Category Archives: Film and TV

Riddick motion comic Blindsided fills in the gap

Riddick motion comic Blindsided fills in the gap
Riddick returns!

I’m a huge Riddick fan. Pitch Black blew me away with what I still see as the most intense spacecraft crash ever put too celluloid. Riddick’s video game debut in Escape from Butcher Bay is one of the best movie to game translations ever. Sure the movie sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, bit of a bit more than it could chew, but it was still marvelous stuff giving the bald psychopath some extra depth and the franchise a proper sci-fi mythology. Continue reading Riddick motion comic Blindsided fills in the gap

Goldeneye and Casino Royal director Martin Campbell to direct new Blake’s 7 TV Show!

Blake's 7 Returns!
Blake’s 7 Returns!

I’ve just been forwarded this interesting press release from my brother  relating to a remake of that other 1970s BBC sci-fi show Blake’s 7.

Whilst a Blake’s 7 remake has been mooted for some time, the fact that it is now being marketed to buyers and with director Martin Campbell named at the helm suggests that it is actually moving forward.

The original series which ran from 1978-1981 followed a group of escaped convicts on the run from the Federation. As with Doctor Who, the show was made on a shoestring budget by today’s standards. I recommend that anyone seeking a bit of nostalgia looks elsewhere, as the original TV show really shows it’s age and is best left as a memory.

It seems as if the remake is, thankfully, exactly that; going down the Battlestar Galactica re-imagining route rather than a continuation like Doctor Who. That being said it would be very difficult to continue the 70s show considering they all die in the last episode. Continue reading Goldeneye and Casino Royal director Martin Campbell to direct new Blake’s 7 TV Show!

The Hobbit: 13 minute featurette released!

hobbit poster
My precious

I love Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. His decision to stretch JRR Tolkien’s relatively short children’s novel, The Hobbit, over three films did, however, raise an eyebrow. Continue reading The Hobbit: 13 minute featurette released!

Star Wars, Lucasfilm and me

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The Force is strong in this one

I’m still in a state of shock. Whilst checking Twitter as I was out the door this morning I saw a tweet about Disney, Star Wars and new films. It was an agonising hour before I could check the news in more detail.

What I read blew my mind. Continue reading Star Wars, Lucasfilm and me

Vic B’Stard’s week in review Dishonored, Doom 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Prometheus 3D and Avatar 3D.

Vic B'Stard
Game on!

So I’ve finally finished Assassin’s Creed Revelations to the point that I can feel comfortable embarking on Assassin’s Creed III.  A review is copy coming my way, but I intend on savoring the experience this time, so expect a review…just not straight away.

Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3 are the two games that I’m actually up for purchasing on day one during the pre-Christmas release schedule. And, to that end, I’ve secured myself a copy of the posh Assassin’s Creed III Freedom Edition from my local EB Games. Expect a detailed unboxing article very soon. At the same time I’ll be dropping some cash to secure an Insane Edition of Ubisoft’s other triple-A game, Far Cry 3 which I’ll be out at the end of November. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review Dishonored, Doom 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Prometheus 3D and Avatar 3D.

Vic B’Stard’s week in review: EB Expo, XCOM launch party, NBA 2K13, Dishonored and Indiana Jones!

Vic B'Stard
Crazy, mad gaming week!

I’ve had the craziest, maddest and, without a doubt, busiest couple of weeks since I first started regularly churning stuff out about video games. The EB Expo, game launches and exclusive hands-on with top upcoming games are just some of the delights that have been offered to me since moving across the Tasman to this fair city of Sydney.

Moving from sleepy Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia has dumped me right in the middle of video gaming central. In a few short months I’ve have a hands-on with EA Games’ fantastic Need for Speed: Most Wanted,and sat spellbound by Ubisoft’s glorious Assassin’s Creed III in the presence of the games creators. You can read about how I got on with Assassin’s Creed III at the hands-on hosted by the game’s associate producer, Julien Laferrière, and mission director, Philippe Bergeron on the Games Console pages of techday.com, here and at Shane the Gamer, here. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review: EB Expo, XCOM launch party, NBA 2K13, Dishonored and Indiana Jones!

Vic B’Stard’s week in review: miCoach, chick-flicks, Titanic 3D, PES 2012, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin’s Creed 3!

Vic B'Stard
Busy week!

What a week it has been. After a few month unpacking as sorting out things Sydney-side, I’m back into games and other geekery. I’ve been reviewing, getting exclusive game hands-on, watching movies and getting excited about the upcoming EB Games Expo in Sydney.

For starters I turned in my review for adidas’ miCoach. A title that is the bane of spellcheckers, everywhere. It’s more Kinect fodder, which means more arm waving, pseudo-fittness, training. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review: miCoach, chick-flicks, Titanic 3D, PES 2012, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin’s Creed 3!

Watch the first four minutes of Finnish space Nazi film “Iron Sky”!

Iron Sky Poster
It's zee Germans!

I’m getting really excited by the community-created sci-fi comedy feature, Iron Sky.

Iron Sky tells the semi-plausable story of a modern day Nazi invasion from their secret base on the dark side of the moon, where they have laid in wait for almost 70 years.

The film is a joint production between Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland,  27 Films in Germany and New Holland Pictures in Australia. Continue reading Watch the first four minutes of Finnish space Nazi film “Iron Sky”!