The Comic Con and Memorabilia events are held side by side at the NEC, Birmingham. Comic Con visitors get into Memorabilia free of charge. Children under 10 get in free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Listed below are some of the star guests lined up for the shows.
Potter Personalities: Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in six of the blockbuster Harry Potter films, Steffan Rhodri, who was Reg Cattermole in Deathly Hallows and Hugh Mitchell, who appears as Gryffindor student Colin Creevey in The Order Of The Phoenix. Steffan is also famous for playing Dave in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, and recently won plaudits as the voice of Drippy in acclaimed video game Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.
The label has also announced a soundtrack release for the British thriller A Lonely Place to Die. The album includes the score by Michael Richard Plowman
Primeval suffered an extinction event in summer 2009, when ITV decided to cancel the expensive series in the face of strong ratings, because of financial difficulties. In a remarkable rescue, the show was revived by ITV agreeing to split production costs between three partners: UKTV (who’ll premiere series 5 on Watch), BBC America and the German broadcaster ProSieben. It’s great to see a TV show survive death thanks to some business creativity, to benefit the millions who enjoy it, but Primeval is unfortunately a series that remains more of a special-effects showreel than a compelling action drama.
One big problem is the casting,
Adults who had been rejected were shown pictures of past lovers and scientists found parts of the brain linked to addiction suddenly became active, reports dailystar.co.uk.
‘The pain of romantic rejection may be built into our systems,’ said Lucy Brown of Yeshiva University.
Ex-tv Superman Dean Cain stars in Frost Giant along with Lucy Brown from season three of the Brit sci-fi dino series "Primeval" in this frostbitten fright flick from prolific Syfy movie scripter Raphael Jordan and director Victor Garcia (Return to House on Haunted Hill, Mirrors 2). Still no official plot synopsis anywhere that I have come across, but judging by these two scenes from the film that Syfy has posted,
The four-month shoot in Dublin for the seven-episode fourth season of the previously cancelled British sci-fi series "Primeval" has just wrapped reports Den of Geek.
It was almost a year ago ITV announced the axing of the series after its third season due to production costs. A deal was then worked out between ITV, German television company ProSieben, UKTV and BBC Worldwide to fund two further seasons of the show. The six-episode fifth season is already in production and will wrap in November.
ITV1 will broadcast season four in early 2011, while UKTV’s new entertainment pay TV channel 'Watch' will premiere the fifth season later that year before its run on ITV1. Both seasons will be broadcast in HD.
Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Miller, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield have all returned to the show. New cast members incorporated over the fourth and fifth season include Alexander Siddig,
Based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of historical fiction novels, the “Sharpe” film saga was originally broadcast in the mid-90s, consisting of no less than fourteen installments. Sharpe starts out as a British sergeant who receives a promotion after saving the life of the future Duke of Wellington. The books, and their subsequent television adaptations, chronicle Sharpe’s adventures in the Napoleonic Wars, climaxing at the Battle of Waterloo. Two more “Sharpe” films were shot a decade later,
In his introduction to one of Fantagraphics Books’ earlier set of volumes reprinting E. C. Segar’s Popeye comic strips, comics historian Rick Marschall argues that Popeye’s supporting player J. Wellington Wimpy is a “scoundrel” with a “lack of conscience” who can and does “betray” everyone. But in reviewing the Sunday strips in Volume 3 of Fantagraphics’ current series of Segar Popeye reprints, I’ve discovered that Wimpy is more complex than that. He does indeed have a conscience, though it is repeatedly overwhelmed by his animalistic appetite for hamburgers.
There are a month of 1933 Sunday strips about Popeye’s boxing match with the enormous Bullo Oxheart, in which Wimpy acts as referee, though he keeps being distracted from the fight by his efforts to mooch a meal off a friend, Eddie, who is sitting in the audience off-panel. But Popeye is the central character of this sequence of Sundays,
DVD Releases for September 15, 2009
American Werewolf In London: Full Moon Edition (Universal, $14.99 DVD; $26.98 Blu-ray): Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full Moon. Featuring Rick Baker’s innovative, Academy Award-winning makeup, this digitally remastered Full Moon Edition has both old and new extras, including the new feature-length documentary “Beware the Moon.” See Dave McDonnell’s Starblog re: covering the
Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows like Army of Darkness, Hero, An American Werewolf in London, The Big Bang Theory Season Two and Bonanza. Yes, some of us are even excited about the debut of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which drops today on Blu-ray.
Check them out.
An American Werewolf in London (Full Moon Edition) ~ David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne (Blu-ray)
Army of Darkness (Screwhead Edition) ~ Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz (Blu-ray)
Bionicle: The Legend Reborn ~ Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, and Michael Dorn (DVD)
Child’s Play ~ Roslyn Alexander, Jack Colvin,
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