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“When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland. You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials – many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see »
- Mindy Newell
For the second week of September, horror fans have a ton of Blu-ray and DVD titles they can choose from, including Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (the latest from Scream Factory), Synapse Films’ brand new Blu-ray of the original Prom Night, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s sasquatch tale Willow Creek.
Scorpion Releasing is also giving fans their first chance to own Oliver Stone’s directorial debut, Seizure, in stunning HD and Graduation Day is also making its Blu-ray bow this week as well. And as if all that’s not enough, we’re also getting a few re-releases as well including The Amityville Horror, a groovy 4 pack of horror movies from Image and a double DVD of House and House II: The Second Story.
- Heather Wixson
Reaper Comics will release a hardcover collected edition of its universally praised horror comic series Video Nasty on October 15th, and the collection's artwork, by acclaimed artist Graham Humphreys, has been revealed.
The title that debuted in March of this year to praise from news and review sites, horror movie creators, and media academics will be collected into a premium edition hardcover as well as a VHS boxset with cover art by horror industry icon Graham Humphreys.
Video Nasty, written by Mario Covone with interior art by Vasilis Logios, explores the real world politics behind government censorship and media manipulation in 1980's Britain whilst still maintaining the core of being a fictional horror story.
Humphreys, responsible for producing the art for many classic horror movie posters and VHS/DVD/Blu-ray covers, made his comic book debut with Video Nasty. He painted all six original covers for the series and now »
- Debi Moore
Earlier this month, Thn headed down to the BFI Southbank to join Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat on the first stages of their Doctor Who World Tour. This wasn’t just your standard Q&A session though as an eager audience of fans, writers and BBC folk all got their first full look of ‘Deep Breath’, the opening episode of the 12th Doctor’s reign.
For our review of the opening episode, just head over here, but I have to say it’s one of the strongest opening episodes of the new Doctor Who so far and coupled with superb writing from Moffat, they had the added bonus of direction from Sightseers’ Ben Wheatley, plus the usual hard working BBC team to fully launch Capaldi into the history books of Doctor Who.
Before the audience got their chance to speak to their new Doctor, the ever-welcoming Boyd Hilton hosted an insightful, »
- Dan Bullock
The 12th Doctor was all dressed in navy blue as he posed by the time machine with on-screen companion Clara Oswald, who was wearing a blue Victoria Beckham dress and matching heels in Sydney.
Capaldi makes his long-awaited debut in the first feature-length edition episode 'Deep Breath', and the stars are currently on a 12-day World Tour for the cult show.
Speaking about her anticipation ahead of the world premiere, Coleman revealed at the press conference: "I feel really excited because working with Peter for the last eight months I've seen what he's done with the Doctor.
"And the whole show is very different now and the pace is different. It's still very much Doctor Who, but it's new."
Capaldi revealed his »
Read our entirely spoiler-free review of Deep Breath, here.
After each screening, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat came out to peals of applause to talk about the episode (we’ve squirrelled those bits away until after the BBC One broadcast) the new Doctor, his relationship with Clara, and more. Amongst other things, read about Capaldi's audition for the role, first experience of stepping inside the Tardis, and, if he could, what he would tell his eight-year-old Doctor Who-fan self...
On series eight’s slightly different tone, pace and longer scenes:
Steven Moffat: To different degrees, that carries on throughout the series, »
Just a few days after director Quentin Tarantino confirmed at Comic-Con 2014 that The Hateful Eight is moving forward, the first poster has been revealed in the new issue of Empire magazine. Take a look at the image below, then read on for more details.
The most intriguing detail on the poster, aside from the synergy that this is the director's eighth film, is that Quentin Tarantino plans on shooting this Western in the Super CinemaScope format. The filmmaker previously revealed that he planned on shooting The Hateful Eight in 70mm, as opposed to the standard 35mm. While 70mm films are certainly rare these days, Paul Thomas Anderson employed the format in his 2012 drama The Master.
CinemaScope came into prominence in the early 1950s, which helped pave the way for the widescreen theatrical format that is commonly used today. At the time, the industry standard aspect ratio was 1.37:1, but the »
Even though Doctor Who totally snubbed Comic-Con this weekend, there are a couple pieces of publicity to keep you on the edge of your seat while you wait for the Season 8 premiere later this month. The first is a delightful interview with new Doctor Peter Capaldi that ran in London’s Sunday Times (unfortunately behind a paywall), the second is a disappointing new TV spot.
The most important thing we learn in the interview is that the Doctor is being played by a true fan; Capaldi claims that his earliest memory of the show is the Daleks surfacing in 1964’s "The Dalek Invasion of the Earth." He wasn’t bothered by the low production values, either. “Everybody slags it off now, but these programs weren’t made to be viewed over and over again. When you just consumed them in that way, at the time, they were magical.” He also »
- Mily Dunbar
Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema.
This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films. The creatures may be from other planets or may be non-demonic entities from other dimensions.
Excluded from consideration were giant monster films as the diakaiju genre would make a great subject for separate articles.
Readers looking for “friendly alien” films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), It Came from Outer Space (1953) and the comically overrated Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are advised to keep watching the skies because they won’t find them here.
Film writing being the game of knowledge filtered through personal taste that it is, some readers’ subgenre favorites might not have made the list such as War of the Worlds (1953) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).
