Jun 302014
 
FILM REVIEW:  'Snowpiercer' (EIFF 2014)

Geekzine’s sole foray to the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 was to check out Bong Joon-ho’s multifaceted dystopian sci-fi epic Snowpiercer.  Still to find a distributor in the UK, the film has garnered rave reviews everywhere it’s been shown, due to its intriguing premise, talented ensemble cast and stunning set design.  We sent Jim along [...]

May 282014
 
FEATURE: Where's Lando? (And other Episode VII musings)

Where’s Lando? (And other Episode VII musings) by Andrew Jamieson, Geekzine UK’s Editor-in-chief It is the question I have asked more than any other (with regard to Star Wars, of course; usually the most asked question of the day is “what’s for dinner?”) since that cast photo was released at the end of April. Straight [...]

May 202014
 
TV REVIEW:  'Penny Dreadful'

The plot synopsis for Penny Dreadful makes it sound like a cross between Ripper Street and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; an experiment in interbred Victoriana which could go either way.  Showtime’s new series paints a suitably grimy portrait of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly, where fouler things than Jack the Ripper roam the dark streets [...]

May 042014
 
COMIC REVIEW:  'RASL' by Jeff Smith

A man, wounded and bleeding, stumbles through the Sonoran desert, the sun beating down mercilessly from on high.  He is alone, with nothing but rocks and cacti between him and the horizon.  Stopping briefly to ponder the situation in which he finds himself, he casts his gaze up to the daylit moon, which becomes in [...]

Apr 252014
 
GAME REVIEW: Bioshock Infinite - Burial at Sea (DLC)

With the release of the second and final part of Bioshock Infinite‘s story-driven downloadable content last month (accompanied by precious little press coverage), now seems a good time to review the package as a whole, and also to briefly look back at the entire Bioshock series.  With the recently-announced closure of studio Irrational Games, Burial at [...]

Apr 242014
 
REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (12A) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper. Running time: 142 mins approx.  So, cards on the table – I’m a massive Spider-Man fan, always have been. As a child of the 80′s and based in the UK, my exposure whilst growing up [...]