The Geek Show - 7 - Press X for EGX 2016 Special Part 2

#7 – Press X for EGX 2016 Special Part 2

Here we are again with the second and concluding part of our recent excursion to Birmingham and EGX (we really do spoil you). Aside from brimming with that special post-con glow, we bring you games. After all, that’s what you’re here for! This time we’ve

The Geek Show - Aragami Review

Aragami (Review)

Ninjas are back and with force, let’s just pretend that noisy fool in an orange jumpsuit doesn’t exist for 10 minutes – okay? Aragami is the work of Barcelona-based studio LinceWorks, you play the titular Ninja Spirit as you try to save the day through

Hollywood’s Greatest Underdog

The French film Elle, recently selected for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, is soon to be released next month in America, bringing the name Verhoeven back into the limelight — although, perhaps not in the way that we might expect. Paul Verhoeven elicits controversy. His

The Clan

Following his stint in the Spanish-language anthology film, 7 Days in Havana which was undertaken by several filmmakers and actors from golden boy, Benicio del Toro to Emir Kusturica. Pablo Trapero returns to the director’s chair with a kaboom in The Clan, Argentina’s entry for

Shu (Review)

We recently visited EGX, back in late September, while there we had a chat with Coatsink games. You can listen to the interview as well as a whole load more in part 1 of our EGX 2016 special here. That day they had two games

Refresh Your Trading Cards

Trading cards, from YuGiOh to Magic the Gathering and even Weiβ Schwarz and Pokemon. If you are a hardcore geek chances are you will of came into contact with them at some point. Chances are high that you will of started to collect them at

Paris Blues

Here’s a less-than-fun fact; when Martin Ritt’s Paris Blues was released in 1961, the opening flirtation between Paul Newman and Diahann Carroll would have been a crime in 22 American states. Released on Blu-Ray fifty-five years later as part of the British Film Institute’s Black

Cinema Eclectica 87 – A Seaworthy Vessel of Scuzz

Between the madness of being a bit ill and accidentally suggesting necrophilia, it’s something of an eventful show. This week we look at Billy Wilder’s “Fedora”, William Klein’s art-house oddity “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?”, Richard Wenk’s 1980s high-camp horror “Vamp”, and Whit Stillman’s divisive

Dark Water

In a newly recorded interview, director Hideo Nakata not only talks about his rise through the studio system and his break directing the original Ring, he also talks about Dramatic Horror. Such a notion is only given credibility by the art-house, independent and marginalized, even