Ron Perlman’s going to be a pretty tough act to follow as Hellboy, but based on this, I reckon David Harbour might be a good successor.
I’m sick of the whole Brexit debacle, and I cringe at what our European neighbours must think of us now. And so, I was grateful that Andy Serkis recently invoked Gollum to make it clear what so many of us think of our ‘leader’.
…is coming to Amazon Prime Video:
It’s one of my favourite Neil Gaiman novels and I hope they do it justice.
The art of Jakub Rozalski.
Progress report: Forty-five today and feel fat. Please come and get me!
I saw the new Star Wars movie last week; it was a good fun waste of a couple of hours. But now I think it’s time for the whole media circus to move on (at least until the next movie!)
We’ve had the hype machine running full tilt for the last couple of months, we’ve been bombarded with the ads and some of the worst product tie-ins ever. And, now the film is in cinemas, we’re seeing the internet undertaking a collective postmortem: discussing the perceived plot holes, spotting the Easter eggs and the cameo appearances, and hand-wringing over the sexual politics and gender representation. It just seems endless – to the point where we’re not enjoying the franchise as a piece of science fiction escapism any more.
Now, I’m a big time sci-fi fan, but the image above is from my Flipboard ‘Science Fiction’ feed, which has now turned almost exclusively into a ‘Star Wars’ feed.
And I’m sick of it.
Can we please all just take a deep breath and remember that it’s just a movie. And, despite the spectacle, it’s made lots of people undeservedly rich at a time when lots of ‘real’ people struggle to get by.
And yes, I do see the irony in writing about it…