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Dragon Rider
RELEASED 12 FEBRUARY 2020 | TBC | VOD (Sky Cinema/Now TV) Director Tomer Eshed Cast Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, Patrick Stewart BLU-RAY DEBUT When it comes to animations about kids who befriend dragons, How To Train Your
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Cyber City Oedo 808
EXTRAS RELEASED OUT NOW! 1990-1991 | 15 | Blu-ray Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri Cast Vincent Marzello, Sean Barrett, Daniel Flynn, Bob Sherman BLU-RAY DEBUT This 30-year old anime has nostalgic appeal for fans. A three-part miniseries, it has a Judge Dr
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FATE: THE WINX SAGA Season One
UK/US Netflix, streaming now Showrunner Brian Young Cast Abigail Cowen, Precious Mustapha, Elisha Applebaum, Danny Griffin EPISODES 1.01-1.06 It has what may well be the worst title of any TV series of the last year, and bears only a passing resembla
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The Steel Claw: Invisible Man
RELEASED 4 FEBRUARY Publisher Rebellion Writer Ken Bulmer Artist Jesús Blasco COLLECTION Even as Stan Lee added human foibles to the superpowered mix, the heroes of American comic books of the ’60s remained a uniformly decent bunch. Across the water,
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Reissues
Wiliam Gibson’s latest, AGENCY (out now, Penguin), part two in a trilogy which began with 2014’s Peripheral, once again features a post-global societal breakdown world and fixer Netherton, who can communicate with a timeline where Trump never became
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Dune: House Atreides
RELEASED OUT NOW! Publisher BOOM! Studios Writers Brian Herbert, Kevin J Anderson Artist Dev Pramanik ISSUES 1-3 Dune fans may have have a painful wait to see the movie, but at least now there’s a new comic to enjoy, arriving in the wake of the recen
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STAR TREK: PICARD Season One
EXTRAS RELEASED OUT NOW! 2020 | 12 | Blu-ray/DVD/download Showrunner Michael Chabon Cast Sir Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera Credit is due to Picard’s Kelly Hu producers for trying something new. Presenting us with a Fed
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(round Up)
Wordless CG animation AWAY (out now, download) is all the work of one man: Latvian director Gints Zillbalodis. It centres on a protagonist trapped on a strange island, chased by an ominous phantom giant. We said: “The animation is extremely rudimenta
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Are You Being Served
DESPITE HIS THREE DECADES OF writing and directing films, M Night Shyamalan is still just dipping his creative toes into the television pond. His first series Wayward Pines (2015-2016) lasted two seasons, but felt like a project where Night was tryin
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All That Ja22
As with The Mandalorian, the plan was for Underworld not to use any classic Star Wars themes. Recalls Matthew Graham: “George said, ‘We’re not going to have the John Williams music,’ and I went, ‘Aw, no, that’s Star Wars!’ Then he said, ‘We’re going
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Doctor Who: The Kairos Ring
RELEASED 5 FEBRUARY 79 minutes | CD/download Publisher BBC Audio AUDIOBOOK TV had K-9 And Company; Target books had Harry Sullivan’s War. Now BBC Audio has its own “what happened next” range for companions, called Beyond The Doctor. Time Lord Romana
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The Cipher
RELEASED OUT NOW! 309 minutes (10 episodes) | Podcast Publisher BBC Sounds PODCAST Featuring a starry cast–including Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), Chance Perdomo (Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) and George (“Oh my!”) Takei–together with slick sound pr
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Possessor
EXTRAS RELEASED 8 FEBRUARY 2020 | 18 | Blu-ray/DVD Director Brandon Cronenberg Cast Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Jennifer Jason Leigh Body-swap movies stand and fall on the performances of the cast and the audience’s ab
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Equinox
UK Netflix, streaming now Creator Tea Lindeburg Cast Danica Curcic, Hanne Hedelund, Viola Martinsen, Fanny Bornedal EPISODES 1.01-1.06 Folk horror fans eager to attend their next animal-masked orgiastic ritual should check out this Danish supernatura
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Chris Matheson
When we last saw Bill and Ted they were playing a concert to the entire world, but now it turns out they haven’t written “the song”. So just what went wrong? If you look at the end of Bogus Journey, people are paying attention, but it doesn’t mean th
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries
EXTRAS RELEASED OUT NOW! 1943-1945 | PG | Blu-ray Directors Reginald Le Borg, Harold Young, John Hoffman, Wallace Fox Cast Lon Chaney Jr, J Carroll Naish, Evelyn Ankers, Acquanetta BLU-RAY DEBUT Lon Chaney Jr always made for an improbable horror icon
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What’s That Coming Over The Hill?
AS A LONG-TIME WRITER FOR kids’ animation and a huge fan of Jurassic Park, showrunner Scott Kreamer is living his best life writing the Netflix original animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Not only does it follow the canon of the franchi
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Mind A Lowing
IF THERE’S ONE IMAGE SYNONYMOUS WITH THE career of writer/director David Cronenberg it’s arguably the head-explosion from 1981’s science fiction horror Scanners. The bloody culmination to a hostile meeting of minds between two “scanners” (superhumans
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The Sinners
RELEASED 22 FEBRUARY 2020 | TBC | Download/VOD Dead teenagers, a sinister small town, gratuitous symbolism… you could almost believe The Sinners was a Riverdale spinoff, though its aesthetic skews more towards pastel than neon. More style than substa
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Link
EXTRAS RELEASED 1 FEBRUARY 1986 | 15 | Blu-ray/DVD Director Richard Franklin Cast Elizabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, Locke the orangutan BLU-RAY DEBUT A National Geographic article about inter-tribal violence among chimpanzees inspired this killer-ape th
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Hall Of Smoke
RELEASED OUT NOW! 432 pages | Paperback/ebook/audiobook Author HM Long Publisher Titan Books Ultimately, this is the story of a journey. There’s a physical one, as warrior-priestess protagonist Hessa goes from the ruins of her priests’ village home t
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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season Three
US CBS All Access, streaming now UK Netflix, streaming now Showrunners Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise Cast Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, David Ajala, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz Discovery’s third year offers the chance to reimagine
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Kill Pill
QUANTUM THEORY IS A hell of a drug. In the case of Synchronic, the latest from directorial tag-team Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, it’s embodied in a little white pill with the power to unlock time itself. Drop one and the true nature of the unive
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Help Me Round
BY THE MID-2000S, writer and producer Ronald D Moore was a major player in sci-fi television. He came up in the medium the old-school way, steadily moving up the writing ladder of experience, eventually gaining the kind of critical cred that translat
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Here Be Monsters
FILMMAKERS HAVE BEEN DOING THEIR BEST TO TURN successful videogames into movies for the best part of three decades. There have been rather more failures than triumphs along the way, but Paul WS Anderson has had more success in the arena than most. No
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Time Teens
ITV’S TIME-TRAVELLING KIDS’ drama Timeslip may have originally been on-screen for a mere 26 weeks, but its 50th anniversary this winter is being celebrated by generations of fans, many of them born long after it first aired. One reason for the fondne
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Synchronic
RELEASED OUT NOW! 2019 | 15 | VOD Directors Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Cast Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton, Ally Ioannides Directorial duo Benson and Moorhead’s fourth feature is probably their most accessible yet, but still commendab
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Head Shot
“When the original head blew up it was filled with brain matter, vermicelli, spaghetti and all kinds of great stuff–but you could see the spark. David wanted brain power rather than an explosive thing. So we shot it again with four cameras, using our
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Star Wars: Light Of The Jedi
It is a golden age, with the Jedi at the height of their power. But even the brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbours a secret that could stri
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