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  • 2004 November | Shiny Shelf
    Comments Off Brad Bird has been a fanboy favourite since his cult classic The Iron Giant but with The Incredibles Brad has gone from being an outsider on the fringes of feature animation to the major player in town Tags Brad Bird Disney Fantastic Four Movies Pixar Iron Man 1 By Lance Parkin on 12 November 2004 Comments Off A number of recent Marvel revamps have clearly had one eye on the movie version You can almost see Marvel editors handing them round a Hollywood pitch meeting and saying how about this Tags Comics Iron Man Marvel Warren Ellis Space Odyssey A Voyage to the Planets By Eddie Robson on 10 November 2004 Comments Off I can easily imagine how exciting this would have been if I d watched it when I was ten years old I d have taped it and by the following afternoon I would have watched it at least three more times Tags BBC BBC One Documentary TV Captain America and the Falcon 9 By Jim Smith on 09 November 2004 Comments Off Big ideas big action scenes and good human writing crash together in a technology and conspiracy heavy book each issue of which really needs a couple of read throughs before it all sinks in Tags Captain America Christopher Priest Comics Joe Bennett Marvel The Smoking Room By Eddie Robson on 03 November 2004 Comments Off The Smoking Room has been deemed a failure already as it arrives on BBC2 from BBC3 with the trailers tossing around quotes from glowing reviews in a desperate attempt to win higher ratings than its BBC3 run Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Comedy Robert Webb TV Stoker s Dracula By Jim Smith on 02 November 2004 Comments Off The notes in the back of the first issue by author and former Infinity Inc hero Roy Thomas make clear the writer s great pleasure in this comic book being the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker s novel in any medium Tags Comics Dracula Marvel Vampires RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three

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  • 2004 October | Shiny Shelf
    not a fate I would wish on anybody Tags Catwoman Comics DC Jeph Loeb Tim Sale Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow By Lance Parkin on 11 October 2004 Comments Off I have a theory about good movies which has two propositions which run 1 you can never have enough robots in a movie Tags Gwyneth Paltrow Jude Law Movies THX 1138 The George Lucas Director s Cut DVD By Jim Smith on 10 October 2004 Comments Off In 1970 a young film academic and teacher called George Lucas whose previous filmwork had been restricted to documentaries and prize winning shorts made a very strange film about LA in sixties Tags Donald Pleasance DVD Francis Ford Coppola George Lucas Movies Robert Duvall Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow By Stephen Lavington on 09 October 2004 Comments Off It s easy to understand the origins of this film in a five minute showreel dreamed up by wrtier director Kerry Conran of giant robots menacing Manhattan It s a classic pulp sci fi concept Tags Gwyneth Paltrow Jude Law Kerry Conran Laurence Olivier Movies Resident Evil Apocalypse By Mark Clapham on 09 October 2004 Comments Off As an obsessive Resident Evil player I feel less like a reviewer and more like a guest academic wheeled in to provide learned analysis on how this movie fits in with the wider context of RE lore Turn to page 11 in your workbook now Tags Alexander Witt Movies Paul WS Anderson Zombies Marvel Knights 2099 By Mark Clapham on 04 October 2004 Comments Off So what if Robert Kirkman created the Marvel Universe Tags Black Panther Comics Daredevil Elektra Karl Moline Marvel Pop Mahn Punisher Robert Kirkman Millennium The Complete Second Season DVD By Mark Clapham on 02 October 2004 Comments Off The second season of Millennium is one of my favourite seasons of any TV series and as such its not just a pleasure to see the season released on DVD but also to at last get an excuse to write about it Tags Chris Carter Darin Morgan DVD Glen Morgan James Wong Lance Henrikson TV Green Wing By Eddie Robson on 01 October 2004 Comments Off What felt a bit hit and miss at first is now producing far more hits than misses Tags Channel 4 Comedy TV Hellraiser DVD Collection By Mark Clapham on 01 October 2004 Comments Off Hellraiser was an odd kind of horror film but it was an even stranger basis for a franchise With parts five and six on the way in the US here s a DVD collection of the first three instalments to remind us how it all began Tags Clive Barker Doug Bradley DVD Hellraiser Horror Movies RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang

