Are free film magazines worth the money?


Here in the UK, the two major cinema chains are Odeon and Vue (formerly Warner Village). I’ve recently been to both (as you can see by the reviews I’ve been doing) and pick up their free magazines to read. Not for their content, but to look for errors, ever since I read one issue where there was so many typos,…

Read More »

Film Review – National Treasure


Before you say anything, it was free, okay? I wouldn’t normally see something like this in the cinema but it’s nice to see a film for free, and my girlfriend wanted to see it because she likes Nic Cage. (See what I did there? Casually dropped into the conversation that I have a girlfriend, in case anyone was wondering about…

Read More »

Comics: Art of Usagi Yojimbo


Art of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, Dark Horse Comics The Art of Usagi Yojimbo hardcover celebrates 20 years of Stan Sakai writing and drawing the adventures of the rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi. In comics today, that’s quite an achievement, especially for the anthropomorphic (aka furry comics) stylings of a samurai bunny set in the times of feudal Japan, in black…

Read More »

Kevin Smith coming to London


If you, like me, are a fan of Kevin Smith, you’ll be happy to know that he’s coming to London again. After his trip last year to the Prince Charles cinema for one his legendary Q&As, he’s going to be over here again, in the slightly larger Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, and this time he’ll be filming it for his next…

Read More »

Don’t Panic! BAAAAAAAAAA!


In news that makes me happy, Stephen Fry is to be voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film (the link takes you to the page on the Douglas Adams site. I would link to the official site, but I always get a register page, which is very stupid for something that is essentially an advert).…

Read More »

My Film Rating System


***** out of DAVID So, most reviewers use a five-star system for rating movies. Probably due to the economy of five instead of ten stars on a page or film poster. There are five letters in my name, the number of letters therefore relating to the quality of the film, and the letters used indicating something about the film as…

Read More »

Film Review – Team America: World Police


I have a lot of affection for the original Super-Marionation Thunderbirds, even if it probably doesn’t hold up well today. Yes, they were puppets, and you could see the strings, and they walked funny, and their mouths moved up and down badly, but it was cool and fun and futuristic and exciting to a young boy, and nothing you can…

Read More »

Comics/Movies: Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer


Big news of the day, for those of us who enjoy the media of comics and film, and the strange ground where they meet: The Fantastic Four trailer is now online for our perusal. This is causing a little ripple through the comics blogosphere, but not much. I’m not sure if this is because the Fantastic Four doesn’t have the same…

Read More »

Film review: The Aviator


The Aviator is a very good film. Not a great one, not one that I think deserves the accolade of ‘Best of the Year’, but this doesn’t stop good-but-not-great films being given that title (can anyone say, hand on heart, that Chicago, A Beautiful Mind or Gladiator, to name three recent films, were the best films in the years they…

Read More »