James Cameron’s Avatar and its upcoming sequels

August 30, 2016

James Cameron's Avatar is the biggest earning film of all time by a substantial margin.  Sequels have been in development ever since but not much has been known about them until recently. The Weirdsphere crew have gotten together discuss the original film and our thoughts on the newly announced sequels and what we know of them and what we hope for them.

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Board game review: Splendor

August 26, 2016

Who likes money?  

ME!  
Who likes gems??  
They're alright.  
Who likes medieval merchants???
umm...
Splendor is an abstract game of commerce where you are a gem merchant of the Renaissance who is trying to woo nobles and buy mines so that you have the most prestige (points).  Not the most spine tingling of themes but is it fun to play?  If only someone had tried it and recorded a podcast...
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Upcoming Marvel Netflix series thoughts

August 23, 2016

The partnership between Marvel and Netflix is thriving with two seasons of Daredevil and one of Jessica Jones successfully shown and plenty more on the way.  Given the recent teasers for the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders and the scheduling of a Punisher series and more for Daredevil and Jessica Jones, we discuss our thoughts for the future of this collaboration.

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Underappreciated films

August 16, 2016

Sometimes you see a great film but no one else has heard of it.  Or maybe they have and they didn't like it.  Taste is of course subjective, but with some films you just can't help but feel they are being underappreciated.  The Weirdsphere crew have compiled their favourite films which they feel deserve more airtime, or a second look.

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TV review: Stranger Things

August 9, 2016

Ah Netflix, can you do no wrong?  Their latest offering is Stranger Things, which is an 8 part science fiction horror series set in the 80s written and directed by the Duffer Brothers.  If you like early Spielberg, John Carpenter or Stephen King then listen on to see if this love letter to a decade gone by is just a nostalgia piece or something better.

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Book discussion: The Scarlet Gospels - Clive Barker

August 2, 2016

Nearly 20 years after writing the highly influential novella The Hellbound Heart, which became famous through the film adaptation Hellraiser, Cliver Barker finally writes a sequel novel.  As one of the more eagerly awaited horror novels for some years, does The Scarlet Gospels live up to our high expectations or was it more on a par with one of the dodgy film sequels like Hellraiser 73: Acupuncturists vs Pinhead.  We in the Weirdsphere give you our very moderate feelings and subtle considerations on it.

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