• All the Knight Moves – Oscar Isaac heads to Marvel/Disney+ series?

    There has been a flurry of casting news about Marvel / Disney+ projects in the last few weeks. Iman Vellani  is to play the lead in Ms. Marvel and there were multiple reports that  Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany was going to play Jennifer Walters aka the She-Hulk (though the actor has now...
  • Quibi calls it quits – Bite-size platform to end in December…

    With so many new platforms entering the marketplace over the last year or so, it was inevitable there would start to be some high-profile casualties that wouldn’t make it. It would appear that one of the first to fall will be Quibi. The selling-point of the service was bite-size...
  • ‘Fast & Furious’ to hit the brakes after two final movies…

    The stories might have got increasingly bizarre and the suspension of disbelief ever more high and it may also have lost  major stars along the way, but there’s no denying the profitability and success of the Fast & Furious franchise. However it looks as if that film series might...
  • Dex Appeal: TV’s serial-killer killer to be revived…

    The original Dexter series, based on the books by Jeff Lindsay, ran from  2006-2013 and was a cult hit for Showtime. Dexter Morgan (MIchael C. Hall) was a top forensic blood spatter analyst for the police but also happened to be a serial-killer. Found in an horrendous crime-scene as a three-year-old...
  • Reanimated: Disney+ proves to be Pixar’s ‘Soul’ survivor….

    Another one bites the dust… but though Pixar‘s Soul is the latest title to be pulled form cinematic schedules, it is one of the titles finding life on the Disney+ platform, following in the wake of Mulan‘s reasonably-successful move. The animated film tells of a musician who has lost...
  • COVID: Nobody do the dinosaur (for two weeks)…

    In what’s become a case of history repeating itself, it looks as if the latest Jurassic Park film has halted its production due to COVID-related issues. Production had halted earlier in the year due to filming restrictions and then we reported back in July that the set of Jurassic World:...
  • COVID: Dune bugs out of Dec. Batman flies to 2022…

    Tuesday Update: As expected as a result of the Dune move The Batman – which was originally due 25th June 2021 and was  then delayed until 1st October 2021 – has now formally shifted its release to 4th March  2022. Monday: Though the departure of No Time to Die, the 25th...
  • COVID: Cineworld & Regal chains to close until further notice…

    Sunday Update:  Cineworld has said no formal decision has actually been made at this time but admits they are considering the closures carefully. Saturday: Entertainment venues such as multiplexes were some of the first and most upfront business casualties of 2020’s COVID pandemic. With very few films or people...
  • No Time to Release: Bond team’s 2021 mission statement…

    In what may likely prove to be the final cinematic domino-toppling move of 2020, the ever-resilient 007 has had to withdraw, the spectre of COVID meaning that there will be No Time to Die until sometime next year. At this point it seems the plan is for James Bond...