Kathryn Wheeler

Kathryn Wheeler

  • Star Trek: Discovery beams second season to DVD…

    If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that opinions on sf shows can be divisive. In recent times, Doctor Who and Star Wars  have seen their fair share of brickbats, bouquets and binary stars aimed at current efforts and if you can’t please all the people...
  • Cop a load more of Eddie Murphy on Netflix….

    It would seem you can’t keep a good Cop down – one of the most famous being the Beverly Hills variety. There were three comedy-action films in that franchise (released 1984, 1987 and 1994 respectively) that starred Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a wise-cracking detective who found himself transplanted...
  • NEW-TV: Derivative ‘Drew’ offers few mysteries…

    Nancy Drew (Kennedy McCann) had it all – she was intelligent enough to show-up the local police’s efforts in finding a missing classmate and eventually became the town of Horseshoe Bay’s own prom-queen.  But the death of her mother changed her life and instead of sailing off to a...
  • Next Mission Impossible outing is out to get ‘Carter’…

    Hayley Atwell has become one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s stalwarts for her role as Peggy Carter, the woman who helped create SHIELD and who seemingly lost the love of her life Steve Rogers / Captain America when his plane crashed during WWII (but, given recent Avengers movies, she...
  • Tomb with a Second View: More Lara for 2021…

    The reboot of Tomb Raider / Lara Croft, starring Alicia Vikander (and directed by the suitably named  Roar Uthaug) got a mixed reception  on its 2018 release – for both the final film and its unfeasibly-necked promotional poster.  The movie made an adequate but hardly stellar amount of money...
  • Hit and ‘Ms.’: Disney+ plans incl. Marvel’s premiere Muslim hero…

    When Marvel relaunched the Ms. Marvel comic five years ago, there was more than considerable interest. One site said ‘this may be the most important comic published in 2014‘. Casual onlookers might have wondered why – after all the original character of that name was more a staple of...
  • ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ trailer: Between a Rock and a Hard Case…

    The Fast and the Furious franchise may have d/evolved from a car-based racing thriller  into a purely fuel-injection adrenaline rush of posturing and stunt-work but there’s little denying that the mixture was a potent one at the box-office. Essentially critic-proof shenanigans and suspension of disbelief on an ever increasing...
  • Will 2019’s Godzilla sequel prove ‘King of Monsters’..?

    Godzilla is one of those franchise properties that Hollywood has never really been able to get a handle on. The Japanese monster classic, the towering lizard able to reduce cities (if not always the most convincing model cities) to rubble has been a mainstay of eastern action cinema, but...
  • Crash & Cary: Bond gets new director and 2020 release…

    Cary Joji Fukunaga who rose to prominence after directing the first series of HBO‘s acclaimed True Detective and the 2015 Idris Elba movie, Beasts of No Nation,  is the man who will now be steering the next James Bond film. Danny Boyle left the production earlier this month citing...