Bookworms: Showrunners (2014) Review + Interview

Showrunners by Tara Bennett

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the companion book to the documentary film of the same name. Written by Tara Bennett, it allows readers to go further into the showrunner’s lives as they head the TV shows that we all know and some of us love. Read on for my review and an interview with the film’s director, Des Doyle!

Movie Review: Suburban Gothic (2014) and Young Blood (2014)

Suburban Gothic (2014)

  Mid-October is an exciting time for Toronto genre film lovers.  The Toronto After Dark (TADFF)  is one of the largest film festivals in Toronto. The festival is in its ninth year and is held at the Scotiabank Theatre located in the downtown core. Heading towards its opening night, I’m thankful for the new location. As I […]

Review: Lazarus #12

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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 interviews with the creators of Lazarus here, here and here. When we started this project we said that we would, at least, cover a year with […]

Movie Review: The Rover (2014)

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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 […]

Urbance Kickstarter: Adult Anime of Sex, War and Hip Hop

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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 […]

Interview: Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

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If you’ve been following our regular coverage on this title, you know that we’ve been taking our time with the issues of Rucka and Lark’s sci-fi of an all too real future, Lazarus. In the lead up to the release of the first hardcover, and at the commencement of a new story arc, we took some […]

Bookworms: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (’71) by O’Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM

Inspired by the work of a real scientist, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM is a fantastical piece of juvenile fiction about a little mouse and her connection to a society of highly intelligent rats.

Bookworms: Shoeless Joe (1982) by W.P. Kinsella

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Shoeless Joe is the magical story of an Iowa farmer, who based on ghostly direction, builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield.

Review: Lazarus 11

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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 […]

King Down: Adventure in the World of Chess

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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 […]

Comic Review: Alive

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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 […]

Bookworms: Mistborn (2006) by Brandon Sanderson

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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.