GEEK OUT! STAR TREK BEYOND

Synopsis The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. Starring Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! THE CIVIL WAR TRAILER IS FINALLY HERE & IT’S A CRACKER!

When news was announced about the cast for Captain America : Civil War, folks starting referring to the sequel as Avengers 2.5. But based on the first trailer, it’s clearly a Cap movie – it’s just that Cap’s quest for justice for his friend Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) leads Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: SO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS IS BASICALLY A REBOOT OF THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS MOVIE?

The most anticipated movie of the year has released a new trailer. If I am understanding the implications of what is depicted in this trailer correctly, after the Battle of Endor and the Return of the Jedi, something happened to thwart the actual return of the Jedi because 30 years Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! FANTASTIC FOUR – OFFICIAL TRAILER 2

Last time out, Fox botched its characterisation of Dr Doom – one of the most iconic of super-villains – and that, and it’s rather campy approach marked its first attempt at adapting Marvel’s Fantastic Four as a failure. Watching this final trailer for this FF reboot, it is clear that the Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! JURASSIC WORLD PROVES ONCE MORE THAT THE FRANCHISE IS ALL

You see that image above? That’s really what modern day blockbusters have done with plot, characterisation and narrative logic. Gobbled it all up in the name of box office green. Special effects rather than good writing create ‘tension’ and ‘drama’. This visual feast has audiences going ga-ga over the empty Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEASER TRAILER #2

Yes the first teaser trailer was bewildering BUT this is the real deal right here. With a Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil) VO, thrilling shots of the new Star Wars universe (30 years from Return of the Jedi) and the appearance of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca, it feels like Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL: FAST AND FURIOUS 7 – TRANSFORMERS WITH CARS

Never watched any of the previous instalments of this lucrative franchise but not knowing anything about what happened in six previous chapters was an advantage. Yes, I know there was some back story as to why Jason Statham’s character (Deckard Shaw) had a bone to pick with Vin Diesel and Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: THE FLASH – CAN THE FIRESTORM SPIN OFF BE FAR AWAY?

The Firestorm two-parter may well have been the best Flash episodes so far – which is really saying something. No stone was left unturned to flesh out the characters that make up Firestorm (i.e. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond) and there was a sense of inevitability that the two would Continue Reading