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Thursday, 31 May 2012

PROMETHEUS: I STILL DON'T CARE....

Between all the trailers, clips, behind the scenes footage and virals  I feel I've already watched Prometheus (or at the very least enough to hazard a good guess as to how it will play out) and I'm still not that jazzed about it. No matter what they want to call it to me it's tainted with the dreaded 'prequel' tag which is enough to turn Ridley Scott's return to Sci-Fi (which should have the effect of an over enthusiastic chestbuster) into cinematic Kryptonite. 
As good as all the hype has been there doesn't seem to be anything 'new' about it. The trailer even copies the Alien tension building sound effect, what a cheek. In 1979 Star Wars ruled the Sci-Fi roost with every studio trying it's damnedest to emulate it then along came Alien and offered something different replacing lightsabers with cobbled together flame throwers and adventure with horror. Taking  his ques form movies like 2001, Silent Running and Darkstar, Scott put Sci-Fi into the real world. The ship looked real, used, dirty and it's crew looked 'real', used and dirty which is where Prometheus falls flat everything about it is too good looking from the cast to the special effects.There's no way this flick take place before Alien.

 Days of Future Past.

When comparing trailers 33 years later Alien still looks fresh and exciting even for a picture I've seen countless times it still looks like it holds some surprises I wonder how well Prometheus will be remembered 3 years from now I expect the same way Tron:Legacy measures up to Tron...



Friday, 25 May 2012

JUDGE DREDD CREATOR'S REACTION TO SEEING NEW MOVIE....


As much as I'm loving the Avengers flick and overly excited about the Dark Knight Rises for me personally the comic book movie that's really got me buzzing has got to be 'DREDD'. At times it's seemed as though this picture was never going to get a release but even though there has been a complete lack of build up (compared to other movies there hasn't been a single teaser trailer) the wait is nearly over but will it be any good? Well Judge Dredd creator John Wagner had this to say on Facebook...

"I went up to London yesterday to see the completed Dredd film. I've had reservations about certain aspects of it, and made them plain to the team at DNA. All but one of them - a little quibble at the beginning - have been addressed. And what a lot they've added. Music is on the button. SFX are excellent. Filming is impressive. I've not seen a modern 3-D movie before but I like it. I found myself reaching out trying to touch things that were dancing before my eyes. Karl is a great Dredd and Olivia gets Anderson completely. This is Dredd as it should be done - true to character, visceral, unrelentingly violent (but not off-puttingly so). It will open, I believe, sometime in September. No doubt you'll let me know what you think when you've seen it, but this has my recommendation."

Can you-DIG-IT!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

SAM ROCKWELL DANCING...


No matter how cool you think you are, you are not Sam Rockwell cool....


This was part of his audition for the role of entertainer Chuck Barris in the film Confessions of a Dangerious Mind.


And even though the quality of this clip isn't the greatest this is still a quality clip (i thank you).

Friday, 18 May 2012

NOW SHOWING: Rodger Corman's FANTASTIC FOUR (1994)

 As bad as this is it's no worse than the 2005 version...enjoy(?)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

AKA books&comics ad (1990)

Before there was A1 Comics (now more a toy shop than a comic shop) there was AKA books & comics (which started in the much missed Virginia Galleries then moved to Parnie Street) and this is an ad for the shop from Deadline Magazine (June '90) and features art from some of it's top talent including Philip Bond's Wired World and Deadlines jewel in the crown Tank Girl by Jamie Hewlett & Alan Martin.

Monday, 14 May 2012

CARTER USM & BEYOND: JIM BOB'S STORY

This guy should be as revered as Morrissey, as appreciated as  Mark E. Smith and as famous as Noel Gallagher. James 'Jim Bob' Morrison, Song writer, poet, legend... 

Friday, 11 May 2012

'LOVE&ROCKETS' Jaime Hernandez Interveiw....

 A true hero and inspiration (along with his brother Gilbert) to everyone involved in small press indie comics...



 

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

TOP 5 Good things in Bad movies part 2

 Even in the worst Hollywood slag heep there are gems that shine through and make you wonder 'what if....'
 Click here for a look at part 1.

5. Sucker Punch 'set pieces'
Sucker Punch should have been a fun live action anime but instead it was hopelessly ruined by the 'dark/gritty' virus that has infected Hollywood, at least we have glimpses of what could have been in the action set pieces, World War II bombers, fire breathing Dragons, Robots, Steam Punk soldiers, Battle Suits, Giant Samurai Warriors..... that'll do pig, that'll do...


4. Judge Dredd: Mean Angel
The only way to make him more perfect would have been to make him the movies number 1 bad guy...


3. The Spirit: Gabriel Macht
This flick is a guilty pleasure and I regularly watch and enjoy it even though I know it's terrible, but it has a top notch leading man who was perfect for the roll if only it had had a better director and script...

2. Scary Movie 2: Chris Elliot as Hanson the Caretaker.
These flicks are awful but the second Scary Movie does have it's fair share of laughs thanks mostly to Elliot.

 1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: The Fleischer inspired robots.
This should have been the absolute definition of a 'boys own adventure' and if it wasn't for the week jawed Jude Law perhaps it could have been. It still has some great visual moments particularly the giant robots  which where based on the 1941 Max Fleischer cartoon 'Superman and the Mechanical Monsters'



NOW SHOWING: CONVOY (1978)

Convoy: The only thing I hate about this flick is Ali MacGraw's perm....

King Biscuit Time - I Walk The Earth

SPACE KITTENS Vs. the Warlords of Sci-Fi World preview

I never do previews of my comics because I'm not sure if anyone's interested in a half finished small press book but in the absence of anything better here's the opening page of the Space Kittens vs. the Warlords of Sci-Fi World featuring Ming, Khan, Maximilian and Grand Moff Cushion....
and for shits and giggles these are the rough sketches.

COMING SOON....ish!