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No More Narnia?

Several entertainment web sites including Digital Spy are reporting that Disney may end its The Chronicles of Narnia franchise after the third film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, is released. Prince Caspian, the second film in the series of… Read More ›

Classic Cold War Visions

(with thanks to Matthew Badham): The Guardian reports on an upcoming exhibition at London’s V&A Museum, featuring Sputniks, space suits, an early coupe form of the Trabant and a full-scale reconstruction of a futuristic inflatable building. Cold War Modern, which… Read More ›

Lee’s Legion of 5

Image details: Stan Lee at the opening Reception For ”Stan Lee: A Retrospective” in February 2007. Image via Marvel Comics Master Stan Lee and his Pow! Entertainment, along with Brighton Partners have teamed with CG producers Rainmaker Entertainment (now… Read More ›

HammerWeb Revamped

It’s been a long time coming, but the Hammer Films official web site ( has just been updated to fully reflect its new productions, while still celebrating its groundbreaking history as Britain’s favourite horror film company. The site has had… Read More ›

Cartoonists invade Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury will be invaded by all manner of cartoonists this coming weekend (18th – 20th April), intent on enjoying themselves to the maximum at the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival. Guests include Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Steve Bright, David Fletcher (creator… Read More ›

2D Returns to Derry

2D, The Northern Ireland Comics festival, will return this year and will take place from the 5th – 7th June in the Verbal Arts Centre and other locations here in Derry, Northern Ireland. The festival is organised by the Verbal… Read More ›