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BOOK REVIEW – Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Andres Guinaldo (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1

Blade Runner 2019 is the first official comic book series set in the rain soaked, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 and introduces detective Aahna Ashina, a veteran Blade Runner in the retro-futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, whose latest case might end up being her last…

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GAME REVIEW – Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is the latest game from independent developer Playtonic Games. The sequel to 2017’s Yooka-Laylee (which AMO’s review described as “a journey equal parts delightful, beautiful and frustrating”), the Impossible Lair shifts from full 3D to 2.5D and the results are – for the most part – wonderful.

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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Walking Dead The Telltale Definitive Series

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series collects all four seasons – that’s 23 episodes – of Telltale Game’s critically acclaimed video game based on the comic book of the same name. Accompanying the new ‘Graphic Black’ visual style (which can be turned on or off at any time), Skybound Games has also added several bonus features including character and concept art galleries, a music player, and  documentary and commentary videos.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

Flip Back is the fourth book in the Vinyl Detective series written by Andrew Cartmel and published by Titan Books. Following on from Written In Dead Wax – “charming, funny and engaging” – The Run-Out Groove – “a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor” – and Victory Disc – “beautifully orchestrated and well worth taking for a spin” – Flip Back finds the Vinyl Detective trying to hunt down a rare copy of an electric folk band’s final album. But as always, there are complications…

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GAME REVIEW – Lorelai (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lorelai

Lorelai is the third and final chapter in the Devil Came Through Here trilogy, created by auteur horror adventure game designer Remigiusz Michalski. Following on from The Cat Lady  (“a life-affirming experience thickly coated in death that deserves to be received by as wide an audience as possible”) and Downfall Redux (“brilliantly written and beautifully put together”), Lorelai tells the story of a young girl trying to escape her toxic family home while protecting the ones she loves most.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (New Illustrated Edition)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

The Colorado Kid is a murder mystery written by Stephen King, published by Hard Case Crime and Titan Books. Originally published in 2005 in the US and out of print since 2008, this illustrated edition – in the larger trade paperback format – features a brand new cover painting and 20 interior illustrations. The July 2019 release of this illustrated edition also marks the book’s first ever mainstream distribution in the UK.

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FILM REVIEW – Toy Story 4

By Marty Mulrooney

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is a computer-animated comedy produced for Walt Disney Pictures by Pixar Animation Studios. The sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010), this fourth instalment of the critically-acclaimed series once again follows Sheriff Woody and his friends as they try to keep their child happy.

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