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Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Here's the trailer for the new Captain America flick and (like most people) I have to admit that it's looking pretty good despite my early reaction to it.

However, I still have a couple of gripes (and along with using the word 'gripe' here's where I start to sound like and old fan-boy codger) The first is that even though the character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon (he first appeared in Captain America Comics *1 published by Timely Comics in 1941) reports say that Stan Lee (who first work on him in 1964 after Timely became Marvel) is to have a cameo I'm not taking anything away from Lee but surly it would be more fitting to give the last surviving member of the creative team Joe Simon, if not a cameo (he's 93) the recognition he deserves.

Also Captain America with a gun. I always thought that the reason he used a shield was because he is a protector and a defender, a symbol (like Batman) that didn't need to use the same weapons as his cowardly enemies because he's, you know a 'Super Hero' but as has been the way at Marvel for over a decade now superpowers are nothing compared to a guy with a gun/claws/sword.
Now before anybody feels the need to point out that the movie is set during WWII and soldiers need guns this isn't a 'war' movie it's a 'superhero' movie. nuff said.

                                                  then                  &              now
                                      (leads with his shield)            (leads with a gun)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

DARK KNIGHT RISES CAST UPDATES.......updated.....updated

With the recent announcements here's how the DARK KNIGHT RISES cast is shaping up...
Christian Bale.................Bruce Wayne / Batman
Michael Cain .................Alfred Pennyworth
Gary Oldman..................Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman............Lucius Fox
Anne Hathaway..............Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Tom Hardy.....................Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt.....Alberto Falcone
Josh Pence......................Ra's al Ghul 
Marion Cotillard..............Talia al Ghul (unconfirmed)
Juno Temple....................(unconfirmed) The role she is rumored to be up for is described as a"street-smart Gotham girl" which could literary mean just that or if Nolan is feeling saucy it could mean either Robin or Batgirl with filming about to begin we'll find out soon enough.

update as of  10/04/11...
Although Joseph Gordon-Levitt casting has been confirmed who he will be playing isn't with most report still citing Alberto Falcone as the most probable role.
A recent addition to the cast is Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul who will appear in flshbacks "set 30 years before the current storyline."
Here's an article.

Saturday, 19 March 2011


 Here are some clips from Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, and even though it's all starting to look like style over substance I say...GOOD. When it comes to special effects adventure pictures like this the story should be as simple as possible and the visuals grand but as with flicks like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (which should have been amazing) have shown it doesn't take much (like a terrible cast acting terribly) to turn gold into a lead balloon.

Friday, 18 March 2011


This is the first look at Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. It looks like a cross between the new Jim Lee design being used in the comics and the 'sexy' ones you get in fancy dress shops.

And here are some of her costume changes through the years.
and just for kicks classic Carter....


Here is one of the original exploitation flicks from way back in 1936, enjoy.

IRON SKY gets 2012 release last.

For those who don't know a few years back the first trailer for the picture IRON SKY appeared on the interwebs and it looked great, who didn't want to see a movie that told the story of how the Nazis eascaped to the Moon at the end of WWII the only problem was that it was a trailer for a movie that didn't exist...untill now.
This is the original and new trailer, can you DIG IT!

Click here for the official website.


There's a lot of a movin' and a shakin' in Hollywood right now and most of it looks like nothing more than a waste of time and millions (and millions) of dollars. Here is a quick run down of what I see is the top of the crap heap.

5. The 'new' Charlies Angels TV series: Man alive, is there anyone out there who thinks this won't be anything less than garbage. click here for more info.

4. D.J. Caruso gears up to direct PREACHER: there is no way in hell this will work out. This is an interview for his latest flick Number 4, he starts talking about Preacher 2mins in let me know what you think

3. Movies that describe themselves as 'the female Hangover':  So far we have 2 contenders Bridesmaids and the upcoming Desperados the Hangover was OK but it is no way a comedy yardstick this type of advertising reeks of lazy unimaginative marketing departments.

2. David Slade to reboot Daredevil: Say what you want about the Ben Afleck movie but I thought it was a good enough superhero flick but there's money in them Marvel hills especially with the mighty Avengers on the horizon so just like the Hulk, Spider-man and the soon to be Fantastic Four reboots of recent Marvel projects are as inevitable as they are unnecessary (no matter how bad the first attempts are). Click here for more info.

1. Aronofsky ditches 'THE WOLVERINE': There are a lot of theories why the director who's last project Black Swan received rave critical reviews and Oscar recognition doesn't want to follow it up with a crap sequel to a crap prequel to a franchise that had already shot it's self in the foot with a Ratner shaped bullet but I'm sure he has his reasons. click here for more info.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sucker Punch - Animated Short : The Trenches

The promo material for this flick has been amazing and now there's this cracking animated short, fingers crossed the picture it's self lives up to the hype.


The second issue of the £2 thrill spectacular that is Scheme Comix is now on sale and all you Glasgow cats can pick up your copies at Teeshirt Nation in Kings Court, in PLAN B Comics on Osborne Street (behind Mono next to the rehearsal studios) and for all our fellow Southsiders in the Go Slow Cafe on Vicky Rd. (You can also pick up Issue No.1 at these outlets) Or you can buy your copies online and pay through Paypal all issues are £2 plus postage just give us an e-mail at

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


I've seen similar lists to this and 9/10 the Millennium Falcon fights it out with the Enterprise for the top spot (of course the Falcon will always be No.1) but what of the forgotten gems who through no fault of their own appeared in TV shows and films which either didn't get the recognition they deserved or more probably sucked balls here is a top 5 model designs that I consider to be unappreciated design classics.

