Fantastic Four: first-look trailer

Will it be third time lucky for the classic Marvel Comics superhero team? The first two Fantastic Four outings didn't exactly set the world on fire back in 2005 and 2007, so 20th Century Fox is pinning its hopes on this 2015 reboot. From the Fox press release: "Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s…

Brits vote on best fictional gadget of all time

[nextpage title="Next"] The organisers behind the Gadget Show Live recently conducted a survey to find out what the British public considered the best fictional gadget of all time. And the results may not be what you expected ... (The survey was carried out among 3,194 adults living in the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and…

Interstellar trailer remade for just $20

Christopher Nolan spent $165 million to make his sci-fi epic Interstellar. But maybe he didn't need to spend that much, as YouTuber Chandler Perry has shown with his $20 three-minute retelling of the almost-three-hour-long space drama. Perry gives a breakdown of the cost in his video description: Prop List (before tax) Tin Pans $2.00 Duct…

Guardians of the Galaxy reimagined as an 8-bit game

The space-based "super-hero" movie Guardians of the Galaxy was a big hit for Marvel in 2014 - and also a hit was the retro 1980s soundtrack, featuring songs such as Blue Swede's Hooked On A feeling, Escape (The Piña Colada Song) and Cherry Bomb from The Runaways. So what better accompaniment for the retro 80s…

The 12 best movies and TV shows on Netflix right now

[nextpage title="Next"] So Christmas is over and the new year has begun. The alcohol hangover may have gone, but the bank balance is still feeling the festive season pinch - making a trip to the cinema unlikely until payday. But entertainment help is at hand if you have Netflix - here are some of the…

The Interview: It appears that Sony does NOT want to make a lot of money from this film

It may not be the best film of 2014, but Sony's The Interview - starring Seth Rogen and James Franco - is probably the most talked about. After much will-they-won't-they-oh-yes-of-course-they-will, Sony decided to ignore threats of reprisals and release the controversial comedy on Christmas Day - in about 300 independent US cinemas and on VoD…

The best DVDs to beat the Christmas TV schedules

[nextpage title="Next"] If you are to believe Britain's tabloid media, there is absolutely nothing to watch on television at Christmas but repeats. Repeats, repeats, repeats, year after year. Even Her Majesty is said to be sick of the repeats. With that in mind, here are a few alternative choices of what to watch on DVD…

The Top 15 3D Blu-rays for Christmas

[nextpage title="Next"] 3D films have been around since the advent of film itself. But it's only in the past decade or so that the techhnology has got good enough to make it a truly enjoyable cinema experience (despite the silly glasses). It's probably fair to say that 3D finally seems to be losing its "nothing…

Netflix vs Amazon … who’s best for Christmas films?

[nextpage title="Next"] If you're a serious film buff, you probably own your favourite Christmas movies on Blu-ray (my collection includes It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged and Die Hard). But if you are like most people, you probably rely on the streaming services to give you your annual dose of Christmas cheer. So which service here…