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China’s most expensive movie ever flops – big time

A movie dubbed ‘China’s most expensive movie ever’ has flopped at the Chinese box office. Fantasy film, Asura opened this weekend in China after being heavily promoted as a movie with a $100 million budget. Unfortunately neither the promotion or the budget paid off and it earned just $7.1 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter,…

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On this day in geekdom: July 16th

To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’. Yep, that’s 365 facts! Here’s today’s slice of geekdom… July 16th – On this day in 2005, the 25th episode of Justice…

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Well… She-Ra looks pretty badass!

We’ve got a better view of the new-look She-Ra – and she looks awesome! Rae Geiger, the character designer on Netflix’s new show, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, took to Twitter to reveal a character shot and… well… here you go. Pretty badass, right? The preliminary design work for this was completed by Keiko Murayama, with…

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Watch: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 launch trailer

This week has seen the arrival of Marvel Comics’ new Spidey book, The Amazing Spider-Man issue #1. The comic – which is on sale now – is from writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley. Marvel are so confident they have a strong book on their hands they’ve produced a trailer to help launch it! You…

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Ben Whishaw would like more Paddington movies

Actor Ben Whishaw has confirmed he’d be up for more Paddington movies, if the chance arose. The actor – who has voiced Paddington in two big screen adventures – recently told Entertainment Weekly that he “absolutely love(s) doing Paddington.” He said: “It takes a lot of time, and each time I’ve done it, it’s taken…

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Watch: Doctor Who Season 11 teaser

The BBC has released a (short) teaser trailer for the new season of Doctor Who. The 50-second trailer aired during The World Cup 2018 final and gives a glimpse at the new cast, including the latest actor to play the Doctor – Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker is the first female actor to play the Doctor in…

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90 from the ’90s #31: True Romance (1993)

Welcome to 90 from the ‘90s; the movie-related post in which I watch, discuss and debate a film from the 1990s – a film that I’ve NEVER SEEN. Posting on a semi-regular basis, I aim to work my way through 90 movies that I’ve previously missed/avoided, recording my thoughts along the way. I’m going to…

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On this day in geekdom: July 15th

To celebrate the launch of It’s A Stampede!, every day for the next year I will be presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’. Yep, that’s 365 facts! Here’s today’s slice of geekdom… July 15th – On this day in 1988, Die Hard goes on general…

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