Now let’s take a chronological look at the cinema’s best battles between Us and Them. »
- Terek Puckett
In a quiet backwater store, a scandal is brewing. The massed forces of the universe’s most passionate fans have gathered, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars… “Have you seen the price?!” That’s right. Forbidden Planet has released pre-order details of its Time of the Doctor Eleventh and Twelfth’ figurines… at
The post Fans’ Uproar Over Figures Price Disparity appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Alex Skerratt
With the sheer number of remakes and reboots Hollywood churns out on an annual basis, it’s hard to imagine there’s ever a proposed reimagining that doesn’t get the green light. It happens, though – and as proof, we submit Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner’s 1995 attempt to launch a remake of the classic sci-fi film Forbidden Planet. For whatever reason (apparently the script was terrible), Kershner couldn’t get the project off the ground, but that didn’t stop him from commissioning some elaborate concept art for the film from the likes of Ralph McQuarrie, Syd Mead and others. Some of that concept art is now available thanks to Ain’t It Cool News, which released it as part of an effort to help fund a book...
- Mike Bracken
The pair will be at Forbidden Planet's London Megastore from 6-7pm to celebrate their Titan Comics book.
Hayley Campbell will be launching her new book The Art of Neil Gaiman at Gosh! Comics on Friday, July 11 from 7-9pm.
The Ilex Press book explores the Sandman creator's career with never before seen sketches and material from Gaiman's personal collection.
The London Film & Comic Con will be held from July 11-13 at Earls Court 2.
While you’re waiting for the new season of Doctor Who, why not play Doctor Who: Legacy – with Free game codes from your local Forbidden Planet! Doctor Who: Legacy is a free-to-play puzzle-rpg game for iOS, Android and Kindle from BBC Worldwide, Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studios. Steeped in 50 years of Whovian heritage,
- Christian Cawley
“Prom night… everything is all right!” If these lyrics make you recall Jamie Lee Curtis tearing up the dance floor at her high school prom in the 1980 slasher flick, Prom Night, then you might feel like dancing yourself now that Synapse Films has unveiled their Blu-ray cover art, bonus features, and release date for their Special Edition Prom Night Blu-ray that’s hitting shelves this September.
Paul Lynch’s Prom Night is making its Blu-ray debut and a fresh appearance on DVD this September 9th. Featuring a 2K transfer update of the original camera negative, the Prom Night Blu-ray comes with a host of bonus features, including a new audio commentary:
Brand-New 2K High-Definition Transfer from the Original 35mm Camera Negative New 5.1 Surround Remix Specifically Created for this Release (Original 2.0 Mono Included) Audio Commentary with Director Paul Lynch and Screenwriter William Gray The Horrors Of Hamilton High: The Making of »
- Derek Anderson
Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.
Celebrate all things Who at Forbidden Planet! Rob Williams and Al Ewing will be signing our exclusive Variant Cover of Doctor Who 11th #1 in Bristol on July 26th from 3 – 4pm, and they will be joined in London on 2nd August by artist Des Taylor to sign both Doctor Who 10th #1 and
The post Meet Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Creators At Forbidden Planet! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Christian Cawley
By David S. Schow
Hall: “Where’s the library?”
Dutton: “No need for books — everything’s in the computer.”
One of the few regrets of my adult life is that I never got to meet Michael Crichton, who died too young, November 2008. Eminently emulatable, he had conquered publishing, film and television and remains a personal hero. I was hooked from the moment my father returned from his Arctic DEWLine duties bearing a paperback first printing of The Andromeda Strain, which I plowed through while in high school. Then immediately re-read, and re-read again.
I still have that paperback.
Subsequently I devoured everything Crichton wrote — the “John Lange” potboilers written to pay his way through medical school; the landmark A Case of Need (written as “Jeffrey Hudson;” a stingingly strong pro-choice novel done prior to the Roe v. Wade decision); even the dope fantasia Dealing, written with his brother as “Michael Douglas. »
- TFH Team
On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has lived since 1979. The Cinema had been showing the first three seasons of HBO's megahit series Game of Thrones, which is based on Martin's still-in-the-works saga A Song of Ice and Fire. After viewing the ninth episode, "Baelor," in which the story's apparent hero, Ned Stark, is unexpectedly beheaded, with the screen falling to black, Martin sits quietly for several moments, »
Rebecca Crockett is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.
While the official 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was back in November, it seems we are still seeing new products coming to market based on The Day Of The Doctor. Character Options, well know to Whovians as makers of various collectibles including mini-figs and various action figures and collectible figures, also produce the officially licensed
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- Rebecca Crockett
There are no movies more fun to watch than 1950s science fiction. The first of these films went from the sublime to the ridiculous, from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to Cat Women of the Moon (1953). But they all had something for fans who couldn’t get enough of the exciting and popular new genre. The results were mixed but when they were good, they were very good.
Science fiction films of the 1950s have a well-deserved reputation for being cheesy
The first wave of films appealed mostly to the young who were growing up in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The genre went from the books fans were reading to movies easily. The special effects were new and exciting for viewers who accepted that space travel was possible, there was life on other planets and there were fantastic things on Earth yet to be discovered.
Science fiction films »
- Gregory Small
It takes a special kind of nerd to walk through the streets of London obsessively looking at the driver of every taxi in the hopes of spotting Tony from the Up films. That was me on Saturday during a brisk walk through the rain on my way to catch a train to Sheffield for this year’s Doc/Fest. Also in that wet walk: a brief stop at Covent Garden for a feeling of disappointment that it doesn’t look as it does in Lindsay Anderson‘s 1957 short Every Day Except Christmas. Or My Fair Lady – because I’m not just into docs. I also stopped into the original Forbidden Planet to look at Doctor Who toys and almost bought a t-shirt that says “Keep Calm and Don’t Blink.” Again, a special kind of nerd. The last time I was in England was 1995, for an art class trip. In those days, I »
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