The first issue of the first series of DC’s sprawling ‘Watchmen’ prequel, ‘Before Watchmen’, comes out tomorrow in the UK.
I have been reading comics for a long time.
‘Django Unchained’ plays like a beautiful dirge.
The merger between The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm will come as a shock to many, but really it shouldn’t. With the announcement in June 2012 that Kathleen Kennedy was taking over as Chairman of the company, with George stepping back, it was clear that he was making plans to hand Star Wars off to [...]
Well, if nothing else ‘Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde’ can’t be accused of decompressed storytelling.
After almost two years, the latest ‘Star Trek: Titan’ novel is out.
Fun, but over familiar; if you’re bored of the Olympics and have seen The Dark Knight Rises, ‘Ted’ is a reasonable way to spend a couple of hours in an air conditioned room.
So, we have, at last long last, the finale to the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy.
Here’s a couple of recent British comics that are worth a look. I don’t know whether I can justify a round-up more succinctly than that, so only pausing to highlight the disclaimer at the bottom of this review, let’s get on with it:
‘Nelson’, edited by Rob Davis (the SelfMadeHero adaptation of ‘Don Quixote’, some great [...]
Slickly made, the film is captivating in its set pieces which utilise 3D post-production well, including a duel between Abe and a vampire in the midst of a horse stampede and recreations of battles during the civil war…
When DC Entertainment confirmed rumours first reported on the Bleeding Cool comics news site that they were indeed going ahead with a ‘Watchmen’ follow-up, the fan reaction was predictably negative.
‘CLiNT’ #2.1 is a relaunch of Mark Millar’s UK newstand comics magazine, the first volume of which had a first issue so embarrassing I couldn’t bring myself to buy it, even for review.
… or, to give it the full title on the inside of the book, ‘Smallville: Season 11′ #1.
An enormously entertaining horror comedy; ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ updates the fantasy horror genre as seen in films like the Evil Dead trilogy for knowing modern audiences.
Seeing a vast array of co-production funders at the start of a film suggests, to me at least, one of two things:
Firstly, that this is some serious art piece where filmmakers of real passion have hustled money from all over, inspiring support with their great idea.
… OR …
… it’s some big tax write-off.
This new TV version of an old radio programme shows that simplicity can really work.
We talk to Matt Wilson, writer of Copernicus Jones and co-presenter of the War Rocket Ajax podcast about robot noir, Doctor Doom and his new book, The Supervillain Handbook.
‘Alcatraz’is perhaps the archetypal post-’Lost’ TV series.
What if James Bond was a self-involved jerk?
OK, forget that: what if James Bond was an even bigger self-involved jerk than he is already?