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Captain Kronos – like the film – chronicles the adventures of the mysterious and powerful Kronos who has dedicated his life to destroying the evil vampire plague. Once a victim himself, the debonair Hunter knows the vampire’s strengths and weaknesses as well as the dangers of confronting the potent forces of darkness.
Based on the 1974 film, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is the second Hammer title from Titan Comics following the success of the awesome The Mummy: Palimpsest (from Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire). However unlike other Hammer franchises, Captain Kronos was very much about the heroics of its titular character – and this new book very much follows suit, making it different in many ways from what audiences might expect from a Hammer comic.
The art in this book reminded me very much of the classic, and controversial, British
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner was imaginative, unfathomable, and years ahead of its time...
It’s fifty years this month since The Prisoner premiered on British screens, bringing with it blazers, badges and mind-bending bad guys. The show ran for a mere two years, two truncated seasons and seventeen episodes, but its surreal imagery, iconic catchphrases, cerebral plots and absolutely bonkers ending have earned it a perennial place in our cultural consciousness.
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It's truly an odd-beast, quintessentially sixties in some respects, timeless in others. It's hard to describe or define it as any one thing: it's a spy show that isn't a spy show; it's an action show with bigger
While Game of Thrones fans will continue to mourn the loss of Lady Olenna Tyrell (and her brilliant one-liners) on HBO’s hit show, we can all take comfort in the fact that the prolific actress who played her, Dame Diana Rigg, 79, is already hard at work on her next TV show — a supporting role on Season 2 of Masterpiece on PBS’ Victoria — and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
People recently caught up with the award-winning British star for a look
By Lee Pfeiffer
Joe Robinson, the estimable stuntman, stunt arranger and occasional actor, has passed away in his native England at age 90. Robinson came from a family of wrestlers and he won the European Heavyweight Championship in 1952. Robinson drifted into the film industry initially as an actor, starring in the 1955 movie "A Kid for Two Farthings". Leading man status eluded him but he found a steady career arranging stunts for films and television shows and occasionally acting in them as well. Like many British and American actors, he gravitated to Italy in the early 1960s to appear in some of the "Hercules"-inspired strongman films that were quite popular during that era. He scored small action roles in "Barabbas" and "Ursus" before returning to England, where he had a supporting role in Tony Richardson's classic "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rnner.
Especially notable are the powerful women played by Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey — and Diana Rigg.
Rigg, whose birthday arrives a few days after the season premiere — she was born July 20, 1938 — plays Olenna Tyrell, aka the Queen of Thorns. To younger audiences, Rigg is best known for “Thrones,” her role as Mrs. James Bond, and a “Dr. Who” episode. But others remember the TV show that shot her to stardom: “The Avengers” (the real “Avengers,” long before the Marvel team), which was a tongue-in-cheek British spy actioner.
For two seasons, 1965-67, Rigg played Emma Peel, who often wore skin-tight catsuits as she outwitted and outfought evil masterminds. Emma
Andrew Garfield headlines Breathe, the first directorial outing for Andy Serkis. Here's the latest trailer...
Update: As the film prepares for its London Film Festival debut, a new trailer has landed for Andy Serkis' directorial debut, Breathe. Take a look right here...
From June 2017
Andy Serkis is a very busy man. His work is next seen on cinema screens in next month’s astonishing War For The Planet Of The Apes. After that, he’s directing two features, the first of which lands in cinemas – his directorial debut, no less – in October.
It’s called Breathe (with Jungle Book, his second film, to follow in a year or two), and it arrives in UK cinemas in October. The cast is led by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander, and the first trailer and synopsis have been released.
Here, then, is the trailer…
And here’s the synopsis…
BAFTA chair Jane Lush said Lumley, who has been nominated six times for a BAFTA, winning twice in 1993 and 1995 for “Absolutely Fabulous,” was a “true icon of television.”
The actress joins her “Absolutely Fabulous” co-star Jennifer Saunders (pictured with Lumley at the premiere for last year’s “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), who was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship in 2009. Other television Fellows include David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Ken Loach, Harold Pinter, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.
Lumley said the award was the “grandest and most unexpected prize I have ever had the joy of receiving.” “Nothing could make me prouder or happier than being awarded this
The organ itself rises from the bowels of
Lionsgate’s opening of “Power Rangers” is launching with as much as $40 million this weekend — though the studio is maintaining its $30 million forecast. Sony’s space-thriller “Life” is showing moderate traction with early estimates pegging the film to around $14 million while Warner Bros.’ action-comedy “Chips” appears headed for a quiet opening in the $6 million to $9 million range.
In short, it’s a “Beauty and the Beast” weekend again at 4,210 domestic locations — one that should rank as the fourth-largest second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $103 million.
This weekend will make “Beauty and the Beast” — starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast — the
The service, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, said that “Beauty and the Beast” represents more than 90% of its ticket sales for this weekend. It’s the fastest-selling family film in Fandango history.
“It’s rare to see a family film opening like a superhero movie but this ‘Beauty’ is a beast in ticket sales, defying expectations and then some,” said the company’s managing editor, Erik Davis.
Sales are being driven by nostalgia for the original Disney animated classic, released in 1991, and the recent popularity of live-action fairy tales is translating into massive ticket sales.
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“Beauty and the Beast” is expected to open to more than $120 million domestically this weekend. The film
Arguably, British tech ensemble Bugs paved the way for the likes of Spooks, Sherlock, Torchwood and more...
It feels a long time ago that watching Saturday night TV with the family was the norm, but back in the 1990s, millions crowded around the box for the likes of Noel's House Party, Due South, The Generation Game, and of course, Bugs. The latter ran for four series between 1995 and 1999 and arguably holds the distinction of being embryonic of later, more intensive, tech-heavy UK shows including Spooks and Sherlock.
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The general Bugs premise involved a team of crime-fighting gadget experts facing a range of modern (now charmingly redundant), technology-centred threats. The main triptych of regulars included Nick Beckett (Jesse Birdsall), Ros Henderson (Jaye Griffiths) and Ed (Neighbours alumnus Craig McLachlan in series
Press Release: Elk Grove Village, Il – September 15, 2016 –Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the availability of its highly anticipated Batman ‘66 Anniversary Edition pinball machine.
Stern Pinball is celebrating its 30th year in business and the 50th anniversary of the iconic American TV series with an Anniversary Edition pinball machine featuring the world famous “Dynamic Duo” of Batman and Robin. The game will immerse players in campy fun and heart-pounding action as the crime fighting Dynamic Duo comes to the aid of the Gotham City Police. Throughout the game, Batman and Robin work to deduce clues and discover
Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as Jason And The Argonauts and The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad passed away in 2013 at age 92. In 1933, the then-13-year-old Ray Harryhausen saw King Kong at a Hollywood theater and was inspired – not only by Kong, who was clearly not just a man in a gorilla suit, but also by the dinosaurs. He came out of the theatre “stunned and haunted. They looked absolutely lifelike … I wanted to know how it was done.” It was done by using stop-motion animation: jointed models filmed one frame at a time to simulate movement. Harryhausen was to become the prime exponent of the technique and its combination with live action. The influence of Harryhausen on film luminaries like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and
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Black Widow #4
Story: Chris Samnee, Mark Waid Art: Chris Samnee Colors: Matthew Wilson
Review: When Waid and Samnee last left us, Natasha was bleeding out after getting gutted by a little girl (tsk tsk, Nattie!). Now the Black Widow is recovering after being saved by a former Red Room mentor. While Natasha recovers, she learns that a former friend who is also the daughter of the head mistress of the Red Room has created a new version, named The Dark Room (very original!
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