Audio Review: Sherlock Holmes- The Seamstress of Peckham Rye

Review by Ian McArdell

The Seamstress of Peckham Rye is the second installment in Big Finish’s latest trilogy of stories, chronicling the adventures of the famous Consulting Detective and his loyal associate Dr Watson.

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Four Hollywood Film Locations in Japan that You Need to Visit

With its flawless combination of tradition and modernity, Japan has always ranked high on tourists’ must-visit destinations. In fact, in 2019, Tokyo set a new tourism record when more than 15 million people visited the city.

One reason why many tourists visit Japan is to relive some of the most iconic Hollywood scenes filmed in the area. In fact, here are four locations that you definitely need to visit when in Japan.

Engyoji Temple

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Review: Doctor Who – Scourge of the Cybermen

Review by Michael Goleniewski

Under the seas of an alien world, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith have landed in a gigantic sea-base city run entirely by scientists working to clean up the planet. From cleaning up pollution to creating clean energy, these beings are working for the good of the entire population and of course, the TARDIS team is more than happy to help. While the Doctor is busy in his duties and work, Sarah Jane Smith puts herself on the case of some potentially dangerous issues such as flickering lights that hint at something going precariously wrong and staff members going missing in the deeper parts of the facility. An ominous recording captured on the security cameras portends the arrival of a force stalking and waiting in the depths of the base to make its attack, one which the Doctor is intimately familiar with and rightfully horrified of. The Cybermen have arrived and are working to gain a foothold in this world and its resources by any means necessary and this time they may have outsmarted even the Doctor in their attempts to conquer…..
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New trailer released for Candyman reboot

The long awaited reboot of Clive Barker‘s horror classic ‘Candyman‘ is due for release later this year.

Today Universal Pictures dropped a brand new trailer for the upcoming horror film.

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‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series coming to HBO Max from JJ Abrams/Matt Reeves/Bruce Timm

Variety reports that A new Batman animated series has been ordered at HBO Max and Cartoon Network, with “Batman: The Animated Series” co-creator Bruce Timm attached as an executive producer.

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Big Finish pulls upcoming release due to ongoing John Barrowman scandal

Doctor Who audio producers Big Finish have announced they will not be moving forward with the release of the story Torchwood: Absent Friends.

Originally set for release this month, the story would have reunited John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness with David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.

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‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ halloween special coming to Disney+

The Muppets are headed into the infamous Haunted Mansion in the upcoming Disney+ special Muppets Haunted Mansion, announced today with a fun little teaser trailer you’ll find below! The special is due to hit Disney Plus this fall.

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New trailer for ‘Cruella’

Disney has released a new trailer & poster for the new live-action film ‘Cruella‘ which will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (which is usually around a $30 extra charge on top of subscriptions) in most Disney+ markets on Friday, May 28th 2021

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Review: Torchwood – Lease of Life

Review by Jacob Licklider

Aaron Lamont got his start with Big Finish Productions with the Dark Shadows audio drama The Haunted Refrain, a story set in a house dealing with the destruction of a once happy marriage as someone wastes away and Quentin Collins is trapped on a gramophone record. Lamont’s script is characterised by character drama as someone wastes away, not taking advantage of the life that they are privileged to have. I bring this up because the first story where Lamont steps away from the Dark Shadows range, Torchwood: Lease of Life, plays with a similar theme in an almost more horrific way. The entire conceit is based on bad roommates, something that every adult has experienced in one way or another at some point. The opening of this audio doesn’t even include Owen, this releases lead, it just takes the necessary time to establish the relationships between Ellie, Seren, and Nye, the three flatmates whose flats is a large fixer-upper. Ellie is stuck home with a hangover, being annoyed by Nye who has been blaring rock music while locked in his room, and Seren is just trying to get to her job. These are people who if not stuck in a living situation would probably be close friends, but the flat just doesn’t allow them to really get along and a surprise inspection from the ‘council’ and Owen Harper makes things worse. There is a dangerous mould encroaching on their living space, the landlord is nowhere to be seen, and Ellie’s hangover is only causing problems. The mould, of course, is an alien coming to consume the house through the Rift and essentially the audio transforms into an hour long horror play in a trapped location. Continue reading