INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Russ Bain (Rodrik Forrester, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter, calling it “the best [episode] released in the series to date” and describing how “Russ Bain gives the stormy role [of Rodrik Forrester] his all and as a result, you’ll be on edge whenever a quick decision must be made.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the voice of Rodrik Forrester, Lord of Ironrath!

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FILM REVIEW – Jurassic World (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jurassic World is a science-fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and produced by Steven Spielberg. The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, it wisely chooses to serve as a direct follow-up to the ground-breaking Jurassic Park, not so much ignoring its sequels as completely sidestepping them. The year is 2015 and John Hammond’s original dream has finally become a reality – twenty-two years after the Isla Nublar incident, Jurassic World is a fully functional dinosaur theme park located on the same island, with 20,000 visitors per day. Eager to revitalise waning interest from both investors and the general public (regular dinosaurs are so 1993), the park creates a new, genetically modified dinosaur-hybrid: Indominus rex…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein is the official companion to the recently released post-apocalyptic action film of the same name, which AMO’s review described as “the most exciting cinematic experience of 2015 so far.” With a foreword written by visionary director George Miller, the book details the making of the film from beginning to end, showcasing storyboards, behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, props and much more, as well as featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew.

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FILM REVIEW – Shaun the Sheep Movie (Blu-ray)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Shaun the Sheep Movie is a feature-length stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, creators of Wallace and Gromit. Based on the award-winning children’s television show Shaun the Sheep (itself a spinoff of the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film A Close Shave), the film sees the mischievous Shaun the sheep pining for a day off from the busy daily routine of the farm. He soon devises a plan to send the Farmer to sleep, but unforeseen consequences result in the entire flock – along with Bitzer the dog – heading into the city to save the day…

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Game of Thrones: Episode 4 – Sons of Winter is the fourth episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In Episode 4, the fate of House Forrester continues to hang in the balance – but they’re fighting back however they can, with whatever resources they have at their disposal. Their house may be broken, but their spirit is still very much alive…

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BOOK REVIEW – Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-4

By Marty Mulrooney

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Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-4 is a beautiful boxset published by Orion Books that collects the official companion books Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones by Bryan Cogman (published in 2012) and Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 by C.A. Taylor (published in 2014). Each book features hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, insider stories and interviews with the cast and crew, providing a unique behind-the-scenes experience for fans of the ground-breaking show.

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FILM REVIEW – Mad Max: Fury Road

By Marty Mulrooney

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film created by Australian director George Miller. The fourth film in the Mad Max series, Fury Road isn’t a reboot, or even a remake – rather, it’s a ‘re-take’ or ‘re-visit’ of the world with Tom Hardy replacing Mel Gibson as the titular Road Warrior. In the director’s own words: ““Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the road war which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.” Once again, ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky has nothing left to fight for apart from his own survival, until…

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