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Kill List (2011), stars Neil Maskell as a hit-man and an even more “off-his-trolley” hit-man than the one he plays in Utopia (2013). This low-budget British horror movie from newish director/writer Ben Wheatley is about a couple of hit-men working … Continue reading
I was bored last night so, after watching a couple of episodes of Black Books, I scrolled through some of the other offerings on 4OD and settled on the spy thriller Complicit starring David Oyelowo, formerly of Spooks– lateral casting or … Continue reading
Just checked out Cult (2013), the new horror/mystery show on CW about a journalist who’s brother, a fan of a fictional CW show called Cult, goes missing. Talk about meta. Talk about vanity. Before shows like Lost and Heroes, this … Continue reading
I watched the new Oz movie about two weeks ago at the Empire in Leicester Square. Having grown up on the original and been petrified as a kid by the Wicked Witch of the West, how did the new Sam … Continue reading
After days of being ensconced in my Fortress of Nerditude, I decide to check out the news and what do I discover? A couple of new GOT trailers- Latest Extended Trailer- Re-Cap for Last Season- Better late than never I … Continue reading
How annoying this whole development fiasco is. First a movie, then an animation, then a TV series, then, then, then… Now I hear that Stephen King wants to muck about with some sort of cameo appearance. I’ve seen his cameos … Continue reading
I’ve been watching way too much telly as usual, and it’s got even worse now that I’ve found a sweet-low-bandwidth-usage-period in our house’s shared router during which I can stream web TV right to my phone. Angel of Death on … Continue reading
Hey, this morning I just discovered Sony’s Crackle, a web-only TV station. I just watched a little of Angel of Death with Zoë Bell as a hit-woman with a slight problem in the shape of a big wedge of metal stuck … Continue reading
So that’s it. Utopia‘s done. High points of the series? Jessica Hyde’s painted-on jeans, Geraldine James* reinvented and Wilson in the first couple of episodes. Low points– boring plot. Ever since The Shadow Line turned out to be about pensions … Continue reading
Ahhh instachino, second mug coming soon, chocolate digestives and The Ninth Gate. Sinnnnnnnnnnnnful. };-> Mwah. Ha. Whatever happened to Emmanuelle Seigner?
I finally caved in and e-mailed SyFy- Dear SyFy I am an avid Blakes Seven aficionado. Back in July last year the internet was rife with news/rumours of an imminent SyFy remake. It is now almost half a year later … Continue reading
News: Jobs, Moving, Boat, Movies: The Expendables, Get Carter, The Taking of Pelham 123, What My Mum Likes To Watch, Trailers: Star Trek: ITD, TV: Touch, Tech: Clean your specs with vodka.
Good – Martin Freeman’s performance as Bilbo Baggins is a credible impression of everyman, or rather everyhobbit, completely out of his depth, but endeavouring to stay the course despite seemingly insurmountable odds. As usual, the landscape cinematography is gorgeous. It … Continue reading
Moving is sad, mostly because of the stuff that you have to let go. You would know this if you share the otaku gene. So it was with great glee that I recently surfed up copies of two treasured items … Continue reading
So I just watched Berberian Sound Studio released recently on DVD. As you know if you’ve been visiting this blog, I enjoy a few schlocky horror movies and this one is a homage to the particular sub-genre of schlocky horror … Continue reading
The New Years only a few hours away, but instead of having fun or working, I wasted way to much time tarting up my home page. Why don’t I just download a web template like normal people? Anyway, enough of … Continue reading
Back at the dawn of time, I remember my mother taking me to see some movie, and this beguiling fantasy short came on before the main feature*. There was a knight, a woman and and a clever twist, but that’s … Continue reading
Possibly the best movies about vampires ever made- Martin (1976) is one of the best and most psychologically disturbing of all vampire movies. In this movie, we meet nerdy young Martin who is either a child of the night or … Continue reading
