Cops and Monsters – Scottish sci-fi series crowdfunding for Series 2

‘Cops and Monsters’ is an on-going supernatural police thriller set in a near future Scotland. Created by 34-year old screenwriter and indie film producer Fraser Coull. The series follows the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS)’ as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland.

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Whatever Happened To Board Game Films?

Battleship_1A few years ago and on the eve of the release of Michael Bay‘s Battleship, Huffington Post wrote an article proclaiming that if that film was successful, it was going to pave the way for a new wave of films based on board games. Films based on Ouija, Risk, and Candy Land were mentioned, with a long-running rumour of a Monopoly film also in play. So whatever happened to them? The easy answer would be that Battleship wasn’t successful.

The film was panned by critics and wasn’t particularly well received by audiences either. Yet that doesn’t appear to be an adequate reason. Box Office Mojo reveals that despite is dubious quality, Battleship actually made nearly $100 million, netting just over $303 million worldwide with a $209 million budget. That doesn’t quite match some other Michael Bay action films for profit, but not many studios would turn down numbers like those.

Here’s a closer look at what happened with some of these projects.

 


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Podcasters – What, How & Why?

podcast1The podcasting medium is now as popular and visible as ever; in-part thanks to big-name podcasters such as Kevin Smith, Adam Carolla, Marc Maron, Leo Laporte & Chris Hardwick. However the majority of podcasts are started in obscurity by people with no previous media/radio experience. So why do people do it?

We talked to a group of podcasters from around the world and asked them what their show is, how they created it and why they do it.

In poker they say all you need is a chip & a chair to play. Well I learned in podcasting all you need is a laptop & a mic…”
Doctor Squee’ (Gallifrey Stands)

“I’ve always believed that podcasting needs the content to attract a listener and then loads of personality, truth and storytelling to keep them listening.”
Jason (7 Days A Geek)


“I love podcasting. I love everything about it. It is such a great medium. It takes work and dedication to build an audience but anyone with passion and motivation can create a successful podcast” –
Scott Holden (ThatmanOnFatman)

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Our 10 Favourite Movie/TV Couples

It’s the season of love! And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by looking back at some of our favourite couples from both the big and small screen.

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Buffy & Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2003)

Before there was Bella and Edward (Twilight), Buffy & Angel (Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz) set hearts alight with their typical high school romance between a superhero and a brooding vampire (a tale as old as time). Continue reading

Doctor Who Experience – Regenerated

dwexp-logo-blackThe Doctor Who Experience (Cardiff) is one of the largest and most ambitious Doctor Who exhibitions ever staged. Featuring props and costumes from throughout the shows 51 years (both classic and modern era’s).

There are two separate areas of this exhibition.

Firstly an interactive experience which stars Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, this exclusive adventure – especially written by Joseph Lidster (Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Doctor Who) – puts the audience at the heart of an unmissable experience! Continue reading

Behind The Blog: Our 2014 In Review

Here at IndieMacUser we’d like to wish all our readers and friends world-wide a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

We made a smattering of posts in 2013 but the kevinsmith_micblog really kicked off and started getting noticed after a lull in posting on August 14th 2014 with the article Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom‘; still our most popular feature to date.

This article received a really great response worldwide and even led to a guest appearance on Kevin Smith ‘fan podcast’ ThatmanOnFatman. Continue reading

Merry Christmas from IndieMacUser!

We’d like to wish all our readers and friends around the world a very Merry Christmas…however you chose to spend it. 2014 has been a busy year for us and we can’t wait to share some of the exciting articles and events we will be bringing you in 2015.

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Cardiff Film & Comic Con – Sunday 9th Nov ’14

Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring

This was our first ‘con’ as ‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!  This was our third overall convention (having attended CFCC ’13 & LFCC Summer ’14). Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena for the third time in a row.

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Guests that attended today’s event included:- Harry Melling (Harry Potter Film Franchise), Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who – Revived series), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones), Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars Film Franchise) & Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who – Classic series & The Hobbit Trilogy).
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Behind The Blog: It’s a Small World After All

The last few weeks have shown me it really is true what they say…the internet makes the world a whole lot smaller;  and there has been a number of exciting and unexpected developments with the blog that I would like to share with you. Continue reading