James Bond 007 Spectre Teaser Trailer

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James Bond 007 Spectre Teaser Trailer

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Check Out Teaser Trailer for the 24th James Bond film Spectre!

See the first teaser trailer for the 24th James Bond adventure SPECTRE. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Happy Anniversary Doctor Who! 10 Years Of New Doctor Who

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Happy Anniversary Doctor Who! 10 Years Of New Doctor Who

New Who 10 Years!

Happy Anniversary Doctor Who! Its been 10 years since the New Doctor Who series began and returned to BBC One Ten Years ago today in 2005! We’ve had a decade of brand new adventures in time and space, and its been the trip of a lifetime! I’ve really enjoyed watching the new series, writing this blog about the episodes, and chatting to so many awesome people on Twitter about Doctor Who. Its been great fun! Happy 10th Anniversary New Doctor Who!

To celebrate ten years since the arrival of the Ninth Doctor on our screens, here’s the fantastic TV trailer for the 2005 return of Doctor Who.

And I thought you might like this great fan trailer celebrating a decade of new Dr Who!

10 Year New DW

Its been ten years since the 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccelston) and Rose Tyler’s (Billie Piper) adventures began when Doctor Who returned and the episode Rose first aired on BBC One on March 26th 2005. So, enjoy the 10th anniversary of new Doctor Who, watch Rose again, and maybe some of your other favourite episodes as well, I know I will be!

Batman Eternal #51 Review

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Batman Eternal #51

Review by Paul Bowler

Gotham City is burning. The crisis is spiralling out of control, villains are running wild, even the Dark Knights allies are struggling to cope. As the GCPD plan their next move, Catwoman reinforces her authority as Gotham’s Kingpin of crime. Batman raced to the Beacon Tower to confront the mastermind behind it all – the Cluemaster! Now, beaten and tied to the shattered Bat-Signal, it would seem that Batman has been completely outwitted and utterly defeated by Cluemaster. But is Cluemaster really the master criminal, or is there another waiting to be revealed..?

Cluemaster has emerged from the shadows as the major antagonist of Batman Eternal! Now the fallout from last issues cliff-hanger unfolds in Batman Eternal #51, in this story from writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, featuring a great script also by James Tynion IV, and consulting writers Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins and Tim Seeley, as the year long weekly Batman series’ penultimate issue delvers its most shocking twist of all!

Bound to the Bat-Signal, Batman must endure yet more hardship as his identity is callously stripped away, it echoes the opening moments from Batman Eternal #1, and Cluemaster is certainly not messing about either. While he basks in the glory of his apparent victory, we learn how Cluemaster set about brining his grand scheme together. Its ingenious to say the least, it seem the misdirection it caused worked both ways, and its staggering to think what this second-rate Riddler-knock off has managed to achieve.

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Meanwhile, the Bat-Family do what they can to help the citizens of Gotham, but they cannot be everywhere at once. As Catwoman cracks the whip to keep the crime families in line, over at the GCPD, the situation looks grim, and its up to Jim Gordon to inspire Commissioner Bard to step up to the plate and be the commissioner the city needs. The brief interlude featuring Bluebird and Spoiler is a great moment for both characters, Harper’s exchange with Stephanie is rooted in the very essence of everything Batman stands for, and it’s a great defining moment for Bluebird – and its one that makes me like the character more than ever.

The art by Alvaro Martinze is stunning, every scene from Tynion’s exciting script is stylishly rendered, and the action flows seamlessly along at a cracking pace. The opening scenes are ablaze with high-drama, with the cape and cowl fluttering down into the flaming streets, before events shift between Catwoman’s nightclub, the GCPD, and finally Harper’s confrontation with Spoiler. Alvaro Martinze’s superbly conveys the flashbacks detailing Cluemaster’s scheme with his cohorts, and the ferocity of Bruce’s battle with Cluemaster is also really intense and brutal. Raul Fernandez’s inks enhance every detail, and the colors by June Chung are really bold and striking.

