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Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Honcho Round-Up #2: 2016

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! Welcome to the second edition of The Honcho Round-Up! In this edition, we take a look back at 2016 and we take a look forward to see what’s in store for 2017. First up, let’s hit the rewind button. At the beginning of 2016 we were feeling all nostalgic for the ‘90s, so we served … Continue reading

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Box office Top Ten of 2016

By Alex Wiggan Can you believe it? We’ve reached that time of the year again where we look back at the winners of this past cinematic year! A year in which Spidey, Deadpool and Batman returned to multiplexes, and where happy little Trolls (with funky looking hair) made the world seem a more magical place to live. Ah, bless those … Continue reading

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Loss: The good times and the bad

By Alex Wiggan Today on the Honcho-SFX blog, I wanted to address a subject which the blog wouldn’t usually talk about – celebrity deaths. As a rule, the Honcho-SFX blog is a fun blog filled with mirth and merriment, however, 2016 has seen an increasing number of celebrities pass away, so it would be a little amiss if the blog … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher 1956 – 2016

By Alex Wiggan More sad news folks – Actress and author, Carrie Fisher has died. The actress, known to legions of Star Wars fans as Princess Leia, passed away this morning following a cardiac arrest earlier this week. Leading the tributes, Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, said: “Carrie holds such a special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it … Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant – Part Prometheus part Alien

By Alex Wiggan In space, no one can hear you scream. However, in the movie business, when fans are disappointed with a movie, they scream a lot! In fact, in 2012 when Alien fans headed to cinemas to see Prometheus (the Alien prequel) many were left kind of disappointed that it had very little to do with Alien. Ah heck, … Continue reading

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Watch: Alien: Covenant trailer

By Alex Wiggan Happy Boxing Day! We hope you’re having a great day… and that you’ve not over done it on Mince Pies! Have you? Us too. As a Crimbo treat, the good folk over at 20th Century Fox have released a new trailer for forthcoming Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. The trailer – which you can watch in full below … Continue reading

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George Michael 1963 – 2016

By Alex Wiggan Sad news to end today with folks – Singer and songwriter, George Michael has died at the age of 53. In a statement, the pop star’s publicist said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. “The family would ask … Continue reading

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Watch: Chewbacca sings Silent Night

By Alex Wiggan Although there is still another two days until Santa arrives, we here at the Honcho-SFX blog thought we’d serve up an early Christmas present for you this morning, courtesy of the guys over at How It Should Have Ended. The YouTube channel has uploaded a video, full of holiday cheer and we thought you might like to … Continue reading

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Should further standalone Star Wars movies be used to improve the Saga?

By Alex Wiggan **WARNING. THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.** A week has passed since the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it would appear that no one can stop talking about it. Chief amongst the discussions is the joy that many fans have concerning that final scene … Continue reading

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Walt Disney Studios scores new global box office record

By Alex Wiggan Walt Disney Studios has reached a box office milestone: It has become the first studio to achieve more than $7 billion at the global box office in the space of a year. The box office receipts follow a string of hits for the studio in 2016, including The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Zootropolis, … Continue reading

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