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  • Netflix gambles on Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’…

    Now that some of the sturm und drang about Zack Snyder’s Justice League have faded, it’s probably time to start talking about his next film – heading to both Netflix and ‘select cinemas’ at the end of May.  Army of the Dead is a typically bombastic, high-concept action-fest from...
  • Mads for it: The State of Indy’s dependents…

    After long delays and many years of being an idea and a rumour, it finally looks as if the next Indiana Jones is gathering some speed towards actually being in production.  The hope is now to get before the cameras at some point this summer for an intended 29th July,...
  • COVID: Arclight screens go dark – LA confirms loss of landmark business…

    Films may have been hit badly by the pandemic, but one cannot underestimate the latest news and casualty to the industry. Despite plans to have a grand re-opening over Memorial Day weekend, it looks as the financial strains of the COVID pandemic have taken their toll on at least...
  • Reynolds, Hayek and Jackson: Hitman, baby, one more time…

    Ryan Reynolds has given fans a first-look at the trailer for the upcoming sequel to his guilty-pleasure actioner The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The 2017 original starred Reynolds as Michael Bryce, a sardonic bodyguard who unexpectedly has to protect an international assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) who is testifying at The...
  • COVID: Paramount continues to shift tent-pole release dates through 2023….

    Though numbers are currently looking better for for the fight against covid as more and more people get vaccinations, there’s still very few cinema-chains fully open and  yet more studio shuffling as key cinema releases move to different dates. Paramount just released their new line-up… GI Joe spin-off Snake Eyes,...
  • Trek’s ‘First Contact Day’: The ‘Q’ for ‘Picard S2’ starts here…

    It has been rumoured for a while, but now there’s confirmation that the second season of Star Trek: Picard will see the return of a character first scene in the very first episode of The Next Generation, Encounter at Farpoint.  Star Trek‘s news-loaded ‘First Contact Day‘  (selected because this...
  • Making Mischief: Nothing low key about Marvel’s next time-bending outing…

    Disney+/Marvel recently announced that in one way or another there’d be fresh new collaborative content almost every week for the entirety of 2021 – whether it be tv episodes or films. The delay to Black Widow (from May to July) means that schedule is a little askew now, but...
  • Promising Young Sorceress: Emerald Fennell to write ‘Zatanna’…

    Emerald Fenell has received multiple Oscar-nominated for her direction of Promising Young Woman and it now looks as if one of her forthcoming projects will be a superhero movie. It might have been asking too much of pigment-based irony for Emerald to write a Green Lantern movie, but it...
  • Snap! ‘Avatar’ reclaims top-spot from ‘Avengers: Endgame’…

    For a long time, James Cameron’s Avatar maintained the position of ‘most successful film of all time’, essentially taking that top spot from his own Titanic outing. The film, a ground-breaking mixture of motion-capture, CGI and human characters, was a massive financial success (and a reasonable critical one) that...