Aquaman: the making of (video feature).
by ColonelFrog on November 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm
Go behind the scenes of James Wan’s underwater superhero world in this new ‘Aquaman: the making of’ video feature from Warner. Opens in cinemas in the UK on December 12th 2018 […]
Alita Battle Angel (trailer): when live-action replaces anime.
by ColonelFrog on November 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm
From filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, comes the live-action version of anime Alita Battle Angel. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognise, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a doctor who realises that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell […]
Captive State (alien invasion film: second trailer).
by ColonelFrog on November 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm
Set in a Chicago neighbourhood a decade after an invasion and occupation of Earth by an advanced alien race, Captive State explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the alien collaborators, as well as the dissidents and resistance. […]
Stan Lee (1922-2018) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.
by UncleGeoff on November 13, 2018 at 11:03 am
It was inevitable that Stan Lee would pass on and the third of the original 1960s Marvel bullpen this year, the others being Steve Ditko and Marie Severin. Even so, there are some people whom you believe will go on forever and Stan Lee would certainly be seen as that, more so as he made […]
Stan Lee: December 1922 – November 2018. Nuff said?
by ColonelFrog on November 12, 2018 at 10:55 pm
So, a titan passes. Stan Lee is no more. In collaboration with various comic-book artists — notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko — Stan created a wide variety of stunning fictional superhero characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and characters such as Ant-Man, Iron Man, and […]
Ophelia (movie trailer with added Daisy Ridley).
by ColonelFrog on November 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm
Daisy Ridley stars as Ophelia, in the movie Ophelia, a Games of Throne-like re-imagining of Hamlet, told from the main female character’s perspective. Clive Owen also stars, as does Naomi Watts. Looks interesting, at any rate. […]
Doctor Who: Series 11 (or 36 depending on how you count) : Episode 6: Demons Of The Punjab by Vinay Patel
by UncleGeoff on November 11, 2018 at 8:31 pm
With the spotlight on Yaz this time, the Doctor takes her and her friends to 1947 India. It does make me wonder when it comes to Graham’s turn that we won’t be going for a bus ride. This is also the first episode without Chris Chibnall in the writers’ credits. From here there be spoilers […]
Volcanoids: are you a manic (steampunk) miner? (game trailer).
by ColonelFrog on November 11, 2018 at 9:31 am
Here’s an interesting looking steampunk game – Volcanoids, where you play a pilot of a drill-ship (think the mole-tanks from Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian novels). You have to explore and mine your way to glory on a mysterious island run by some nutter with an army of killer steammen robots. The drill-ship itself looks very nice with […]
Three new anime are coming to Netflix: Cagaster of an Insect Cage, Yasuke, and Trese.
by ColonelFrog on November 9, 2018 at 11:46 pm
Cagaster of an Insect Cage is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease “Cagaster” turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive. Directed By Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!). The animation studio for this is Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai). Yasuke starts […]
London After Midnight by Thomas Mann (book review).
by UncleGeoff on November 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm
For those who don’t know, the 1927 film ‘London After Midnight’ directed by Todd Browning isn’t available for viewing. The last copy in the MGM vault was lost in a fire in 1965, although you can google up photos from it, significant because they feature master of disguise, Lon Chaney. Thomas Mann, in his introduction […]