Gerry Anderson, 14 April 1929 to 26 December 2012, RIP After having grown up watching his TV shows, it’s a little hard to accept the death of Gerry Anderson. I had just blogged a few days ago about how much … Continue reading
It was also nice to see the Doctor Who (who-almost-was) Richard E. Grant, finally getting some screen time on the show and going all panto-loopy. There was also a lovely new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Best of all, was … Continue reading
Samauel L. Jackson says, repeatedly, that he wants to be in it. HuffingtonPost.com Michael Arndt, Ocsar awarded writer of Toy Story 3, will write it. Via StarWars.com Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock … Continue reading
The Lone Ranger (2013)… Don’t even ask me why I’ve put this trailer up. I hated being “Tonto” at primary school. Still it was better than being “Roy Rogers” in secondary school. If I was in a western, I’d rather … Continue reading
Aftershock Evil Dead Carrie Django Unchained
In the next podcast we’ll have a mixed bag to look forward to. Neo noir, early/golden age genre cinema, the Arthurian Myth on film and a smattering of classic comic book artists… Here’s a rough list of what to expect: … Continue reading
#TV #Fringe Season 5 Episode 9: #BlackBlotter, #TinkerBell, #BlackUmbrella, #HumanKind and Freddy the Nose
Black Blotters, Tinker Bell, Donovon’s Hurdy Gurdy Man, Terry Gilliam style, Monty Python animation and Federico da Montefeltro. Brilliant. That’s what I watch Fringe for. That and freeze-frame, Easter egg, hash-tag messages. Doesn’t mean the series should go on forever … Continue reading
Captain Roy's Rusty Rocket #Radio #Show: Nerdomundo #SciFi #Podcast #Christmas Edition OUT NOW! #Mauritius, #Africa, #UK, #Canada
Yes, here it is, in all its dubious glory. As usual you can download the show utilising a veritable myriad of marvelous methods from here. In this week’s Christmas Edition we talk about: Seeking a Friend for the End of … Continue reading
The Great Gatsby Cloud Atlas Beautiful Creatures
Greeting Nerdlings, it’s the final show of the year! Parrrp! (Plastic trumpet fanfare sound, not digestive distress). The Christmas tree is already up (actually it never came down), so please join me for a couple of drinks as I talk … Continue reading
In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Steve Carrell plays an insurance cubicle drone, waiting for the end of the world which is only days away. Chaos is muted to people either quietly ignoring imminent Ragnarok … Continue reading
Forget lame air-guitar, I strut my unfunky, rhythmically challenged caboose to this baby- (Even more themes I waggled to)
Hey, I LIKE TurboPascal, never got into Delphi, FreePascal’s bearable, but Lazarus IDE? There’s always some damn error trying to compile anything other than the simplest programs. This is obviously because I don’t really know what I’m doing, which is … Continue reading
Not great, but I did, at least, sit through the whole thing. What the hell happened to Russell Crow? He’s fatter than I am. There was a lot wrong with this movie, but the list is just too long. The … Continue reading
World War Z Iron Man 3
Rob Cohen’s directing wasn’t awful and the writing wasn’t terrible. I wouldn’t say that it was anything award-winning, but it was passable. Not the zero-rated film that many make it out to be. What was horrible was some of the … Continue reading
I love this clip-
Argo – In a nutshell, the CIA hatch a plan to get US embassy workers out of revolutionary Iran by disguising them as a SciFi film crew on a location scout. The movie starts with a little potted, and surprisingly … Continue reading
Latest 2013 #Movie #Trailers: Pacific Rim, Mortal Instruments, GI Joe 3, Iron Man 3, Die Hard 5, Now You See Me
Pacific Rim The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones GI Joe: Retallaiation Iron Man 3 A Good Day To Day Hard Now You See Me
Even Longer Trailer: Star Trek: Into The Darkness HD, Featuring Benedict "Vegetable-Man" Cumberbatch!
