Doctor Who: The Bodysnatchers (1997) by Mark Morris

A regression after the excellent last entry in the series, regressing back to the continuity-heaviness of The Eight Doctors instead of the forward-thinking of Vampire Science. Sam’s characterisation works well and feels like a natural progression from the last book, but the Doctor’s characterisation is a lot wobblier, and as the book doubles back and…

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Director Taika Waititi wisely abandons the many things that weren’t working for the Thor series of films, and makes what basically amounts to an outright comedy, with “Thor: Ragnorak”. The occasional glimpses of what a non-comedy version of the film may have looked like are actually pretty intriguing (I felt damned teased by the gorgeous…

Geostorm (2017)

Geostorm wasn’t directed by Roland Emmerich, the man behind many iconic disaster movies, but by Dean Devlin, the man who wrote many of those iconic disaster movies. It plays like an attempt at a “best of” those movies, its ludicrous premise (Gerard Butler goes into space to uncover a political conspiracy sabotaging a satellite system…