Robocop trailer

Well, the first trailer for the Robocop remake has been released. I thought the point of a trailer was to make me want to see the film? The only positive thing I can say about this is, the silver suit looked good.

http://youtu.be/INmtQXUXez8

Are you excited about this film? Leave comments below.

My 6am (pre caffeine) thoughts on Batfleck

By now, you’ve read this everywhere. If you haven’t, then hello. We’re glad to be your first.20130823-070052.jpg
In an out of the blue announcement, Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He will star alongside Henry Cavill in man of steel 2, which has a confirmed release date of July 19th, 2015.
It’s telling how quickly his career as a director has taken off, that before I clicked on the news link, I thought he was being announced as the director.
There have been a few naysayers that are already calling “wrong choice!” Before they’ve seen the film, but they were the same people who said a skinny Welshman couldn’t play Batman, that Gary Oldman was wrong for Gordon and that a muscley Australian could never pull off the Joker.

It’s been well documented over the years that Affleck is a super-fan of Batman. He even used his first big pay cheque to build himself a Batcave.
I think he  is a great choice and I’m very excited to see him don the cape and cowl.
As an Oscar winning writer and multi-award winning director, I’m pretty sure his mere presence on set will make everyone behind the scenes up their game. All he has to do now, is buy Zack Snyder a tripod.

If you have a problem with this casting, just remember “Keaton can’t play Batman, Heath Ledger can’t play the Joker, Gary Oldman can’t play Gordon, Anne Hathaway can’t play Catwoman, Matt Smith will be awful as The Doctor and Daniel Craig can’t play Bond”.

What do you think? Leave your comments below

 

Machete Kills release date

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In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

The talented and eclectic cast includes: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.

Machete Kills is directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by Robert Rodriguez, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky and Rick Schwartz, from a screenplay by Kyle Ward, based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.

Lionsgate releases Machete Kills at UK cinemas on October 11, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man 2 images

Below are some images from the highly anticipated sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Three Flavour Cornetto Trilogy Screenings

To celebrate the imminent release of the hugely anticipated The World’s End, Universal have teamed up with Vue Cinemas to host the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy screenings!

Starting on July 18th at 7.30pm, audiences will be treated to special screenings of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and finally a first viewing of The World’s End at midnight.

This exciting event will be taking place at selected Vue cinemas across the country.

Further information can be found here.

Director, Edgar Wright took a special shine to our very own Gerrod when we caught up with him a few weeks ago.

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Check out our podcast reviews on Shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz

The Lone Ranger-Lego poster

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From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

You can view the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLX8xfPuWNQ

Doctor Who rumour

There’s a rumour doing the rounds that an email was “accidentally” sent from BBC worldwide to employees confirming that series 8 will consist of 12 episodes (including the 2014 Christmas special) and feature a new Doctor.
The series is said to air in August 2014. Which, if true would mean Matt Smith is going at Christmas and a 15 month gap between series 7 and series 8.

A reduced episode run would make sense. The split was budgetary and hasn’t proved popular. Luther, Merlin and Being Human all had their episodes reduced in their hight of popularity.

An official announcement is being made by the BBC, at midnight.

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NINE WORLDS GEEKFEST CELEBRATES GEEK CULTURE IN LONDON.

Described as a the mutant hybrid of a science fiction convention crossed with a TED talks conference, Nine Worlds Geekfest will bring together hordes of UK geeks for a 3-day celebration of geek culture on August 9-11, 2013 in London, UK.

As well as including the core elements of traditional science fiction conventions like literature and film, Nine Worlds seeks to broaden the scope of geekery to include many aspects of popular science and technology, while dispensing with the whole celeb photo and signing machine that turns many sci-fi events into all-day queuing marathons. As co-organiser Ludi Valentine explains, “Our guests are the writers, and creators, and scientists, the people who make awesome things happen, people with amazing stories to tell, and cool stuff to show you.”

Guests include over a dozen big names in UK Sci-Fi & Fantasy lit, like Kim Newman, Ben Aaronovitch, Charlie Stross and Catherine Banner and lots of Sci-Fi TV writers. On the acting side, we’ve got Chris Barrie (Red Dwarf), a couple of Harry Potter actors and a few Doctor Who/Torchwood actors. And we’ve got people like Rhianna Pratchett (creator of the new Tomb Raider game), Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics author) and lots of scientists, filmmakers, artists and academics.

The Nine Worlds team has reached out to fandom organisations and niche conventions from around the country to put together a slate of content tracks covering many aspects of geek fandom.

Nine Worlds has organisations like the Victorian Steampunk Society (which run the world’s largest Steampunk event, Weekend at the Asylum) running a Steampunk track. London on Board (a 2000+ member board gaming society) is running a non-stop gaming and play testing of new games. Skeptic Magazine is running a full track of talks about Skepticism and the Royal Observatory is running a Space Exploration track. Durham University is sending their Harry Potter Studies instructors to lecture about Harry Potter academia. And lots more — even got smaller organisations like BUCK, fans of My Little Pony, are showing off their fandom.

The event also has a team of dedicated organisers who’ve managed fan content at other events on topics like Game of Thrones, Role Playing Games, Comics, Tolkien, Video Games, Doctor Who, Fanfic, Knitting and over a dozen more. Nine Worlds will also be host to the UK’s first academic conference on Geek Culture, with scholars gathering from around the country to discuss everything from Hacktivism to Alien Ecologies. And with dedicated Geek Feminism and Queer Fandom content tracks, Nine Worlds aims to be welcoming to groups that often feel excluded by traditional sci-fi conventions.

Nine Worlds will also have lots of entertainment running throughout the event, including themed social spaces, a sci-fi film festival, live-action quidditch, a steampunk ceilidh, lots of open board and role playing games, live music, Nerf War, comedians, magicians, an intergalactic casino, weekend-long LARP’s and social/party gaming.

Nine Worlds grew out of the organisers’ bafflement over why London doesn’t sport the kind of large-scale geek gatherings that exist in other parts of the world. Co-organiser Erich Schultz says, “As huge sci-fi fans ourselves, we and our friends been going for years to the massive American residential conventions like Dragon*Con and San Diego ComicCon. And we keep asking ourselves, ‘why doesn’t anything that cool exist in London?'”

In March 2013 Nine Worlds ran a Kickstarter fundraising drive that was 232% oversubscribed and raised £23,000 (the second most successful convention launch in Kickstarter’s history), demonstrating the huge interest for an event of this kind in London.

Nine Worlds Geekfest will run in two huge conference hotels near Heathrow Airport, on August 9-11 2013. Early Bird tickets are on sale for £75 until May 31.

Nine Worlds Geekfest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenineworlds
Twitter: https://twitter.com/london_geekfest
Internet: http://www.nineworlds.co.uk/
Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nineworlds/nine-worlds-geekfest-an-u…

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