What is it with JJ blowing everything up? I swear JJ, this better not be Khan, Mitchell… or a clone. Or an android. EMG, it’s android, I know it is. Pretty please, no androids. Dammit, not Colonel Green either! Eh… … Continue reading
Another couple of favourite movie picks. The Public Eye is an excellent movie based on the life of New York Daily News photographer Arthur Fellig. In this movie, Joe Pesci plays Fellig-like Bernzy down to a “T”. Well known in the glitzy, … Continue reading
I’ve just published the 500th post since Bold Voyaging the Multiverse started back in November last year and we’ve also just had our 8000th visitor a few minutes ago. Just wanted to say thanks people!
I’ve given up trying to guess who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing or if JJ’s boys will manage NOT to louse up the writing this time, I just wish villains could wear something other than sinister, long, black coats. Other posts … Continue reading
So I finally watched an episode or two of 666 Park Avenue. Like so much nerd-oriented TV these days, it’s competent, but nothing to write home about. The show is about a couple who are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … Continue reading
Great news- I just caught up with the last episode of Homeland and saw that F. Murray Abraham has joined the cast. I’ve always liked his acting despite him mostly appearing as secondary characters in many movies. The most notable … Continue reading
Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.) It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading
V The next episode of the show will be out on Friday, possible topics- Movies: Argo, The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire, Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, TV: Discovery’s SciFi Science, Arrow revisited, The Walking Dead, Books: Hyperion, Polar City Blues, … Continue reading
I got nothing else to share today, just too busy. Enjoy.
OK so we, mum, dad and myself, watched Skyfall the other night. It was a special performance with both the British High Commissioner and the Russian Ambassador in attendance. Being a freelancer, I knew almost no one there and spent … Continue reading
No Sleep ‘Til… – After so many late nights, indicative of insomnia rather than hard work, I slept on and off for most of the last 24 hours and I’m still tired. Getting Published – I listened to the latest … Continue reading
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013), looks good.
BSG Blood and Chrome has been out for a week, but fresh to the Captain’s table a minute ago. Have you guys been watching it? Does the ultimate fate of the human race, endlessly doomed to build it’s own destroyers, … Continue reading
I never get invited to anything, I’m never on the damn guest-list, compared to most people I am almost a big, fat, zero in the social/biz networking department AND, just as I was getting fed up of not being able … Continue reading
OK, I just started watching the first season of CW’s Arrow. I have deliberately avoided reading other reviews and, thus, have no idea how the has show been received by the public; meaning that there is nothing to prejudice my … Continue reading
Yep, yesterday walked twice around the Trou aux Cerfs crater and today I managed three laps, but my knee is killing me. No one said “hi” despite (or perhaps because) of my superb Spiderman tee-shirt wrapped round the short, alluring, … Continue reading
Breaking Bad (season 5 ended, 6 due next year) Big Bang theory (season 6 currently airing) Dexter (season 7 currently airing) Arrow (season 1 currently airing) Warehouse 13 (mid-season 4 returns next year) The Walking Dead (season 3 currently airing) … Continue reading
Arthur Conan Doyle speaking for a Fox news reel in 1927 – Arthur Conan Doyle Speaks The Orson Welles The Shadow RKO radio series (1937-1938) for your PMP or iDevice- The Shadow (All courtesy of the Internet Archive) And remember… … Continue reading
I just stepped off a delayed 12 hour flight which is like all the misery of a hangover without any of the fun getting there. As opposed to the hangover suffered by the good doctor Watson after a fairly fitting … Continue reading
Gordon Bennett! It seems like only yesterday that Guy Ritchie rebooted Holmes, then Sherlock came to the BBC and now there’s another one! This time Johnny Lee “Sickboy/Zero Cool” Miller and Lucy “Luscious” (just made that one up) Liu take … Continue reading
I just caught the repeat of last night’s new supernatural comedy Switch. OK, so I’m a bloke and this is quite clearly chick-TV, but I still found it enjoyable and frothy as an Italian soda. It’s sort of like if … Continue reading
During a day-trip to the island of Gozo years ago, while on holiday in Malta, mum and dad spotted Norman Wisdom having tea in the same restaurant. Later, while queuing for the ferry back to the mainland, they spotted him … Continue reading
Secret Desire is the closing theme song for Space Adventure Cobra, sung by Yoko Maeno; lyrics after the embedded audio. I feel some touch of love changin’ me The man I’ve been just lookin’ for is you Oh my dreams … Continue reading
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I blogged about the anime Space Adventure Cobra which I discovered for the first time almost exactly one year ago while taking a nostalgic trip through some contemporaneous anime. The fact … Continue reading
While listening to the latest Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews* podcast I heard Josh Radnor of How I met your mother mention that as you grow older, you sleep less and all I have to say to that … Continue reading
And, of course, the tea room… Goodnight.
