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The Golden Compass: what went wrong?

Andrew Blair Feature Apr 21, 2015

With fantasy franchises having been so popular in recent years, why did Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series stop before it got going?

Middle-earth: ranking Peter Jackson's films in quality order

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 27, 2015

From An Unexpected Journey to The Return Of The King, we rank the six films that make up the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

10 years of new Doctor Who: a fan's look-back at Rose

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 26, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of Rose's first broadcast, here's how one Classic Who fan felt watching Doctor Who's comeback episode...

Are we responsible for the cinema we get?

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 18, 2015

Fed up of sequels and reboots? Andrew wonders if there's something we can do about it...

Doctor Who: what can a Dalek story do?

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 13, 2015

Ruthless, power-mad killers, the Daleks are an iconic Doctor Who villain, but what can stories about them achieve in the show?

Sir Terry Pratchett: an appreciation

Andrew Blair Feature Mar 13, 2015

A few words on the life, books and humanity of Sir Terry Pratchett - a man who was a cast iron example of how to be a human being.

Harry Potter: ranking the films in order of quality

Andrew Blair Feature Feb 5, 2015

We head back to Hogwarts, and try and sort out the Harry Potter films. Is Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets the best one, then?

Doctor Who: a brief history of story pilfering

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 27, 2015

Doctor Who's Last Christmas was by no means the first adventure to pay homage to other stories in and outside the show...

Police Academy: ranking the movies in order of quality

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 22, 2015

We sit through every Police Academy movie, and work out which is the best. Spoiler: it's not the first one.

The importance of editing in the movies

Andrew Blair Feature Jan 16, 2015

What happens when the editor doesn’t get to do their job, from The Hobbit, through to Harry Potter?

Doctor Who Christmas Specials: are they getting nerdier?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 17, 2014

Are Steven Moffat's Doctor Who Christmas Specials more complex and continuity-filled than those of the Russell T Davies era?

Doctor Who: what can a Cyberman story do?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 4, 2014

Following their most recent appearance in series 8 finale Death In Heaven, Andrew ponders the role of the Cybermen in Doctor Who...

Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit: is the magic still there?

Andrew Blair Feature Dec 4, 2014

As The Hobbit's third and final film approaches, are anticipation levels as high as they were for the original Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

21 Doctor Who stories better than their reputation suggests

Andrew Blair Feature Nov 20, 2014

From the Macra to The Mysterious Planet, Andrew finds the gold in oft-unloved Doctor Who episodes from across the decades...

Doctor Who series 8: everything we know about Missy so far

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 18, 2014

As Doctor Who series 8 draws towards its end, Andrew ticks off everything we've learned about Michelle Gomez's character, Missy, so far.

Why there's no point worrying about the Ghostbusters reboot

Ghostbusters
Andrew Blair Feature Oct 14, 2014

There's going to be a new Ghostbusters film, and Bill Murray isn't going to be in it. Time to panic? Andrew says no.

Doctor Who: why care about scientific plausibility?

Andrew Blair Feature Oct 8, 2014

Doctor Who has long glossed over scientific logic for storytelling reasons, says Andrew. Why complain about implausibility now?

Life After Beth: director Jeff Baena interview

Andrew Blair Interview Oct 3, 2014

Andrew catches up with the director of Life After Beth to talk about horror, zombie digestive systems and more...

Aubrey Plaza interview: Life After Beth, jazz, zombies, Scotland

Andrew Blair Interview Oct 2, 2014

We catch up with the star of rom-zom-com Life After Beth, Aubrey Plaza, to talk zombies, smooth jazz and Scotland...

In Order Of Disappearance: Hans Petter Moland interview

Andrew Blair Interview Sep 18, 2014

We talk to Hans Petter Moland, the director of the best film at this year's Edinburgh Festival, In Order Of Disappearance...

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