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Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' - Sample Spread 3

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic that adapted the film, which, published in ... Read More »

Egmont UK Launches “Star Wars Adventures” title next week

Star Wars Adventures Issue 1

Egmont Publishing, will launch Disney’s Star Wars Adventures magazine next week, focused on the Star Wars saga and including comic strip material. The monthly magazine will offer a premium pack of Star Wars goodies that will give kids a real insight into the whole of the Star Wars universe, including all things Star Wars from the classic films, to Star Wars: Clone Wars to Star Wars Rebels. Each loosely themed issue will contain stickers and awesome posters. The ... Read More »

BBC.com Culture Takes on San Diego Comic Con with Axel Alonso, Paul Dini and more

Axel Alonso. Photo © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

BBC.com Culture will host its first ever San Diego Comic-Con panel, “How Comic Books Took Over Hollywood,” at this year’s annual gathering this month, featuring Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini, Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein, and Fanboys director Kyle Newman, marking the first time these industry legends and trendsetters will be together on one stage. The panel, moderated by BBC.com’s ... Read More »

Strontium Dog Fan Film: First Look

Strontium Dog Fan Film - Johnny Alpha

The first pictures from the Strontium Dog fan film starring Matthew Simpson as Johnny Alpha have been released. The film also stars Kevin Horsham as companion Wulf Sternhammer. The film is directed by Steven Sterlacchini & Steve Green, is based on the work of Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner and Alan Grant. As we previously reported, this project is a not for ... Read More »

In UK Cinemas Today: Mad Max: Fury Road

Film Reel

  From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. The film’s screenplay was co-written with cult British comic creator Brendan McCarthy, who also designed many of the new characters and vehicles. Haunted by his turbulent past, ... Read More »

Take Me Back to Manchester film documents comic artist Oliver East’s epic “Elephant Walk”

Comic artist Oliver East - and friend at Manchester Museum. Image courtesy Manchester Museum

The film Take Me Back To Manchester commissioned by Lakes Culture, as part of the Lakes Ignite programme, will be screened at Brockhole Visitor Centre from the 8th – 17th May and also at the Toronto Comic Art Festival (9th & 10th May 2015). You can also watch it on YouTube – or view it here and now! The film is based on Take ... Read More »

“Superman Lives” documentary to get European debut at MCM London Comic Con

A costume test for Nicholas Cage during pre-production for the abandoned film, "Superman Lives".

  It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the European debut of The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened? a documentary about a planned Man of Steel film starring Nicholas Cage, directed by Tim Burton that was on the cards for a 1998 release – but abandoned. Tidbits of this aborted production have become public through leaked photos and evenings with Kevin Smith over the past ... Read More »

Avengers: Age of Ultron Tops UK’s Box Office Charts

Avengers: Age of Ultron Poster

  Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has enjoyed the biggest UK debut of 2015 – and the sequel to Avengers Assemble, which was released in 2012, is also the eighth-biggest opening of all time. The films success in the UK has been mirrored across 44 other countries, with Yahoo Newshttps://www.yahoo.com/movies/avengers-overseas-box-office-117454595862.html reporting it has taken over £133m ($201.2m) internationally, even before it ... Read More »

In UK Cinemas Today: Avengers: Age of Ultron (3D)

Film Reel

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans… Keep up with Marvel on: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/marvel FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Marvel TUMBLR: http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/marvel GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+marvel PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/marvelofficial Read More »

Coming Soon to UK Cinemas: Disney’s Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland -Promotional Image

  Cloaked in secrecy during its production, Disney’s Tomorrowland arrives in UK cinemas on 22nd May 2015 – and from the trailers so far, it looks absolutely stunning. From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt ... Read More »

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