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Superheroes – 1930s Bauhaus style

Superheroes – 1930s Bauhaus style

I see that the work of French artist Grégoire Guillemin is being highlighted on the intertubes – Grégoire’s 1930s retro superhero posters. They look amazing, don’t they? Check out all his work over at http://www.greg-guillemin.com/

November 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Steve Jobs is dead, alas

Steve Jobs is dead, alas

My old boss, Steve Jobs, has passed away. To anyone who knew him or knew how Apple worked, his death has been on the cards for a while. For to him, to step down from Apple, only an impending illness of fatal magnitude would do. Steve Jobs was scary, intense, and a 100% platinum-plated genius […]

October 6, 2011 | By | Reply More
Amazon Fire tablet and new Kindles – first photos

Amazon Fire tablet and new Kindles – first photos

Here’s the new photo for Amazon’s new seven inch colour tablet, The Amazon Kindle Fire. It’ll be interesting to see how this handles e-books in practice – really, I suspect, this one’s forte will be apps, magazines and movies. CEO of Amzon, Jeff Bozos, also announced two new e-ink Kindles, including one at the magic […]

September 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Never invite Gollum to your wedding

Never invite Gollum to your wedding

What happens when you invite Gollum to be the ring-bearer at your wedding and forget to tell your wife? Well, let’s put it like this… don’t expect to get your back rubbed on the honeymoon! And you’re lucky if you get the ring off Gollum, too.

August 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Storm warning: what to expect on Monday (tomorrow)

Storm warning: what to expect on Monday (tomorrow)

I’ve been taking more than a few e-mails today. Not from fantasy and science fiction readers of my novels, as is my usual wont as an author – but from more shadowy types who know me better from my previous existence as a wordsmith of the Financial Times, and then part-founder of one of the […]

August 6, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Catwoman

Catwoman

Ah, what is this I spy? Is it Catwoman speeding towards me from the next Dark Knight movie? Actress Anne Hathaway no less. Meowwww.

August 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Avengers movie (w/spoliers)

Avengers movie (w/spoliers)

I know, I know, I’m spoiling you – this time with the trailer for the new Avengers movies, with spoilers … mostly taken, as best as I can make out, from the back end of the Captain America film (although this twist will come as no great shock to anyone who knows The Cap from […]

July 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Contagion trailer

Contagion trailer

The meta-plague is coming and there is no cure for fear. Somebody doesn’t have to weaponize the bird flu, the birds are already doing it… They’re moving the President underground and things are about to get nasty in this big budget, big stars (Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne,) end […]

July 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Pirates: Band of Misfits trailer

The Pirates: Band of Misfits trailer

The Pirates: Band of Misfits movie does for the pirate film genre what Wallace and Gromit did for the image of the mad scientist, which is no coincidence, as it’s the Wallace and Gromit team who have brought these buccaneering bad-boys to life. Will it come out before the summer holidays, though, and save my […]

July 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Secret Of The Unicorn (trailer)

The Secret Of The Unicorn (trailer)

There’s a new trailer up for the new animated Tintin movie, The Secret Of The Unicorn. One of the favourite comic-books from my youth. Well, they were all my favourites, really… Tintin, Asterix, anything from Marvel to DC, Warrior and 2000AD! Looks like fun. Don’t know how much this will appeal to today’s generation of […]

July 11, 2011 | By | Reply More