This is it, the 50th Anniversary Special of “Doctor Who,” featuring Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor, and David Tennant, The Tenth Doctor. This very special episode purports to finally reveal the details and consequences of the Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, and why John Hurt is the lost regeneration, known as The War Doctor. All this plus Daleks, Zygons, and Rose Tyler. See you after the jump for my thoughts on “The Day of The Doctor.”
It’s coming! Today we have the (first?) prequel mini-episode to the November 23 Fiftieth Anniversary Special of “Doctor Who” – called “The Night of The Doctor” written by showrunner Steven Moffat and featuring… well, just wait and see…
“I’m The Doctor… but probably not the one you expect…”
Welcome my little blood banks. Are you ready for a good vampire show that doesn’t have synthetic blood or vampires who sparkle? Dracula, which is produced by Carnival Films, created by Cole Haddon, and has Daniel Knauf as showrunner, stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Vlad Tepes/ Alexander Grayson. How well does Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played Henry VIII so stunningly in the The Tudors, portray Dracula? Find out after the jump.
In Marvel Comics current big event, Infinity by Jonathan Hickman, the Avengers are in deep space fighting a losing battle along with the Galactic Council against the mysterious and powerful Builders. Meanwhile the Earth is undefended, and at the mercy of the mad Titan called Thanos, and things are about to get worse. Meet me after the jump for reviews of Avengers #19, Mighty Avengers #1, and Infinity The Hunt #1.
Remember, not so long ago, that sense of excitement we all had heading into our local theatres, eager to re-visit characters named Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippen, Gimli, Legolas, Aragorn and Gandalf?
By the time the third instalment of The Lord of the Rings franchise finished, those characters were some of our closest friends, weren’t they? Over a span of three Christmas-time seasons, they had rooted themselves, deeply, into our minds and hearts. We laughed with them, cried for them, and shared in their adventures, tragedies and triumphs. We lived alongside both them and the cinematic landscapes they inhabited: the Mines of Moria, Rivendell, Rohan, Gondor , the Shire. Middle Earth.
That sense of excitement and anticipation has nervously returned this year with the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the first of three films, set to be released over the next three Christmas-time seasons. With new characters and new adventures (and new cinematic formats), could it possibly live up to the audience experience of its predecessor films?
The answer, my friends, is that indeed it does.
So, you plan on seeing The Hobbit over the coming holidays, eh?
Eager? Excited? Enthusiastic? All of these things and more? Well, the long awaited release date is finally here, so get your ticket and get in line like the rest of us!
The only question that remains unanswered is: which line will you be in?
That’s right. Beginning Friday, December 14, you’ll be able to experience The Hobbit in a plethora of theatres that house an enormous difference in cinematic technology – both is sight and in sound. Did you know that this film is the first to be released in as many as seven different formats? HFR 3D, IMAX 3D, standard 2D Ultra AVX theatres…the list goes on. But the newest and <a-hem> most precious of the non-visual technologies The Hobbit employs has got to be Dolby’s recently developed ATMOS surround sound experience.
Find out what it is and where you can experience it after the jump!
A little different Saturday At The Movies this week. Rather than looking at one movie in particular, I thought I’d run down a couple of the films being featured at Fan Expo this weekend. If you’re going to down to the event, you can check out all the promotions on hand, and if not, you can learn more about some upcoming genre flicks either hitting theatres or that are currently out on DVD.
A Little Bit Zombie:
A zombie comedy that hit DVD this past Tuesday, the film is being featured over at the Anchor Bay booth at Fan Expo. You can say hi to the cast, check out some film props and grab a poster of the flick. If you like your zombies with a dose of humour, you’ll probably dig A Little Bit Zombie.
Find out what other flicks are being featured at Fan Expo after the jump!
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Underwhelming. That’s the only word to describe the weekend box office results. Four new films, none of which made a significant impact on audiences. Here’s what went down.
The action extravaganza The Expendables 2 debut in first place as predicted, but could only muster up $28 million, less than the original’s $34 million debut. That’s never a good sign for a franchise – studios always want to see the numbers go up for a new instalment. A little food for thought – though the picture added Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the action ensemble, name the last time they had a new release in theatres. I’ll wait.
Can’t do? Neither can. Suffice to say, their presence did nothing to increase interest in The Expendables 2. It’s not out of the question the film could cross the $100 million, but it will certainly have a tougher road ahead of it.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump!:
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