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Lily Wight

     Updated 05/03/2015

     The picture gallery at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana is always open.  Click the tab at the top of the homepage to explore or just click Lily’s picture (below) for a shortcut 🙂

     Deviant Moon Tarot, The Eight of Cups by Patrick Valenza.

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Lily Wight

     Updated 14/04/2014

     The third novel in the Malazan Cycle suffers the same highs and lows as its predecessor.  The first half is over-plotted and over-populated, more of an endurance test than an entertaining read.

     Once various subplots unite, for a spectacular midway siege, Erikson shifts up a league and delivers martial action and emotional character beats with familiar aplomb.

     Erikson’s enthusiasm for his secondary world is infectious, but his pacing and structure continue to irritate.

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Lily Wight

     Updated 11/02/2014

     A recent quest to the local library led to this booty; Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding.  Space Piracy is a darned tricky genre to master.  Get it right and you have Han Solo and the Falcon, get it wrong and it’s Disney’s Treasure Planet all over again.

     Wooding succeeds in delivering an entertaining, if simple and linear romp with some excellent characters.  Captain Frey owes much to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and his ship and crew will be familiar to fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

     The Science Fiction and Steampunk elements are sketchy and rather ill-conceived.  Airships and the odd cyber-limb do not make a fully realised Secondary World.

     The Fantasy elements are better integrated and more intriguing with Wooding doing a fine job of…

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     Darth Vader knows what you’ve got for Christmas – he felt your presents – and he’s on his way to East Yorkshire, UK to offer film fans the opportunity to solve all their festive gift needs.

     Movie Buffs Christmas Special is the latest event organised by Hullywood Entertainment and due to be held over two days, at Hull’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre, on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2013.

     The Christmas Special will be Hullywood’s eighth collectors’ fair and promises dozens of trade stalls offering unique, rare, new and vintage memorabilia.

     Special guest, Rusty Goffe will be in attendance, signing autographs and sharing his anecdotes and experiences on both days.  Rusty continues to enjoy a long and distinguished career in films and television and has appeared as a Jawa in the original Star Wars Trilogy and an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  Younger fans will know Rusty as a Gringott’s Goblin from the Harry Potter movies.

     The Movie Buffs Christmas Special will also feature a variety of exhibition props, costume groups, cosplay and face-painting.  For more information and to keep up-to-date with Hullywood Entertainment news and events send a Facebook friend request to Hullywood Crew or follow @HullywoodCrew on Twitter.

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     If you love Science Fiction but need an antidote for all the Star Wars posts featured this month take a look at Immortal…

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There will be some fun, cool and silly Star Wars stuff throughout the month at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana so don’t be a stranger 😉 xx

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With Star Wars Episode VII on the way is it time to give Disney’s John Carter another chance?

 

Lily Wight

     Updated 26/02/2015

     Disney’s John Carter would seem to be an earnest attempt to launch an old-fashioned Sci-Fi saga in lieu of the purchase of Star Wars.    

    Those involved in the making of the film have much to be proud of.  Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the film should perhaps consider alternative careers for John Carter was lumbered with an insignificant release date, an uninspiring trailer-campaign and a dull title which foolishly dropped the “from Mars”.

     Edgar Rice Burroughs’ space opera lacks the instant familiarity of Star Trek or Wars – even Battlestar Galactica – yet it is, of course, the forerunner and inspiration behind those films, television shows and many more.

     As tastes for the coming movie season veer towards alien planets and space travel Carter may…

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     If you are a confirmed Movie and Cult TV fanboy what do you do if you can’t find a buzzing but affordable event in your area?  The answer is simple: create your own.

     In 2008 special events company Hullywood Entertainment™ launched in Yorkshire with support from The Prince’s Trust.  You can support their dedication and share their enthusiasm by adding these dates to your diaries:

     ~ 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10th November 2012, Staff House, The University Of Hull, East Yorkshire.

     ~ 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 2nd December 2012, The Royal York Hotel, York (by the railway station), East Yorkshire.

     You’ll find a link to the events’ official website in the homepage sidebar all month.  Please share this information and – you never know – you might even run into a certain elusive blogger 😉

 

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     Only five sleeps until Halloween, Blogsprites!

