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  • The Bannon roars: EPIX confirms more from ‘Pennyworth’ and Co….

    Epix’s Pennyworth series was a bit of a surprise. It’s not what many expected from Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller, the team that had brought us a very different Batman prequel with Gotham. Instead it was more akin to a young Michael Caine movie colliding with a Steed/Emma Peel...
  • Dethroned II: HBO loses one G.O.T. prequel, confirms another…

    It’s been an interesting day or so for those previously connected to cult hit Game of Thrones and their future projects. We’ve already noted that David Benioff and  D. B. Weiss, who ran the main show, will now be foregoing plans to do more story-building in a galaxy far,...
  • Dethroned I: ‘Star Wars’ has not G.O.T. Benioff and Weiss…

    Never let it be said that the drama behind the scenes on Star Wars isn’t equal to what we see on screen. There may be no flashing of light-sabers or exploding TIE fighters, but the hiring, firing and almost obligatory shake-up in creative personnel has now become par for...
  • RIP: Robert Forster (Veteran actor and stoic gentleman)…

    The veteran actor Robert Forster has died at his Los Angeles home on Friday following a brief battle with brain cancer. He was 78. Forster was a hugely respected and talented actor whose career spans over 100 feature films working alongside other distinctive names.  He was spotted in stage...
  • Short Treks: How ‘Q&A’ elevates two classic characters…

    The second season of Star Trek: Discovery got a mixed reaction from fans… the general opinion being that it veered between getting things very right in certain respects to getting other things… less so. One consistent comment was that the main story itself was stretched way too far. However,...
  • NEW-TV: Hard Wayne, Soft Sell – Will Rose rise as ‘Batwoman’?

    Three years ago Batman disappeared and though the citizens of Gotham have looked to the skyscrapers and spires, there’s been no sign of their Dark Knight in all that time. Some think he’s dead, others that he simply deserted them. In the meantime, Crow Security has stepped into the...
  • NYCC: Next ‘Picard’ trailer generates more Trek nostalgia…

    With Star Trek entering a resurgence, there’s been lots to talk about and several projects on the horizon. Though the likes of Discovery have had mixed reactions from the fanbase (largely positive but with some gnashing of teeth), it seems everyone is on board, at least so far, for...
  • Great Actors, Good Liars: Mirren, McKellen read between the lies…

    It might seem entirely unlikely, but is nevertheless true, that acting greats Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren have never worked together on screen. But that is being rectified next month with the release of a wry but dark tale of deceit and desperation as con-man and target...
  • 6 Appeal: Bay and Reynolds going ‘Underground’ for Christmas…

    The announcement that Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up for a film indicates that those flicking through Netflix ‘s assortment of presents around Christmas-time should be in for something significant in the high-concept, high-action department. (This despite Ryan’s originally tweeted description that it was ‘…the haunting story of...