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.

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March 22, 2012

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 7 THE DALEKS ARE BACK

IT’S TRUE- THE DALEKS WILL RETURN TO FACE THE DOCTOR SOMEWHERE IN THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES OF THE NEW SERIES. NOW THE QUESTION IS, WILL IT BE THE MUCH HATED MULTI COLOURED DALEKS FROM VICTORY OF THE DALEKS OR WILL WE SEE THE RETURN OF A COMBINATION OF BOTH OLD AND NEW? LAST WE SAW THEM THEY WERE OFF TO REPOPULATE THE SPECIES. DID THEY SUCCEED? WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN UP TO? IS THE GALAXY TREMBLING FROM THE REEMERGENCE OF A THREAT THEY THOUGHT LONG GONE? FIND OUT IN THE AUTUMN

March 21, 2012

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March 21, 2012

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS LANDO CALRISSIAN FOR DUBLIN INVASION

STAR WARS LEGEND BILLY DEE WILLIAMS IS TO MAKE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN IRELAND AT INVASION DUBLIN THIS COMING MAY. AS LANDO CALRISSIAN, HAN SOLO’S OLD FRIEND, HE BETRAYED THEM TO THE EMPIRE BEFORE TURNING AND SIDING WITH HIS NEW FRIENDS IN THE RACE TO GET HAN BACK. HE ALSO DESTROYED THE DEATH STAR AT THE END OF RETURN OF THE JEDI. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A SHAME HE WAS DROPPED FROM THE ROLE OF HARVEY DENT IN BATMAN FOR TOMMY LEE JONES. I BELIEVE IF BILLY TOOK THE ROLE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE INTERESTING. INVASION TAKES PACE AT THE CITYWEST DUBLIN 4TH-7TH MAY. BE THERE

March 21, 2012

AMY AND RORY TO FACE THE WEEPING ANGELS ONE LAST TIME

IT HAS BEEN REVEALED THAT DEPARTING DOCTOR WHO COMPANIONS AMY AND RORY ARE TO DEPART IN ONE LAST BATTLE WITH THE DEADLY WEEPING ANGELS IN EPISODE FIVE. AND THEIR DEPARTURE WILL PROVE TO BE HEARTBREAKING AS STEVEN MOFFAT SAYS THAT THIS TIME NOT EVERYONE WILL GET OUT ALIVE. COULD THEY BE ABOUT TO DO THE UNTHINKABLE AND KILL BOTH OF THEM OFF? WE HAVE HAD COMPANIONS DIE BEFORE BUT TO KILL A MARRIED COUPLE WOULD BE ASTONISHING. OR COULD THEY BOTH BE FLUNG BACK IN TIME BY THE ANGELS WHERE THE DOCTOR CANNOT HELP. WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE THAT THE TIME LORD CANNOT RETURN THE ANGEL’S VICTIMS TO THEIR OWN TIME, LEAVING THEM TO LIVE OUT THE REST OF THEIR LIVES WHEREVER THEY LAND. WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT’S GOING TO BE EXCITING.

March 21, 2012

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AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING FORMER EMMERDALE ACTRESS JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW COMPANION FOR THE FIFTIETH YEAR OF DOCTOR WHO. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN MOFFAT WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER AND ,MATT SMITH THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN HIS MIND. SHE WILL JOIN THE SERIES IN  THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BUT THIS WILL BE NO ORDINARY MEETING. EVEN WHERE HE FINDS HER WILL BE EXTRAORDINARY. STEVEN HAS PROMISED THE DOCTOR WILL ENCOUNTER HER IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE LEADING TO ANOTHER MYSTERY FOR THE NEW SERIES. THAT SOUNDS LIKE WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER ARC ON THE WAY WHICH MAY TIE IN WITH A SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY STORY. THE CHARACTER AS YET UNNAMED WILL GIVE THE DOCTOR A RUN FOR HIS MONEY. THERE WILL BE SIX EPISODES IN THE AUTUMN FOLLOWED BY THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND A FURTHER 8 EPISODES FOR NEXT YEAR. HOWEVER I DON’T BELIEVE THE ANNIVERSARY WILL BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A VERY SPECIAL EXTRA STORY.

