Archive for April, 2017

Here is another short film (I think it’s a short film. It’s been advertised as one. Hopefully it’s not the entire opening of the movie! Haha) similar to The Last Supper. The aim of this short, titled The Crossing is to give fans a glimpse of what the survivors of Prometheus have been up to in between the first film and Covenant. If you would rather go into Covenant knowing as little as possible about the plot then my advice would be to skip this and give it a watch after you have seen Alien: Covenant. There’s nothing too spoilery but it does cover quite a bit in a short amount of time and ends with one hell of an entrance by David. He’s such a drama queen!

Alien: Covenant is directed by the great Sir. Ridley Scott and opens in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!! SO excited!

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The one and only Jeff (greatness) Goldbulm has signed on to appear in the sequel to Jurassic World which is set to resume filming any day now. No word yet on if his iconic character Ian Malcolm will cameo or have a big role to play, but from what I gather they’re just over halfway through shooting. If I was a betting man I would say Malcolm will have more of an advisory role as opposed to out running dinos like in Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

I LOVE me some Dr. Ian Malcolm. He’s without a doubt one of the series best characters but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed to see Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) sitting out on the action yet again. I think Ellie needs to come back just because Laura Dern is amazing.

The Jurassic World sequel sees both Chris Pine and Bryce Dallas Howard return to star, with a script from Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow and directed by J. A. Bayona. The film hits screens next summer.

Friday The 13th Part 2

Posted: April 25, 2017 in Movies
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Friday The 13th Part 2 is defo the Aliens of the Friday The 13th franchise. It’s bigger than the first film, has more characters and more grisly deaths! It introduced fans to Jason Voorhees and had him front and centre and taking over the slaying from where his mother left off. Not yet here is the iconic hockey mask that would make Jason Voorhees an icon yet it’s no secret that Friday fans have a big place in their hearts for sack head Jason! There is just something horrid about a serial killer wearing a sack over his head and coming at you with a pitchfork.

Part 2 opens with an effective prologue that establishes the fact that the nightmare that began years earlier is far from over. A camp counselor training centre is the setting this time out, during the film we learn the sight of the original murders has been shut off from the public. That idea of an abandoned haunted camp is a plot point I would have loved to see get explored in Friday Part 2 but instead the carnage is set mostly in and around the training centre.

I like the characters in the original Friday The 13th but I have to admit Part 2’s cast of characters come across more likeable. Amy Steel stars as Ginny Field who would go on to gain a reputation as one of the series stand-out stars. Ginny is likeable and clever and makes for an engaging lead. Original Friday stars Adrienne King and Betsy Palmer also return as viewers get to check in on King’s original heroine Alice and see how she’s getting along with a nice cameo from Palmer’s Pamela Voorhees.

Friday The 13th Part 2’s kills are not as gory as the original movie but manage to be just as vicious and effective. Among the kills are two of the series most iconic that will not be spoilt in this review! What I find funny is the fate of two characters, most unusual for Friday movies, is left ambiguous. One literally vanishes from the movie despite being it’s arguably second lead while another has their fate glimpsed yet they carry no real visual signs of being massacred! Like this character could just be unconscious! Maybe someone should go back and check on her.

Friday The 13th Part 2 rightfully earns its place as a fan favourite in the series and is a great example of 80’s slasher cinema. Instead of being sad the new Friday the 13th movie has been put on hold by Paramount maybe go back and check out one of Jason’s greatest hits!

The X-Files returns with Season 11!

Posted: April 21, 2017 in TV
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Great news to wake up to! Fox confirmed last night that The X-Files will start production this summer on it’s 11th season. Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovony are set to return and begin work on ten episodes that will air during the 2017-2018 schedule. Fans will remember that last time we saw Mulder and Scully they were in a bit of a tight spot so this is great news. Personally I was more than happy with how Season 10 turned out and even if that had of been the end I wouldn’t have minded. I feel like the best way to end The X-Files is to…not end it. It feels better knowing that these two FBI agents will always be on the search for the truth!

So down to the hard facts. As of now there is no word on the plot of Season 11. My hope is that with ten episodes Carter and co. focus on two mythology episodes to kick it off, three stand-alones, another mythology ep. followed by two more stand-alones and then close with two mythology episodes.  That way the writers can focus on strong one off cases and if they wish they can tidy up a lot of the questions Season 10 brought up.

