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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.

“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 […]

The End of the World is Nigh (relatively speaking.)

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While many consider the election results “the end of the world” there’s a far more permanent apocalypse coming according to legendary scientist Stephen Hawking. The other day ModCon02 shared with us some of the most cinematic end-of-the-world scenarios – but now we’re facing a real one. But don’t start squirreling away canned goods quite yet – […]

Is Eddie Redmayne Set to be the First Ginger Doctor?

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Eddie Redmayne is rumoured to be the next Doctor Who – and a ginger one at that! “Still not ginger!” With those words, Matt Smith became the beloved 11th doctor, and highlighted a running joke that the world’s favorite Time Lord is continuously disappointed that he hasn’t regenerated into a redhead. Yet. Because that might […]

The 5 Best Fictional Presidents

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Who is the greatest fictional president of all time? It’s election day here in the United States, and after being on double, triple, quadruple super secret probation, I’ve been warned by the Editor in Chief (I mean Chief Editor) Doug that if I post anything political, he and I are going to have an Alexander Hamilton/Aaron […]

Ant-Man’s Fluid Physics

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Wait… Ant-Man’s physics MAKE NO SENSE!   Last summer’s Ant-Man was one of the unexpected delights of the Marvel cinematic universe. Not only did it give us the one founding member The Avengers had been missing (albeit in the form of a different incarnation of the hero) it was also one of the funniest, and […]

Welcome to Echo Base

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One question we get a lot is: “Where does your website’s name come from?” Most Star Wars fans vaguely recognize the reference, but only the elite remember exactly where the name comes from – the base on Hoth that the rebels escaped from in The Empire Strikes Back. So here’s a little history… The famous climax […]

Idris Elba isn’t just PLAYING a tough guy…

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So there are tough guys, and there are the people who play them on TV. Idris Elba just proved he’s the former. A while ago, we reported on Idris Elba putting his acting career on hold to become a professional kickboxer. It’s one of those almost-unbelievable stories that sounds like something more out of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. […]

The New World Order of TWD [HUGE, MASSIVE SPOILERS]

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Last night, The Walking Dead returned to our screens in horrifically-triumphant fashion – and nothing will ever be the same again. Seven months. Seven fucking months we’ve been waiting for the new season of The Walking Dead to air, and for us to finally find out who was at the receiving end of Negan’s barbed-wire […]

Charlie The Choo Choo debuts in November

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Fans of Steven King are getting an unexpected treat this Christmas. The clock is ticking on the hotly anticipated Dark Tower movie – and as an unexpected marketing tie-in, Steven King is publishing his first ever children’s book; a real-life version of a kid’s book from the world of The Dark Tower. Charlie the Choo […]

How Breakfast at Tiffany’s Changed My Life

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55 years ago today, Breakfast at Tiffany’s hit the big screen. Sure, I’m a James Bond kind of guy. I quote Indiana Jones incessantly. When my wife’s telling me we’ll never make it through traffic, I’m always warning her: “Never tell me the odds.” But I have a secret. The movie that’s had the biggest […]