March 21, 2012

NEW DOCTOR WHO COMPANION ANNOUNCED EMMERDALE’S JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING FORMER EMMERDALE ACTRESS JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW COMPANION FOR THE FIFTIETH YEAR OF DOCTOR WHO. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN MOFFAT WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN HER AND ,MATT SMITH THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN HIS MIND. SHE WILL JOIN THE SERIES IN  THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BUT THIS WILL BE NO ORDINARY MEETING. EVEN WHERE HE FINDS HER WILL BE EXTRAORDINARY. STEVEN HAS PROMISED THE DOCTOR WILL ENCOUNTER HER IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE LEADING TO ANOTHER MYSTERY FOR THE NEW SERIES. THAT SOUNDS LIKE WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER ARC ON THE WAY WHICH MAY TIE IN WITH A SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY STORY. THE CHARACTER AS YET UNNAMED WILL GIVE THE DOCTOR A RUN FOR HIS MONEY. THERE WILL BE SIX EPISODES IN THE AUTUMN FOLLOWED BY THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND A FURTHER 8 EPISODES FOR NEXT YEAR. HOWEVER I DON’T BELIEVE THE ANNIVERSARY WILL BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A VERY SPECIAL EXTRA STORY.

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March 21, 2012

DOCTOR WHO MEETS STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION

COMING THIS MAY SEES IDW LAUNCH AN EPIC 8 PART SERIES FEATURING A LONG AWAITED TEAM UP. AT A NEBULA CONVENTION YEARS AGO I REMEMBER SOME FOOL ASKING IF THE PRODUCERS OF DOCTOR WHO WERE GOING TO SUE STAR TREK FOR CREATING THE BORG. AS EVERYBODY ROLLED THEIR EYES HIS QUESTION ANSWERED BY NICHOLAS COURTNEY WAS DISMISSED BUT NOW THE CYBERMEN AND THE BORG WILL FORM AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE WHICH FORCES THE DOCTOR AND CAPTAIN PICARD AND CREW TO JOIN FORCES TO DEFEAT THEIR DEADLIEST ENEMIES. DETAILS ARE SECRET BUT THIS IS A TEAM UP LONGED WANTED BY FANS. THERE IS NO DOUBT THIS WILL BE EPIC.

March 21, 2012

DOCTOR WHO STAR JOINS STAR TREK

IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED THAT NOEL CLARKE WHO PLAYED MICKEY SMITH IN DOCTOR WHO WILL JOIN THE CAST OF THE NEW STAR TREK MOVIE CURRENTLY SHOOTING IN LOS ANGELES. NOEL DEBUTED IN THE NEW REVAMPED WHO AS ROSE TYLER’S HAPLESS BOYFRIEND MICKEY BEFORE JOINING THE TARDIS CREW AT THE END OF SCHOOL REUNION. HE ENDED UP STAYING IN A PARALLEL WORLD SEEMINGLY LOST FOREVER BEFORE RETURNING TO BATTLE THE DALEKS AND THE CYBERMEN IN THE TORCHWOOD HEADQUARTERS AT CANARY WHARF. hE ATER RETURNED TO BATTLE DAVROS AND THE DALEKS IN JOURNEY’S END WHICH SAW ALL THE DOCTOR’S COMPANIONS JOIN THE FIGHT. LAST WE SAW HE HAD RETURNED TO OUR WORLD AND MARRIED FORMER COMPANION MARTHA JONES BOTH FIGHTING AS ALIEN HUNTERS. NOEL HAS WRITTEN AN EPISODE OF TORCHWOOD AND GAINED CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR HIS MOVIES ADULTHOOD AND KIDDIHOOD. HIS ROLE IN THE STAR TREK  MOVIE IS AS YET UNNAMED BUT HE IS PLAYING A MARRIED MAN WITH A CHILD. NICE TO SEE THE GENRES MERGING.

March 14, 2012

STAR WARS STAR FOR INVASION DUBLIN- HERE COMES LANDO CALRISSIAN

INVASION DUBLIN HAS CONFIRMED THAT ACTOR BILLY DEE WILLIAMS IS COMING TO THE SHOW IN MAY. HE HAS APPEARED IN BATMAN AS THE ORIGINAL HARVEY DENT, FANBOYS, AND MANY OTHER SHOWS AND MOVIES BUT IS MOST FAMOUS FOR HOS TURN AS LANDO CALRISSIAN IN BOTH THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK AND RETURN OF THE JEDI. HE FAMOUSLY BETRAYED HANDED HAN OVER TO BOBA FETT BEFORE VOWING TO GET HIM BACK. HE IS A FIRM FAN FAVOURITE AND WE ARE DLEIGHTED HE WILL BE JOINING US HERE IN IRELAND. ALSO APPEARING IS BOBA FETT HIMSELF JEREMY BULLOCH , EWOK  MIKE EDMONDS AND VOICE OF OBI WAN KENOBI IN THE CLONE WARS, JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR.

INVASION WILL TAKE PLACE AT CITYWEST DUBLIN ON THE 4TH, 5TH, 6TH MAY. TICKETS CAN BE GOT FROM WWW.INVASION.IE/TICKETS.