Doctor Who Series 7: Bells of Saint John [Thoughts And Spoilers]

Doctor Who - Bells of Saint John

It has been a long wait for my favourite Saturday evening entertainment. The mad man and his blue box returned to our TV screens along with the girl who is being introduced twice already. Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna Louise Coleman) and the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) third outing together takes us on a roller coaster ride which spans across centuries – from 1207 AD to present day London featuring the Shard. The Bells of Saint John offered a whole bundle of entertainment and was a befitting series opener. Here are my assorted thoughts on the episode. Spoilers galore after the jump.


Top 10 Movies of 2012 [9E3K Year End List]

9E3K Best Movies of 2012

I know it is a bit late to do Top 10’s of last year in mid Feb, but the Oscars are almost here, and it reminded me to do this. It sort of has now become a blogging culture to do so, and me being the well-cultured geeky bloke as you all know, can only abide by it. 2012 at the cinema has been wonderful. Superhero movies have never been as bigger than this year. Nolan’s Bat trilogy came to an end, and Joss Whedon was honoured with Box Office glory. We went back to Middle Earth, and action movies from unknown territories pulled the rug under our feet. I cannot genuinely remember having seen a disappointing movie at the cinema this year. But probably, that is because I did not watch all of them, and I have been smarter with my movie choices. Even the widely unsuccessful John Carter, to me was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining movie. I even found the  unnecessary reboot of The Amazing Spiderman to be surprisingly good. Hell, I even enjoyed Bond in Skyfall. So here are my..

Top 10 movies of 2012


Black Mirror Series 2 Episode 1 – Be Right Back [TV Review]

Black Mirror - Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker’s cynical and bleak reflection on the modern world and its many trappings returns in the form of Series 2 of Black Mirror. The three episodes of Series 1 swept across all genres – tech commentary, dystopian societies, human drama, futuristic romance, and even social networks. It left me asking for more. And with the opening episode of series 2, I can safely say, that we are in for a ride.

WARNING: This review has spoilers.


London Film and Comic Con 2012: Cosplayers, Collectibles, Guests and more

Batmobile - London Film and Comic Con 2012

Almost 2 weeks late for this post. Apologies for my laziness. But here it is, part 2 of my coverage of the London Film and Comic Con 2012. Let’s cut the crap and go for the stuff. This was my third year at the LFCC, and I knew exactly what to expect. It was moved to a new venue (from Earl’s Court to Kensington Olympia). This is no SDCC by any stretch of imagination. The guests here are a mix of the usuals, who you WILL see year after year, thrown with a surprise mix of a few celebrities, who will charge a fee for an autograph and a pic taken. The only thing that excites me about London Comic Con year after year are the cosplayers, the collectibles for sale, and of course the independent artistes showcasing their art. And as you’d expect, the cosplayers are a bit too inclined towards either the Gallifreyan universe, or towards a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

After the jump, all that was there this year at the London Comic Con. Warning: Image Heavy Post.