Dragonball: Evolution Movie UK

Dragonball Evolution Movie Poster - Click for more
Dragonball Evolution Movie Poster - Click for more
Dragonball: Evolution is a live action movie based on the popular Japanese Manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series. The live action adventure centers on the heroic Goku, a powerful warrior who discovers his inner strength and protects the Earth from an evil rogue bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.

Directed by James Wong (Final Destination, X Files) and starring Justin Chatwin as Goku, James Masters (Buffy, Torchwood), Chow Yun-Fat,

Note that the release date of this movie has now been pushed back to the 8th April 2009.

Future Cinema Watchmen Event

Watchmen Movie Poster
Watchmen Movie Poster

Quickly some WATCHMEN news, I know a lot are excited for when Watchmen comes to the cinema in the UK next month.

Just had news of an event which will be the first chance to see this WATCHMEN adaptation ahead of its UK release.

FUTURE CINEMA presents a spectacular WATCHMEN event which will take place in London on 5th MARCH 2009.

Under the archways in London’s cavernous SeOne Club FUTURE CINEMA will blend cinema, music, live performance and thearter and transport the audience into an alternate 1950s New York, where WATCHMEN characters such as Dr Manhattan, The Comedian and Rorschach?will come to life.

From the visionary director of 300, Zack Synder, WATCHMEN depicts a complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. The ?Doomsday Clock? ? which charts the USA?s tension with the Soviet Union ? is permanently set at five minutes to midnight.

The WATCHMEN graphic novel, originally published by DC Comics, rewrote the rules of the comic and established a literary precedent for the art form, becoming one of Time Magazine’s ?100 Best English Language Novels from 1923 to the Present.?

The FUTURE CINEMA team of performers, installation artists and set designers will capture the true spirit of both the original graphic novel and the new blockbuster film, creating a truly interactive experience. The event also boasts a very exciting surprise performance from one of the UK?s hottest bands.

Tickets for the event go on sale from 11.55pm on WEDNESDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2009 from www.futurecinema.co.uk/watchmen. The clock is ticking?.

Tremors ? Another Victim Of The Credit Crunch?

Tremors
Tremors

Last weekend it came to the time where we had to pick the evenings DVD (having young children we cannot get out as much as we would like) the pick of the evening was the monster movie classic from 1990 ? Tremors.

The film follows Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) and … oh if you don’t know already just BUY THE FILM ? you will thank me for it.

Love the film and all its sequels, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) makes the movies (Scifi Channel when are you going to show the TV series again ? it hasn’t yet been released on DVD?).

Any way after 90 minutes of graboid fun, I ended up looking up the career of the fantastic Victor Wong who played shop owner Walter Chang, (this is an annoying habit I have ? consulting the IMDB right after watching a film, sometimes I have the IMDB primed and ready whilst watching a DVD ? Sad eh.). Whilst on the ?portal of all film knowledge? I found the entry fro Tremors 5! (aka Tremors V: The Thunder from Down Under) I knew that this had been in development hell for a long while, but the page had its status update as ANNOUNCED and dated Christmas Eve 2008. WOW I thought were they actually going to do it? A Tremors film every 5 years is about right on schedule.

Checking the official production company website I saw no mentions of the project. So I took the next step and emailed writer/producer SS Wilson. I got a reply that read:

While there was indeed a plan afoot to make it recently, the plan ran aground along with world’s financial woes. Universal has once again “shelved” the script.

Yes, the story, which we’d dearly love to do one day, follows Burt to Australia where Graboids have surfaced once again, along with other surprises.

Very sad news. Although I did diss remakes and reimaginings the other week, this would have been a continuation of a very strong series, and a very strong lead character in the guise of Burt Gummer (Michael Gross).

All is not quiet on the Stampeed Prodcutions side of things, fingers crossed we will still see NIGHT CREW surface

Night Crew is a fast-moving monster tale full of quirky characters, scary moments, and laugh-out-loud humor, but this time in an urban setting. The script is fine-tuned in budget and concept.

Bit like Tremors In The City then?

The Tremors film series should survive, in one form or another.

Any one want to put their hands in their pockets and chip in a couple of pounds/dollars/yen/euro ? would only take about 20 million of us?

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Anna Faris (left) Chris O Dowd (right)
Anna Faris (left) Chris O Dowd (right)

The strapline for this time travel film sounds very much like an updated version of a VERY old joke…

Three men walk into a bar; two geeks and a cynic.

But the story does start with three ordinary blokes who all have aspirations and hopes for an exciting and better future. They’re stuck in tiresome jobs, with little prospect. They are frustrated and life on the whole appears placid.
They’re just about to sit down and proceed to have an average night out in their local pub, a couple of beers, a bit of banter and putting the world to rights (as we all do). There’s no reason to suspect anything strange is just about to happen.

