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Jonathan Cardwell

When he's not trying to convert his wife to the ways of The Force, he really likes Star Wars, Jonny can more than likely be found in front of a screen. Probably watching a ridiculous amount of TV. Or playing a ridiculous amount of games. Or basically doing anything in ridiculous amounts. He really likes Star Wars. He's writing a book, or at least trying to. You can follow him on twitter if you like (@Jonny_C85) or find him on facebook. That's another screen you're likely to find him in front of. He really likes Star Wars.

The posts below were all written by Jonathan

FTN Review: Completely Folk’d by Laurence Donaghy

March 23rd, 2015 by Jonathan Comments

FTN’s own Jonathan Cardwell reviews the the third and final installment of Laurence Donaghy’s Folk’d series.

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EVENT REVIEW: The Terminator screening and Q&A – Belfast Film Festival

April 4th, 2014 by Jonathan Comments

Our man Jonathan checks our a special screening and talk on the daddy of all killer cyborg movies… The Terminator

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TELEVISION REVIEW: FTN reviews From Dusk Til Dawn S01E01

March 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Comments

So, Seth and Richie Gecko are once again tearing across the country leaving a bloody trail… but can this retelling of the movie bear fruits worth checking out?

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With the return of The Clone Wars this weekend on Netflix, FTN looks at the best episodes so far…

March 8th, 2014 by Jonathan Comments

Clone Wars returns this weekend for its final bow, but Jonny looks at what went before and picks out the best of the series…

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Harold Ramis, star of Ghostbusters, dead at 69

February 24th, 2014 by Jonathan Comments

RIP HAROLD RAMIS 1944-2014: A TRIBUTE We at FTN are very, very sad to announce the death of the great Harold Ramis, Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and writer/director on movies such as Stripes and Groundhog Day. He died on Monday February 24, 2014. He was 69

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The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode One – All That Remains Review

December 20th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

does Telltale live up to its own standards for season 2?

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DVD REVIEW: FTN reviewV/H/S 2

November 11th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

Does the second installment in the ‘found footage shorts horror movie’ genre hit all the right notes?

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FEATURE: Feel the wrath of Nerd rage – even if it is a little, em, premature

September 17th, 2013 by Jonathan 1 Comment

Our man Jonny looks at all the hate for Ben Affleck as Batman and the Robocop 2014 trailer and wonders if this is a worrying turn of events…

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FTN Reviews: Splinter Cell Blacklist

September 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

      Sam Fisher returns, sounding considerably younger and not at all like Michael Ironside anymore, in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, foiling terrorist plots and generally being very stealthy indeed. Or not, depending on who’s playing. Because this newest iteration combines elements from the previous games in the series, from the hardcore stealth of Chaos […]

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BOOK REVIEW: FTN reviews Homeland by Cory Doctorow

August 22nd, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

In his follow-up to Little Brother, Cory Doctorow shows us how deep the rabbit hole goes…

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FORGOTTEN NERDY GEMS WEEK 4: Dog Soldiers

August 22nd, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

A horror movie that wasn’t afraid to get its hands – and claws dirty – and a damned near perfect werewolf flick

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FORGOTTEN NERDY GEMS WEEK 3: The Frighteners

August 7th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

Peter Jackson’s finest hour? Jonny makes an argument for The Frighteners…

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FORGOTTEN NERDY GEMS WEEK 2: Constantine

July 24th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

OK, so some of us at FTN didn’t dig Constantine, but Jonathan takes another look at a movie that needs redemption…

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FORGOTTEN NERDY GEMS WEEK 1: Galaxy Quest

July 10th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

It’s Star Trek writ large… but did it work? Well, yes. Incredibly well, actually. Jonathan tells you why you need to see this movie as soon as possible…

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FTN FEATURE: Nerd And Proud: a look at nerdism in popular culture

May 2nd, 2013 by Jonathan 4 Comments

The Big Bang Theory is, in many ways, a champion for Nerds… but is it also a danger to our way of life? Our man Jonathan looks closer…

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FTN goes through the Desert Island Films with Mark Kermode

April 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

The popular movie critic popped at this year’s Belfast Film Festival and our man Johnny was there to witness the whole event…

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Gears of War: Judgement Review

April 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

The fourth outing to the thick necked, huge shouldered, chainsaw gun armed, blood and guts world of Gears of War is here. And it’s a strange beast. It’s still the Gears of War we all know and love, but also very different at the same time.   First things first; considering the main story was […]

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TELEVISION REVIEW: FTN reviews In The Flesh S01E01

March 20th, 2013 by Jonathan 1 Comment

Can BBC 3 do good with their unique take on a zombie outbreak?

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What kind of Gamer are you?

March 19th, 2013 by Jonathan 3 Comments

  What Type of Gamer are you?   Now when I ask that question, I don’t mean male/25-30/married or whatever. I mean, what kind of games do you primarily play? Because I find it to be an ever evolving process; one I’m currently in the middle of. I’ve recently thought that I was in a […]

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TV REVIEW: FTN reviews Being Human S05E06 The Last Broadcast

March 11th, 2013 by Jonathan Comments

It’s a sad day here at FTN as we say farewell to one of our favourite shows of the last five years… Being Human

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