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

Game of Thrones Episode 4 Sons of Winter

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

Inside HBO's Game of Thrones

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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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Andreas Diktyopoulos (The Minims – A New Beginning, beyondthosehills studio)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Minims - A New Beginning (Andreas Diktyopoulos)

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed iOS point-and-click adventure game The Minims – A New Beginning, describing it as “a truly lovely and lovingly made experience that asks you to embark on a journey into the unknown and will leave you with a warm smile upon your face once the final destination is reached.” It is therefore with great pleasure that AMO presents an exclusive online interview with game developer Andreas Diktyopoulos from beyondthosehills studio!

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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is the latest collection of Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl comic books created by American artist and writer Roman Dirge. Published by Titan Books, Pink Bellies collects together Volume 2 issues 8-11 which make up the four-issue ‘Who Will Die?’ story arc. With each turn of the page, Lenore’s sinister neighbour Taxerdermy’s origin story will finally be revealed, setting into motion a series of dark and ridiculous adventures that will culminate in the death of one major character… forever.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 3 The Sword in the Darkness

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness is the third episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands. In this latest instalment, the saga of House Forrester becomes even more desperate as the Whitehill occupation in Ironrath reaches boiling point. Important decisions must be made in quick succession, with choices presented that are less clear-cut than ever…

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