Of course the Bat is never defeated is he? As we might have expected Batman manages to get free and give Cluemaster a good kicking, but in his weakened state even the Dark Knight struggles, his punches lack power, and the moment Cluemaster has been waiting for is finally here. So, is the Cluemaster really the big-bad of Batman Eternal, or has this been just another red herring to keep us all guessing? Well, although he may have brought Batman to the brink of his greatest defeat, let’s just say that Cluemaster soon finds out just how cutthroat and unpredictable things can get when you attempt to step up into the big league of the major villains!

The year-long Bat-Epic is almost over! Batman Eternal #51 is terrific issue, by the final, shocking page, this issue will have sunk its claws in deep, and you will be left reeling by another shocking surprise cliff-hanger!

 

The Truth Is Out There! The X-Files Is Returning To TV

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The X-Files Is Returning To TV

After all the speculation and rumours, the truth is finally out there! It was announced today that the Emmy Award-winning Pop Culture Phenomenon, The X-Files, from Chris Carter, is indeed returning as Six-Episode Event Series on FOX. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise Their Roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

The X-Files (return)

Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

I’m a big fan of the X-Files and I’m really pleased that the series is retuning!

Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to commence in summer 2015.

The Fly Outbreak #1 Review

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The Fly Outbreak #1

Review by Paul Bowler

Many years ago, the brilliant scientist Seth Brundle invented a teleportation device, but his experiment when disastrously wrong and he was transformed into a terrifying human / mutant hybrid. Now his human son Martin, who once also endured the same horrific mutation, continues his search to find a cure for the mutated genes. When a major breakthrough inadvertently leads to a breakout, a new horror is unleashed, and it quickly becomes clear that anyone that’s been exposed could soon become a monster too…

The Fly Outbreak #1 continues the story that began in David Cronenberg’s The Fly (1986), and follows on from the events in the sequel, The Fly II (1989). This new five part min-series from IDW, written by Brandon Seifert , with art by mention3, builds on the legacy established in the films and hatches a brand new story that’s every bit as stomach cunningly gruesome and disturbing as we could have ever hoped for.

The Fly Outbreak #1 (Cover)

If, like me, you’re a big fan of The Fly horror films, then you’ll be pleased to know that Brandon Seifret does a fantastic job of continuing the storyline established in those movies with this comic book sequel. We see how Martin has become as obsessed with his unusual genesis as he has with his work to cure Anton’s grotesque mutation. Martin is prepared to go to some extreme measures because of his “buggy genes”. His relationship with his girlfriend, Beth, is also becoming cold and full of empty promises, and their “quiet night at home” results in a decidedly frosty anniversary spliced with pleasure and pain. However, the DNA transfer conduced in the lab has actually caused Anton to mutate into a new creature, and before long he escapes and begins wreaking havoc.

The eventual confrontation between Martin and the newly mutated Anton, is a wonderfully tense, and chilling scene. This moment of terror is heightened further by the way the Anton/Fly creature uses a smart phone to communicate with Martin. The issue culminates with the Anton creature trying to escape from the facility, whereby the authorities arrive, and everyone who has been exposed to the new hybrid is placed in quarantine.

The art by mention3 is absolutely stunning, the tone is dark, and brooding. There is a hauntingly unsettling clarity to virtually every scene, the experiment using the teleportation pods recalls similar moments from the films in vivid detail, and the scene where Anton’s new form is revealed is exquisitely gory and visceral. This first issue really sets the tone of the series, mention 3 has captured the essence of the films perfectly: the characters are rendered beautifully, the environments are lavishly detailed, and the Anton/Fly creature looks magnificent.

The Fly Outbreak #1 gets this new IDW mini-series of to a great start. With Brandon Seifert’s story and the incredible art by mention3, this superb continuation based on the 1989 sequel, The Fly II, delivers on every level, and fans of the films will no doubt enjoy every gory suspense shrouded moment of it.

