Author Archive for Mark Pickavance

31
May
15

Network TV & Net Neutrality

Here is a nice feature I wrote about how the changing consumption methods of TV and Net Neutrality are interlinked. Enjoy!
http://www.micromart.co.uk/home-entertainment/1877/network-tv-net-neutrality

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14
Mar
10

Kick-Ass!!!!

Got to see this superb movie about two weeks back, and at last I can tell people about it.
My review on Den of Geek is here.

20
Apr
09

Star Trek Review

Last week I was lucky enough to get invited to a press screening of Star Trek
You can find out if I thought the phasers were set to stun or kill here
Star Trek 2009

15
Dec
08

Merlin – the whole series reviewed

On Den of Geek I’ve been reviewing Merlin for my sins. Here is the complete list of my Merlin Reviews.

Episode 1 review
Episode 2 review
Episode 3 review
Episode 4 review
Episode 5 review
Episode 6 review
Episode 7 review
Episode 8 review
Episode 9 review
Episode 10 review
Episode 11 review
Episode 12 review
Episode 13 review
Merlin BBC

Ssssh....Merlin is pants

08
Sep
08

Spooks: Code 9

I’d love to tell you that when Spooks: Code 9 finished last night I penned a missive to the BBC demanding it return. But I didn’t.

Here’s my reviews of all six epsiodes:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6

It’s on DVD from today, amazingly!

31
Jul
08

The Sarah Connor Chronicles DVD review

My review of The Sarah Connor Chronicles on DVD is on Den of Geek here
This is a great show, even if the DVD release doesn’t actually build much on that.

31
Jul
08

Vantage Point on Blu-ray review

Vantage Point - Blu-ray

I’m going to keep this review as spoiler-free as I can, so I’m not be divulging the plot twist that is supposed to be the highlight of this movie. Partly because in my opinion it’s not worth actually telling people, and everyone should get the chance to shout at the screen Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot at that juncture.

But to be honest it wasn’t the only time I was forced to voice my incredulity as the events portrayed in this movie, whole sections make about as much sense as Amy Whinehouse does after a complete bender.

If you didn’t catch the promotions for this movie the premise is simple, if not borrowed from at least three other movies I can think of. We’re presented with 23 minutes or time which usually runs to about 10 minutes of screentime, in which the same events are seen from a different perspective. With each ‘vantage point’ we get more information about the characters, their motivations and additional clues to what’s actually going on. Which, unsurprisingly, isn’t what we’re initially drawn to think.

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