The first of the geeks, Ray, has a known obsession on time travel, so when he is approached by Cassie, a woman who claims to be from the future, he naturally suspects a joke from his companions.

The second geek, Toby, is obsessed with movies, and upon hearing Ray’s story of the woman from the future, of course assumes that Ray is pitching him a movie plot. And Pete, the cynic, naturally does not believe a word of Ray’s, until he by chance stumbles through a time leak into the future of the bar (as you do). Which happens to comprise full of corpses, including his own.

This activates a series of inadvertent trips to and fro through time, during which our heroes frantically try to avoid multiple earlier versions of themselves, to avoid creating a time paradox, in an attempt to unravel the mystery of just who is trying to kill them and why.

When Ray and Cassie get together in the garden and the world spins back on its axis, everything is back to how it should be. Or is it? When Ray mentions the other woman he met in the bar, Millie, to Cassie all hell breaks loose… Serious questions are raised, such as; exactly what are the golden rules of timetravel? What exactly is a paradox? And whats really so bad about ceasing to exist? Whose round is it? Is the sell-by date on a packet of crisps really that important? And most importantly of all, can Ray get it on with Cassie, the woman from the future?

British comedians Chris ODowd (“The IT Crowd”), Marc Wootton (“High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman”) and Dean Lennox Kelly ( Dr Who – The Shakespeare Code where he played Shakespeare) star with Anna Faris (far to many Scary Movie films) for Gareth Carrivick ( Vicar of Dibley, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Beautiful People – to name a few) who is making his feature directorial debut and a script from first time feature writer Jamie Mathieson.

FAQ ABOUT TIME TRAVEL was filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.

UK Sci-Fi Channel in HD

London, 26 January, 2009 – NBC Universal Global Networks today announced the launch of a high definition (HD) simulcast version of its popular SCI FI channel, the UK?s only dedicated science fiction and fantasy network. SCI FI HD will begin broadcasting this evening on Sky+HD, the UK?s most comprehensive HD service.

?We are thrilled to introduce SCI FI HD in the UK? said Laurence Dawkin-Jones, UK Managing Director for NBC Universal Global Networks. ?Our SCI FI audience is early adopting, highly discerning and strongly loyal consumers of science fiction and it is a natural evolution of the SCI FI brand to offer them such high quality targeted programming. Out of our four channel brands in the UK, including Hallmark, Diva TV and Movies24, SCI FI is the natural choice to be our first brand in the UK to launch in HD.?

SCI FI HD subscribers will find the channel at position 214 in the EPG. Key highlights they can enjoy throughout 2009 will include:

– Eli Stone: the exclusive Season 2 UK premiere boasts Sigourney Weaver?s first ever TV acting role as well as Katie Holmes singing and dancing as a sexy showgirl. British singer Seal also makes an appearance as himself;

– Tin Man: The star-studded Wizard Of Oz inspired mini-series was nominated for a staggering nine EMMY Awards and promises to take viewers on an out of this world journey beyond the yellow brick road;

– Sanctuary: the popular, special-effects laden fantasy series will bring to life an impressive collection of weird and wonderful creations on the channel from February 12;

– HD movie exclusives: a plethora of film titles will make their high definition debut, including Roger Corman?s $10 million CGI-fest CYCLOPS and the SCI FI channel original production BA?AL: THE STORM GOD, starring Jeremy London.

?Launching SCI FI in HD on Sky is an important move forward for our ongoing international channels expansion strategy. HD has been and will continue to be a major focus for Global Networks, following our first successful HD launch in France over a year ago?, commented Roma Khanna, President, Global Networks & Digital Initiatives at NBC Universal. ?HD is a core part of our strategy of rapid expansion as we grow from our current 70 channels to over 90 channels in the next year. HD offers our subscribers the best premium viewing experience as they engage with our world class brands.?

Hilary Perchard, Director of Product Management for BSkyB, said: ?We are delighted to welcome SCI FI HD to our ever expanding Sky+HD channel line up. SCI FI HD will be our 31st high definition channel and add even more choice and quality to the Sky+HD experience. Be it sports, movies, entertainment, drama or documentaries, our customers can enjoy the intensity and richness of HD whatever their interests and passions.?

Sky+HD is the UK?s most comprehensive HD service with 31 channels offering over 11,000 hours of true HD content each month, nearly 50 times the HD output of any other platform. Launched in May 2006, it is Sky?s fastest ever growing additional TV product with over half a million Sky homes now enjoying the richness and intensity of high definition TV and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

SCI FI Channel boasts a successful mix of first run smash hit US dramas, exclusive UK movie premieres and timeless cult favourites.

Mythbusters – Mega Movie Myths

Mythbusters - Mega Movie Myths
Mythbusters - Mega Movie Myths

I have resisted this long – but no longer…

Yes I am talking about my Mythbusters Obsession not making a big splash on scifind. Aside from a couple of minor references I haven’t come out as a huge mythbusters fan!

