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  • Schwarzenegger assaulted at South African event…

    It’s sometimes noted that famous actors have an entourage and security that may seem overwhelming and out of proportion. But sometimes there are moments that show why such are needed – because while a majority of people attend promotional events to meet their favourite stars, some come for less...
  • Gibson goes ‘Wild’ for Foxx, Fassbender and Dinklage?

    Industry site Deadline is reporting that Mel Gibson is being busy lining-up a range of familiar faces for his announced remake of The Wild Bunch. The re-imagining of the classic blood-and-guts western, originally directed in 1969 by Sam Peckinpah, has been on the fast(ish) track for the last year,...
  • Bazinga – Out with a (Big) Bang…

    And, so after twelve years, The Big Bang Theory bows out and the primetime schedules take a fundamental shift… Some have blamed Jim Parsons for the show coming to a close and it’s true that it was his choice to call it a day, rather than a collective cast...
  • Jolie Bad Show: ‘Maleficent’ sequel moves to October…

    Angelina Jolie was due to return to the live-action version (and reinvention) of the animated Sleeping Beauty story, reprising her role of the apparently (at least partially) misunderstood ‘evil’ queen Maleficent in 2020. However the film, subtitled ‘Mistress of Evil‘,  has now been moved up to October of this...
  • What the Dickens? ‘Christmas Carol’ has all-star cast…

    There are a raft of familiar names now attached to a three-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol which is due for broadcast this coming winter season on FX in America and the BBC in the UK.  Following in the steps of George C. Scott, Alastair...
  • Peak Performance for ‘Cliffhanger’ remake?

    Those of a certain age will remember the 1993 Sly Stallone action adventure movie Cliffhanger, directed by Renny Harlin and in which Stallone played Gabe Walker, a rescue mountaineer… one who finds that the people he’s about to ‘rescue’ need him for more nefarious purposes. The film also starred...
  • ‘We used to be friends…’ Hulu highlights Veronica’s return…

    “When your best friend is murdered before your 17th birthday, you don’t develop a keen sense of mercy…” So muses Kristen Bell’s Veronica Mars as she heads back to tv. The original  critically-acclaimed ‘teen-noir’ television series depicted Bell as Veronica, a young girl who was just about to finish...
  • EON presents 2020 vision for 25th Bond… but no title…

    There’s been as much gnashing of teeth as cocking of glocks where the next James Bond movie is concerned. For a long time it wasn’t even clear if Daniel Craig would be sticking around in the role for another outing  – he famously noted he’d rather ‘slash his wrists’...
  • Twilight Zone: Profiling the Colour of Authority…

    Nina (Sanaa Lathan) and her son Dorian (Damsan Idris) are on a drive, taking Dorian to college. Nina escaped a poor and largely prospect-free childhood environment and made a successful legal career for herself and now wants the same  – and more – opportunities for her son. Dorian will...