 

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer

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Ethan Hunt and his team are back. Check out the new trailer for

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation!

Batman Eternal #50 Review

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Batman Eternal #50

Review by Paul Bowler

Gotham is in turmoil, the Penguin has instigated a riot in Blackgate, and villains are running amok in the city. Hush escaped and corrupted the Bat-Tec but Alfred managed to defeat him. Batman and his allies must coordinate their efforts to save Gotham City as Commissioner Bard leads a team from GCPD to rescue Gordon from Blackgate. Now, as the city burns, the Dark Knight must prepare to confront the mastermind behind it all…

Its non-stop action all the way in Batman Eternal #50, in this story from writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with script also by James Tynion IV, and consulting writers Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins and Tim Seeley, as this year long Bat-Epic nears its conclusion.

As the dust settle over last issues Robo-Suit-Bane Vs. Batman-In-A-Jet Fighter cliff-hanger, Batman gets a quick update of the situation in Gotham via Penny One in the Bat-Cave and Penny Two in Robin’s Nest, before setting out to end the chaos and deal with the Rogue’s Galley of villains currently giving the Bat-Family a run for their money after Hush disable their Bat-Tec. Batman isn’t messing about either, he goes up against the Scarecrow, Mr Freeze, and Clayface, using highly effective and even brutal methods to bring them down.

Batman Eternal #50

Commissioner Bard shouldn’t have worried so much about Gordon either. Jim’s more than capable of looking after himself, after all he’s weathered far worse things than this riot in Blackgate in his time, and it seems his marine training and the well heeded advice of an old friend has served him very well indeed here.

This is one hell of a fast-paced issue. Alvaro Martinze’s art really conveys the intense pace as events unfold in quick succession: we’ve the aftermath of Batman’s confrontation with Bane, the riot in Blackgate, showdowns with the Dark Knights deadliest foes, and Martinez also get to pack in some pretty spectacular scenes of carnage as well – especial when another villain with a penchant for fire takes to the skies as Gotham burns! Raul Fernandez’s inks also highlight the finer details in every scene, and the colors by June Chung are rich and vibrant throughout.

The refitted Wayne-Tec drones Penny One and Penny Two use to bring Batman a citywide update of the situation may have allowed the Dark Knight to help his allies, but the identity of who is actually behind everything that’s happened in Gotham remains a frustratingly elusive quandary for Batman. Its not often we see the Dark Knight like this, exhausted, worn down, and angry as hell, he becomes as ruthlessly efficient at dealing with his enemies in this issue as he does at barking out orders to the rest of the Bat-Family. There are some lighter moments though. Red Hood’s quip after Bane is defeated is fun, as is Red Robin’s comment about being offline, and Batgirl gets to show off because she didn’t need any help to defeat her opponent.

Batman Eternal #50 delivers this weekly series’ most shocking surprise of all during its closing moments. It is here, as the final pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, that Batman races to Beacon Tower for a confrontation with the hidden nemesis that has been responsible for all the events in Batman Eternal. The fact this moments takes place in front of the shattered Bat-Signal makes it all the more powerful and symbolic. This is an absolutely cracking issue of Batman Eternal. The clues have indeed been there right from the beginning and with only two issues remaining everything is now in place for a stunning finale to this weekly series!

 

Arrow & Flash 2015 PaleyFest Look Ahead Trailers

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Arrow & Flash 2015 PaleyFest Look Ahead Trailers

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These look ahead trailers for the CW’s Arrow and The Flash were shown at the PaleyFest on March 14th 2015. Both trailers look amazing, but be warned, there are lots of SPOILERS in them!

Will Oliver take Ra’s al Ghul up on his offer? Check out all the action from upcoming episodes of Arrow

Barry Allen closes in on the Reverse Flash! Check out all the action from upcoming episodes of The Flash

Ultron Poster Released For Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron

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Ultron Poster Released For Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron

Check out the Ultron Poster Released For Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron! The Poster is the latest in the series of character one-sheets for the film. Ultron looks magnificent!

