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Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Exorcist remake: Are you for or against?

By Alex Wiggan Over the past few days news has circulated that classic horror movie The Exorcist could be getting the remake treatment. According to Deadline Hollywood, Morgan Creek Productions has plans to sell its domestic rights library of 78 films whilst retaining remake rights to five titles, including The Exorcist. The news has so far been hit by a … Continue reading

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The actors that were almost Batman

By Alex Wiggan Happy Batman Day! What do you mean you didn’t know it was Batman Day today? Did you not read DC Entertainment’s press release back in June? Oh, it passed you by you say. Well not to worry, here’s a summary: “DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favourite event celebrating the Dark Knight. Batman Day is back by … Continue reading

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Five things you should know about the new Ghostbusters movie

By Alex Wiggan If there’s one movie that’s caused controversy over the past year – other than Fantastic Four – it is the new Ghostbusters movie. It doesn’t matter that the movie has yet to be released there is a certain corner of the Internet who just can’t accept that a new Ghostbusters movie is being made. Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading

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Children’s TV gameshows you wanted to be on

By Alex Wiggan Cast your mind back a week or so (oh go on) and the Honcho-SFX blog was all about Saturday morning kids shows on BBC. It was a glorious time, celebrating the greatness of such shows as Live & Kicking and Going Live! So today’s blog – which is inspired by the previous post – looks at more … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: How good are Topps Star Wars trading cards?

By Alex Wiggan And so we come to this, the final day of Star Wars Week number two on the Honcho-SFX blog. Have you all had fun? More importantly, are you even more excited about the release of The Force Awakens than you were before? Well, if the answer to both questions is yes then you might want to cast … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: The Ewok movies: Revisited

By Alex Wiggan If there’s one thing George Lucas likes more than checked shirts it’s cute characters that can appeal to children. Which is why, in 1983, Lucas introduced the Ewoks into the Star Wars Universe via the third film in the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi (RotJ). With RotJ wrapping up the (then) three-film saga, the Ewoks were … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: Don’t quote me

By Alex Wiggan It’s fair to say that the Star Wars Saga includes some rather memorable – and often quoted – dialogue. Whether it’s something said by one of the main characters or it’s a few words uttered by one of the many colourful background players, George Lucas’ sci-fi spectacular is choc-full of great lines. But what with this being … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: Star Wars Detours – The show that got shelved

By Alex Wiggan Every good Star Wars fan knows that if you are a genuine, 100% Star Wars devotee then you are more than happy to laugh at the dafter elements of the sci-fi saga. And if you have ever poked fun at George Lucas’ epic movies, then don’t worry, because you’re not alone. From parody movies Hardware Wars (1978) … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: The Star Wars prequel trilogy: Revisited

By Alex Wiggan During the course of the first Star Wars Week on the Honcho-SFX blog, I revisited the original Star Wars trilogy to see how well it plays out in 2015. Not surprisingly, you’ll be pleased to know it holds up very well. So for Honcho-SFX’s second Star Wars Week it seems only fair that I take a look … Continue reading

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Star Wars Week: Marvel’s Shattered Empire #1

By Alex Wiggan Last week Marvel added to its current run of Star Wars comics with the first chapter in the four-part comic book miniseries, Star Wars: Shattered Empire. Published under the banner heading ‘Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, the story is set between Episodes VI & VII and aims to bridge the gap between the two movies. … Continue reading

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