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Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Thursday Trailer: Doctor Who, S6 (2011)

Okay, I know it isn’t a movie trailer, but I’m allowed to stretch the rules when I feel like it, dammit, so here’s the full trailer for Season 6 of Doctor Who: As usual, crammed full of stuff that makes me go “Oooh!” (including what looks, bizarrely, like a split-second glimpse of the previous control […]

The Friday Linkfest (25/03/11): In Links We Trust

Wonder Woman costume revealled, half of internet goes into apopleptic shock. Apparently the boots are the wrong colour. And the whole thing just looks a bit too halloween costume for some people. I looked at it and thought “Well, it’s not ideal, but it does look a hell of a lot more like Wonder Woman […]

The Thursday Trailer: Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

Up until now, Marvel Studios haven’t been anywhere near as loud about their upcoming Captain America film as they have about Thor – probably because of the fact that Thor is a slightly trickier proposition that needs a little more groundwork laying than “Steve Rogers becomes a Super Soldier and punches Nazis”. Well, after the […]

The Thursday Trailer: Shock Corridor (1963)

Trailers. I love them. In all shapes and forms, they can be fascinating in the way that they try to distill down the essence of a movie to roughly two minutes of screen-time. Some trailers are memorable. Some trailers are better than the films themselves. Some trailers sell the film in such a bizarre way […]

Movie News: Born Again (Daredevil gets a new lease of life – and a director…)

I don’t think anyone’s going to stand up and attempt to say that the 2003 version of Daredevil was a particularly good film. Mark Steven Johnson may have set out to be faithful to the classic Frank Miller run on the comic (especially utilising the character of Elektra), but the whole thing was a bit […]

TV News: Preludes and Nocturnes (Or, the Disappearing and Reappearing TV Adaptation of The Sandman)

Scarcely have I stopped talking about how happy I am that the mo-cap Yellow Submarine remake isn’t happening, when another project that I’m slightly concerned about starts hovering in the Schrodinger’s Box of Cancelled/Not Cancelled reality. In this case, it’s the potential TV adaptation of one of the most successful and well-known graphic novels of […]

Movie News: It’s All Too Much (The Fall of the Yellow Submarine remake)

I don’t normally take notice of news that a film isn’t happening – after all, projects are always going on and off the boil in Hollywood at a rate of knots. However, the announcement that Robert Zemeckis’ proposed 3-D motion capture remake of the 1968 animated Beatles movie Yellow Submarine has been officially scrapped did make […]

TV Review – Doctor Who : The Curse of Fenric

Cast: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Dinsdale Landen, Tomek Bork, Alfred Lynch ~ Writer: Ian Briggs ~ Director: Nicholas Mallett ~ Year: 1989 The Low-Down: From one of the very underrated eras of ‘Classic’ Doctor Who, this is a story from the final year of the show’s original 26 year run that laid down a lot […]

Comic Review : Nemesis

Writer: Mark Millar ~ Artist: Steve McNiven ~ Publisher: Icon ~ Year: 2011 The Low-Down: Another serving of absurd ultraviolence and button-pushing controversy from the writer of Wanted and Kick-Ass, Nemesis has a fantastic central idea (What if Batman was evil?) but does very little with it, while also giving us one of the more […]

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