• 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...
  • 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...
  • Final ‘Skywalker’ trailer gets ‘Rise…’ out of fans…

    With its release barely two months away, Lucasfilm and J J Abrams are telling fans that the ‘end’ of the main Star Wars movies is in sight, or at least the saga of the Skywalker family.  The Rise of Skywalker‘s final trailer arrived late Monday night in the US...
  • 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...
  • NYCC: ‘Discovery’ and ‘Shorts” tease Trek’s past and future…

    As well as the new trailer for the Picard show, CBS gave NYCC attendees a glimpse of what the next season of Star Trek: Discovery has to offer.  As fans will remember, the end of the last season saw the Enterprise and the Discovery seemingly defeat an AI intelligence...
  • 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...