It hasn’t been a bad summer season at the movies. Thor and X-Men: First Class defied expectations and even the fourth Pirates flick did well critically. Super 8 looks set to maintain the quality and reviews have been extremely positive. J.J. Abram’s homage to the Spielberg films of yesteryear is primed to open big. A release of a poster isn’t […]
MOVIE/TV ROUND-UP: Super 8, The Hangover 3, Daredevil, Ninja Turtles, Django, This is Forty, CSI, Breaking Bad
Do you want, or need, more adventures in a galaxy far, far away? The prequels have had their fair share of put-downs, and it’s reached the point where making jokes at their expense is somewhat futile. They were rotten. What’s done is done. With the Blu-Rays on the horizon, a potential cinema re-release on the cards (in 3D, no less), […]
Edward James Olmos. Here’s an actor that brings class to everything he touches. Galactica‘s former Admiral has been cast in a recurring role on Showtime’s much-acclaimed Dexter, which is just about to enter its sixth (and potentially final) season. He’ll be joining the already-announced Colin Hanks and Mos Def, playing a “brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.” As if I […]
What happened to Luc Besson? He directed a string of critically acclaimed films, including Leon and The Fifth Element, before becoming a hack-for-hire as a screenwriter/producer. In the last few years, he has attached his name to any old rubbish, occasionally producing a prime guilty pleasure such as District 13. The Transporter films are perhaps the guiltiest of guilty pleasures; […]
THE HERALD OF GALACTUS #1: Flashpoint, Fear Itself, Thor rules, Wonder Woman stalls, Smallville ends
Welcome to the first Herald of Galactus, a round-up of goings-on in the comic book industry!
Charlie Brooker will be turning his misanthropic talents to a brand-spanking new TV programme called Black Mirror for Channel 4. After his superlative zombie-horror Dead Set, it’s nice to see Brooker is honing his gift for scriptwriting and barbed dialogue once more, but what’s more exciting is the fact that Black Mirror has been described as a ‘satirical drama for the social media […]
The last time Bedrock’s cartoon family appeared on the big screen, we got the Steven Spielberg-produced, John Goodman-starring The Flintstones, which was such a colossal failure that it more or less killed the property. But it appears that Fred and Barney will be returning to both multiplex and television screens via Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
MOVIE/TV ROUND-UP: Cancellations, Scorsese & Von Trier, Penn & Bale, Malick’s Tree of Life, Straw Dogs, Cars 2
The topics this week: Reboots, remakes, sequels and unlikely collaborations. Let’s start with the televisual side of things. ABC have cancelled the popular V, which was a rehash of the cult 80’s series. I’m guessing the alien invasion epic was just too costly for the network to produce. I never gave it a chance despite the presence of Firefly‘s Morena Baccarin. […]
In case you weren’t aware, there was a Wonder Woman TV series in production. Out of all the characters in the DC archives, the last wench that should be given this kind of treatment is the lasso-wielding feminist. Even Catwoman makes more sense. Warner Bros. don’t seem to be aware of how dated and unimportant Wonder Woman is to the […]