In a market dominated by superheroes with eons of history and established cult appeal, how do you sell a fresh new, unknown, comic property? In particular one unassociated with a pre-existing universe or intellectual property, one outside of the big two, DC and Marvel. Well Image comics may have just found the solution and are … Continue reading Moving Still Images
A newly founded word is circulating the world of film; Nostalg~itch of an unknown origin and still seeking final definition, as the current proposed definitions are of contradicting natures. The first a colloquialism referring to a nostalgic itch that needs to be scratched or the second an abbreviation motioning the unrelenting and harsh truth that … Continue reading Nostalg~itch
I've graduated. I've got a flat. I've got a job. And I'm pretty happy. But now what... the words of Palahniuk via the vocals of Tyler occasionally pop into my head. For nearly all my life whether I've known about it or not I've been working towards something. I went to school to be able … Continue reading What now?!
Here we go attempt number three. It has been revealed; the new title and logo for the upcoming Spider-man reboot which will firmly bring Peter Parker back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which all starts with the release of Captain America: Civil War later this month. Since the debut of this new interpretation earlier this … Continue reading Spider-Man No More.
When you do away with the darkness it seems all that you are left with is the weird. And Coen brothers proved this in spades with their new motion picture Hail Caesar! For the first time in a long time I have been genuinely surprised and confused at my own response to a film, for … Continue reading In the Veins
I'm not going to ramble I'm just going to get to the chase. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Is quite possibly one of the most infuriating films of the year so far. "...there is not an ounce of fun to be had..." Entertainment Tell "Like a big, wet glob of fetid bird droppings tumbling down … Continue reading A Thousand Passwords
Something big has taken place in cinema this week but in a very small way. Something has come along and has the potential to send shockwaves through the industry. As we gear up for yet another giant blockbuster release this easter weekend and then yet another in less then a months time. One film may … Continue reading Welcome to No. 10
Now if you've ever read any of my work before, probably to many's disdain I enjoy addressing, you, the reader every once in the while, and occasionally taking the piss as and when I can. And ever so once in a while I can be quite self referential too, like right now, but why am … Continue reading Going Meta!
A battle has raged on for centuries, destroyed friendships and one I find myself firmly in the middle of; who is better DC or Marvel! While we all perceive to know the answer the fact is half the people reading this have just gone "Yeah DC" and the other "Easy, Marvel". I don't need to point … Continue reading It’s On!
Before I belligerently dive into my new post, let me start off by just saying it's good to be back, where have I been, simply, just sat on my ass doing well not a lot, so I have no excuse for not posting. And simply by writing the above sentence I have probably discredited myself … Continue reading 5 of the Best and a Few of the Worst.