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Redwall – Saturday Morning Cartoons

Stretching my mind back to the early 2000s, before we had Cartoon Network or Nicktoons on the telly, there wasn’t much in the way of good cartoons when I was a boy. Usually, I’d rely on the imported animations provided by the Disney Club (may Mary Kingston live forever!) However, I can just about remember […]

Manga Video Trailers – Otaku Review

Hey ho. Your regular anime expert Céire is indisposed today leaving everything wide open for this old fart to chat about the wonders of, what was once called, Japanination. Why am I using that dated and vulgar term only a fraction of people remember? Because that’s exactly what I’m going to write about; an old […]

Whachu Doin’ This Week Dave?

I used to watch The Fast Show regularly. Then I stopped liking it for some reason. Now I’ve rediscovered the sketches thanks you YouTube and find myself laughing at them again. It’s been a great week for getting reacquainted actually. Permit me to tell you about it in the style of The Fast Show’s Jesse. […]

Rewind: Herbert West: Re-Animator

1985’s Re-Animator is pretty great. It’s a zombie film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West: Re-Animator, the tale of a doctor’s quest to conquer death along with his accomplice who just wishes to do good. The film is considered a cult classic due in no small part to the terrific performance of Jeffrey Combs as […]

Growing Up Geek – Essay

I wouldn’t say I grew up in the geekiest house. I didn’t grow up in a city either! I grew up in rural Ireland, in the west of Limerick. My parents and five brothers all had and have for the most part their own interests. So I’ve always wondered; how I ended up growing up […]

ReRead – Roald Dahl

If you haven’t gathered from one of my previous Rewind posts, I am a huge Roald Dahl fan. Recently I’ve been rereading my old favourites and rediscovering ones I don’t remember liking very much as a child. Two such titles are Danny the Champion of the World and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. While I […]