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Admiral Adama jumps into Dexter

Admiral Adama jumps into Dexter

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 […]

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Vin Diesel takes a pay cut to keep Riddick going

Vin Diesel takes a pay cut to keep Riddick going

It must be said that I’m a fan of Vin Diesel’s intergalactic bad-ass Richard B. Riddick, who was introduced 11-years ago in Pitch Black. The actor is a perfect fit for the role, and while The Chronicles of Riddick dropped the ball, his screen presence kept the film alive. His enthusiasm for the part was evident in an animated short […]

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AWESOME ALBUMS #3: Metallica – …And Justice for All (1988)

AWESOME ALBUMS #3: Metallica – …And Justice for All (1988)
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MOVIE ROUND-UP: Star Trek 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, Richard Linklater’s Bernie, The Muppets

MOVIE ROUND-UP: Star Trek 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, Richard Linklater’s Bernie, The Muppets

It’s been two years since J.J. Abrams successfully restarted the Star Trek franchise. The 2009 hit proved to be popular with mainstream audiences, and demand for a sequel has been high. The plan was to get the film into theatres for June 2012, but the studio has been forced to delay it until December, as pre-production creeps along. Abrams, who […]

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Heed the Call of Duty once more with the MW3 trailer

Heed the Call of Duty once more with the MW3 trailer

There’s a lot riding on Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Not in terms of sales, mind you: The last instalment became the fastest-selling entertainment release in history, and Black Ops only kept the streak alive. Yet, many are expecting a significant drop in quality following the publisher’s much-publicised rift with Infinity Ward. They have passed the reigns to […]

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The Transporter takes his deliveries to television…

The Transporter takes his deliveries to television…

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; […]

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THE HERALD OF GALACTUS #1: Flashpoint, Fear Itself, Thor rules, Wonder Woman stalls, Smallville ends

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!

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GAMING GREATS #2: The Story of Thor (1995)

GAMING GREATS #2: The Story of Thor (1995)
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Martin Riggs, Jack Bauer and the Punisher plan a heist

Martin Riggs, Jack Bauer and the Punisher plan a heist

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 […]

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CINEMA CLASSICS #3: Easy Rider (1969)

CINEMA CLASSICS #3: Easy Rider (1969)

Take a ride with this quintessential counter-culture classic.  

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