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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 News 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: FACEBOOK: TUMBLR: INSTAGRAM: GOOGLE+: PINTEREST: 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 »

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Heads to the UK in July

A concept poster art for Marvel's "Ant-Man" by Andy Park.

  Heroes don’t get any bigger with the new trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which debuts in the UK on Friday 17th July, the same weekend as the London Film and Comic Con. (I’ve been delaying posting this in the hope that my LFCC contacts will respond to my emails about whether they have any Ant-Man related guests, to no avail, ... Read More »

“The BFG” – More Casting News, 2016 Release Date Set


  As production gets underway in Vancouver, Walt Disney Studios has announced it will co-produce and co-finance Steven Spielberg‘s production of Roald Dahl‘s story The BFG, marking the three-time Academy Award winner’s first time directing a Disney-branded movie. Due for release in the UK on 22nd July 2016, previously announced cast include three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance who will play the titular ... Read More »

First Pics from Marvel’s Deadpool Released

Deadpool by the Fireplace

One of the first official image from Marvel’s Deadpool, due for release in the UK on 12th February 2016, has been released. Directed by Tim Miller, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operative turned mercenary who is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Adopting the alter ego Deadpool, armed with his new ... Read More »

“Jupiter’s Legacy” film news breaks as collection launches in comic shops

Jupiter’s Legacy Trade Paperback Volume 1

  Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Image Comics-published series Jupiter’s Legacy is headed to the big screen, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes as Jupiter’s Circle #1, also by Mark and set in 1959, featuring art by Wilfredo Torres, hits comic shops, and a collected of edition of Jupiter’s Legacy arrives in stores. In Jupiter’s Legacy, it seems the ... Read More »

Rare toys uncovered in closed Welsh shop go up for auction

Action Man Astronaut: Battle Pack and Laser

  The Vectis auction house is lining up a treasure trove of a sale for British toy collectors, discovered in a former North Wales toy shop, including rare Action Man figures, Star Wars collectables and much more. The Frank Beech Toy Shop in Holywell in North Wales closed its doors in 2009 after many years as a thriving and successful ... Read More »

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