I found the program last year and I must admit to being hooked (like really miffed when The Discovery Channel made a big show of the new series and proceeded to just show the first 3 episodes!)

The mix of science and urban legends is fantastic, basically they test out the friend of a friend stories and then see if they can replicate the circumstances and then results.

The other big field they test out are TV and Movie myths. Yes they have had a McGyver special and a Jaws special for example.

Now this DVD release compiles some of the best movie myths they have encountered so far (I do hope that this turns out to be volume 1).

From swinging samurais and blasting shotguns to jumping cars and ejector seats, join Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman and the rest of the “Mythbusters” team as they debunk, decode and demystify pop culture’s most baffling movie myths and legends. Using modern-day science, they put some of Hollywood’s biggest scenes the test, separating the real from the really out there.

Watch with excitement as Grant throws himself off a building in order to see whether an awning would have provided Indiana Jones an adequate safety net in the “Temple of Doom”. The team go to extraordinary lengths to find out whether a sword can in fact cut another sword in half and Adam and Jamie attempt to emulate the “Dukes of Hazard’s” General Lee by jumping a car 175ft, landing it on all four wheels and driving away unscathed!

With many more movie myths still to uncover, you had better hold onto your popcorn as this is one wild ride!

Bruce Campbell Is Back Battling Evil Dead

Bruce Cambell is Bruce Cambell
Bruce Campbell is Bruce Campbell

Think Bruce Campbell, think Ash from The Evil Dead, You may think Elvis from Bubba Ho-Tep, maybe Autolycus from Xena. (Does anyone remember Brisco County Jnr?)
Now hear the name Bruce Cambell, you will be thinking BRUCE CAMBELL as he now stars as himself in My Name Is Bruce

Produced by, directed by and starring Bruce Campbell and written by Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica; Smallville; Timecop; The Mask), MY NAME IS BRUCE sees the B Movie Horror hero doing what he does best ? demon slaying ? in his own inimitable style. It may sound like business as usual for Bruce, but there’s a catch. This time it’s for real!

Bruce Campbell is a womanizing, booze-addled B-movie star, who bears nothing but contempt for his loyal fans. This is of course the character Bruce, not the real one. When reckless teenager and Bruce-obsessive, Jeff Graham (Taylor Sharpe), accidentally awakens the ancient evil spirit and Chinese protector of the dead (and bean curd!), Guan-di, in the small mining town of Gold Lick, Oregon, he can think of only one man capable of preventing the demon from wiping out the town’s entire population. Forced by circumstance to take desperate measures, Jeff takes it upon himself to kidnap his idol and delivers him to the townsfolk of Gold Lick. Believing the whole scenario to be part of birthday prank arranged by his agent (Ted Raimi, in one of three roles), Bruce gamely plays along, not least because he sees it as an opportunity to try out his charms on Jeff’s hot mom while consuming plenty of free liquor. The star’s willingness to play along soon changes, however, when he finally confronts Guan-di and discovers the demon isn’t just some harmless stunt guy in a rubber suit!

Adding to the film’s appeal, both for audiences and himself, in producing it Bruce has surrounded himself with a host of his and Sam Raimi’s longtime friends and associates from their Evil Dead days onwards, including stars Ted Raimi (the Spider-Man trilogy; The Grudge; Army Of Darkness), Ellen Sandweiss (The Evil Dead) and Danny Hicks (Spider-Man 2; Darkman; Maniac Cop; Evil Dead II) and composer Joseph LoDuca (the Evil Dead trilogy; Man With The Screaming Brain).

Undeniably the ultimate Bruce Campbell movie, MY NAME IS BRUCE is a hilarious horror-comedy romp that playfully pokes fun at Campbell’s movie oeuvre to date and is packed with plenty of fan-pleasing farce, slapstick, self-referential in-jokes and some classic Bruce one-liners.

MY NAME IS BRUCE (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (?19.99) and Blu-ray (?19.99) by Anchor Bay Entertainment on 2nd March 2009. Prior to the DVD release the film will receive a limited theatrical release from 13th February 2009.

