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Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

The Teaser for Thor's Third Outing Arrives. — Marvel Studios' forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok doesn't hit theatres until November 3rd but the first teaser trailer has already arrived showing both Cate Blanchett's Hela & the mooted gladiatorial battle between Thor and Hulk. Click on the link below.

Wrong Reel Episode #248 - Blade Runner (1982).

Wrong Reel Episode #248 - Blade Runner (1982).

Another Wrong Reel/Cultjer Collaboration. — I am once more privileged to have been invited back on to James Hancock's fantastic movie podcast show Wrong Reel. Having previously been a guest on episodes #210 (The Marvel Cinematic Universe) & #223 (Clive Barker's Hellraiser films) in this latest episode James & I discuss one of our all-time favourite movies, Ridley Scott's seminal science fiction classic Blade Runner. Click on the link below & enjoy. Wrong Reel is also available on most other podcast platforms.

Déjà Vu - Are Remakes & Reboots Damaging Modern Hollywood ?

Déjà Vu - Are Remakes & Reboots Damaging Modern Hollywood ?

"A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something." — So said Carrie Ann-Moss' Trinity in the groundbreaking 1999 science fiction hit, The Matrix, a film about a future humanity held captive as slaves in an artificially controlled world created by sentient machines. The dèjà vu of which Trinity speaks relates to something repeating itself within the Matrix which represents a glitch or flaw in the system that runs this complex world. It's the subject of repetition within a complex system, in this case the Hollywood system, that has brought us the recent news that Warner Bros, the studio that made The Matrix and its two 2003 sequels is to remake The Matrix less than two decades after it first hit the big screen. Now remakes aren't the new trend that many would have us believe, on the contrary remakes are something that have been fairly common within the Hollywood system for decades going back to the transition from silent films to talkies.

Logan (2017) - Review
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Logan (2017) - Review

Closing Old Wounds. — In 2000 Hugh Jackman was cast in Bryan Singer’s X-Men, a film that almost single handedly launched the now hugely popular superhero genre into the 21st Century and was a role the Australian actor would occupy for the next 17 years across 9 films. The latest and reportedly final time Jackman will pop his Adamantium claws is now upon us in the form of Logan, the character’s third solo outing. Few would deny that Jackman truly made the role his own. Reports of his initial casting in late 1999 were met with cries of derision from fans of the Marvel Comics from which the Canadian mutant was borne. Jackman was a good foot taller than his fictional counterpart who was known for being small in stature for which he more than made up for with his mutant healing factor, heightened senses, indestructible Adamantium laced skeleton and trademark berserker rage.

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