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Born and raised in the cathedral city of Winchester, Roland earned his Eurotrash merit badge in Paris before moving to America to seek his fortune. If you've seen it, please give him a shout, because he's still looking. A digital Don Draper with a Hemingway complex, Roland pays the bills with his social media savvy, but under various nom de plumes is a top-ranked Amazon author after hours, and is impatiently awaiting the day he can give up the rat race forever and write schlock in a cabin in the mountains.

Sherlock Hits It’s Highest Point In The Lying Detective

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The hit BBC show Sherlock is wildly inconsistent in quality – but with the second episode of Season 4, it hit its highest note yet. Art imitates life. Or is that the other way around? In any event, I think a massive component of the creepy Sherlock episode The Lying Detective was missed on American […]

Should We Be Boycotting “A Dog’s Purpose”?

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Amblin’s new movie, A Dog’s Purpose, has been rocked by scandals and allegations of animal abuse. But do those charges hold water? Being British, the only thing guaranteed to make me cry (apart from catching my twig and berries in my zipper) are films about animals. Real life people die? Meh. Movies about cancer and […]

Monster Trucks

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As part of my new year’s resolution not to be a cynical jackass, I took my kids to the new Nickelodeon movie, Monster Trucks, with an open-mind. And I had a much better time as a result. It would be super-easy to be cynical about Monster Trucks, the $125 million blockbuster made by Paramount Pictures […]

Fast N’ Loud pull a Bait N’ Switch

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Last night was the hotly-anticipated premiere of Fast N’ Loud‘s new season… but it failed to deliver on one key tease. As Echoba.se’s resident petrolhead, I get my Top Gear fix in the off-season with Discovery Channel’s awesome TV show Fast N’ Loud. I’ve written about it extensively before; and since we’ve spent time defending […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Netflix debuted A Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday – and it’s sublime. I’m not much of one for binge-watching, but with the whole family being sick, we all curled up on the couch this weekend and watched the entirety of Netflix’s new original show A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the beloved books […]

Remember, Remember the “Night of the 16th January.”

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Ayn Rand is one of the most misunderstood and polarizing writers of the 20th century, and today is a date that will forever live in Randian infamy; the eve upon which her infamous stage play The Night of the 16th January was set. If Echoba.se had an office, a sure-fire way to get people throwing […]

Jamie Costa KILLS IT As The Young Han Solo

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Back in March, we told you about the upcoming YouTube fan film, staring impressionst Jamie Costa as a young Han Solo. Now it’s live – and worth watching. Disney/Lucasfilm is releasing a spin-off movie about the young Han Solo, due to hit cinemas in May 2018. But I’ve always been more interested in the homemade, crowd-funded […]

Passengers: The Red Dwarf Movie We Didn’t Know We Needed…

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Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in a big-screen, all-American adaptation of BBC’s Red Dwarf. Right? When my wife and I headed off to see Passengers last night, I had no idea that it was an American big-screen version of the classic BBC series Red Dwarf. I’d thought it was a big-budget sci-fi romance – […]

Not-So Fantastic Beasts [MAJOR SPOILERS]

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Last night, I hit the multi-plex with Lady_Lorelai and Queseramara to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… and was underwhelmed. BE WARNED, this review contains SPOILERS. Wiizzy Wiig made a crack on Facebook that I’d have the same baffling reaction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as I did to The Man […]

“Yule” Love it at Barnes and Noble this Friday

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Book retailers Barnes and Noble are hosting a Harry Potter-themed “Yule Ball” at their stores across the country this Friday. I love Barnes and Noble. Some of my best friends work there, they sell a multitude of my books on the Nook, and it’s the place I always go to sit down with a coffee […]

Remembering The Falcon

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You’ve all heard of The Saint... but whatever happened to his buccaneering contemporary The Falcon? Author Ian Dickerson remembers… Even James Bond’s adventures don’t span as wide a timeframe as those of Simon Templar, the eponymous ‘Saint’. He’s best known as played by Roger Moore in the classic 1960s TV show, but decades before that […]

Cars 3 looks dark as hell…

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The teaser trailer for Cars 3 takes us to a very dark place… Because I have two small boys, I can pretty much quote Cars word-for-word – and although it’s pretty much an automotive version of Doc Hollywood, it’s still my favorite Pixar movie. It had great character development, it celebrated America’s love affair with […]