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War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes: reviews say, yes.

So, the first reviews are just in for the War for the Planet of the Apes movie and they all seem to be very positive. Here’s the last trailer for the film. Number 4, we think. The official blurb reads … In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the franchise, Caesar […]

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The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner  (book review)

Editors Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner assert in the introduction that of all the comicbook villains, the Joker stands head and shoulders as the most memorable. I imagine he has a laugh about that, too. The runner-up is Marvel’s Magneto, so it would be interesting to see a serious book on the magnetic […]

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Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review)

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward   (book review)

I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […]

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets … they’ll “See You In Space!”

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets …  they’ll “See You In Space!”

Here’s a feature for the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets movie (based on the French graphic novel series of the same name). So, Luc Besson is a big comic-book fan? Well, which intelligent person isn’t, we ask. For those who have never read these books, here’s the official blurb … In the […]

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War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
War for the Planet of the Apes got a ‘Bad Ape’.

Ahead of the release of War for the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox has debuted a new clip from the film entitled ‘Bad Ape’. Caesar and his band of Simian brothers discover an unknown, newly evolved ape named “Bad Ape” (Steve Zahn) – an escapee from a zoo. For the first time in […]

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Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers by Deborah S. Patz (book review)

June 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers by Deborah S. Patz  (book review)

As the title, ‘Write! Shoot! Edit!: A Complete Guide To Teen Filmmakers’, suggests, Deborah S. Patz’ book is aimed at teen-agers who have a yen to become film-makers. Patz describes how she started that way herself so her lessons aren’t out of other books but her own experience. The book is divided into three sections: […]

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Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aaron’s Blood (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

What is a father to do when his beloved son is becoming a vampire? A father has to choose the lesser evil of betraying or allowing his son to kill. Writer-director Tommy Stovall gives us a complex vampire film that delves more deeply into its characters than most modern horror pieces. Rating: high +1 (-4 […]

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Black Panther roars (first trailer).

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Panther roars (first trailer).

And the first trailer for the Marvel movie Black Panther drops, with the backdrop of the secret tech-advanced African super-state revealed in more detail. The film’s official blurb reads: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed […]

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Wonder Woman interviews: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins and Charles Roven.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman interviews: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins and Charles Roven.

Via the wonder of the intertubes, we bring you interviews with the people behind the new Wonder Woman film. Yes, DC have actually gone and made a decent superhero flick (if you discount the occasional non-Turkey Batman movies – usually featuring the Joker). Gal Gadot and Chris Pine interviewed. Robin Wright interviewed. Patty Jenkins interviewed. […]

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Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (first trailer).

Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, alongside Comedian DeRay Davis in Sony Pictures’ Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, a new animated military feature from the writer of Starship Troopers and Robocop, Ed Neumeier. “C’mon You Apes, You Wanna Live Forever? I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no one […]

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