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Surreal fantasy game ‘Another Sight’ coming in 2018

Pioneering Italian games developer, Lunar Great Wall Studios have announced that Another Sight, a surreal dreamscape fantasy game, set to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Another Sightis a surreal fantasy adventure with steampunk elements set in 1899 towards the end of the Victoria era, in London. Built on heart, culture and character, Another Sight brings to life our two leading characters: Kit, a refreshingly bold teenager, who loses her sight after the under-construction London Underground tunnel she was exploring collapses, and Hodge – a mysterious red-furred cat – she meets in darkness. Together, they team up for an adventure through the unexpected, with Hodge an essential companion upon whom Kit will come to rely on. Kit and Hodge explore a surreal fantasy world both together and apart, using each of their unique talents to tackle environments and solve intriguing puzzles. Beneath London, in a world inspired by Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy,
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Fantasy adventure Another Sight coming to consoles and PC later this year

Italian developer Lunar Great Wall Studios has announced that their surreal dreamscape fantasy adventure, Another Sight, will be arriving on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year.

Taking place in a steampunk London inspired by Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy, Neverwhere, Another Sight will see players take on the role of Kit, a young girl who loses her sight after she ventures into an under-construction London Underground tunnel that collapses. Alone in the darkness Kit meets up with a mysterious red cat called Hodge and together they explore the fantasy world they find themselves in, meeting the likes of Claude Monet and Jules Verne. Both characters have their own unique skills and abilities which can be used to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles and can split up to explore regions inaccessible to the other.

“The world we’ve created for players to explore in Another Sight is so rich and engaging,
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Black Panther review – Marvel's thrilling vision of the afrofuture

The latest big-screen superhero story is a subversive and uproarious action-adventure, in which African stereotypes are upended and history is rewritten

Director Ryan Coogler and co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole tackle the superheroes of colour question with this surreal and uproarious movie version of Marvel’s Black Panther legend, in which the sheer enjoyment of everyone involved pumps the movie with fun. It’s an action-adventure origin myth which plays less like a conventional superhero film and more like a radical Brigadoon or a delirious adventure by Jules Verne or Edgar Rice Burroughs. Those were the colonial-era mythmakers whose exoticism must surely have influenced Stan Lee and Jack Kirby when they devised the comic books in the 1960s, supplying the Afro- in the steely afrofuturism of Black Panther that generations of fans have treasured and reclaimed as an alternative to the pop culture of white America. But it’s the –futurism
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Dwayne Johnson says Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon is no longer happening

Given that he’s one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, it’s inevitable that some of Dwayne Johnson’s planned projects are set to fall by the wayside, and it seems that’s the case with the third instalment of the Journey franchise, with The Rock revealing on Twitter that Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon is no longer moving forward.

Hey big man, good to see you asked dad’s permission to use his account. Unfortunately, I have no plans to make another Journey movie. My goal to make Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon” became a real challenge to crack creatively. Thx for being such a cool fan. https://t.co/9PQeCMBIAR

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 3, 2018

Johnson starred in 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, a sequel to the Brendan Fraser-headlined Journey to the Center of the Earth, which pulled in
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The Rock Confirms Journey 3 Is Dead

The Rock Confirms Journey 3 Is Dead
It looks like Dwayne Johnson has managed to clear up his schedule a little bit. Unfortunately, it comes a the cost of those who wanted to see Journey 3 happen. Yes, even though the sequel has been said to be in development for quite some time, it looks like Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon isn't going to happen. At least not with Dwayne Johnson in it. But is Warner Bros. really going to put that franchise on another star's shoulders? Probably not.

Dwayne Johnson is very active on social media and engages with his fans quite often. Recently, a 15-year-old fan reached out to The Rock on Twitter to ask about the status of Journey 3, which was put into development shortly after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was released in 2012. Sadly, even though Johnson let his young fan down very easy and in a classy manner, he confirmed
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Make Another ‘Journey’ Movie

  • The Wrap
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says He Has ‘No Plans’ to Make Another ‘Journey’ Movie
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he has “no plans” to make another “Journey” movie after 2012’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” Responding to a 15-year-old fan inquiring about “Journey 3” on Twitter, the actor said, “Unfortunately, I have no plans to make another Journey movie. My goal to make Jules Verne’s ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ became a real challenge to crack creatively.” Hey big man, good to see you asked dad’s permission to use his account. Unfortunately, I have no plans to make another Journey movie. My goal to make Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon” became.
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Nemo Rising Signing Happening at Dark Delicacies on December 23

Author C. Courtney Joyner will be signing copies of his new book Nemo Rising at Burkank’s Dark Delicacies horror store on Saturday, December 23 at 4pm. You can get the full details of the event and directions on Dark Delicacies’ website. Nemo Rising will be a sequel to Jules Verne’s 1870 masterpiece Twenty Thousand Leagues […]

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The Classic Influences of Star Wars

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Although Star Wars today has become much more than just a movie, there was a time when it was nothing more than a risky business proposition. This is a look at how classic film and cultural changes helped that original film blossom into the most popular and profitable film-based franchise in history.

