down, which is…wait, is that just a fancy chess set? No, it isn’t. While it borrows some familiar gameplay elements from the timeless strategic game, playing King […]
Alive Story and Art by Taguchi Hajime Review by Mara Wood “I want to see a miracle…the kind that makes you want to be alive.” This statement the character on the cover of Taguchi Hajime’s short story collection Alive makes sums up the theme of the diverse stories. Alive is a refreshing manga that celebrates […]
if you haven’t heard of Brandon Sanderson, or you have but haven’t picked up any of his books, do yourself a favor and start with Mistborn. It’s the beginning of a trilogy (with another trilogy following it), the magic system is fantastically unique, and his writing will keep you turning the pages. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 24 Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata Review by Mara Wood Poor Hayate. It’s bad enough that his parents owe money to the yakuza. To avoid drastic measures to pay off their debt, Hayate becomes a butler for a wealthy young lady, Nagi. In Kenjiro Hata’s series from Shonen Sunday […]
07-Ghost Vol. 12 Story and Art by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara Review by Mara Wood 07-Ghost is a manga series that uses extensive world building and religious allegories to create a sweeping story of good versus evil. In the twelfth volume of this unique fantasy series, Yuki Amemiya and Yikino Ichihara continue the story […]
Sci-fi comes in many forms and while there have been several big budget films lately, the most common place you’ll find a sci-fi film is in the low-budget market. The Machine is a British film, which means more often than not that we’re in the low end of the budget range, but this isn’t always a bad thing as good ideas can flourish regardless of budget.