Category Archives: Editorials

A Platform to Talk About Platformers

When you can’t think of a good title, just make a bad pun. Puns are something I love almost as much as platformers, it’s one of my favourite game genres and one of the oldest. Back in 1985, Nintendo brought the video game industry back

Gotham: It’s Batman, But Not

  The story of Batman is nothing new. Whether you prefer the Adam West era movies, are an avid reader of the comics or, like me and very few others, have become an unexpected fan of Batfleck (Ben Affleck), we all know the history and

History Of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The almost legendary card game that seems to churn out new cards almost infinitely. For many, the Card Game adventures of Yugi Mutou and his friends are enough to send most anime and manga fans into a wave of nostalgia, as the series is

Moana – new princess, new culture, same old charm

Moana is the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and tells the story of Moana (played be Auli’i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian chief who travels across the ocean with the demigod Maui (played by Dwayne Johnson) to save the world from being

Cinema Eclectica’s 2017 Preview

Forecasting the year ahead in cinema releases has always been a bit tricky thanks to the disparity between blockbuster releases announced years in advance and smaller films which squeeze in wherever they can.  Over recent years, the divide has deepened, with the major studios apparently

Cinema Eclectica’s Best Home Video of 2016

As well as reviewing the latest releases, our in-house movie podcast, Cinema Eclectica, also acts as your guide to the increasingly labyrinthine home video market. The idea of collecting films isn’t quite the mainstream thing it once was, the rise of streaming and VOD services

Cinema Eclectica’s Top Movies of 2016

This year’s run-down of the best films to hit UK cinemas is a little different than usual. Instead of being the opinion of one person, these 20-ish films are the collective opinion of the 5 people to feature on Cinema Eclectica. That’s Rob, Graham, Ryan,

The Sound of Magic: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

(Spoilerphobes read ahead at your own risk…) We all recognise ‘Hedwig’s theme’. Since it first played in cinemas fifteen years ago, bookending the tales of a boy wizard – it now signals the dawn of the adventures of the magizoologist, Newt Scamander. With a shimmering

Endingless – A Certain Magical Index

Let’s talk endings. A common problem peculiar to anime is that many series don’t really have one, a sad fact borne of the nature of its source material. Manga and light novels are often long running series in their own right with release schedules spanning