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FILM REVIEW – Prometheus

By Marty Mulrooney

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Prometheus is a science fiction film directed by iconic English film director and producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator). The film serves as a loose prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, taking place in the same universe whilst exploring new themes and grander ideas. At the end of the 21st century, a team of scientists travel on the spaceship Prometheus to a distant planet in search of the ‘Engineers’ who created mankind and all life on earth.

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GAME REVIEW – Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (PC)

By Ian McCabe

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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World is a downloadable point-and-click adventure game from Petar Ivancek, developed by Croatian studio Cateia Games. Set in an alternate 19th Century world and as old-school as adventure games get, this is a colourful, rib-tickling journey through space and beyond.  So, batten down the hatches, set the sails, and… compute the Bital Synchronisations?!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Tron Legacy OST by Daft Punk

By Joseph Viney

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On paper it’s a match made in heaven; the enigmatic techno-bods Daft Punk scoring the soundtrack to the sci-fi geek’s paradise that is Disney’s long-awaited sequel to Tron. Disney must be commended in some way for having the foresight to enlist Daft Punk instead of opting for a faceless conductor or agoraphobic studio bod. Daft Punk, with their experience and willingness to push the envelope, have yet to work so closely in conjunction with a film studio prior to this release. OSTs do have certain limitations, but are the master of futuristic dance-floor fillers able to clear such obstacles?

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GAME REVIEW – Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)

By Duncan Voice

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So I rocked up back into the Citadel, ready for my hero’s welcome. I had, after all, vanquished that pesky Saren and brushed aside the Reaper threat. The council didn’t make it, but they were gits anyway, so I thought I’d see how my old buddy Anderson was getting along as head of the new council. Boy, was I in for a surprise…

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FILM REVIEW – Avatar (3D Version)

By Marty Mulrooney

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With Avatar having finally been released just under two weeks ago, Alternative Magazine Online decided we needed to give our readers the full lowdown on this cinematic milestone…

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Defying Gravity: Guest Review On SciFiLove.com

By Marty Mulrooney

Just to let everyone know I have just written a guest review for episode one of Defying Gravity for Alternative Magazine Online’s friends at scifilove.com here! I don’t want to spoil the review for anyone, but suffice to say I really let rip with this one! More info about the show below!

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FILM ARCHIVE – Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Twenty-five years in its arrival and as many feet high, it stared at me through the darkness, a large, unblinking eye. Reflected in its depths was a whole cityscape; a futuristic Los Angeles, terrifying in its bleakness, plumes of fire rising from stacks up towards the heavens.

So there I was, with the biggest grin on my face, watching this eye. I wasn’t afraid; I had seen it before. But never so clear, or so…BIG. Admittedly, to catch the film Blade Runner during its first big screen run in 1982, I would have to build a time machine: I hadn’t been born yet. Seeing it here now, looking brand new, felt like a revelation.

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