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  • 2004 September | Shiny Shelf
    a late twentysomething manchild Tags Alan Moore DC DCU Animated Doctor Fate Green Arrow Supergirl TV Zatanna Tales From The Bully Pulpit By Mark Clapham on 15 September 2004 Comments Off Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Edison together at last through time and space Say what Tags Benito Cereno Comics Graeme MacDonald HG Wells Teddy Roosevelt Thomas Edison Badguys Mysterygirls By Mark Clapham on 15 September 2004 Comments Off British superheroes are gaining a bit of attention these days Here s a perfectly formed A5 comic from writer Ian Carney and artist Will Kane Tags Comics Shaun of the Dead By Mark Clapham on 15 September 2004 Comments Off Sometimes the good stuff really does win out Tags Bill Nighy DVD Dylan Moran Edgar Wright Nick Frost Simon Pegg Zombies Six Feet Under 4 5 That s My Dog By Mark Clapham on 11 September 2004 Comments Off It s been a while since Shiny Shelf has reviewed Six Feet Under Alan Ball s HBO drama set in an LA funeral home After a second season dip this has consistently been one of the best shows on TV Tags Alan Ball James Cromwell TV The Chronicles of Riddick By Stephen Lavington on 11 September 2004 Comments Off I ve got to be careful what I say about Vin Diesel after the whole xXx debacle Tags Judi Dench Movies Vin Diesel Hellboy By Mark Clapham on 10 September 2004 Comments Off There are loose adaptations and there are faithful adaptations and then there s Hellboy a film that seems to just rip Mike Mignola s comic off the page and glue it on to the screen Tags Guillermo Del Toro John Hurt Mike Mignola Movies Nazis Ron Perlman RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star

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  • 2004 August | Shiny Shelf
    even noticeable and it s so innately reversible defeatable and manipulatable that it doesn t have any meaning at all Tags Brad Meltzer Comics DC Green Arrow Rags Morales Bad Guy By J Clive Matthews on 15 August 2004 Comments Off This is your typical story of boy meets girl boy forcibly snogs girl in front of her boyfriend boy is beated by police boy sets girl up in an elaborate sting operation which leaves her being forced into prostitution Tags DVD Korean William Shakespeare s Richard III DVD By J Clive Matthews on 15 August 2004 Comments Off This is the 1955 Laurence Olivier version the supposed classic directed by and starring the supposedly best Shakespearian actor of the twentieth century Looking at it today it is practically unwatchable rubbish Tags DVD Laurence Olivier Movies William Shakespeare Capturing the Friedmans Special Collector s Two Disc Edition DVD By J Clive Matthews on 15 August 2004 Comments Off The Friedmans a respectable middle class family from Long Island tear themselves apart when the father and youngest son are accused of systematically abusing schoolchildren during evening computer lessons Tags Andrew Jarecki Documentary DVD Movies Hulk 75 By Mark Clapham on 15 August 2004 Comments Off Hulk 75 finally answers the question of who is the mouth on the monitor screen manipulating events to try and get hold of the Hulk s blood The answer will underwhelm you Tags Bruce Jones Comics Darrick Robertson Hulk Marvel Astonishing X Men 1 By Jim Smith on 15 August 2004 Comments Off I m not one of the those people who derides spandex I love The Flash I love Golden Age heroes I have no difficulty looking at pages of people wearing big collars and capes This however I have a problem with Tags Comics John Cassady Joss Whedon Marvel X Men RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas

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  • 2004 July | Shiny Shelf
    actual scientists Time Machine does not follow tradition Tags BBC BBC One TV The Long Firm By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off Jake Arnott s debut novel The Long Firm has the unusual distinction of having TV cameras present before it was even signed to a publisher Tags BBC BBC Two Books Derek Jacobi Gangsters Jake Arnott Lena Headey TV Sleeper Season Two 1 By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off After the cliffhanger ending to the first volume and all the sound and thunder of the Jim Lee Coup D etat issue Sleeper returns for its second season with an issue that is just deliriously great Tags Comics DC Ed Brubaker Sean Phillips Sleeper Wildstorm RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy

