Comic-Con 2018 Highlights

San Diego Comic Con is a fixture of the pop culture calendar every year and is considered the ‘Geek Mecca’ where many companies choose to make major announcements for their movies, TV shows and products.

Here is some of our favourite moments, panels and trailers that have been posted online over the weekend: Continue reading

Better Call Saul – Online Comic

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

AMC has launched an online Better Call Saul comic.

Better Call Saul: Client Development comicTitled ‘Client Development’ spins out of Breaking Bad season 2 episode ‘Better Call Saul‘, and deals with Saul Goodman’s initial investigations into Walt and Jesse.

The artist (Steve Ellis)-  is collaborating with writers Jenn Carroll and Gordon Smith and colourist Jon Haeffner.

Better Call Saul – debuts next week as a Netflix Original – is initially set six years before the events of its sister show.

Check out the comic on the AMC website here

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.


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).
Continue reading

Objects of Desire: Special Edition Blu-Rays – Part One

As appreciated by film geeks everywhere; there is much more to a good DVD or Blu-Ray release than simply the film itself. The appeal comes equally from the packing, presentation, special features & promotional items that are included with the set. These range from well designed standard jewel cases all the way to through to full-blown promotional sets.  Here I examine a few such sets from my own collection and elsewhere.

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Deluxe Barrel Edition)

This set is packaged in a stylish ‘barrel’ case in homage to the shows final season. The discs for each series are stored in plastics rings sealed with magnets (another reference to the show). Also included is a Los Pollos Hermanos apron, booklet and challenge coin. The top of the barrel contains a ‘secret’ compartment with a bonus features disc. Over 55 hours of special features are included as well as a brand new two-hour documentary.

Continue reading