Book Reviews

Book Review: THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN Is A Classy Affair

The great movie poster is a dying art-form (literally). There was once a time when a movie poster could be admired for being a classy piece of pop art, something that not only advertised a movie, but also stood proudly as its own thing. These [...]

September 4, 2014

Book Review: SHOWRUNNERS: THE ART OF RUNNING A TV SHOW

Over the last 20 years US television has undergone a huge transformation. Quality writing has migrated to the small screen and series like The Sopranos, Mad Men and Game of Thrones (to name just a few) are catapulting episodic shows into a whole new [...]

September 4, 2014

Book Review: Elysium – The Art of the Film

Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium is a visually stylish science fiction blockbuster, so it is no surprise that it would have a visually impressive tie-in book detailing the making of the film. Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 is set in a futuristic Los [...]

August 26, 2013

Book Review: PACIFIC RIM – MAN, MACHINES And MONSTERS

Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters versus giant robots flick, Pacific Rim is an epic production and it deserves an epic making-of companion. Pacific Rim – Man, Machines And Monsters is such a tome. The Titan book covers every aspect of [...]

July 13, 2013

Book Review: WORLD WAR Z – THE ART OF THE FILM

World War Z had a lot of negative press before it hit screens this summer. The screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel underwent extensive reshoots, which many thought was a sure sign that it was going to be a disaster. However, the film went on to [...]

July 7, 2013

Book Review: Hugh Howey’s WOOL Prequel – SHIFT

Hugh Howey has become something of a publishing phenomenon. His self-published five book Wool series has become an online phenomenon and the movie right shave been picked up by none other than the mighty Ridley Scott. Howey has returned to the well [...]

June 9, 2013

Book Review: JOYLAND By Stephen King

Stephen King’s latest novel is an absolute pleasure to read. A breezy tale set in the summer of 1973; Joyland follows Devin Jones, a broken hearted student as he works at the titular North Carolina amusement park. The book takes elements from a [...]

June 4, 2013

Book Review: Benjamin Percy’s RED MOON

Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon is an odd beast indeed. It’s a cross-genre piece that would put up a good fight to fit in almost every section of your local book shop. Horror sits side-by-side with teen romance, science fiction and drama. The book is [...]

May 24, 2013

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