Me and mum have been learning to play the ukulele. We have bought two beautiful Makala dolphins. Mine’s a deep blue, mum’s is pearl white. Anyway, I was practicing strumming and picking while watching a Beeb documentary (Mr. Blue Sky) … Continue reading
Talking about the forthcoming Ender’s Game, the filmmakers have a blog where you can read postings about the movie’s progress- Ender’s Game Blog I must say, having read the short story and then the novel years and years ago, I … Continue reading
Soon- Skyfall Next year- The Prototype Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters The Host Others to look out (no trailers yet)- After Earth Machete Kills The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking Ender’s Game
I haven’t seen this year-old movie yet, but what’s not to like- it’s about an unlikely Guatemalan duo of a hotel marimba (bit like a glockenspiel) player and a metal-head medical doctor. The untranslated title sounds waaay cooler Las Marimbas … Continue reading
I hope this is good. At least it’s a return to the screen of Terry O’Quinn who played my favourite Lost character John Locke. Just pray that it’s better than the awful American Horror Story.
Stephen Gallagher is one of my favourite writers. Amongst his numerous and varied work in several genres, he also wrote a particularly excellent story for Tom Baker’s Doctor Who called Warrior’s Gate.
I just watched the re-run. Not great. For a start there’s nothing frightening about a little box unless it’s the Lemarchand Configuration. Then near the end of the show, as usual, the Doctor just waves his hands a bit and … Continue reading
I’m still suffering from delightfully invigorating bouts of coughing and retching worthy of The Exorcist thanks to whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis), which seems to be enjoying a comeback tour in the UK at the moment. And, just for good measure, … Continue reading
#Rants of the Week: Killing iGoogle, EQL, #UK (Debt Collection Agency), Border Security: #Australia's Front Line
iGoogle – iGoogle is closing down, we’ve known this for months, but what precipitated such an unbelievably short-sighted move? Actually I don’t have a clue, but this is the same company that wouldn’t give users the options to opt out … Continue reading
Back on my feet and recovering from a hideous bout of whooping cough acid reflux from hell. Other big news is that I’ve had a rather drastic hair/beard cut. In fact it’s all gawwwn. Compare this pic to my avatar. … Continue reading
YouTube Trawl: Battle of the Planets & Goldorak #SciFi #Anime #TV #Show #Themes in the #UK & #France
Here are the two anime shows I remember best from childhood, I think the themes are great- Battle of the Planets and Goldorak Goodnight.
We just had the five thousandth visitor to this blog early this morning. Amazing to think that when this blog started in March last year, we were lucky to get ten visitors a month, but by the end the year … Continue reading
This week- The Hobbit, Elysium, The Possession and Berberian Sound Studio. You can get it here, subscribe here, or wait until Apple pulls its finger out and updates the iTunes webpage here. Apologies for the sound quality, content quality, my … Continue reading
I said it would be awful in the podcast and I’ll say it again here. The original was pretty dumb, but made no pretense of being anything other than a huge SciFi action flick and, in that way, it worked … Continue reading
If you’ve somehow missed these clips on TV, here they are again: Trailer- Interview- In UK cinemas from the August 31st… I’m ready for a big-screen Diabolik reboot. Go giallo!
