A self-confessed jaded geek and compulsive writer, Andrew is a renowned music journalist for the national Powerplay Rock And Metal Magazine, the US-based HorrorNews, his own site Diary Of A Genre Addict and this fine establishment here. The author of several books encompassing fiction, journalism and film critique, he can be found rummaging for old big-box VHS tapes of horror movies or complaining that CG effects always look unfinished.
So the first teaser for the forthcoming TV spinoff from the Marvel movie universe is here, and it's got a lot of people excited for what's to come. Of course, while the teaser looks a lot of fun and very in keeping with the Marvel films, the big question is going to be exactly how fan favourite Agent Phil Coulson has (SPOILER WARNING for the three people in the world who are yet to see Avengers Assemble/The Avengers) come back to life after his shocking demise in the Avengers movie at the hands (and sceptre) of Thor's brother and general evil fop, Loki.
The first big screen outing for the Doctor and his legendary arch enemies sees a loveably eccentric Peter Cushing having a blast with his performance as the titular time traveller, as he takes his Granddaughters Susan and Barbara and fellow companion Ian on a thrilling trip into time and space, winding up on the planet of the Daleks. Based on the second Doctor Who TV story, the film took the yarn to a new level of chaos and action, far eclipsing what was possible on the meagre TV budget.
We are living in a golden age, dear friends. We are living in an age where every year brings us more and more superhero delights that many of us could only ever have dreamed of in darker times. We are at the point where there are comic book movie universes to rival those created in the original comics themselves, and the genre continues to grow and evolve.
Hey there, you sweaty masses of geekery, how's your week been? New visitor to the column? Hello! This is Panels to Frames, and I'm here to talk about comic book movies.
The new Wolverine movie, aptly (and somewhat confusingly for some people, it would seem) titled "The Wolverine" is almost upon us, and promises to be a very different film to the critically annihilated "X-men Origins: Wolverine" from a while back. To be honest, after that and X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolvie has some ground to recover.
While Warners and DC are still struggling to get anything concrete underway with regards to a Justice League flick (you may wish to tell me otherwise, but I'll believe it when I see it), the world of superhero movies continues to be dominated by Marvel. I have no issue with this, as I'm a Marvel guy through and through, but I'd still like to see some decent DC action onscreen in the name of keeping fans happy and keeping the genre alive long enough until the next Marvel film comes out (heh, couldn't help that).