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Review: "Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild (UK DVD Release)": The Long Awaited Vindication of Louis Le Prince

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Hello! Ashens And The Quest For The GameChild! Available on DVD and Blu-ray. Collect them all! Ok, let’s stop this. Clearly I am not a brown sofa patch on the man himself, nor is this a video review (though I am British and live in a house in East Anglia with too much plastic tat). […]

Former Panamanian Dictator Sues Call Of Duty

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is in a Panamanian prison – but that’s not stopping him from suing Activision, the makers of the wildly popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise – for using what he claims is his likeness in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”. Noriega was captured in 1989 and put in […]

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Offers Pre-Order Bonuses

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Bonus material for pre-orders of video game “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” are being offered by gamemaker Monolith Productions – specifically a Dark Ranger character skin and a “Test for Power” mode – with the game being available on Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. “Middle Earth: Shadow of […]

Xena Visits Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Lucy Lawless – she of “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame – will be taking on a featured role in the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lawless, last seen doing a turn as Diane Lewis in “Parks and Recreation”, will be taking on an as-yet-undetermined role for the Marvel series but more information is expected […]

Manimal To Be Reanimated By Sony Pictures Animation

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Sony Pictures Animation will re-animate the cult 1983 television series, “Manimal”, into a live action/CG hybrid with Will Ferrell as one of the producers. Never heard of “Manimal”? Don’t be sad, you’re probably not alone – that’s because the series received only eight lonely episodes when it ran in the autumn of 1983 on NBC. […]

Batman And Pee-Wee Sitting In A Tree, Ready To Be Released On DVD

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Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that “Batman: The Complete Television Series” will be released to both Blu-ray and DVD in November while Shout! Factory announced “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series” will come to Blu-ray in October with an HD DVD release to come later. “Batman” has the entire three-season run [1966-68] of the television […]

Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

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With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]

PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

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21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]

Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

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Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

Archer And Armstrong Go From Comic To Big Screen

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Archer – no, not that Archer – and Armstrong, a pair of comic book superhero buddies from the Valiant Comics stable, will be moving out of their comic book digs and onto the big screen with a movie based on their exploits. The movie version – fully funded by Valiant Entertainment – will follow Obadiah […]

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