Archive for April, 2012

April 12, 2012

MARVEL’S GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD

JUST A REMINDER TO ANYONE OUT THERE INTERESTED IN COMICS AND SUPERHEROES THAT THE COLLECTED MARVEL EDITIONS ARE STILL OUT EVERY FORTNIGHT. THEY COLLECT TOGETHER THE BEST STORIES OF THEIR TIME IN A LOVELY HARDBACK EDITION WITH THE SPINES FORMING INTO A GIANT ARTWORK PIECE. SOME STORIES ARE TOO BIG TO COLLECT IN A SINGLE VOLUME EG THE BIRTH OF VENOM RECENTLY BUT MOST ARE BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND DRAWN AND A BARGAIN AT £9.99. CHECK THEM OUT TODAY AND ENJOY A BIT OF NOSTALGIA OR SEE THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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April 12, 2012

ELIZABETH SLADEN ONE YEAR ON

IT’S NEARLY A YEAR SINCE THE PASSING OF THE ACTRESS ELIZABETH SLADEN  WHO PLAYED SARAH JANE SMITH BOTH IN DOCTOR WHO AND THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ARTICLES SHOWCASING HER OVER THE NEXT WEEK BUT FOR ME, ELIZABETH SECURED THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME IN SARAH JANE BECAUSE OF ONE SIMPLE FACT. SHE WAS ONE OF THOSE RARE PEOPLE THAT STRADDLED THE GENERATIONS. NOT ONLY DID SHE SECURE OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT WHEN DEFENDING THE UNIVERSE WITH THE FOURTH DOCTOR BUT SHE DID IT AGAIN WITH OUR KIDS WHO JOINED HER ON BANNERMAN ROAD. WHEN THE DOCTOR APPEARED ON HER SHOW HE WAS THE COMPANION, NOT HER.SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT COULD BRODGE THE GAP BETWEEN OLD DOCTOR WHO AND NEW DOCTOR WHO.

AND IT WASN’T UNTIL SHE RETURNED IN DAVID TENNANT EPISODE SCHOOL REUNION THAT WE REALIZED SHE WAS AN OLD FRIEND THAT WE ALWAYS HAD IN THE BACK OF OUR MINDS AND FORGOTTEN HOW MUCH WE MISSED HER.

SIMPLY PUT, ELIZABETH SLADEN, WHEREVER YOU ARE, YOU ARE STILL AN ICON FROM A MAGICAL ERA AND YOU SIMPLY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SEE YOU OUT THERE!

April 12, 2012

THE AVENGERS ARE COMING

WITH ONLY A FEW WEEKS STANDING BETWEEN US AND THE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR (OUTSIDE OF BATMAN), THERE ARE MORE TEASER CLIPS FROM THE MOVIE APPEARING ALL OVER THE WEB ALONG WITH NEW PICTURES.THE LATEST FEATURES BLACK WIDOW AS SHE TAKES DOWN BADDIES WHILE TIED TO A CHAIR. AND ALREADY CAPTAIN AMERICA’S HULK SMASH LINE IN THE MOVIE TRAILER COULD BE THE NEW TSHIRT TREND. THE COUNTDOWN HAS DEFINITELY BEGUN.

April 12, 2012

PROMETHEUS MANIA GATHERS PACE

FAN SPECULATION IS RIFE AT THE MOMENT WITH THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF PROMETHEUS AND THE MYSTERY WHETHER IT WILL BE TIED TO THE ALIEN MOVIES. CERTAINLY THE TRAILER USES THE OLD MUSIC AND SPOOKY ALIEN WAIL. AND OF COURSE THE SPACE JOCKEY IS PREVALENT TO THE PLOT. COULD IT BE THEIR SPECIES WEREN’T VICTIMS BUT THE INSTIGATORS OF THE ALIEN SPECIES? THE TRAILER AND DIALOGUE HAS BEEN PICKED TO PIECES TO TRY AND FIGURE IT OUT. ME, i’LL WAIT UNTIL THE RELEASE.

April 12, 2012

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 FILMING CONTINUES IN NEW YORK

FILMING ON THE NEW SERIES OF DOCTOR WHO CONTINUES IN NEW YORK RUMOURED TO BE NEAR CENTRAL PARK. PHOTOS TAKEN BY FANS HAVE SHOWN THE DOCTOR, RORY AND AMY ENJOYING A PICNIC  AND RIVER SONG IS DUE TO APPEAR TODAY. AS REVEALED RORY AND AMY WILL LEAVE IN THIS EPISODE AND IT SEEMS RORY WILL FALL VICTIM TO THE DALEKS ENDING UP IN OLD NEW YORK. AND AS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN PREVIOUS STORIES, THIS IS ONE FATE THE DOCTOR CANNOT CHANGE.

April 8, 2012

THE DARKEST HOUR MOVIE REVIEW

Now here’s a nice little movie to pass the afternoon with. Electrical aliens invade the world leaving a group of survivors to get through the streets of Moscow in a bid to reach other survivors. Following two Americans stuck in Russia after the invasion, they team up with a Russian businessman who screwed them oit of a deal earlier in the day along with two girls. The effects work brilliantly as we learn that the aliens are invisible in the daylight, their presence only seen when electrical equipment lights up. This gives the movie a ghostly supernatural edge and a clever twist as night becomes the only way to see them.

The effects where the aliens begin mass slaughter are wonderful as people and dogs are shredded in mid air with some deaths being particularly superb. When they learn that a submarine is waiting to take any survivors in order to meet up with similar subs across the world the race is on to reach it. the tension never lets up and we see how good humans are at adapting and coming up with counter measures to combat the aliens. We meet a man who has turned his flat and cat into a Faraday cage and a group of militia that are able to turn themselves and horses into anti alien weapons, especially as we learn the aliens are drilling for minerals all over the world.

Everything works here from script to screen with solid performances where no one is guaranteed to survive. The alien effects are top notch and the ending of the movie makes perfect sense in the world apocolypse. 

A cracking movie with great imagination and worthy of a sequel.

 

April 8, 2012

JOHN CARTER REVIEW

I have just watched the new John Carter movie and to be honest I can see why it failed to ignite te box office. It wasn’t the fault of the actors or special effects guys, they did a sterling job on creating an alien world and society and the Edgar Burroughs tie in was clever. However I thought the middle of the movie floundered some what and could easily have been cut to make the story flow better and faster. There was no point in the desert crossing to look for the mystical Gates.It slowed things up but I did like the shot of Carter facing down the alien army and slicing and dicing to his heart’s content, Trapped beneath a sea of bodies, it reminded me of an old Conan the Barbarian comic cover. The ending though felt like the Flash Gordon movie with him sweeping in to stop the wedding. The fact Disney withdrew its marketing of the movie was the death knell for the movie. It was epic and sweeping with solid performances but didn’t keep my attention for the duration. Maybe a director’s cut would be in order. By no means the worst movie ever, indeed I don’t think it deserves the label biggest flop ever but the scripting did need a severe overhaul.