Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: The Wolverine

Talking Movies [Godzilla Month]: Godzilla (1998)

Toho’s famous atomic beast, and easily the most recognisable kaiju in the entire world, Gojira first emerged from the waters of outside of Japan to wreck the city of Tokyo on November 3rd, 1954. To celebrate “Godzilla Day” this month, I’ll be dedicating very Saturday in November to looking back at the undisputed King of … Continue reading Talking Movies [Godzilla Month]: Godzilla (1998)

Game Corner [Mickey Mouse Day]: World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (Mega Drive)

It’s November 18th, which means that it’s Mickey Mouse Day! Disney’s beloved mascot first debuted in Steamboat Willie (Disney and Disney, 1928) and has since become one of the most recognisable and influential cartoon characters in the world, the face of an entire multimedia conglomerate, and one of the most enduring and popular characters of … Continue reading Game Corner [Mickey Mouse Day]: World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (Mega Drive)

Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

To celebrate the release of Justice League (Snyder/Whedon, 2017), DC Comics named November 18 “Justice League Day”. Sadly, this clashes with another pop culture holiday but, setting aside all the drama surrounding that movie, this still provides a perfect excuse to dedication some time to talking about DC’s premier superhero team, which set the standard … Continue reading Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

The Summoning

“You’re cordially invited to LaVey House…” The reclusive Howard LaVey has presented writers Frederick Brandis, Aster Callahan, Rhiannon Hughes, and Mikhail Orlov with the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to spend a week at his ominous estate and collaborate on a horror anthology. Each of them hopes to get something out of it, ranging … Continue reading The Summoning

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Talking Movies [Godzilla Month]: The Return of Godzilla / Godzilla 1985

Toho’s famous atomic beast, and easily the most recognisable kaiju in the entire world, Gojira first emerged from the waters of outside of Japan to wreck the city of Tokyo on November 3rd, 1954. To celebrate “Godzilla Day” this month, I’m dedicating very Saturday in November to looking back at the undisputed King of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Godzilla Month]: The Return of Godzilla / Godzilla 1985

Back Issues [Fantastic Four Friday]: The Fantastic Four #1

In November of 1961, readers of Marvel Comics readers witnessed four intrepid explorers be bathed in mysterious cosmic rays and forever changed. On that day, they became known as the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s “First Family” of superheroes, and went on to be the first of many colourful superheroes for Marvel Comics as well as feature … Continue reading Back Issues [Fantastic Four Friday]: The Fantastic Four #1

Talking Movies: Eternals

Released: 5 November 2021Director: Chloé ZhaoDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $200 millionStars: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Bill Skarsgård, and Kit Harington. The Plot:Over 7,000 years ago, the God-like Celestials charged their superpowered, immortal creations, the Eternals, with … Continue reading Talking Movies: Eternals

Talking Movies: Halloween Kills

Released: 15 October 2021Director: David Gordon GreenDistributor: Universal PicturesBudget: $?? millionStars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, and James Jude Courtney/Nick Castle The Plot:Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Greer), and granddaughter Allyson (Matichak) left masked killer Michael Myers/The Shape (Courtney/Castle) caged and burning in Laurie's basement, Laurie is … Continue reading Talking Movies: Halloween Kills