The CW’s ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ are children of the silver and dark age of comics respectively, but could their crossovers point the way to a stylistic renaissance of on-screen superheroes?
Inherent Vice (15) / Selma (12A) With the Academy Awards looming (22nd Feb), Geekzine UK Editor-in-Chief, Andy Jamieson, takes a look at these two recent releases that, whilst not being fully snubbed by Oscar (two nominations each; Best Film and Best Original Song for Selma, Best Costume Design and Best Adapted Screenplay for Inherent Vice), [...]
Big Hero 6 Directed by Don Hall & Chris Williams Written by Jordan Roberts, Dan Gerson & Robert L. Baird Running time: 98 minutes approx. How do you follow a film like Frozen, one of the most successful films of all time, and certainly the most successful animated feature film of all time? A [...]
A Most Violent Year Written & directed by J.C. Chandor Rating: 15 Running time: 125 mins Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola. Set against the back drop of New York City’s historically most violent year (1981), this is director J.C. Chandor’s third feature, after last year’s Oscar-nominated Robert [...]
New York, 1962. A young man walks the evening streets, passing bars, clubs, liquor stores….and a giant neon swastika. Across the country in San Francisco, citizens take morning aikido classes while the image of a rising sun adorns shop fronts, billboards and traffic signs all over the city. This is the head-spinning world of Philip [...]
ALIEN: Out of the Shadows By Tim Lebbon Published by Titan Books, paperback, £7.99, OUT NOW I remember reading about this in the month or so running up to its release and I admit to scoffing at the premise. Set 37 years after the events of the classic Ridley Scott film, ALIEN, the [...]