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JJ Abrams says Uncharted 2's opening is the best ever
In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine, Nolan North, video game actor par excellence, shares an interesting quote from Star Trek and Star Wars director JJ Abrams. "He said the opening of Uncharted 2 was the best opening of a game, television...
In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine, Nolan North, video game actor par excellence, shares an interesting quote from Star Trek and Star Wars director JJ Abrams. "He said the opening of Uncharted 2 was the be...
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Next Starfleet voyage is Star Trek Beyond
Director Justin Lin took to Twitter to announce the title of his forthcoming Star Trek movie, which began production in Vancouver last week and reunites Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg. Star Trek Beyond. Justin Lin has taken over the ...
Director Justin Lin took to Twitter to announce the title of his forthcoming Star Trek movie, which began production in Vancouver last week and reunites Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg. Star Trek Beyond...
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Oscar-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash
Deeply saddened by the news of Hollywood film composer James Horner's death in a plane crash. The first I heard of this was, as is now often the case, on social media. It's not hyperbole to suggest James Horner, alongside John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, ...
Deeply saddened by the news of Hollywood film composer James Horner's death in a plane crash. The first I heard of this was, as is now often the case, on social media. It's not hyperbole to suggest James Horner, alongside Joh...
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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 premieres this Saturday
This Saturday sees the return of Star Wars Rebels in a one-hour special event on Disney XD. Darth Vader continues his pursuit of the surviving Jedi and our intrepid band of rebels are no match for the Lord of the Sith in The Siege of Lothal. Anakin Skywalke...
This Saturday sees the return of Star Wars Rebels in a one-hour special event on Disney XD. Darth Vader continues his pursuit of the surviving Jedi and our intrepid band of rebels are no match for the Lord of the Sith in The ...
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New NOW TV Box coming this August
Back in August 2013 I reviewed the first generation NOW TV Box and congratulated Sky on releasing a Roku LT-based device at a very competitive price point. This August sees the release of the second generation NOW TV Box. This time based on a Roku 3. The ne...
Back in August 2013 I reviewed the first generation NOW TV Box and congratulated Sky on releasing a Roku LT-based device at a very competitive price point. This August sees the release of the second generation NOW TV Box. Thi...
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You will believe again in The X-Files
The X-Files cast and crew have taken to social media and posted tantalising teasers from the set of the upcoming mini-series. The original pilot episode remains a touchstone in setting the look, feel and tone of a series. The nod to Steven Spielberg's Raide...
The X-Files cast and crew have taken to social media and posted tantalising teasers from the set of the upcoming mini-series. The original pilot episode remains a touchstone in setting the look, feel and tone of a series. The...
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Marvel's Ant-Man is James Gunn's fave since Iron Man
Director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) raved about Marvel's Daredevil and now it's Ant-Man's moment of triumph in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn posted his review on Facebook : "Ant-Man may just be my favorite Marvel film since Jon Favreau’s Iro...
Director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) raved about Marvel's Daredevil and now it's Ant-Man's moment of triumph in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn posted his review on Facebook: "Ant-Man may just be my favorite Marv...
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Spider-Man joins Captain America: Civil War
British actor Tom Holland, famous for playing the titular character in Billy Elliot the Musical, will replace Andrew Garfield and take Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. Holland's acrobatic dance moves will come in useful as t...
British actor Tom Holland, famous for playing the titular character in Billy Elliot the Musical, will replace Andrew Garfield and take Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. Holland's acrobatic danc...
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When LEGO Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
The last time I played a Jurassic Park game was on the SNES. That was 22 years ago when Steven Spielberg's dinosaur opus ruled the world on the big screen and toy stores everywhere. Fast forward to today and the franchise's fourth instalment - Jurassic Worl...
The last time I played a Jurassic Park game was on the SNES. That was 22 years ago when Steven Spielberg's dinosaur opus ruled the world on the big screen and toy stores everywhere. Fast forward to today and the franchise's f...
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The Matrix Reloaded
In another very occasional retro review, this time originally published in Starburst magazine, I revisit The Matrix Reloaded. In the years since, I've concluded The Matrix, like Jaws, never needed a sequel. However, there are visceral thrills to be had in i...
In another very occasional retro review, this time originally published in Starburst magazine, I revisit The Matrix Reloaded. In the years since, I've concluded The Matrix, like Jaws, never needed a sequel. However, there are...
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Jurassic Park twenty-two years later
"Bigger, scarier, cooler..." intones Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) and for the most part Jurassic World with its Indominus Rex, a T-Rex hybrid, matches that expectation with surprising aplomb. It's the best Jurassic Park movie since the iconic original graced ci...
"Bigger, scarier, cooler..." intones Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) and for the most part Jurassic World with its Indominus Rex, a T-Rex hybrid, matches that expectation with surprising aplomb. It's the best Jurassic Park movie sin...
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Marvel's Agent Carter first on Fox in the UK
Finally. Marvel's Agent Carter has a home in the UK. Only it's not Channel Four, which currently shows first run episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fox UK has inked a multi-year deal with Disney to show the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series from this J...
Finally. Marvel's Agent Carter has a home in the UK. Only it's not Channel Four, which currently shows first run episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fox UK has inked a multi-year deal with Disney to show the Agents of S.H.I.E...
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    Media Production, 1993 - 1996
  • Exeter College
    1988 - 1992
  • Vincent Thompson High School
    1984 - 1988
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January 23
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Multimedia maven and storyteller.
Introduction
John has a BA (Hons) in Media Production from the Media School of Bournemouth University and has worked for the BBC, Dow Jones and Reuters.
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Head injury survivor.
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Blogger and journalist: writes about film, TV & more in the geek galaxy!
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Editorial, audiovisual editing, copywriting
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  • BBC
    Foley artist for Radio Four.
  • Dow Jones
  • Thomson Reuters
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Exeter - Kingsteignton - Colchester - Bournemouth
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