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With the success of television productions such as Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (based on the novel by Margaret Atwood) it is perhaps not a surprise to see a version of this classic novel (which I reviewed HERE last year). Like Handmaid’s Tale, Fahrenheit 451 was once a staple of high school English curriculums, both in…
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  I must admit when I heard that Netflix were reviving this series from the 1960’s my first reaction was “Erm…. I’m not sure.” Admittedly, the old Irwin Allen series (1965-68) has not held up well. When I was about 6 I thought it was great, but watching it again on DVD forty-odd years later…
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Helplessly Hoping Did the Annihilation movie faithfully follow events in the book? No. What does it all mean? I’m not sure. Would you see the movie again? Hell, yeah. Director Alex Garland’s adaption of Annihilation (the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy) is only loosely based on the novel. Area X is a…
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You may not have realised it, as it has crept up upon many, but in the world of television and film we are currently seeing a shift in habits that has had, and will have, major consequences. For now is the era of streaming services and binge-watching. In recent years companies like Netflix and Amazon…
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After Randy’s take on the original novel (HERE), here’s his take on the blockbuster horror movie of the late summer : IT (2017; dir. Andy Mushietti, starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis) Billed in the credits as ‘Chapter 1’, IT focuses on the teenagers’ battle with Pennywise.   Possibly finishing the book…
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When I reviewed the novel Colossus by DF Jones a while back, I mentioned the movie version of the novel, which back in the 1970’s was both one of my favourite films and a seminal influence on my interest in science fiction. I’m very pleased to review it here, in its newly-released Bluray version. A…
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  One of the great things I like about the science fiction genre is its ability to examine, using the simple yet brilliant idea of “What if….?”  It was this that got me started reading the stuff in the first place. This movie, produced by Netflix, reminded me of the movies of my youth that…
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The pilot for Oasis is here, and it’s good enough to demand more. Amazon Video is currently hosting its pilot season. Among the shows up for a chance to become a new Amazon Original Series is Oasis, an adaptation of the 2014 novel, The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber. The story follows Peter Leigh as an ecumenical…
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Review by David Paul Hellings @HellingsOnFilm   “Eureka Entertainment to release Tom Holland’s directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 26 December 2017, and a Special Dual-Format Edition on…
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  With the release of a much anticipated movie, Mark Yon returns from the cinema to give his thoughts on it in our SFFWorld NON-SPOILER review: Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a year ago (review here) there can hardly have been a more anticipated movie in 2016 than this one. This…
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