Author Archives: Brendon Connelly

Images From Ridley Scott’s New Biblical Epic, Exodus, With Christian Bale And Sigourney Weaver

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly will pack in a piece on Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, the film formerly known as Exodus until market research happened… The film stars Christian Bale as a rather aggressive looking Moses, at …

James Cameron Goes To The Bottom Of The Ocean In Trailer For Deepsea Challenge 3D

James Cameron loves a bit of high-tech adventure, both in work and play. His expedition to the lowest point beneath the ocean was filmed, and the resulting document Deepsea Challenge, is set for release later this year. Here’s the trailer. …

London Getting The Guardians Of The Galaxy IMAX Preview Next Tuesday

If you’d like to spend some of next Tuesday night watching 17 minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D, Disney are running a ballot for tickets right now. To accommodate demand it’s not first-come, first-served. As with the …

Footage From Studio Ghibli’s New Feature, When Marnie Was There

From the various plot synopses I’ve dug up on the internet, the next Studio Ghibli movie When Marnie Was There seems to be a rather melancholy affair. It’s the story of two girls becoming friends, one of them… being a …

Where The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Leaves The Hulk For Future Movies

Spoilers. There, I said it. Spoilers. Now you can’t complain Recently, Mark Ruffalo has been dodging questions about a Planet Hulk movie left, right and centre. Most recently of all, he’s been feeling empowered to say it won’t happen. Why? …

Laura Palmer’s House Is For Sale. I Wouldn’t Live There In A Million Yours, Your Mileage Might Vary

Not much has shaken me up like the Cousin Maddie’s last episode of Twin Peaks. I could certainly never live in the Palmer house. If you’re not so delicate (ie. you’re made of iron) then perhaps you want to consider …

Bryan Singer Reveals How X-Men: Apocalypse Begins

It looks like X-Men: Apocalypse will pick up where Days of Future Past left off, and that’s in ancient Egypt. Bryan Singer shared a photo of the treatment for the new movie, highlighting the start of “sequence 1-15.” When it …

Community Renewed For A Sixth Season To Air On Yahoo’s Web Video Service

Negotiations went down to the wire but Sony have now made a deal for a thirteen episode, sixth season of Community with Yahoo Screen, the web video streaming service. As of tomorrow the cast would have been free of their …

Trailer For George Takei Documentary Movie, To Be Takei

George Takei is a textbook example of a celebrity who can leverage his fame to create a trade with his fans: I’ll amuse you if you hear me out when I have something to say. I hope that this documentary, …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Apparently The “Most Powerful Actress,” Says Big-Name Business Magazine

As well as their straight Rich List, Forbes now create several other variants. One is their new roster of The Most Powerful Actresses. These are five actresses filtered from the master list, and topped off by Jennifer Lawrence. Why her? …

Our First Image Of Michael Rooker As Yondu Is Shady Business

James Gunn is both a regular collaborator and longtime friend of Michael Rooker and I was delighted to learn, way back when, that Rooker would be playing Yondu in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. We’ve yet to see the …

First Trailer For Pride, Based On The True Story Of Lesbians And Gays Support The Miners

I was lucky enough to see Matthew Warchus‘ Pride at an early screening last week. It’s very much a British film, for better or worse. That better includes some really belly laughs, a cracking core cast – Ben Schnetzer, George …

Doctor Who Series 8 – Old Monsters Return And New Guest Star Signs Up

The BBC have officially unveiled a new guest star and a returning “villain” for the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who. You may consider one or the other or both of these announcements a spoiler, but you should also expect …

Andy Serkis Appears To Be In The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Probably

Andy Serkis has a role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, probably, and it’s probably a motion capture role, probably. Possibly. Variety‘s reporting of this is muddy at best. Let me cut and paste exactly what they’ve run and we …

TV’s John Constantine Doesn’t Smoke

Smoking isn’t just an incidental character trait of John Constantine in his DC comics incarnation. Without spoiling anything for young readers – really, anybody can be 23 years behind publication if we’re being fair, and I’m still angry about the …

The Sherlock Christmas Special We Were Expecting Is Coming In 2015 Says Martin Freeman

I had heard that the next episode of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss‘ Sherlock was going to be a Christmas special. I’d initially been led to believe that it would air in 2014, though I obviously started to doubt that quite …

The New Terminator Is Just Terminator And Genesis Ain’t No Part Of It

A couple of very different sources have now told us that the various bits of licensing, merchandise and toys that will tie into the next Terminator film are being branded as just Terminator tie-ins. No The, No Genesis. It really …

Phineas And Ferb Meets Star Wars

While Family Guy‘s Blue Harvest retold Star Wars with animated characters, this Phineas and Ferb special smuggles its own characters into the cracks without overwriting anything. These are deleted scenes from Star Wars in effect, a parallel story, just with …