Tag: DC

Film

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

I love a cinematic event. They’d been sorely missing during COVID thus far. At first, the announcement of the Snyder Cut’s release prompted little more than a raised eyebrow, then as I got thinking about it, I thought “maybe it will be so bad it’s good”, and right as the trailers were coming out I…

Film

#releasethesnydercut: Should We Care?

The year was 2017 and Warner Bros. had just released its DC superhero team up epic, Justice League. An orange, CGI mess of a film with rushed story lines and strange moustache faces. Fans were not pleased. DC has always floundered in the limelight of its super-competitors, rushing releases to match the never-ending stream of…

Fashion, Venue

What your Halloween costume says about you (and other stupid assumptions)

As the trees shed their leaves and the days grow shorter, there’s a quiet anticipation for the spookiest day of the year. Yes, people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Halloween. It means we’ll be witnessing this year’s additions to the pop-culture pantheon. From Princess Leia to your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, Britney…

Film, Venue

Autumn Previews

The Joker  The Clown Prince of Crime is returning to our screens in yet another incarnation. While initial feedback to the upcoming DC Universe film understandably showed some apprehension, acclaim from the Venice Film Festival and an all star cast of Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro has led to the film being one of…

Gaming

Norwich gearing up for NorCon

Norwich TV, Film and Comic Con returns to Norfolk Showground for its ninth year. It offers a star-studded line-up of celebrity guests including Cara Theobold – the voice of Tracer in gaming phenomenon Overwatch; Torchwood and Keeping Faith star Eve Myles; Kai Owen and Gareth Lloyd-Jones from Torchwood; 90s TV legend Michael Van Wijk –…

Film

Can blockbuster movies be political?

Politics has been a constant presence in cinema for a long time, but if I told you that your favourite film had a strong political undertone, would you view it in the same light as before? Probably not, and it is for this reason, that politics in mainstream cinema is largely a subtle, covered force…

TV

Titans

After years of tonal confusion from the DC live action properties, Titans certainly doesn’t create a more consistent style, but it does offer an engaging experience for newcomers and a fresh take on established characters for comics fans. With the mixed success of the dark and serious formerly Zack Snyder led films and the dedicated…

Features

The legacy of Stan Lee

Whether you’re a comics fan or merely a filmgoer, prefer DC or Marvel, Stan Lee’s influence on the world of superheroes has shaped what we now know it to be. His approach to the superhero genre was innovative and new, and with his first major creation, The Fantastic Four, the brave defenders of our world…

Film

Superheroes, selflessness and interventionism

Despite the oft-criticised saturation of the superhero genre in recent years, a large audience knows and loves the action-filled, popcorn-guzzling films that continue to be released; and their continued box office performance shows that their dominance of the market will not let up. They still capture an audience that is not becoming fatigued – as…

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