Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rivers of London

Written by Ben Aaronovitch, this is as post Miéville and Gaiman (in particular Neverwhere and King Rat/Un Lun Dun) as any Miéville and Gaiman fan could want. The story concerns a new constable who discovers that he’s got a bit … Continue reading

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I went to the indie cinema to watch this last night. I arrived 30 minutes early but it was already sold out. Disappointing. It’s a lovely cinema, but the screens have rather small capacity, and the city is full of … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Nothing

We saw this at Wyndham’s theater on Leicester Square last week.  It starred David Tennant and Catherine Tate. We’d seen Tennant in a version of Hamlet a couple of years ago (with Patrick Stewart), so we knew he was a … Continue reading

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Krull

Am I the only one who keeps thinking this must be a film version of the Robert E. Howard stories? (In case you weren’t aware, KULL is basically a precursor to Conan).  The appearance of an actual Kull (the Conqueror) … Continue reading

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The Sceptre of Zavandor

Designed by Jens Drogemuller, The Sceptre of Zavandor is a classic example of German boardgames.  Each player starts off with some gems.  The gems give you money.  You spend the money to buy more gems.  Do this most efficiently and … Continue reading

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