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Blood Music

Gollancz Team: - October 22nd, 2015
Author Post, Film Reviews, Films

Blood Music

By Gareth Powell

The other night, I watched Lucy, the 2014 film written and directed by Luc Besson. It starred Scarlett Johansson as the titular character: an American student coerced into becoming a drug mule, only to become something much stranger when her body starts absorbing the experimental substance carried in her stomach. In this way, the film bears a superficial similarity to the 2011 movie, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper as a deadbeat writer whose life gets turned around … More

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Max and Me: A Guest Post by Jon Wallace

Gollancz Team: - July 7th, 2015
Film Reviews, Films, Jon Wallace

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace joins us to discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Warning, spoilers are ahead.

When my debut novel, Barricade, was published last year, a few people were kind enough to compare its exhaust-choked action with the ‘Mad Max’ films. Therefore this month, with the publication of book two in the trilogy, Steeple, the good people at Gollancz suggested I write something about Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Gollancz Team: - May 15th, 2015
Film Reviews, Films

Avengers Age of Ultron Review

By Charlie

It’s been a few weeks and I guess many people will have now seen it so here are some of my thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron. SPOILERS AHEAD (obviously) plus much waffling:

– I’ve seen it twice now and overall I really like it. It’s definitely not as good as the original and that surprise factor is gone, but despite the flaws I had a blast watching it. Whatever one’s opinions on the film in general, … More

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Favourite Films of 2014

Gollancz Team: - January 6th, 2015
Film Reviews, Films

Charlie, the Gollancz Editorial Manager, drops by to take us through his favourite films from the past year.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Gollancz Team: - June 5th, 2014
Film Reviews, Films

Our new Marketing Assistant Harriet went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past over the weekend. A long time fan of the X-Men films (she called her first pet Storm), here’s what she thought.

So this weekend I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. The premise of the film is that Wolverine is sent back in time to hang out with young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Xavier (James McAvoy) to stop the plans of mutant-hating scientist Bolivar Trask … More

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