It’s Raging Bull with robots. And, briefly, a bull. In the sci-fi sports movie arena defined by Rollerball and Running Man does Hugh Jackman’s cybernetic smackdown make the weight?
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Downton Abbey is a full-on cultural phenomenon. And that’s not just us saying that. It’s science. Well, if a world record counts as science, and we think it does.
A deliciously dark mystery set in Victorian London from two new British comics creators. A secret war is breaking out: between magic and science, and trapped in the middle: Yellowman.
This Sunday British TV starts Autumn in earnest with the return of two major shows. In the first in an occasional series Michael Moran previews the ratings battle of the season.
It’s a Freaky Friday for the Hangover generation. Does it work? Well That depends on how much you want to see Hancock’s PR guy swap lives with a slacker Green Lantern. Expect nudity, bad language, all the good stuff…
Michael Moran went to see new Brit thriller The Retreat for Bleeding Cool If you put them under enough pressure, even the Palme d’Or crowd will admit that everyone likes a bit of Bayhem. Transformers, Batman, Die Hard, James Bond, they’re the names that attract the really big crowds to cinemas. But sometimes you need… Read more »
Michael Moran has been to see Cowboys & Aliens for us: With a title as ridiculous as that, Cowboys & Aliens can’t expect to be taken seriously, can it? But up there on the screen are James Bond and Indiana Jones, looking tough and just daring you to laugh. Jon Favreau has broken away from… Read more »
San Diego Comic Con is over, but its announcements live on. Today we have some of the later-breaking news items from the show bubbling up to the top. Looking forward to seeing Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns animated. Warner Bros Animation is on a roll. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Lots Of Art From DC’s… Read more »
That was the San Diego Comic Con that was. Bleeding Cool was there in full force. As in, both of us. Next year we should return with a gaggle. And maybe avoid the above happening. Thanks for that image, Frank Cho. Looks an excellent comic. So… what have you been reading about this week? As… Read more »
Interesting coincidence that today’s top two posts are both about character design. On the comic side we have copious amounts of artwork from DC’s Designing the New DCU 52 Panel, on the tv/film side we finally have all the pieces of the Avengers film character concepts put together into one giant Assembly of Avengers. Most-Read… Read more »
Michael Moran has just put this beauty in my inbox. Nice to see Marvel working that “Assemble!” angle right down to the bone. Click through for full size. Why, hello Mr. Hulk. Thank Michael for his wild and crazy photoshop skills on Twitter.
Michael Moran writes for Bleeding Cool: Most people who read comics know at least the basics of the story. A puny 90lb weakling is transformed by a unique scientific process into a near-perfect human being. With a unique combination of casting, pacing and effects Joe Johnston has transformed a solid if fairly unremarkable comic book… Read more »
I’m only a casual Transformers fan, (and also a sucker for big budget sfx) and I think I liked the first two movies a little more than most, so I’ve been pretty encouraged by the cautiously optimistic buzz about Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And interestingly enough, even though Michael Moran‘s review is decidedly mixed,… Read more »
Michael Moran writes for Bleeding Cool. Brendon wants you to know that any pro-Bay sentiments are Michael’s own: If you have a young son or nephew you’re sure to have seen them at it. Clutching one action figure in each grubby little fist and repeatedly smashing them together as he softly growls to himself the… Read more »
This was the day we talked about, worried over, and rooted for Green Lantern to be good. It’s gotten several early bad reviews, but when you hear that, in the back of your mind you’re always thinking… what do critics know about comic book movies? So the debate has raged today. Bleeding Cool reviewer Michael… Read more »
Michael Moran writes for Bleeding Cool: Fanboys have ruined the funnybooks. And they’re ruining the movies too. I should know. I’m a fanboy. The disposable 4-colour yarns of the Silver Age have grown into weighty and expensive Absolute Editions. And with an adult price tag comes the expectation of adult content. Everything has to be… Read more »
Everyone’s talking DC relaunch. Yes, even you. And it’s the same at Bleeding Cool Towers as well. So I asked ten writers for Bleeding Cool to tell us which, of the fifty-two issue launches, they are most excited about. Here’s what we thought. Greg Baldino – Blue Beetle Out of all the relaunches coming from… Read more »
Michael Moran writes for Bleeding Cool: Things that we know never work: Movie tie-in video games (except Goldeneye) and superhero videogames (except Arkham Asylum). It’s with some trepidation then that I took a look at Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, The Game. The people behind these games have a… Read more »