Monthly Archives: <span>October 2017</span>

It was acceptable in the 80s: why Magnum PI should be spared reboot hell

The show about a mustachioed investigator looks set to be the next 80s revival but why do the likes of Dallas and Dynasty fail to ignite second time round? By now, people have grown accustomed to television reboots. Whatever surges of fury they may have felt when CBS announced its Hawaii Five-O remake have long Read more »

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a ton of creepy bugs

If Mother Nature is a mad scientist, she saved her weirdest alchemy for the insect kingdom. It’s full of creepy crawlers with strange head appendages and way too many pointy legs. If you want to get a kick out of scaring yourself and your friends this Halloween season, you gotta check out the YouTube channel Read more »

Blade Runner 2049 to Bond 25: yes, Mr Villeneuve, we expect you to direct

Like Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes and Peter Jackson, Villeneuve is a rare example of a visionary film-maker with franchise nous. Can he get the 007 gig? Sam Mendes may have done more than just reload 007s Walther PPK with box-office bullets when he took on Quantum of Solaces Marc Forster; Die Another Days Lee Tamahori) Read more »

Bricking it: why the Lego movie franchise is on shaky foundations

The Lego Ninjago Movie cant hope to live up to the standard of either the original film or Lego Batman. Has quality already been sacrificed to quantity? When we discuss the fad for cinematic universes, with their unimaginative bloat and paucity of ideas, we tend to overlook Lego. Thats partly because, in terms of sheer Read more »