• ‘Soul’ Training? Batman gets animated for 1970s-set quest…

    Years ago, Bruce Wayne sought out those who could train him in his journey to become the avenging angel that would one day be The Batman. It’s now decades later and it is to Bruce  that worldly, worldwide agent Richard Dragon turns when he learns that a link from...
  • Synchronic – uneven sf trip that’s not ready for prime times…

    Steve and Dennis are two paramedics working the New Orleans night-shift. Each shift brings depressingly more of the same: overdoses, murders, domestic violence and generally the underside of humanity. Their latest call-outs have yet more fatalities, but despite the drugs involved, they prove more interesting than others, given that...
  • DVD: Terminator’s Sisterhood of the Time-Travelling Plot Points…

    Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) is a young woman working on an assembly line in Mexico City,  just about making ends meet: looking after her father and trying to get her brother a job at her plant. But today is a day that will change her life. Two strangers arrive...
  • 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...
  • Brightburn: Superman’s The Jung and the Restless..?

    Tori Breyer (Elizabeth Banks) and her husband Kyle ( David Denman) are a mid-west couple working their homestead and longing for a child that seems like an impossibility. But one night something crashes into the edges of their land, something that they will tell people was just a falling...
  • Herbie goes…Ballistic. How ‘Bumblebee’ transformed a franchise…

    On the other side of the galaxy, a war rages between two metallic races, the Autobots and the Decepticons – and the evil Decepticons are winning. In the midst of battle, Optimus Prime orders faithful servant B-127 to leave the battle and find safe haven, a forwarding scout for...
  • Heilraiser: Does ‘Overlord’ let the Third Reich One In?

    June 1944 and as Allied Forces get ready for D-Day, a team of soldiers have been tasked with taking down an important transmitter deep in the French countryside.  When their plane is shot down, Corporal, Ford (Wyatt Russell) reminds his few survivors how much depends on the decisions they make...
  • Krona Chameleon: Foy’s Salander inks a more Batman/Bond-ian tattoo…

    Notorious hacker and punisher of evil men Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy)  returns to her base of operations and receives an offer that intrigues. A man named Frans Balder (Stephen Merchant) is horrified that the computer program he created is going to be used less scrupulously by the American paymasters....
  • Hallowed Grounding: #TimesUp for Michael Myers?

    Forty years ago, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was the only survivor of a horrific massacre as Michael Myers turned the holiday of Hallowe’en into a buzzword for bloody murder. Though her physical scars healed, the mental ones did not and she always believed that the almost supernaturally-empowered figure...