Category Archive: Film

Aug 06 2015

Review: Fantastic Four

Fox’s latest reboot not only fails to live up to its title, but the comic book legacy that spawned it.  The team affectionately known as Marvel’s First Family may have launched the modern Marvel universe in 1961, but their cinematic track record has been less than stellar. Following a fondly remembered television cartoon in the …

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Aug 05 2015

The red-band trailer for ‘Deadpool’ arrives in a blaze of glory

Long ago, prophets told of a comic book trailer that would perfectly capture the tone and feel of the comic that spawned it. In the great state of California, people did gather to see it at an annual gathering of believers. Now that footage is here for the world to behold, and there is no …

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Jul 23 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 148 – Ant-Man (Film Special)

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 148, the comic book show that’s tall for its height. In this issue, it’s all the Comic-Con news that we could remember! Some of it is not about Batman! THEN it’s Lando, Death Head, Guardians Of Knowhere #1, Secret Wars, The Divine, and more in What We’ve Been Reading. ALSO we make …

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Jul 15 2015

Film Review: Ant-Man

The last film in the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe carries a lot of weight on its tiny shoulders, even if we aren’t entirely sure if ants have shoulders.  When it comes to things that are certain in life, death and taxes have recently seen Marvel Studios box office success join them as a roommate. …

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Jul 14 2015

‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con trailer officially released online

After an inevitable leak of the Comic-Con International (aka Comic-Con San Diego) footage from SUICIDE SQUAD, Warner has officially released a trailer from the forthcoming film. It follows a new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer also released at the massive temple of geekery. The trailer features each of the main players being assembled …

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Jul 06 2015

Marvel places smallest hero on Australia’s big things for ‘Ant-Man’ promo

It was inevitable. Australian marketing for ANT-MAN has already seen some very tiny billboards going up around the country, and now they are going slightly bigger. Taking advantage of the local running joke around Australia’s big things, a series of novelty roadside attractions that are essentially tourist traps,  they have used the same theme as the …

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Jun 30 2015

Watch ‘Ant-Man’ shrink in a new extended clip

Following the red carpet premiere of ANT-MAN in Los Angeles, Marvel has released a new clip from the forthcoming film. It depicts Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) shrinking in detail for the first time, showcasing the primary effect of the film. Seemingly thrown in at the deep end by the disembodied voice of Hank Pym …

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Jun 24 2015

Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct

After much Interweb speculation, Marvel and Sony Pictures have officially announced that the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man is the young actor TOM HOLLAND. He will be directed in the next Spider-Man film in 2017 by JON WATTS, who recently made a splash at Sundance with Cop Car. The press release goes on to say that it …

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Jun 04 2015

Official: James Wan to direct ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Robotech’

After the massive success of Furious 7, James Wan’s directorial future has been secured. The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that the Australian director has secured AQUAMAN and ROBOTECH franchises for Warner and Sony respectively. The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment will be Wan’s next film, with AQUAMAN likely to follow with a script by Kurt Johnstad. …

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Jun 02 2015

Behind The Panels Issue 144 – The Private Eye

Welcome to BEHIND THE PANELS Issue 144, the comic book show that should never reveal its browser history. In this issue, “The New 52 is dead! Long live the Multiverse!” as Richard attempts to explain the end of Convergence to the Davids. ALSO the One Million Moms group has urged Fox not to screen Lucifer. Either …

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May 26 2015

New photos from ‘Ant-Man’ show it’s a small world after all

Empire Magazine has given us a look at the latest pics from the upcoming ANT-MAN film, the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas, and is set for release in a little less than two months. The three photos mostly focus on the miniaturisation aspects of the …

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