     Here are some amazing images from the Gallery album ~ Grand Guignol.  Click them to see more…

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     25th Reich (2012)

     Plot ~ Based on the novella, 50,000 Years Until Tomorrow by J.J. Solomon.  A team of US soldiers travel through time to battle future Nazis.

     Verdict ~ Nice trailer but meanders until the last ten minutes of cheap effects.

 

     Iron Sky (2012)

     Plot ~ Futuristic Lunar Nazis invade The Earth.

     Verdict ~ Inconsistent.  Some decent effects but the Mel Brooks style humour is more miss than hit.

 

     The Nazi movies you need to see!

 

 

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Click the link above to view an inspired Star Wars themed video that you used to know…

David J Rodger ¦ Science Fiction & Dark Fantasy

Stars Wars – Gotye parody

Once in a while somebody comes along with a custom-crafted video that just hits the mark. This one by  teddiefilms brings together the superb combination of sound and visuals of Gotye (Somebody That I Used To Know) – and some quirky one-liners to give George Lucus and his prequels a highly qualified pasting.   I love the stand-in for the ft.Kimbra role. It ain’t a woman. The actor really plays (him) well.  :o)

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You treat me like a Bantha and I feel so low

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What Happened to the Star Wars that I used to know?

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And what’s the deal with having me be dubbed over (Noooooooooo!)

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CREDITS

DARTH GOTYE: Tyson Apostol
GEORGE L: Mike Loveland (http://www.ollibird.com)

MUSIC ARRANGED BY: Israel Curtis, http://Somakat.com
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS: Josh Aker, http://Somakat.com
DARTH VOCALS BY: Israel Curtis
GEORGE VOCALS BY: Ryan Richardson

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Updated 11/05/2013 –

The best Han Solo pic you’ve ever seen?

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     I have read Steven Erikson’s first four Malazan novels and would like some advice as to whether or not to continue.  You can read my reviews (published over the last two weeks) on my homepage.

    Your thoughts folks …

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     Updated 14/04/2014

     The third novel in the Malazan Cycle suffers the same highs and lows as its predecessor.  The first half is over-plotted and over-populated, more of an endurance test than an entertaining read.

     Once various subplots unite, for a spectacular midway siege, Erikson shifts up a league and delivers martial action and emotional character beats with familiar aplomb.

     Erikson’s enthusiasm for his secondary world is infectious, but his pacing and structure continue to irritate.

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Just amazing!

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     Updated 11/02/2014

     A recent quest to the local library led to this booty; Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding.  Space Piracy is a darned tricky genre to master.  Get it right and you have Han Solo and the Falcon, get it wrong and it’s Disney’s Treasure Planet all over again.

     Wooding succeeds in delivering an entertaining, if simple and linear romp with some excellent characters.  Captain Frey owes much to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and his ship and crew will be familiar to fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

     The Science Fiction and Steampunk elements are sketchy and rather ill-conceived.  Airships and the odd cyber-limb do not make a fully realised Secondary World.

     The Fantasy elements are better integrated and more intriguing with Wooding doing a fine job of setting up bigger, better stories to come.

     There is plenty of room for improvement, yet Wooding spins a page-turning yarn nonetheless with plenty of promise for sequels.

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     Updated 05/03/2015

     The picture gallery at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana is always open.  Click the tab at the top of the homepage to explore or just click Lily’s picture (below) for a shortcut 🙂

     Deviant Moon Tarot, The Eight of Cups by Patrick Valenza.

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     Updated 26/02/2015

     Disney’s John Carter would seem to be an earnest attempt to launch an old-fashioned Sci-Fi saga in lieu of the purchase of Star Wars.    

    Those involved in the making of the film have much to be proud of.  Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the film should perhaps consider alternative careers for John Carter was lumbered with an insignificant release date, an uninspiring trailer-campaign and a dull title which foolishly dropped the “from Mars”.

     Edgar Rice Burroughs’ space opera lacks the instant familiarity of Star Trek or Wars – even Battlestar Galactica – yet it is, of course, the forerunner and inspiration behind those films, television shows and many more.

     As tastes for the coming movie season veer towards alien planets and space travel Carter may yet garner a little retro-cool.  Give it a chance on disc or download, you might like it: John just arrived a little too early for the party. 

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