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Mission Backup Earth, now with added David Prowse.

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mission Backup Earth, now with added David Prowse.

Director Alexander Pfander has just launched the new episode of his sci-fi web series, Mission Backup Earth. The series follows the struggle of humanity to colonize a habitable exo-planet . . . in the near future, a cosmic catastrophe hits the Earth without warning. Unforeseen by any scientist, the Sun transits rapidly into a red […]

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Ant-man joins the Avengers (trailer).

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ant-man joins the Avengers (trailer).

Here’s the trailer where Ant Man joins the Avengers – looks more like a kidnapping to us, but what do we know? There follows an interview with the cast including Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans, Paul Rudd and Sebastian Stan.

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Doctor Strange: first trailer (teach me).

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Strange: first trailer (teach me).

Here’s the first trailer for the Marvel film Doctor Strange. If ever there was a property from the comic-books that wouldn’t translate to the big screen, it’s Doctor Strange . . . an exercise in psychedelic hippy drippy drug-fuelled ramblings when it came to the printed page. Of course, we %%$%^ loved it. But will […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . . . new trailer for next Potterverse movie.

April 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . . . new trailer for next Potterverse movie.

JK Rowling shifts her action to the US of A, and the time to prohibition era 1930s for the next Potterverse movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Think the Untouchables, but with wizards instead of G-Men. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the Whomping Willow.

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Suicide Squad: they’re bad guys, it’s what they do (new trailer).

April 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad: they’re bad guys, it’s what they do (new trailer).

From director David Ayer comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night,” “The Killing”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”). It feels good to be bad… assemble a […]

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Clouds Over Europe (1939) (a film retrospective/review by Mark R. Leeper).

April 11, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Clouds Over Europe (1939) (a film retrospective/review by Mark R. Leeper).

In a plot similar to ‘You Only Live Twice’, new British planes being tested are being plucked out of the sky and are disappearing without a trace. A British intelligence officer rejects the leading theory that the plane disappearances are coincidence. He goes off looking for the truth. Meanwhile, a test pilot also thinks that […]

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Star Wars Rogue One: first trailer.

April 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Rogue One: first trailer.

Ah, the first trailer arrives for the new Star Wars standalone movie – Star Wars Rogue One – a bit like a Star Wars’ed version of the classic war movie, The Heroes of Telemark.

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Black Mama White Mama (1973) (film blu-ray review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Mama White Mama (1973) (film blu-ray review).

In 1958, Tony Curtis and Sydney Poitier made a movie called ‘The Defiant Ones’ where two escapees from prison were shackled together on the run. This movie, ‘Black Mama, White Mama’, from 1972, is somewhat similar in that two women, Lee Daniels (Pam Grier) and Karen Brent (Margaret Markov), escape from custody despite being at […]

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Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

1966 rural English life was an ugly time and place. The fashions and culture was decidedly beige. The preponderance of man-made materials were matched in brightness only by the lavishly applied cosmetics. Into this festival of earth-tones ‘Black Cat’ hisses into life, sort of. The original story was a tale of guilt and murder, ‘Black […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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