Look what my life’s come to- reviewing trashy horror movies on late night FreeView. Self-pity aside, I’ve just watched Jennifer’s Body. Four chainsaws, because it’s the kind of schlocky trash that works. Funny, gory, with a flesh-eating, killer-cheerleader; what’s not to … Continue reading
I’ve been watching this since I got back to the UK. More coffee.
Filmmaker Tony Scott sadly took his own life a few hours ago. Tony, the brother of director Ridley, was born in North Shields, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in NE England. He was responsible for some fairly iconic blockbusters over the last thirty … Continue reading
I won’t watch this for two reasons- That clip in the trailer of Aaron Cross dispatching a henchman in an alley-way with a Bruce Lee stomp/twist to the face. Stop doing this in movies. Just stop it. The contrived fact … Continue reading
“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” -Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark
“Why do you always antagonise him?” “I can’t help it. I despise people who despise me.” -Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
“You want to make love to me because I drive the Monster and wear this costume.” -Frankenstein, Death Race 2000
I read this post in ScfiFiRama about the work of the late, great comic book artist Jean Giraud (AKA Moebius). Apparently he died in March. The same post also mentioned that filmmaker Dan O’Bannon had died… three years ago. How … Continue reading
Why don’t all spaceships (or at least the one I’m building) look like this stylish rocket from Destination Moon (1950)?
Fright Fest is an annual horror movie festival. Next week, the London part of the festival is going to be held at the Empire, Leicester Square. Here’s the link- Fright Fest, London The movie that has perked my interest is … Continue reading
Second Run: #Review of Lars von Trier's #Horror #Movie #Antichrist (With Spoilers) #FrightFest #Filmfour
I finally watched Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on the box tonight. Plot– A couple’s infant son dies in a, frankly, ridiculous accident. (Yes, yes, yes, I know, OK? Despair at a horrible mother sticking his shoes on backwards, as we … Continue reading
I’m a long-time listener to the excellent Women Talk SciFi podcast, but today I particularly enjoyed their interview of Jonathon Frakes. I didn’t realise he was quite so hard-working and earned his lumps before being allowed to direct episodes of … Continue reading
CQ – A terrible film saved from a zero rating this time because I love the the wonderful absurdity films like Barberalla. OK, so this film is a parody of that movie rather than an homage, I get that, but … Continue reading
So, it’s going to turn out nice then…
…I’d hire the late Tura Satana as my bodyguard.
…he makes money because he’s popular… It was about as sincere an apology as I am making right now for the varying quality of my blog. Mea maxima culpa.
One of the most ludicrous ships in SciFi movie history- the moose-ship from Battle Beyond The Stars. Ludicrous, but engaging. That great big head makes me feel like stuffing my face at Timmies.
Future Run: Star Trek Sequel, Red Dwarf X, Dredd 3D, The Hobbit & Piracy: Wake Up and Smell the Celluloid
Star Trek Sequel– Will the sequel be a remake of The Cage, Khan: Blah and Meh, Where No Man Has Gone Before or whatever? Your guess is probably more informed than mine, but I’m still hungover. I just hope another … Continue reading
If you’re British, you probably already know all about this brilliant show, so this is mainly aimed at readers/viewers in other countries. It stars a young David Tennant. Thought that would get your attention. Read what the writer of … Continue reading
I’m glad I glimpsed the dwarfs doing the washing up. It’s what I always remember from the book and always brings a smile to my face. See J.R.R. Tolkien’s pub. (Why is there so much pub-related stuff in this blog?)