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Avengers Age Of Ultron opens in the UK 23 April 2015 & the US on 1 May 2015

 

Justice League United #10 Review

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Justice League United #10

Review by Paul Bowler

The Infinitus Saga reaches its thrilling conclusion in Justice League United #10 as the Polaris System and the planet Thangar face a new threat. The bomb Brainiac 5 launched against Infinitus has created a black hole. Now the combined forces of the JLU, the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Rannian War fleet and the Thangarians must face this new crisis, and a terrible sacrifice will change the DC Universe forever.

Justice League United #10 brings this epic intergalactic team-up between the Justice League United and the Legion of Super-Heroes to a close as events build towards a cataclysmic finale as the black hole threatens everything. Its non-stop action all the way in part six of the Infinitus Saga! Jeff Lemire gives the impressive roll call of superheroes from the JLU and the Legion their biggest challenge yet as the black hole’s event horizon expands, threatening not only the Rannian and Thangarian battle fleet, but also the planet Thangar itself!

Even though the situation is becoming more critical by the moment, the JLU and Legion quickly spring into action, doing what they can to assist the evacuation of Thangar, while also attempting to weaken the effects of the black hole and move the combined Rannian and Thangarian war fleet away from the sector. There’s even time for one last skirmish with Byth, however, it ultimately falls to Brainiac 5 to devise a plan following a precog vision from Dream Girl that provides the course of action that is needed to save Thangar.

JLU #10 COVER

Suffice to say, it’s a fittingly complex and techno-babble infused solution. I really like how Jeff Lemire defuses the tension a little with a frantic Brainiac 5 shushing the level-headed Sardath and Animal Man’s reaction to their plan. This concluding part of the Infinitus Saga has some great character moments, and the banter and sense of camaraderie between the JLU and the Legion of Super-Heroes comes shining through in every scene.

Neil Edwards’s art makes every scene in this issue feel like it’s about to jump from the page. The scope and scale of Justice League United #10 is spectacular. Edward’s has clearly had the time of his life drawing this issue, and it shows. Likewise, the inks by Jay Leisten and Keith Champagne, together with the colors by Jeromy Cox are also excellent. There are so many standout moments: the scenes with Stargirl, Miiyahbin and Byth tumbling towards the swirling black hole are stunning, there’s Supergirl’s magnificent entrance as she races to the rescue, and the heart-stopping moment when Thangar’s fate hangs in the balance is superb.

As the Infinitus Saga draws to a close it establishes a new status quo for this corner of the DC Universe, and the wealth of social and political implications these sudden chances will bring are addressed to a degree here. It certainly sets up a lot for the future. There’s a good interlude with Brainiac 5 and Supergirl, and I especially liked the inspirational scene with Miiyahbin and two of my favourite Legionaries, Dawnstar and Wildfire.

Soon its time for the Legion of Super-Heroes and the JLU to say their goodbyes, before the Legion return to their own time – taking Ultra with them in the hope that 31st century medicine will be able to help his condition. The reunion for Adam and Alanna Strange and the JLU’s return to Earth contains lots of fun moments too, giving us an even greater sense of the characters lives outside of the team while also simultaneously bonding their newfound friendships.

The Infinitus Saga has proved to be a really exciting storyline, it’s made the Justice League United into a more cohesive team, and it was also a great to see the Legion of Super-Heroes return the DC Universe as well. I sincerely hope we get another team-up with the Justice League United and the Legion of Super-Heroes at some point, especially considering this issues primeval coda, there’s certainly great potential for it.

Justice League United #10 provides an exciting conclusion to the Infinitus Saga, with its tightly-plotted story by Jeff Lemire and fantastic art by Neil Edwards’s, this issue is one of the best yet and I’d highly recommend it.

 

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