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  • Turn of Le Sceau: Netflix’s horror-fest ‘Marianne’ exorcises its rites…

    Emma Larsimon (Victorie Du Bois,) is a seemingly petulant and self-absorbed writer of horror fiction; something of an aloof international celebrity with her ongoing saga that has her hero, Lizzie Larck,  facing off against an otherworldy witch named Marianne. In the books, her evil creation can apparently jump from...
  • ‘Peacock’ platform launch – The Sound of Cylons?

    The cult, if somewhat cheesy Seventies series Battlestar Galactica has gained cult status over the years. Starring the likes of Dirk Benedict, the late Richard Hatch and Lorne Greene, it was created by Glen A. Larson as a television answer to the glossy Star Wars films and told the...
  • Post-Mod ‘Squad’: James Gunn unites Doctor Who and Mal Reynolds..?

    James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is certainly cranking up the geek credentials in the casting department. After news that Nathan Fillion and Taiki Waititi were joining the cast, it now appears that Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor Who, is also aboard in an unknown role. At first glance the...
  • Kevin Hart suffers serious injuries in car crash…

    Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has suffered what are being described as ‘serious back injuries’ after he was involved in a car crash in the early hours of Sunday.  Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was being driven by friend Jared Black when Black apparently lost control on a corner and the...
  • Final ‘Dark Fate’ trailer ready to terminate…

    The release of Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest entry in the time-twisting action franchise is due in October and it’s a film that could arguably realign the narrative once and for all or sink it – given the decidedly mixed reaction to more recent entries. The focus this time...
  • Send in the Clown: Final ‘Joker’ trailer arrives…

    As has been wryly noted, in 1989’s Batman by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson the villainous Joker was created by throwing a low-level gangster into a vat of acid… in Christopher Nolan’s  Christian Bale / Heath Ledger The Dark Knight confrontation of 2008 we had control...
  • Holland’s future is still in ‘Uncharted’ waters (for now)…

    Tom Holland’s web-slinger might have an uncertain future with the fractured business relationship between SONY and Marvel,- but for the moment he remains attached to the big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed PS4 game series Unchartered. This is despite the film’s director Dan Trachtenburg (who recently helmed the pilot for...
  • Bond 25: Daniel Craig’s 007 has ‘No Time to Die’…

    After its somewhat lengthy trials and tribulations  – directors leaving, stars and crew getting injured, script-changes – the latest James Bond film now has an official title. In what is likely to be Daniel Craig’s last turn as 007, the secret agent will have ‘No Time to Die‘. No...
  • Cop Out: Blomkamp is no longer ‘part man, part machine’…

    Robocop is one of those particular kind of franchise projects that started with a big, cult release and ever since has never quite found its footing – though it’s not for lack of trying. There have been sequels, spin-offs, animated productions and reboots but none seem to have caught...