The X-Files Season 11 will premiere this winter.

A lot of Battlefront fans had issue with the first game when it was released a while back on the PS4 etc. I found the game to be fun and I love jumping on and having a few matches in Skirmish mode. The thing is I didn’t pay £40 for Battlefront. I got it on sale on the PSN for like £8. So when you factor that into the experience I think it’s safe to say I got my money’s worth. Had I paid full price for the game on release you can bet I would have returned it.

What a nice surprise it is so to see that EA took on fan feedback and are set to deliver a single player campaign to Battlefront II that is massive in scope. The story will take place over the course of 30 years spanning from the end of Return of the Jedi right up until The Force Awakens. The majority of said story will take place from the P.O.V. of the Empire which I think is great. Hopefully there’s plenty more offline options for those of us who prefer to not play online. I’m sure there will be, otherwise…I’ll just wait for Battlefront II to go on sale for £8. Sorted.

What do you guys think of the brand new trailer? I seriously think the story looks very cool and I hope it delivers. Battlefront is a dream to play, whatever your feelings on the game you can not deny the gameplay is brilliant so I have high hopes for the sequel. It’ll be out in time for Christmas.

Star Wars Rebels continues to be one of the most loved panels at Star Wars Celebration. The cast and crew deliver each time and last weekends Celebration was no exception. The big news is the fourth season of Rebels will be it’s last. This is great because frankly I would rather the show go out on a creative high and when you think about it the timelines between Rebels and Rogue One are getting closer and closer. It makes sense to wrap it up now.

Thanks to some bizarre broadcasting decisions from Disney UK  I have not seen the final two episodes of Rebels season 3. It’s on here in the UK this weekend, literally weeks after it aired in the U.S. The footage shown from season 4 looks great and apparently the season  will feel more serialised than what Rebels has been before.

Check out the trailer above and let me know if you’re excited for it and if you feel now is the right time to end the show.

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Here is the first proper poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It’s gorgeous in it’s simplicity. It’s also already my background on my iPad!

The Last Jedi hits our screens in time for Christmas.

We knew it was coming this week and yesterday Star Wars fans around the world got their first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This teaser trailer is … a teaser. Haha. You know after I watched it my reaction was honestly “Is…that it? That’s all we’re getting?” Then I checked myself. As a first glimpse into the mystery of The Last Jedi this is a very good trailer.

The film is directed by Brick and Looper’s Rian Johnson. Looper is one of my favourite Sci-Fi movies; sadly I didn’t care that much for Brick but I’m certain Johnson will more than deliver with The Last Jedi. In bittersweet news, Lucasfilm confirmed that (despite news to the contrary) Carrie Fisher will not be in Episode 9. The Last Jedi will mark the actresses final bow as the brilliant General Leia.

The Last Jedi will be hitting cinema screens this Christmas.

Thor: Ragnarok teaser trailer

Posted: April 11, 2017 in Comics, Movies
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I love the Thor films. I can say safely they’re neck and neck with Guardians as my fave MCU offerings. Ironic as I’ve hardly read any Thor comics (save for when he’s guested) and even less Guardians. Ragnarok will be Thor’s third solo feature film and this time the mayhem and fun is directed by Taika Waititi. Which is great news if you have happened to have seen the directors previous work What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Waititi is wicked talented and has a great sense of humour which is perfectly on display in this first look at Ragnarok.

Look at this footage! Colourful, fun and packed with great effects and laughs. Not to mention this cast and whole host of new characters. Look at these guys and gals! You got Thor and Hulk then new additions Hela, Valkyrie and the one and only Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster. I can not wait to see this movie. As more time passes I’m convinced Marvel should move away from using one film to set up future movies. We know by now that the whole universe is connected, I feel that when they focus more on making one great stand alone movie we get something like this or Guardians.

Thor: Ragnarok hits UK screens October 27th

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Hey this is beyond cool. Bitmap Books, who  previously had released a NES/Famicom Visual Companion, have now begun work on a follow up book focusing on the Super Nintendo. The books is presented in stunning detail and is packed with original/classic art and screen shots from many Snes classics. Not to mention interviews. I believe you can still head on over to Kickstarter and pledge your support for the book. Ideal gift for any Snes/Nintendo fan in your life (or yourself of course!)