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If you were to paint the death of the Gothic horror film genre in the style of Julius Caesar’s murder, it would be tempting to portray Alfred Hitchcock as the man holding the bloodiest dagger. In the ‘50s, Hammer Film Productions successfully rescued the horror genre from promotional gimmicks and science fiction by reviving the
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Released: 18 October 2019 Certificate: U Director: Will Becher, Richard Phelan Writer: Mark Burton, John Brown Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale Distributor: StudioCanal If you like this, try… Chicken Run Aardman’s best sees a group of plucky hens team up with a cocky rooster to break out of their enclosure. Considering the huge
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This Wayward Son discussion includes major spoilers for both Carry On and Wayward Son.  Wayward Son, the sequel to Rainbow Rowell’s queer wizard romance Carry On, hit shelves earlier this month. The book picks up roughly a year following the ending of Carry On, which saw Chosen One Simon Snow defeat the Insidious Humdrum and
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You walk down 42nd street as the rain falls slowly all-around you. You tip your hat lower to shield yourself from the rain and block your face from the strange faces that feel as if they suddenly know you. Eventually, you reach a run down theater manned by a dead-eyed attendant. Above you, upon the
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Released: 18 October 2019 Certificate: 15 Director: Ruben Fleischer Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Dave Callaham Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson Distributor: Sony Pictures If you like this, try… Night Of The Living Deb Deb’s walk of shame takes her into a zombie apocalypse in this wonderful under-seen zom-com.
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HBO’s Watchmen is a sequel to the legendary graphic novel, moving the entire world of Watchmen forward to the present day. It brings with it new characters who reflect our political climate, just as Nite Owl, Doctor Manhattan, and the Comedian were a product of their era. Central to this new story is Detective Angela
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Stephen King’s novel The Outsider is becoming a limited series at HBO, which has given the adaptation a 10-episode order.  The story of The Outsider puts a mind-blowingly monstrous twist on traditional murder fiction. Here, police detective Ralph Anderson fields an investigation in the fictional Oklahoma town of Flint City that upends the local populace when a well-liked local
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If you choose to stick with Fallout 76 through 2020, you’ll eventually get to interact with human NPCs in the game’s Wastelanders expansion. This upcoming DLC will see other wanders come into the wasteland looking for a place to call home. While the full cast of NPCs hasn’t been revealed, it seems that it will
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Aardman Studios have always been into their sci-fi – Wallace and Gromit’s first outing took them to the moon for A Grand Day Out, there’s the Terminator homage in A Close Shave, not to mention that pesky Were-Rabbit. In their next film, though, Aardman are bringing us aliens for the first time. The follow-up to
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I don’t know about you, but when I get an email that says “Hey, you remember in Batman #62 when…” I don’t even wait to read the rest of the sentence before I’m in my basement hauling longboxes like I’m a gilded age Teamster, tossing boxes left and right with no regard for the care with
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Jeff Smith’s Bone is one of those comics, like Calvin and Hobbes or the ’90s X-Men cartoon, that traces back to the very beginning of most comic fans’ interest in the medium. It is a timeless classic, pure fantasy with roots in equal parts Lord of the Rings and Carl Barks Disney comics. And now it’s getting an animated adaptation. Netflix announced today
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We currently live in a world where powerful bigots “fan the flames of a racial fire” instead of stoke violence with their savage racism. Where everything shy of uttering a racial slur in anger is merely “denounced by some as racist” or “racially charged.” So it’s easy to be concerned, when you hear about a
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Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet, ANGEL HEART follows private investigator Harry Angel (Rourke) who is hired by Louis Cyphre (De Niro) to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. The investigation soon takes an unexpected and sombre turn as Angel uncovers the fate and identity of Favorite, with horrifying consequences for all
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It’s anyone’s guess what’s going on in this new trailer for Bertrand Bonello’s folklore flick Zombi Child, fresh from the BFI London Film Festival and coming to Mubi on 18 October: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> Here’s the film’s synopsis: Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only
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This Arrow review contains spoilers.  Arrow Season 8 Episode 1 This episode of Arrow is more playful and fun than the show has been in a long time, and that’s not just the nostalgia talking. Sure, there’s the fun of bringing back so many old favorites for a victory lap, but we’ve all seen plenty of shows
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This article contains spoilers for the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic, and possibly the TV version. There’s an old saying in the DC universe: Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Either way, there’s probably a Crisis coming. That’s not really a saying, but for such a multiverse-shattering series
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Release Date: Oct. 1, 2019 Platforms: XBO (reviewed), PS4, PC, StadiaDeveloper: BungiePublisher: BungieGenre: Action MMO Bungie’s first major Destiny 2 expansion since splitting with Activision feels like the original Destiny—in the best and worst of ways. Here are the armor stats of the first game, but with more customization. And here too is Eris Morn, the morose ex-Guardian whose fireteam was devastated by the Hive.
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In a particularly juicy piece of casting news, The Wrap brings word this week at Matt Reeves’ upcoming film The Batman has cast Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Kravitz is known for her roles in films like X-Men: First Class, The Divergent Series and Mad Max: Fury Road. More recently, she portrayed Leta Lestrange in both Fantastic Beasts films and Bonnie Carlson in
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DC’s new Batman/Superman book is more than just a World’s Finest team up story. Instead, it’s a meditation on what makes Batman and Superman so different from each other, and a celebration of the shared values that make them heroes and friends. But it also explores the nature of heroism in the DC Universe, by
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In an interview with Gamespot, Devolver Digital founder co-founder Graeme Struthers defends Steam in regards to their revenue split model and other business practices.  “Every month we were getting paid, and you were being paid accurately,” says Struthers of Steam. “We’ve all got our horror stories about doing audits on our publishers and finding huge
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Some thought it would never happen but the King is back, and with a vengeance! From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, comes ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, the epic monstrous action tale of ancient super species. To celebrate the release, which is OUT NOW on Digital Download, DVD, Blu-ray™, 3D Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD,
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