Author: Jack Dowd

2022 goals

2022 goals

Happy New Year! Let us hope that 2022 is the year that things improve and return to “normal.” I hope you enjoyed Christmas and New Year’s. During the weird week between Christmas and New Year (sources I found call this the Witching Week or the time betwix and between) I overhauled the website and, if …

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2021 review

2021 review

2021. The year that the world was suppose to return to normal. Ha! Welcome to the end of 2021, everyone. How have you all been? Normally in this sort of post I would discuss what my goals were for the year, explain if I met them or not and then speculate on the next year. …

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Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Hello everyone. You may not have noticed but there’s a new Spider-Man film out. The film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is twenty seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and links the latest Spiderman films to both the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise (2012 – 2014) and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002 – 2007). Today …

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Spitfire review: Doctor Who – Flux

Spitfire review: Doctor Who – Flux

I didn’t plan on reviewing Doctor Who: Flux. I hadn’t lost complete faith in the show but my enthusiasm had waned under Chibnall’s writing. I no longer consumed every behind the scenes segment and cast interview. I didn’t watch the trailer for Flux until it appeared on my phone on auto play and when Flux …

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Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

After being postponed…. (checks notes) five times, No Time to Die has finally reached cinema screens. As the swan song to Daniel Craig’s Bond and the film that is hoped to lure the public back into cinemas , does it live up to the hype? Here are my thoughts… Major spoilers for No Time to …

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Top five famous last words

Top five famous last words

Hello everyone, When I was younger I always thought that last words should be meaningful, profound and memorable although I now realise that’s rarely the case. According to a survey done at hospitals around the world the most common last words are ‘I love you’.  How sweet is that? In our final moments we seek …

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Does the modern world need a 007?

Does the modern world need a 007?

With No Time to Die finally out in cinemas and Daniel Craig’s era of James Bond concluding, today I am addressing a very important question about the character…  does the modern world need a 007? There is no denying the impact James Bond has had on the film industry and the impact he has made …

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Top 5 authors who regretted publishing their novels

Top 5 authors who regretted publishing their novels

Somebody asked me a very strange question the other day. ‘Jack, do you regret publishing Empty Nights three years ago?’ The answer, quite simply, is no. I’m still tremendously proud of my first novel but I’ll admit that there are things I would do differently. For example I would publish via a traditional publisher instead …

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Top 5 real stories that are completely false

Top 5 real stories that are completely false

Here is a strange fact about the human mind. If you tell yourself a lie over and over again eventually you will come to believe it. For example, citizens of North Korea believe ridicuous lies about their ruler (such as he found a unicorn lair) because they have been told the lie repeatedly over several …

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