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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Loki: The God You Love to Hate

Loki Laufeyson, God of Mischief, an enigma in a green cape and horned helmet, an underdog, an outsider and ultimately a villain. Yet his portrayal in the Thor films has dented almost every fan’s heart, do you sympathise with Loki? The portrayal of Loki in the recent Thor films is not drastically different to those earlier depictions in comic books … Continue reading

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Realigning the Alien universe: For and against

By Alex Wiggan In a previous post I speculated about the possibility of a fifth Alien movie, to join the ranks of Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). Since that initial post it has now been confirmed that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with Alien 5, with Chappie director Neill Blomkamp calling the shots. … Continue reading

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Ducktales and more to be revived

By Alex Wiggan It’s time to get comfy on your sofa and pretend you’re a kid again, because three of your favourite cartoons from the 1980s are returning to TV screens. First up, Disney announced yesterday that it is to revive popular cartoon DuckTales via TV channel, Disney XD. According to Deadline, the new series will be produced by Disney … Continue reading

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Ten cartoons that turn 30 in 2015

By Alex Wiggan As previously posted, earlier this year ‘80s favourite the ThunderCats turned 30, marking three decades of animated action. Yep, since their debut in January 1985, Lion-O and Co have entertained millions of fans and have clocked up a huge fan following in the process. But it’s not just the ThunderCats who celebrate 30 years in showbiz in … Continue reading

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Wolverine forever?

By Alex Wiggan How do you feel about seeing Hugh Jackman remain in the role of Wolverine… forever?! Well, according to the X-Men star, he currently has no plans to sheath his claws and give up the role that made him famous. In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado, via E! Online, Jackman, said: “The moral is that I should … Continue reading

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Nightcrawler cast in X-Men: Apocalypse

By Alex Wiggan Marvel’s teleporting mutant Nightcrawler is to appear in forthcoming X-film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actor Kodi Smit-McPhee will take on the role of the young mutant in the forthcoming movie from director Brian Singer. Singer revealed the news on Wednesday 18th February via his Instagram account, with a picture of the young … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: who is the friend?

So this week, in ‘The Walking Dead’, everyone decided to buck up and look on the bright side of things; they finally found a safe haven with no catches and even met some really helpful and genuinely nice people who gave them a hot bath, a slap-up meal and their own penthouse suite to chill out in… only kidding! No … Continue reading

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Was the ’80 the best decade for movies?

By Alex Wiggan During a recent conversation with a friend about THE GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME, the question arose, ‘what is the greatest movie of the 1980s?’ After a brief pause, I put forward what I believe is clearly the greatest movie of the ‘80s (and possibly of all time), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (?). At this point my … Continue reading

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Do bad reviews really make a difference?

By Alex Wiggan Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, Universal Pictures decided to make the canny move and release their big budget take on the bestselling novel, 50 Shades of Grey, in order to take advantage of the love-themed weekend. The film – directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson – hit screens on Friday 13th February and despite mixed to poor reviews, it … Continue reading

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Five ways to improve the next Spider-man film

By Alex Wiggan Following news that Spider-man is to become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is now time to start speculating about what’s in store for Marvel’s flagship character in his next movie. Yep, Spidey 3.0 or whatever it will be called is only two years away, but before it arrives, Sony and Marvel Studios have a lot … Continue reading

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