Let me take you back to a time before midichlorians and Gungans. Before lightsabers and tie fighters. This is a time when Death Star could have referred to a Shuriken, and Skywalker was the nickname for future NBA Hall of famer David Thompson. It was 1973 and George Lucas began writing the script for what would become Star Wars, later Episode IV: A New Hope. At this time, Lucas had completed filming his second feature film, American Graffiti, which would become a hit. His first feature film was 1971’s Thx-1138, a dystopian sci-fi, and a flop in theaters. However,
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The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume Two: 1961-1964

Indicator follows up The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960 with, wait for it, Volume 2: 1961-1964, featuring three of Harryhausen’s most ambitious productions. Good news for fans, the UK company delivers another robust box set with beautiful transfers and an abundance of extras including newly produced interviews, a small treasure trove of promotional ephemera and a limited edition 80-page book with essays from Kim Newman and Tim Lucas. The set is region free, playable on Blu-ray devices worldwide.

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964

Blu-ray – Region Free


Street Date November 13, 2017

Starring Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood, Niall MacGinnis, Nigel Green, Lionel Jeffries, Edward Judd

Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper

Produced by Charles Schneer, Ray Harryhausen

Directed by Cy Endfield, Don Chaffey, Nathan Juran

Raging thunderstorms and a tempestuous score from Bernard Herrmann kick off 1961’s Mysterious Island as a water-logged crew of Union
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Film Review: ‘Virus Tropical’

Film Review: ‘Virus Tropical’
The name of the L.A.-based festival that celebrated its inaugural edition in October is declarative: Animation Is Film. But that manifesto is only partially upheld by Santiago Caicedo’s black-and-white feature “Virus Tropical,” which is closely adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Power Paola, the nom de plume of Colombian-Ecuadorian cartoonist Paola Gaviria. This is most definitely a striking animation, but whether its storytelling passes muster is quite another matter.

The visual treatment here, following the lead of Gaviria’s own art direction (she reportedly produced about 5,000 individual drawings for the film) is the source of a great deal of the film’s charm, as it combines with deliberate naiveté a variety of different lo-fi, 2D black-and-white styles, from its boldly graphic, childlike, line-drawn characters, to the rickety, intricate cityscape backdrops, to the more prettified, watercolor-wash-style interludes of cloudy skies and birds in trees. And while the
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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…

Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was […]

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Blu-ray Review – Castle in the Sky (1986)

Castle in the Sky, 1986.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill


GKids has secured the new home video distributor contract for Studio Ghibli films, and they’ve released a big batch of them on Blu-ray, with more bonus features than what was found on the earlier Blu discs. Here we take a look at Castle in the Sky, which was Studio Ghibli’s first release in 1986.

If you’re thinking about starting your own film studio, you couldn’t do much worse than releasing something like Castle in the Sky as your debut effort. It was released in 1986 as Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie through his newly-founded Studio Ghibli, and more than three decades later, it still holds up.

Castle in the Sky is a rip-roaring adventure film that can hold its own with the
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Digital Shorts: ‘Earth Atlantis’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

In Digital Shorts we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Earth Atlantis, a submarine-themed shmup available now on the Nintendo Switch.

Shoot ‘em-ups have been a mainstay of my gaming existence ever since the days of Nemesis (aka Gradius) on the Commodore 64 and Xevious on the Nes. To this day I will pick a shmup over a Fps shooter each and every time. Which is why I love current-gen gaming… Besides numerous re-releases of Neo Geo games like Blazing Star, we have shmups such as Sine Mora Ex and now Earth Atlantis appearing on the Switch – which is, honestly, becoming my go-to console these days.

With a unique art style that looks like old explorers sketchbooks from the 14th century, Earth Atlantis looks like it stepped
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Wonders And Visions: sci-fi cover art book now on Unbound

Ryan Lambie Oct 25, 2017

A new 350-page book will celebrate classic sci-fi art from more than a century of books and magazines. But it needs your help...

