Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

With the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1994), gamers were introduced to Knuckles the Echidna. This mischievous, dreadlocked antagonist was created by Takashi Yuda and his debut was made all the more impressive by virtue of the fact that Sonic 3 was too big to fit on one cartridge, which meant … Continue reading Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son

Talking Movies: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Released: 3 September 2021Director: Destin Daniel CrettonDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $150 millionStars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Tony Leung The Plot:Desiring a normal life away from his father, Xu Wenwu (Leung), who has led the terrorist organisation known as the “Ten Rings” for a thousand years thanks to his mysterious … Continue reading Talking Movies: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Talking Movies: Constantine

Released: 18 February 2005Director: Francis LawrenceDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $70 to 100 millionStars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Shia LaBeouf, and Djimon Hounsou The Plot:Cynical exorcist John Constantine (Reeves) spends his days smoking and “deporting” demons to Hell in a desperate attempt to earn salvation before he dies from lung cancer. However, in begrudgingly … Continue reading Talking Movies: Constantine

Game Corner: Terminator: Resistance (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Dlala Studios and RareAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 The Background:The Terminator franchise (Various, 1984 to 2019) has quite a long history with videogame adaptations; every film in the franchise has been adapted to at least one videogame over the years and the franchise even crossed over with … Continue reading Game Corner: Terminator: Resistance (Xbox One)

Talking Movies [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading Talking Movies [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: The Terminator (Mega Drive)

Released: 1992Developer: Probe SoftwareAlso Available For: DOS, Game Gear, Master System, Mega-CD, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) A Brief Background:The Terminator (Cameron, 1984) was a massive box office hit, catapulting star Arnold Schwarzenegger to superstardom, and making nearly $80 million at the box office against a paltry $6.4 million budget and … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: The Terminator (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [South Park’s Anniversary]: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox One)

South Park first aired on 13 August 1997 (yes, I know, I’m a day early but I have another post scheduled for tomorrow so sue me) and, since then, has seen a feature-length animated movie, twenty-five seasons (and counting), and a slew of awards and accolades. I remember, as a kid, staying up late to … Continue reading Game Corner [South Park’s Anniversary]: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox One)

What’s on the Box? [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

Talking Movies: The Suicide Squad

Released: 30 July 2021Director: James GunnDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $34 millionStars: Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone/Steve Agee, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis The Plot:After Colonel Rick Flag (Kinnaman) and Doctor Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Robbie) are captured and presumed killed during a mission into the war-torn nation … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Suicide Squad