In which Martyn gets his own name wrong, yes, he was that tired.
He and Gerrod then talk about the latest DC/Marvel news and the new movie from the Vicious Brothers, Extraterrestrial.
Extraterrestrial is out in the UK now.
The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Miro,Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.
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As I type, Marvel are holding a press conference to announce their phase 3 movies. Along with the announcement, they released some logos and release dates.
As of yet, there isn’t a logo for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Captain America: Civil War – May 6th, 2016
Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28th, 2017
Black Panther – November 3rd, 2017
Inhumans – November 2nd, 2018
Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 – May 2018
Captain Marvel – July 6th, 2019
Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 2 – May 2019.
In which Martyn is joined by The Vicious Brothers AKA Colin Minihan and Stu Ortiz.
The trio discuss the new movie by The Vicious Brothers, Extraterrestrial.
The episode was recorded in a busy hotel lobby, so there is a bit of background noise.
Extraterrestrial is out in the UK October 29th.
After the jaw-dropping teaser trailer for Avengers:Age of ultron leaked online Marvel blamed Hydra, and then officially released it a week before it was meant for our consumption.
It is stunningly good, it looks darker in tone to its predecessor, which would make sense after the events of Captain America:The Winter Solider.
To accompany the teaser trailer Marvel have released the above teaser poster.
May can’t come quick enough.
It’s about bat-time but not a moment too soon! I can still remember being delighted and terrified by reruns of the 1966 Batman TV series, from the age of four onwards. From 10th November 2014 it will at last go on sale for Batman’s 75th anniversary, with the original film prints presented in high definition, Blu-Ray™ glory.
At the dawn of colour television, producer William Dozier adapted Bob Kane’s superhero comic in an intentionally vivid manner, from the rainbow colours of costumes, props and lighting to dramatic camera work and the lush physical texture of everything in vision. The adventures of Batman and Robin were presented in comedic fashion but without a laugh track – this final touch gave the show its signature feel.
Because a film studio brought Batman to telly, an army of Hollywood film stars were at hand. Each celebrity ‘did a turn,’ taking the campy spirit of the programme very much to heart. This luxury would also keep the programme off shelves for decades, mired in conflicts with actors’ contracts and studio ownership. Now all differences have been resolved and the wait is over!
To celebrate the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past in Sky Store to Buy & Keep forever, Sky Studios at The O2, London has transformed into the ultimate interactive X-Men experience. You’ll have the chance to put your mutant powers to the test with a state-of-the-art augmented reality experience and get up close and personal to original props and costumes from the film.
You’ll also be able to film your own Sky News report from the Sky News HD Desk and present the X-Men headlines from major scenes in the latest film, then share it with your friends.
The event is free and runs until November 18th.
Visit www.sky.com/TheO2 for more information.
The Doctor Who Experience has undergone its very own regeneration and will reopen its doors on Friday 24 October 2014 from 12pm.
With a newly scripted adventure, written by Joe Lidster and featuring the Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.
After taking part in the interactive storyline, you will then be able to walk around the new look Doctor Who exhibition, hosting the single largest collection of Doctor Who props, sets and costumes, including the latest props from series 8.
Tickets can be booked here
After years of keeping schtum, Michael Keaton has finally spoken out about why he didn’t reprise his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever.
Keaton famously played the role in Tim Burton’s successful movies Batman and Batman returns. When asked in a recent interview why he turned down the $15million pay packet he simply said:
“Sucked. Yeah, it just was awful”
He later expanded saying:
“I hadn’t been stupid about it. I always knew it was a big machine with a big studio and corporation behind it. But the simple answer was, it wasn’t any good. I was nice. I said to them, ‘This is a really interesting character with a dual personality.’ I tried to make them understand. But when somebody says to you, ‘Does it have to be so dark?’… I thought, are we talking about the same character? So finally I just said no.”
I’m a big fan of the DC run of comics ‘Gotham Central’. So, I was excited when Fox announced they were producing a series based on a pre-Batman Gotham.
Gotham Central tells the tale of the ordinary police officers dealing with the extraordinary criminals.
Fox’s Gotham, isn’t Gotham Central. It isn’t even Manchester’s best Gotham Central tribute act.
The story focuses on rookie detective Jim Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock, as they investigate the murder of Martha and Thomas Wayne.
Now, the Wayne’s have never been properly explored in the Batman universe, so it would have been interesting to have seen them for longer than the opening three minutes.
Through out the episode the writers shoe-horn in every A-list villain from Batman lore. We get Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, The Joker and The Penguin (just don’t call him The Penguin).
The penguin works for mob boss Fish Mooney, played by Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Cast members such as Ben McKenzie and Donal Louge are playing this as a 9pm crime drama, Jada Pinkett-Smith is playing it as a 4pm kids show. She overacts in every scene, coming across somewhat cartoonish in her portrayal.
Overall there are some stellar performances, McKenzie and Louge have great chemistry. The writers just need to tone a few things down. We don’t need Catwoman posing like a cat every time she’s on screen, we get it. She’s Catwoman.
Gotham airs 13 October at 9:00pm on Channel 5.
We now live in an age where classic films are being turned into series, we’ve had Fargo, Hannibal, The Bates Motel. Now, get ready for Big. Yes, that’s right. Big.
The rights to the classic Tom Hanks movie have been picked up by Fox.
The series will loosely be based on the film and “explore what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid, and how in today’s world those two things are more confused than ever”.