Extra features:

DVD:

* Feature commentary with Bruce Campbell and Mike Richardson
* Heart of Dorkness – The Making of My Name is Bruce (approx 60min)
* The Cavealien 2 – trailer
* Love Birds – Piece about the relationship between Danny Hick and Tim
Quill’s characters
* Waxing Philosophical with Bruce or “Bruce on…” (4 segments)
* Awkward Moments with Kif (2 segments)
* Kif’s Korner – The making of real fake posters

Blue-Ray:

* Feature commentary with Bruce Campbell and Mike Richardson
* Heart of Dorkness – The Making of My Name is Bruce (approx 60min)
* Beyond Inside the Cave – Making of Cavealien 2
* The Cavealien 2 – trailer
* Love Birds – Piece about the relationship between Danny Hick and Tim
Quill’s characters.
* Waxing Philosophical with Bruce or “Bruce on…” (4 segments)
* Awkward Moments with Kif (2 segments)
* Kif’s Korner – The making of real fake posters
* Easter Eggs
* Poster Gallery

MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D – In Cinemas 16th Jan 2009

In Cinemas 16th January

Presented in stunningly real, cutting edge 3-D projection, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D is the new way to experience cinematic horror.
Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine’s Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. ?But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony’s dark past has returned. Wearing a miner’s mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who’s come back to claim them…

Full Innsmouth Audio Details

The Shadow Over Innsmouth Audio Drama CD
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Audio Drama CD

The Shadow Over Innsmouth is the fourth in the continuing series of full cast 1930s style radio dramas? of an H P Lovecraft story from the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. This is exclusively available to order with Shopscifi.co.uk

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Shadow Over Innsmouth is much in the style of The (Orwellian) War of the Worlds adaptation. A with a huge cast of professional actors (bulked by audio contributions from a number of fans around the world doing deep one Croaks), exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Discover what fate has in store for you as you delve into this cherished tale of ichthyic horrors.

In addition to the full 77 minute radio drama on CD, there is a bundle of carefully made props relating to the story to enhance your listening experience:

? A clipping from the New York Evening Graphic describing the government raid on Innsmouth

? A genuine matchbook from Innsmouth’s historic Gilman House Hotel

? A souvenir postcard from the Newburyport Historical Society with a picture of their prized Innsmouth tiara. The illustration was created for HPLHS by noted fantasy artist Keith Thompson

? A hand-drawn map of Innsmouth on the wrapping paper of the First National grocery chain. And yes, it really is “scratch-n-sniff”. Ew.

All of this means that the CD case will almost literally be bursting at the seams. As with the other relasese you wil lhave to have a nice safe place to store these extras as with the previous 3 titles you will not be able to figure out how they all fitted.

RRP in the UK is 14.99 – currently only available at Shopscifi.co.uk. Please note they are awaitig stock so it might not ship to customers before Christmas

New Star Trek movie Trailer

Just got the new approved version of the Star Trek Movie trailer. is JJ Abrahams going to weave his magic, or is he going to kill a classic, we will just have to wait and see.

Not a sequel as I am sure you are aware, but a ‘remake’/’reimagining’ (or whatever buzzword they want to attribute to this) of the classic Sci-Fi Series STAR TREK. We are taken back to the early days of James T. Kirk (the middle name is Tiberius – I am sure we all know that) and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. Star Trek is a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, featuring a young new crew venturing boldly where no man has ever gone before.

Starring Chris Pine as the youthful James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto (Sylar from Heroes) as Spock, Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) as Scotty, Eric Bana (Hulk, Troy) as Nero and Karl Urban (LOTR, DOOM and possibly TRON 2 aka TR2N) as Dr McCoy

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Also below we have some official images from Industrial Light and Magic.

Also below see a full cast list


Cast List:

Chris Pine … Kirk
Zachary Quinto … Spock
Eric Bana … Nero
Simon Pegg … Scotty
Winona Ryder … Amanda Grayson
Zoe Saldana … Nyota Uhura
Karl Urban … Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy
John Cho … Hikaru Sulu
Bruce Greenwood … Christopher Pike
Ben Cross … Sarek
Anton Yelchin … Pavel Chekov
Leonard Nimoy … Spock

Captain Eager and the Mark of Voth

CAPTAIN EAGER AND THE MARK OF VOTH is set for take-off as ICA Films launch it on DVD on 24 November 2008.

Get prepared for intergalactic mayhem as square-jawed space hero Captain Eager (James Vaughan) is brought out of mothballs to investigate the villainous Colonel Regamun (Richard LeafHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hannibal Rising), who has taken over the Veritan Sector using the mysterious ‘Mark of Voth’. Aided by old pal Scrutty played by Mark Heap (Spaced, Jam), long-lost love Jenny played by Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books, Love Soup) and Scamp the Rocket Dog, Captain Eager boards his wobbly Bakelite rocket and heads off for a B-movie showdown.

Captain Eager and the Mark of Voth is a wonderfully surreal space comedy that harks back to the innocent days of Eagle comics and Dan Dare, blessed with deliberately dodgy sets and tongue-in-cheek dialogue. Written and directed by Simon DaVison this Sci-Fi pastiche is billed as the first film ever to be shot in Card-o-Scope with effects dependent on traditional CGI (including cardboard and glue imagery).

The strong British comedic cast journey us through digital blunders as they accompany their ray-gun laden hero in this deep-space adventure, Captain Eager and the Mark of Voth.