Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer gets a reboot

At first it seemed like a horrible rumour for fans, and then it was confirmed. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was getting a reboot. Rumours had been going around for the past few months, and while the TV series was incredible successful, it seemed impossible that a reboot without original writer Joss Whedon on board would ever happen.

But yesterday it was announced that Warner Bros are teaming up with Atlas Entertainment for a film reboot, and have newcomer Whit Anderson on board as a screenwriter, and Charles Roven from Atlas as one of the producers. There has been no word yet on casting, but with the film scheduled for release in late 2011/2012 it will likely begin soon.
If anyone remembers the atrocity that was the 1992 film, a gap of twenty years seems fair enough for a new film, but considering the TV series only ended in 2003 it feels far too early for any kind of reboot of the franchise.

To find out Joss Whedon's opinion and the rest of the news feature head over to

San Diego Comic Con closes its registration - again

At 9am (Pacific Time) on 1st November 2010, San Diego Comic Con opened it Attendee registration. By 11am, it had closed. After two hours of error messages Comic Con admitted defeat from the 125,000+ fans trying to buy tickets, and announced that registration would open again at 6am (again, Pacific Time) on 22nd November. This time would allow them to fix the technical problems that occurred.
On the 22nd November, once again after two hours of opening, registration closed down, announcing “Once more, unfortunately, there have been issues with Comic-Con registration. So we have, again decided to close it down. We are well aware that many people have taken time from work, school or other activities and others woke up very early. There really is no way to convey our level regret for this turn of events. We are currently researching our registration options.”
A few people were able to make it to the final page of registration and apply for their ticket (myself included – although it’s already rumoured that these won’t be processed), but the majority of people were still facing error messages for over two hours. Many people gave up after an hour, having to head out to work/school/have a life but even those that remained, determinedly and repeatedly hitting the F5 key couldn’t pass the seven varieties of error messages that appeared. A T-shirt has already been designed displaying the most popular error message –

Full news feature can be found here

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

The full review can be found here at The Film Pilgrim

Here's the beginning to persuade you to go check out the rest!

I’m going to admit right away that I’m a diehard Harry Potter fan, so when I say that Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows is brilliant you might think that I’m being biased. I’m not. The Harry Potter series are well known for not being fantastic films, and while they certainly have improved over the years (and as the acting’s become significantly better), there have always been many flaws, so I was pleasantly surprised that Deathly Hallows met, and then exceeded, my expectations.

Although the decision to split the seventh film into two parts is heavily suspected to be for financial gain, considering part 1 is two and a half hours long, if they’d tried to fit everything into one film it would have been far too long and confusing. It could be argued that parts of the film are slow, but it’s needed and there’s so much back story to be covered that if it wasn’t for the split, the resulting film could have been unwatchable. People complained about how much plot was cut out of the fourth film, and book 7 is even longer. But don’t be put off by the films length, it doesn’t feel that long, and it’s definitely needed.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Due Date review

I've been very remiss with posting my reviews up here so expect an onslaught of reviews and articles which are very overdue. All my work can be found at - Due Date review. It's no Hangover, but you could do worse for choice. Megamind review. A brilliantly funny film enjoyable for adults not just children, My article about the impact merchandise has had on the Harry Potter franchise My feature about what makes a diney film un/sucessful