About 20 minutes ago, I was in Tescos and picked up a copy of Empire to find an article about the next Riddick movie. I am so stoked that this is coming out, because there are a sad dearth of … Continue reading
After that last emotionally wrought post, I was filled with panic because I remembered my dad taking me to see Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs during one of its occasional cinematic re-releases in the early 1970s. We … Continue reading
The Howling (1981)- It’s trashy and low-budget, but oddly disturbing and fun. Patrick Macnee is in it! Incredibly, it’s actually based on a decent novel by Gary Brandner that was published four years earlier. Another sad loss from my … Continue reading
As a minority person in the UK, I’ve always had to put up with a lot of racist crap. When I saw Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Aviator, this piece of dialogue became one of my favourite movie quotes- Some Bloke: “Think … Continue reading
I caught a few episodes of the new season of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show (now known as The Gadget Show: World Tour). The radical reboot has meant that Otis Deley, Suzi Perry and Jon Bentley are out. Although I am … Continue reading
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is on the box. I love this movie and I’m not even a damn Criterion hipster. Benicio is in fine form and should really have got an Oscar for his performance. Gilliam is a … Continue reading
Yes, now we have a forum too- Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: Probably the Best Nerd Forum in the Multiverse! “If you build it, they will come.” Not sure about that, but hope to see lots, some, a few more than … Continue reading
New YouTube trailer for the Wachowskis new movie Cloud Atlas– See also- Future Run: Return of the Wachowskis
Here’s my take on some Nick Roeg movies- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – This one’s obviously going to be at the top of my list, how could it not be? A fantastic film adaptation of superb writer … Continue reading
Halfords have been using this to advertise their goods and services so often on Brit TV that it’s now permanently burnt into my brain. Anyway, here’s The Skids performing it a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away-
Just a little UK tribute to the last of Nolan’s Batman movies– This and Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water were the only damn things I ever learned to play on my electric bass.
Wow, a fitting end to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Anne Hathaway great as Catwoman, Tom Hardy- not as terrible as I thought he’d be as Bane and, as always, Christian Bale brings it as Batman (or any other role he puts … Continue reading
I just watched Ford’s Dagenham Dream, a TV documentary about Ford’s giant UK plant at Dagenham. It was a strongly nostalgic programme, but a bit sad too that Ford management really screwed things up with the UK workforce to … Continue reading
The Brood is the only one that comes to (my) mind and I’m too tired to look for others right now, but if anyone can think of any please let me know as I’m in the mood for a little … Continue reading
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Neeson et al training- Star Trek: The Naked Time, Takei talking about fencing- The Matrix: Reloaded, Morpheus killing a car- See also- Light Sabres Might Not Exist, But… Thanks toobers.
The phrase “cockney neck” was my favourite from the whole show. It’s right up there with Blakes Seven‘s Vila describing the architecture of a monstrous gothic church on dark, desolate Cynus Alpha as “reminiscent of early maniac.”
Who’s looking forward to season three of The Walking Dead in October? I am, and hopefully it won’t be as soapy as the last season. I must say it’s really amazing seeing funny, happy, Brit buffoon Egg from This Life … Continue reading
Life – Haven’t been around for a few days, just so tired and stressed out looking for a house here in the South of England. Dealing with overpriced housing and some (not all) estate agents who don’t tell you everything … Continue reading
We had to wire Bane’s jaw shut, it was the only way to stop him eating.
Borag Thungg – Tharg of 2000 AD Klaatu barada nikto – Klaatu from The Day The Earth Stood Still Bazinga! – Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang Theory (obviously alien) Nanoo nanoo, shazbot – Mork from Mork and Mindy sQuEefsdkjkjfdyyy!#!’! – … Continue reading
I remember (watching and enjoying) the entire run of the 80s TV show with Linda Hamilton and now The CW have gone and rehashed it again. This time Beast is ridiculously handsome with an added beauty-enhancing scar. At least it’s … Continue reading
The Hand (1981) – Michael Caine as a pyscho comic book artist and recent amputee. The Devil Commands (1941) – Boris Karloff loses his wife and attempts bizarre commication. Rating: 5 chainsaws each.
