Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper)
by MarkRLeeper on October 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm
CAPSULE: A world-famous wild animal trapper travels all over the planet to find animals for his zoo. What the world does not know about him is that he is insanely jealous of his wife and plans horrific deaths for those who might want her. When he is afraid that his wife has cheated on him, […] Related posts: Retrospective: The Hypnotic Eye (1960) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper). Retrospective: Lifeforce (1985): a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper. Carnival Of Souls (1962) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper). […]
Narcos: Mexico (trailer).
by ColonelFrog on October 18, 2018 at 3:32 pm
The next series of Narcos shifts the action from Colombia in the 1980s to the origins of Mexico’s drug war (the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo – played by Diego Luna – takes the helm). The excellent Michael Peña shifts from the Ant-Man movies to pick up the lead role of the […] Related posts: The OA (trailer: new Netflix scifi series). Fear the Walking Dead 4th season (part deux) (trailer). Fear The Walking Dead: Season 4 (supersize trailer). […]
Prop it up! Museum of Science Fiction needs your replicas in cash prize competition.
by ColonelFrog on October 18, 2018 at 6:17 am
The Museum of Science Fiction is running a prop replica design competition. The competition is open to all students, designers, engineers, builders and artists. People from the United States and abroad may participate. “Props are an essential part of any production,” said Dan Curry, competition judge and a veteran of 100 feature films and television […] Related posts: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Special Program – The Museum of Science Fiction Museum Of Science Fiction Lectures 2018. Museum of Science Fiction launches academic MOSF Journal of Science Fiction. […]
The Kid Who Would Be King (YA fantasy movie: trailer).
by ColonelFrog on October 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm
In the fantasy movie The Kid Who Would Be King, magic meets the modern world. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), […] Related posts: King of Thieves (crime movie trailer). Godzilla: King of the Monsters (monster movie trailer). Hey, hey, hey it’s magic… Merlin trailer. […]
Illustrators #23 (magazine review).
by UncleGeoff on October 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm
First, as announced in this edition of ‘Illustrators’, this is the last edition edited by Peter Richardson, who hands over this important task to Diego Cordoba next time around. Looking at Richardson’s comments, Cordoba has been doing a lot of this work already with his own pages so I doubt if there will be a […] Related posts: Illustrators # 17 (magazine review). Illustrators #21 (magazine review). Illustrators # 5 (magazine review). […]
First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).
by MarkRLeeper on October 17, 2018 at 11:00 am
‘First Man’ is a film that speculates on and tries to recreate the experience of being Neil Armstrong, going from his early flying days to his terrestrial flying days to his flight to the Moon where he became the first human being to step out onto our satellite. Then there is the trip home and […] Related posts: 7 Guardians Of The Tomb (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper). Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper). Curvature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper). […]
Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (book review).
by Gareth D Jones on October 17, 2018 at 10:15 am
Lavie Tidhar creates wonderfully vivid worlds in his books. Worlds where the strange and bizarre intertwine with the mundane, where history is slightly different and where Jewish culture and language permeate the tale. In ‘Unholy Land’, the Jews have a homeland in East Africa known as Palestina and the horrors of the holocaust did not […] Related posts: Osama by Lavie Tidhar (book review). Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (book review). Land Of The Headless by Adam Roberts (book review) […]
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.
by ColonelFrog on October 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Dracula has been commissioned from the co-creators of drama series Sherlock – Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. It will be produced by Hartswood Films for Netflix. The three episode 90 minute-long mini-series is being written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s vampire novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the […] Related posts: Dalek Invasion with Mark Gatiss. Dracula… I bite you, yes? Doctor Who season 10 episode 13: Twice Upon A Time by Steven Moffat. […]
High Life (sci-fi movie trailer).
by ColonelFrog on October 16, 2018 at 5:34 pm
High Life is a Claire Denis-created science fiction movie starring sulky-god Robert Pattinson and actress Juliette Binoche (it’s in English, despite Claire’s previous films such as the beautiful Trouble Every Day being French works). It all looks rather artistic, with the plot featuring a group of convicts tricked into believing they will win their freedom if […] Related posts: SS-GB first trailer (UK’s answer to The Man in the High Castle). High-rise: best J.G. Ballard movie ever? High Rise (first trailer). […]
Killing Eve to get a second season (spy-fy news).
by ColonelFrog on October 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm
BBC has acquired the second series of the spy thriller Killing Eve. Series one hit on BBC One and as a boxset on BBC iPlayer last month and has seen 26 million downloads of the series so far. It is of course based on the indie-published Codename Villanelle e-book novellas by Luke Jennings. Phoebe Waller-Bridge […] Related posts: Mindhorn … the return of the buy-tonic man? (movie trailer). Grimm: The Killing Time by Tim Waggoner (book review). Killing Violets (Gods Dogs) by Tanith Lee (book review). […]