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Aug 132015


Saturday 15th August sees the start of this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest public celebration of the written word.  Although the programme’s a little light on geek-friendly works and authors this year, your humble Geekzine will endeavour to bring you reports and reviews of some of the best that the festival has to offer, including David Mitchell, Tim Clare, A.L. Kennedy and Emily St John Mandel.

Stay tuned for updates over the next couple of weeks, and if you’re planning to attend the festival, let us know which authors you’re most looking forward to seeing this year!

Jun 262015
FILM REVIEW:  'Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD' (EIFF 2015)

On paper, a film which is almost two hours of talking heads (with occasional photographic accompaniment) doesn’t sound like the most appealing prospect.  But when you’ve as colourful a parade of characters as the past and present writers and artists at 2000AD magazine, just letting them tell their story makes for compelling viewing.  Director Paul […]

Feb 032015
FILM REVIEW: Disney's Big Hero 6 (PG)

Big Hero 6   Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams  Written by Jordan Roberts, Dan Gerson & Robert L. Baird Running time: 98 minutes approx.    How do you follow a film like Frozen, one of the most successful films of all time, and certainly the most successful animated feature film of all time? A […]

Nov 212014
TV REVIEW: 'Constantine'

Since his first appearance in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing thirty years ago, John Constantine has become one of comics’ most popular antiheroes.  That his solo title Hellblazer was the longest-running comic on DC’s Vertigo imprint (1988-2013) speaks volumes about the character’s enduring appeal, but up until now there’s only been one attempt to adapt the […]

Sep 272014
COMIC REVIEW: 'Seconds' by Bryan Lee O'Malley

After four years in the wilderness, Canadian comics hero Bryan Lee O’Malley has returned with fantastical graphic novel Seconds, a more-than-worthy successor to the cult phenomenon that was his Scott Pilgrim series. While Pilgrim was lauded for its inventiveness in bringing the pace and aesthetic of video games to the comic book format, Seconds takes its […]