I’m enjoying the Tai Chi so much and, in the absence of working light sabres, this is what I’ll be learning next- Animatrix Discovery Blood and Bone MTFBWY
I would hand these out instead of jelly babies- That’s sherbet fountains and sherbet lemons for all you non-cognoscenti. The nibbles of time-travellers.
I grew up as an only child in a Hindu family with largely no knowledge of the gods or goddesses. This was exacerbated by not being able to speak Hindi or living in an area with others of our kind. … Continue reading
J.J. Abram’s Revolution sounds a lot like novels from S.M. Stirling’s Dies the Fire series, TV shows like Dark Angel or Falling Skies and movies like The Postman, The Hunger Games or Mad Max. You get the idea. Electricity suddenly … Continue reading
Even more Comicon stuff. Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Future superheroes in space sort of thing (see Marvel wiki). Makes me wonder/hope/pray that those in charge may just get round to making something like the first run of … Continue reading
Nothing clever here, just a quick internet trawl after I read about the Wachowski’s new movie Cloud Atlas– Movie What’s It About Probability of Completion Cobalt Neural 9 (?) Across the lines, Iraq conflict gay love story. I’ll eat my … Continue reading
After that last post I couldn’t help trawling YouTube for this- Goodnight.
And one of my favourite supervillains, Gru, will be back next year in Despicable Me 2. go get my frickin’ latte
Comicon, San Diego: Guillermo Del Toro announced Pacific Rim, a SciFi doomsday type movie with giant robots fighting giant monsters. The lead star Idris Elba will be playing one of the robot pilots. The movie comes out … Continue reading
Thoroughly enjoyed it. And, yes, it is amazing. Stellar cast, well acted; Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field are all excellent. CGI/SFX not overpowering or silly, good even in 2D. A brilliant reboot. Also, considering I know … Continue reading
Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius: James Bond on LSD, Playing an Electric Guitar in a Time-Travelling Wardrobe
Michael Moorcock’s insane series of time/reality-bending novels. The eponymous was the hero of the utterly nutterly movie The Final Programme in 1973 starring uber-cool Jon Finch. Dig the crushed velvet jacket? Johnny Depp reboot?
Main guests (no explanations necessary)- Jim Morrison Jimi Hendrix Elvis Presley Mary Shelley For entertainment during pudding, I suggest a death match between- Josef Stalin (AKA The Man of Steel) Adolf Hitler (AKA The Psycho-Moustache) Just arm them with sharpened, … Continue reading
Diabolik, Kriminal, Satanik, Sadistik. Whisper their names in hushed, hallowed tones, for you are in the presence of the finest characters from the school of Italian comic books and photo-novels called “Giallo” because they were printed on cheap yellow pulp. … Continue reading
Terry and June (a good reason for the existence of Croydon) Pamela Anderson. Shut up. I’m not bowing to peer pressure The Original PGA Tour Golf on Sega Megadrive 16bit (or MS-DOS)
Trying out the comedic return thingy. Off to Tai Chi soon, cats and dogs outside. Wonder what a hip coffee recipe named after Dario Argento would be like, or how about the Suspiria cocktail?
The Running Man is on right now… Buzzsaw: “…this saw’s a part of me… and I’m going to make it a part of you!” Richards: “…keep it!” Based on the book by Stephen King (fun read).
Finally gave in and tried Stella Artois’s Cidre. Verdict- not terrible. Captain Roy’s International Cider Ratings Some* west country scrumpys: 4 chainsaws (UK) Okanagan Springs Apple Cider: 4 chainsaws (Canada) Stella Artois Cidre: 3 chainsaws (Belgium) Anything from Bulmers: 2 … Continue reading
Toby Jones: As the Mad Hatter (DC Batman supervillain). Bai Ling: As Scaramanga or any new Bond villain. Maggie Q: As the Skyfall Bond girl (possibly too late) and the next Avengers girl in the reboot (British TV not Marvel). … Continue reading