Wednesday, 31 August 2011
New images from the set of the the new Superman flick have been released and they give a better look at the new (trunkless) suit and I have to admit that despite my original misgivings it looks great. They obviously took their ques from the abandoned JJ Abrahams designs.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
(purposely contains small parts ideal for choking small children and rednecks)
Monday, 22 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
I can't stress enough how much of a rip off this box set is, $89.99 for three awful movies you'll never watch (the prequels) and three that have been tampered with to the point you almost struggle to remember what you loved about them in the first place, but the thing that bother's me most is the use of the word 'Complete'.
You will no doubt already know about the 'extras' that the 'Complete' saga comes with, a few back slapping documentaries and deleted scenes freely available on You-Tube all of which fall embarrassingly (although not for Luca$) short of completing anything. For me to even consider purchasing these disks it would need to include the following (regardless of whether Lucas likes them or not)
1. The STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL: and if not the whole thing then give us the animated short featuring Boba Fett (which was his first ever appearance)
2. Both the Ewok flicks (Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor)
3. A documentary on the animated Star Wars adventures: This would look at the cartoons Droids, Ewoks and the Clone Wars and would include pilot episodes and an insight into how these fit into the bigger picture (this could also have dealt with comics, novels and games)
4. Original non Special Edition versions of the original trilogy.
My love of Star Wars hasn't totally dried up but my blind childhood loyalty definitely has, and is it just me that thinks putting 'Annie' Skywalker on the cover is not the best way of appealing to fans who might still be on the fence about buying this hack job.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Update: Now that the real costume has been revealed it turns out that this fake mock up is pretty much spot on.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
It's generally accepted that where bigger budget more star studded comic book flicks failed, Blade more than succeeded. Then for it's sequel with arguably even less star power it pulled a master stroke by being directed by del Torro which resulted in a cracking picture which again made it more than a match for the more high profile Marvel properties (Sam Reimi's Spiderman was released the same year) but when it came to the 3rd installment the day walking vamp just plain...sucked (I thank you).
the SCHEME 9 fix.......
BLADE : SPIRITS of VENGEANCE.
Two words.......GHOST.....RIDER. In the comics Blade was a regular guest in Ghostrider (Midnight Sons makes more sense as a title but Spirits of Vengeance sounds a lot cooler) so having the characters meet on the big screen makes sense also in my opinion the Ghostrider character doesn't really work as a Hollywood 'star' attraction (as the Nic Cage flick proved) but team him up with the number 1 vampire hunter (I'd also include Hannibal King) and pit them against an army of demons (not Vampires) led by Dracula (the Marvel version as seen in the Tomb of Dracula comics where Blade made his first appearance.)
Have del Torro return as director and that is big screen comic book gold.
Much love to Joe 'Nightwing' MacDonald for the link.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Comics legend Pat Mills the writer of Charley's War (first published in the pages of Battle Picture Weekly tells the story of a young soldier during WWI) and the team behind Dougie's War (which deals with a soldiers return from Afghanistan and the effects of PTSD) will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Comics & Conflicts Conference at the Imperial War Museum (part of the Comica festival). These book demonstrate the diversity of comics and there ability to convey a strong message to a wider audience I highly recommend checking them out.
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Let me know what you think.