Audio Review: The Shape Of Things to Come

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I am as ever impressed by Big Finish’s ability to draw you into a new line.  So with the first 2 audio’s from the H G Wells adaptations they smartly with two of his better known works; The Invisible Man and The First Men in the Moon; both starring already well loved actors in Sir John Hurt and Nigel Planner.

With this third story they have gone for a title that is probably better known than the book. With casting, they have by no means scrimped on the talent with Nicola Walker and Sam Troughton; just maybe not with one name that is universally as well known; just two amazing actors, which I would be surprised if they don’t find their place in the pantheons of the great in time.  Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The Silent Scream

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Sometimes you just catch lightning in a bottle; this is one of those times. James Goss has written a story that exists in a very specific moment in time; when movies went from silent to ‘talkies’. When you get a time like that there is a natural fear from those involved in silent film to draw on as a story. This is just fun from beginning to end.
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Review: The Invisible Man

In Memory of Sir John Hurt

1940 – 2017


Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

Well of course Big Finish are doing H.G Wells. As some of the best story tellers of the day, why wouldn’t they produce the works of one of the greatest imaginations of all time?! Continue reading

Horror Month: Interview with Marshall Bell (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2/Total Recall)

Horror Month – June 2015

marshallbell_boxboxart_160wWe spoke with actor Marshall Bell known for his role as Coach Schneider in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 as well playing the iconic characters of George & Kuato in Total Recall (1990) along-side Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also appeared in many other films and TV shows including memorable roles in Stand By Me & Starship Troopers.

“Hey, I love my job, it’s that simple”

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New ‘Alien’ movie confirmed

Written By Lewis Mainwaring

A new Alien movie is officially in development.

Neill Blomkamp is to direct the film, with Ridley Scott on board as producer.

“So I think this is officially my next film,” Blomkamp wrote on  his Instagram account on Wednesday night (February 18).


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Support Indie Film – Lake Eeerie (2014)

From husband and wife team Chris Majors (director/producer) and Meredith Majors(writer/producer/star); Lake Eeerie is a new indie horror/thriller starring Betsy Baker (The Evil Dead), Lance Henriksen (Aliens/Terminator) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks). Due for release worldwide in 2015.

Young widow Kate (Meredith Majors) moves into an old house Lake-Eerie-Poster- - 24x36on Lake Erie to recover from her husband’s death. The house has not been lived in for over 40 years. From the moment Kate moves into the house, she is soon haunted by a dark presence. Kate is taking multiple pills/ medications for her anxiety and depression; therefore, she is not sure if she is losing her mind or if the haunting is really happening.

Kate is suddenly enveloped by a whirlwind of tragedy and dark forces, and must decide whether or not she is strong enough to fight back and figure out the evil truth before it’s too late.

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Doctor Who – 51 Years On

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

51st-anniversaryFirst broadcast on 23rd of November 1963 at 17:16 (on BBC One) with William Hartnell taking the role as the mysterious Doctor Who – fast forward 51 years and you have 812 episodes, 13 actors who have taken on the iconic role (Hartnell included), a whole host of ‘companions’ helping along the way and is ultimately the world’s longest-running sci-fi show with the worlds most loyal fan base (which bridges generations). Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Midnight showing Review

Written by Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery

Spoiler Free

Mockingjay, Part 1 is the follow up to the 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and is based on the Suzanne Collins‘ novel, Mockingjay, the third and final instalment in The Hunger Games trilogy.

MockingjayPart1Poster3.jpgDirected by Francis Lawrence (who also directed Catching Fire) the film stars Jennifer Lawrence as the captivating Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne. The film also sees the return of Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow – The tyrannical President of Panem who reigns with a ‘cold fist’ (insert laugh here), Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee and introduces Julianne Moore to the franchise as President Alma Coin.

This film follows on directly from the previous film with Katniss waking up to the realisation that District 12 no longer exists and that she is now at the heart of the new rebellions base located in the ruinsCoin-Katniss_Fotor_Collage of District 13. Continue reading

Review: Debug (2014)

Debug is the 2014 Sci-Fi/Thriller big screen debut from writer/director David Hewlett (better known for his sci-fi acting roles such as Stargate & Rise of The Planet of the Apes) and stars Adrian Holmes, Jeananne Goossen and Jason Momoa.

The story resolves around a team of criminal computer hackers that have been sent into space by the Department of Corrections to help salvage old ships by over-riding their computer systems. This seems like an easy job; until they come across an abandoned prison ship. As they interact with the various virtual elements of the ship’s system they s4-debugoon realise it is fighting back in a very real and physical way as it turns the team on each other.

This is hardly new territory in sci-fi (i.e. the Alien franchise starts with a similar premise and there is of course Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oddyssey) however the hacker angle does provide a fresh and interesting new take on this. All that said I feel the film is well executed but did not particularly stand out for me. Jason Momoa’s performance is ominous and unnervingly evil as the ships AI Iam.

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Retrospective: Alien³ (1992) *Spoilers*

Written by Lewis Mainwaring


 

Alien³ is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director David Fincher(Fight Club, Se7en, The Social Network).

This film is the third instalment of the Alien film series;alien-3-australian-movie-poster-27x41-1992-david-fincher-sigourney-weaver set directly after the events of the previous film Aliens         (1986 – which was written and directed by James Cameron and is personally my favourite instalment of the franchise).

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