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!
Hey, Mel Gibson! Welcome back from the wilderness! After the media meltdown that was Charlie Sheen, and the private embarrassment that was Arnold Schwarzenegger, it appears that former punching-bag Mel is finally being allowed to headline a blockbuster or two. A part of me wants him to succeed, while the other half is still disgusted at those racist rants. And while […]
Take a ride with this quintessential counter-culture classic.
As you probably already know, since around Sunday evening, PSN has returned to us. It’s been a long wait but finally Sony has filled up all the holes in the service and made it available for users to access again, if in a somewhat limited form. Currently you can sign in to PSN, reset your password, access Playstation Home and […]
When I heard that they were making a mo-cap adaptation of Hergé’s Tintin, I was dubious like so many others. Do modern audiences even like the source material? But the pedigree of talent involved is impressive – the first chapter is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson and written by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Something tells me […]
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.