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  • 2004 June | Shiny Shelf
    is it s worth it Tags Comics John Cassady Joss Whedon Marvel Wolverine X Men James Bond Octopussy By Stephen Lavington on 03 June 2004 Comments Off The first volume in Titan s series of reprinted James Bond comic strips originally published in the Daily Express newspaper dealt with one novel length story and one of Fleming s better short stories Tags Comics James Bond Jim Lawrence Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By Jim Smith on 02 June 2004 Comments Off You know the film that Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone isn t Tags Alfonso Cuaron Harry Potter Movies RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV

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  • 2004 May | Shiny Shelf
    Tarantino flick and the cast put in a universally fine ensemble performance but the likelihood is that most viewers will be disappointed by Volume Two Tags Movies Quentin Tarantino Samuel L Jackson Uma Thurman Bite Club 1 By Eddie Robson on 09 May 2004 Comments Off This is the least gothic vampire comic I ve ever seen In fact it s also the least vampire related vampire comic I ve ever seen Tags Comics David Hahn David Tischman Howard Chaykin Vampires Superman 204 By Jim Smith on 05 May 2004 Comments Off I m not sure what I expected a Brian Azzarello Superman comic to be like but I didn t expect it to be like this Tags Brian Azzarello Comics DC Jim Lee Superman RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris

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  • 2004 April | Shiny Shelf
    By Jon de Burgh Miller on 16 April 2004 Comments Off Scooby Doo 2 Monster Unleashed consciously tries to correct the flaws of its predecessor and in many ways is able to take a more relaxed approach to proceedings Tags Movies Scooby Doo Seth Green Star Trek The Collector s Edition Magazine By Jim Smith on 16 April 2004 Comments Off Here s a wacky idea a Star Trek part work with free DVDs Tags DVD Fifth Jonathan Frakes Leonard Nimoy Patrick Stewart Star Trek TNG TV William Shatner The Cat in the Hat By Jon de Burgh Miller on 16 April 2004 Comments Off I was going to attempt to write this review in rhyme but I didn t have the time Plus as Mike Myers Cat in the Hat says I don t do the rhyming thing well Tags Bo Welch Mike Myers Movies 50 First Dates By Jon de Burgh Miller on 15 April 2004 Comments Off The question of what would happen if one half of a relationship has their memory erased every time they go to sleep meaning that each day the relationship begins anew is an interesting high concept idea Tags Adam Sandler Drew Barrymore Movies Star Trek The Next Generation Season Seven DVD By Jim Smith on 14 April 2004 Comments Off The 26 episodes in this box set stand head and shoulders above any season of Star Trek produced since although to be frank that isn t really saying very much Tags DVD Jonathan Frakes Patrick Stewart Star Trek TNG TV Star Trek The Next Generation Season Five DVD By Jim Smith on 14 April 2004 Comments Off If the third season was the most inventive and the fourth the most consistent then fifth was perhaps the most eclectic no longer in the shadow of a TV legend it spread its metaphorical wings and flew Tags DVD Jonathan Frakes Leonard Nimoy Patrick Stewart Star Trek TNG TV The Passion of the Christ By Jon de Burgh Miller on 13 April 2004 Comments Off It s hard to objectively review what some have called Braindead Meets The Life of Brian the film that is to Mel Gibson what Battlefield Earth was to John Travolta Tags Mel Gibson Movies Nazis Master and Commander The Far Side of the World DVD By Jim Smith on 10 April 2004 Comments Off Master and Commander The Far Side of the World may be exhaustingly entitled but it isn t a film which leaves you fuming at the director s self indulgence or fretting at wasted screen time Tags DVD Movies Paul Betthany Peter Weir Russell Crowe Star Wars Clone Wars Chapters 11 to 14 By Jim Smith on 07 April 2004 Comments Off Watching Clone Wars gives me an understanding of why people inject hard drugs It makes me insanely happy for three minutes and then I want to do it again Tags Clones George Lucas Sky Star Wars TV Nightjar 1 By Mark Clapham on 07

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