Such writers as Hg Wells, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein defined the way we thought about technology and the future, but in many cases, it was the work of an army of cover artists who got us to pick up their books in the first place.

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Whether their work graced the front of a first edition dust jacket or a pulp magazine, these illustrators - often working in relative obscurity - gave colour and shape to the author's future visions. Not all readers will be familiar with Chris Foss, say, but they'll more than likely recognise the exotic,
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French President's Beloved Dog Takes a Pee Break During Important Meeting at the Élysée Palace as Cameras Roll

French President's Beloved Dog Takes a Pee Break During Important Meeting at the Élysée Palace as Cameras Roll
Someone is about to be in the dog house!

French President Emmanuel Macron’s rescue pooch, Nemo, is often a fixture in presidential events and meetings, but on Sunday the two-year-old dog really stole the show.

The Labrador-Griffon cross decided to take a pee break during an important meeting between government members and his master. The hilarious moment was caught on camera by French TV TF1 and quickly went viral on Twitter.

Obviously a dog of fine taste, the President’s pup chose an ornate gilded fireplace in the 18th Century Élysée Palace as the perfect place to cock his leg.
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Review: "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" (1959), UK Blu-ray Special Edition From Eureka!

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By Darren Allison

When it comes to good adventure stories, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) will arguably feature among the very best. It is one of those films that continue to delight audiences both old and new. In terms of elements it seems to tick all the boxes. At its heart, there is a fine, good natured yet entirely gripping story. A wondrous subterranean vista provides the viewer with monsters, vast underground oceans, villains and plenty of cliff-hanger moments of suspense.

It was perhaps a well-timed stroke of luck that some of the stories penned by Jules Verne were entering a period of public domain status. Two of Verne's adapted novels were to feature James Mason. Disney's adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) starred Kirk Douglas as a 19th-century whaler and Mason as Nemo, captain of the story’s legendary submarine, the Nautilus. Five years later, Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Giveaway – Win Journey to the Center of the Earth on Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment brings the sci-fi classic Journey to the Center of the Earth to Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range on September 18th 2017, and we’ve got three copies to give away! Read on for details of how to enter…

Jules Verne’s classic novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, is brought to the screen in this thrilling adventure about a band of intrepid explorers descending to the hidden reaches of our world.

Professor Lindenbrook (James Mason; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, North by Northwest) discovers a long hidden message that reveals the existence of a passage into the centre of the Earth. Leading a team of unlikely adventurers (including Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl and… a duck), the groups daring expedition will see them come up against exploding volcanoes, rockslides and even flesh-eating reptiles!

Scored by the legendary Bernard Hermann and filmed in stunning Cinemascope, Journey to the Center of the Earth
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‘Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone’ and the Indisputable Mastery of Hideaki Anno

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

In the world of Japanese pop auteurs, there are few rising stars as unpredictably eclectic, temperamental, and consistently fascinating as Hideaki Anno. Anno began his professional life in the early 1980s as a young animator working literally
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Krakatoa East of Java

‘Things Blowing Up Good’ has been surefire entertainment since the beginning of cinema, but this ill-fated Cinerama extravaganza about the biggest explosion in recorded human history limps along despite some pretty darned impressive volcanic effects. It’s quite an entertaining spectacle, with various good performers in three soap opera plots, either overacting or loitering about with nothing to do. And don’t forget the from-left-field musical striptease.

Krakatoa East of Java


Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, John Leyton, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Chan, Victoria Young, Marc Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Sumi Haru.

Cinematography: Manuel Berenguer

Film Editors: Walter Hannemann, Warren Low, Maurice Rootes

Production Design: Eugèné Lourié

Costumes: Laure Lourié

Special Effects: Eugèné Lourié, Alex Weldon, Francisco Prósper

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Written by Clifford Newton Gould,
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Here’s What President Trump and Emmanuel Macron Ate at the Michelin-Starred Restaurant Inside the Eiffel Tower

Here’s What President Trump and Emmanuel Macron Ate at the Michelin-Starred Restaurant Inside the Eiffel Tower
While visiting Paris in honor of Bastille Day, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dined with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron in one of the most high-end venues the city has to offer — Le Jules Verne.

The one-Michelin-star restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower is known offering two prix-fixe tasting menus — five courses for $216 a person and six courses for $262 a person — and treated the foursome to a special six-course meal, according to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.

While President Trump’s palate has been questioned in the past
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