• RIP: Peter Fonda (Screen legend and Easy Rider)…

    While some lucky and talented actors have longevity, there are a few whose careers, however long, somehow remain connected to a certain time and – without doubt, Peter Fonda and the film Easy Rider (1969) will always remain linked together as a singular point in time and the epitome...
  • Cop Out: Blomkamp is no longer ‘part man, part machine’…

    Robocop is one of those particular kind of franchise projects that started with a big, cult release and ever since has never quite found its footing – though it’s not for lack of trying. There have been sequels, spin-offs, animated productions and reboots but none seem to have caught...
  • Thoughts & Preys: After recent tragedies, ‘The Hunt’ is… off…

    The latest gun-massacre tragedies to make news across America and beyond have caused much consternation, differences of opinion and – somewhat predictably – both sides of the gun-control debate to loudly express their views. The fate of The Hunt has been an interesting sideshow. Made by Blumhouse, the home...
  • Doctor Who: Shocking lack of announcement over rumours…

    When Jodie Whittaker was announced and then debuted as the Thirteen Doctor, there was a lot of media and fan attention at the first female incarnation of the famous time-traveller. Some of it was positive, some negative. The negative contingent was much smaller than the more reasonable ‘Let’s see...
  • ‘Lucifer’: Netflix makes extended deal with the devil…

    We’ve covered the ups and downs of Lucifer – from its cult status but eventual cancellation on FOX to the concerted fan campaign to save it and the resulting current revival on Netflix. Last month Netflix and the production staff confirmed that the next run would be the show’s...
  • Will ‘Zombieland 2’ double-tap into undead success?

    Zombieland (released in 2009) was a comedy timed to simultaneously  lampoon and celebrate the amount of undead staggering around, but – ten years later – the zombie genre shows no sign of dying off any time soon. The Walking Dead (or the tv version, at least) is still in...
  • RIP: Rutger Hauer (actor, wolf, warrior, replicant)…

    “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die…” It was announced today that veteran actor Rutger...
  • SDCC: Who watches the ‘Watchmen’ trailer?

    Over the years, Alan Moore has made it clear of the distaste he has for others’ adaptations of his works. His experience with the troubled The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was the last straw (Warner Bros. settled an alleged plagiarism suit aimed at the movie from a third party,...
  • SDCC: ‘Snowpiercer’ trailer looks set to track well…

    As fans of the original genre-twisting film, we’ve been pretty excited about the progress of the tv version of Snowpiercer which is set to debut on TBS next year and has already been renewed for a second run. The original 2013 film, based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige,...