Watch: Rakka Volume 1 – Neill Blomkamp’s new short

By Alex Wiggan Well, this is a treat and a half. Director Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) and Oats Studios have just released a new sci-fi short, which you (yes, YOU!) can watch absolutely free! The twenty-minute short – which arrived on YouTube yesterday – is part of Oats Studios’ plan to make really cool movies, in bite-sized chunks. It’s hoped that … Continue reading

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Watch: The Defenders trailer

By Alex Wiggan Well, we didn’t expect this one to land today – but we’re glad it’s here anyway. Ladies and gents, the official trailer for the new Marvel/Netflix show, The Defenders has arrived. The show will see four Marvel heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – team up for a 13-part series. The show – … Continue reading

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Review: A Monster Calls

By Alex Wiggan Today, we wanted to draw your attention to a fantasy film which we feel you really, really should see. In fact, it’s a fantasy movie everyone should see – it is A Monster Calls. Directed by J. A. Bayona, A Monster Calls centres on Conor O’Malley, a young boy who is struggling to cope with the various … Continue reading

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Sigourney Weaver drops intriguing hint about Marvel’s Defenders

By Alex Wiggan We’ve known for a while now that Netflix is working on a new Marvel team-up show, called The Defenders. We know that The Defenders will feature characters from four Netflix shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. We even know that The Defenders is being filmed in New York and that Sigourney Weaver is set … Continue reading

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Sigourney Weaver cast as Marvel’s Defenders villain

By Alex Wiggan Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver has been cast in Marvel/Netflix show, The Defenders. The Alien actress will take on the role of the series’ chief villain in the super hero team-up show. Weaver’s casting was announced at the New York Comic Con, which took place this weekend. The announcement came during The Defenders panel, which featured all four … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters: 31 facts and trivia

By Alex Wiggan Last week on the Honcho-SFX blog, Halloween family-favourite, Hocus Pocus, was given the factoid treatment – 22 facts for 22 years of Hocus Pocus. This week, in keeping with the Halloween theme let’s crank things up a notch with another family-favourite – and a favourite of this blog – Ghostbusters! Directed by Ivan Reitman and released in … Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest heading to TV?

By Alex Wiggan By Grabthar’s hammer – a TV series based on the 1999 comedy movie Galaxy Quest is in the pipeline. According to Deadline, Paramount Television is currently in the process of reworking the GQ movie into a TV show, with none other than three of the film’s key players involved: Robert Gordon (writer), Dean Parisot (director) and Mark … Continue reading

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Will we ever see Alien 5?

By Alex Wiggan “I feel a longing from fans for the story to be finished. I could imagine a situation where we finish telling the story.” – Sigourney Weaver speaking at the fifth annual Hero Complex Film Festival, back in June 2014. Ever since the final reel rolled on the fourth Alien film, fans have been asking the burning question, … Continue reading

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