5. the Naboo N-1 Star-fighter: the Phantom Menace.
Like an Art Deco Spitfire its 'dated' design made it perhaps the only ship that felt like it belonged in a Star Wars prequel.

4. Gunstar: the Last Starfighter.
It looks like it came of the cover off a Sci-Fi Pulp magazine but still looks practical enough to make it 'realistic'.

3. Star Fighter: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Will be forever lost in the shadow of Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Viper but it's easily it's equal.

2. SA-43 Hammerhead: Space Above and Beyond
This is supposed to look like a true representation of a futuristic war plane and doesn't it look the bees knees.

1. Bubble Fighter: Lost in Space.
In a film that was a complete turd the Bubble Fighter stood out in it's all too brief appearance and achieved the impossible by making Matt LeBlanc watchable. 

Bikini kill - Rebel Girl


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Top 5 cartoons based on 80's ACTION MOVIE STARS

It has to be said that these are all brilliantly awful, enjoy

5. Sylvester Stallone: RAMBO, the FORCE of FREEDOM

4. Mr.T: er....Mr.T


 2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: CONAN the ADVENTURER


Tuesday, 8 March 2011


At last the second issue of the £2 thrill spectacular that is SCHEME COMIX is cocked, locked and ready to rock and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my dirty dozen for all their individual efforts....QUE THE CREDITS......................
to all the illustrators;
Kev Harper, Joy Harper, Ella Harper, Joseph Linton, David William Wallace, Thomas Crines and Number Six.
to the writers;
David Walker, Chris Davies, Sharon Irvine (Drip Tray) and Louise C. Davies (Spinal Lou),
and Mick Reilly for taking care of the printing.
Love and Karma to one and all. x
I'll be posting up a list of outlets where you can get your copies (the always wonderful Go Slow Cafe on Vicky Rd. in Glasgow will defiantly be carrying it) or you can buy direct just get in touch with us at and pay using PayPal (plus postage).
A special mention goes out to Shona and Penny (the real life Space Kittens)
And a final thank you to all who have supported Scheme and made the first issue such a success which in turn made the second issue possible, my lords and ladies we salute you. Now, BRING THE NOISE......

CARTER the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Rubbish


SCHEME COMIX will be at the London Comic & Small Press Expo which is being held in Goldsmiths University on the 12th of March (click here for details) If your about drop by, say hello and pick up your copies of the one and only £2 THRILL SPECTACULAR.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

"SUPER" trailer.

 Here's the trailer for the newest post modern 'super hero'(?) flick SUPER. I've been really looking forward to seeing this flick for a while now and I've also been waiting for the Kick-Ass comparisons and sure enough their coming thick and fast. There have been a fair few ironic super-hero pictures (Mystery Men, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Watchmen...) all with the remit of ''what if superhero's existed in like, you know...the real world with like you know the same problems as like- ordinary-people-do?, you know?" all working with varying degrees of success but each with a knowing glint clouding their X-ray vision and undoubtedly Kick-Ass takes the mantle as this sub-genres top dog (although I would include Christopher Nolan's Bat flicks it the same category) and I doubt Super has the chops to come near to knocking it off but it dose look a bit more 'honest' (and funnier) in its intentions than Kick-Ass which as an adaptation of a comic book has all the Biff Bam trimmings that they inherently come with.

If this doesn't work click here.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

the Red Skull and possible Avengers spoilers.

Here's a full on shot of  Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull in the new Captain America flick and doesn't he look great. Also click below for a possible spoiler to the Avengers movie story line which if they're true sound sweet as fudge.
Click here for possible Avengers movie spoiler.

Bladerunner-sequels and prequels.

News has come out that the production company Alcon Entertainment is planning sequels and (the gods help us) prequels to Blade Runner, and truth be told my inner fan boy says 'yes' while my heart says ''no,OH GOD NO not sequels and prequels, common sense tells you that these will only turn out to be complete and utter shit....''. The original Blade Runner promotional material promised us flying cop cars, rampaging androids, Han Solo shooting a big gun and all of this directed by the man who brought you Alien but what we got was a slow character driven sci-fi thriller which it has to be said had the young me bored to tears when I first saw it (on a pirate VHS my mate had stolen from his big brother) but it wasn't meant to be watched (appreciated) by youngsters who where stuck in a limbo between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi it's a movie for 'adults'(?). My hopes for any Blade Runner franchise are not good and I predict it will suffer (ironically) under the weight of all the pictures, directors, writers, FX artists etc... it has gone on to influence so instead of Blade Runner I predict we'll get the Fifth Element but darker, more violent and (once more, the gods help us) cooler!
Here's an article.
For the record The original cut to the flick is still my favorite (voice over and all) which I still watch on VHS, can you dig it!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Coca-Cola's Collaboration with the Nazis

Part of a documentary by the comedian Mark Thomas.