Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Released: 17 December 2021Director: Jon WattsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $200 millionStars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Benedict Cumberbatch The Plot:After having his secret identity publicly outed, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) finds himself branded a murderer and hounded at every turn. In a bid to return his life to something … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Released: 24 November 2021Director: Johannes RobertsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $25 millionStars: Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, and Neal McDonough The Plot:In the year 1998, the grim post-industrial town of Raccoon City has just lost its biggest employer, the Umbrella Corporation. While college student Claire Redfield (Scodelario) believes Umbrella … Continue reading Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Talking Movies [Wolverine Month]: Logan

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]: Logan

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 [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: 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: V for Vendetta

Released: 17 March 2006Director: James McTeigueDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $50 to 54 millionStars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, Tim Pigott-Smith, Roger Allam, Stephen Fry, and John Hurt The Plot:In a world where the United Kingdom is subject to a neo-fascist totalitarian regime headed by High Chancellor Adam Sutler (Hurt), the unassuming Evey Hammond (Portman) … Continue reading Talking Movies: V for Vendetta

Talking Movies [Asterix & Obelix’s Birthday]: Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

Asterix the Gaul (and his best friend Obelix) first debuted on 29 October 1959 as a serial in the French/Belgium magazine Pilote. Since then, the plucky Gauls have gone on to have many adventures in comic books, videogames, and feature-length productions and Asterix himself has become a popular and enduring character in his native France … Continue reading Talking Movies [Asterix & Obelix’s Birthday]: Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion