Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Tom Hanks to play Harley Quinn?

Considering the versatility that Tom Hanks has demonstrated in his many roles over the past three decades, it is perhaps surprising that he hasn't yet donned a mask and tights and graced the big screen as a superhero, especially given the plethora of Marvel and DC films which have been jostling for our attention in recent years.

Tom Hanks wants a film that pits him against the Bat.
Dare we suggest A [Justice] League of Their Own?
With his impressive pedigree, you could be forgiven for thinking that the reason might be that Hanks considers a role in a big budget, costumed, popcorn extravaganza as beneath him. Not so, apparently. The real reason he's not been seen leaping buildings in a single-bound is, as he disclosed in a recent interview with The Showbiz 411, is that he's never been asked. In fact, he so much wants to be cast in a super-powered blockbuster, he'd even consider playing the villain!

Want to know which villains he could have been in the running for? Read the full, shocking details here!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Thor: The Dark World - full movie review

So, the wait is over. Thor: the Dark World opens in the US today but, for some reason, it hit our screens here in the UK a week ago. So what can our US cousins expect? Does this second instalment of the thunder god's adventures bring the lightning, or does it just rain on everyone's parade?
Release date for Thor: the Dark World US
I will not write 'it's hammer time'; I will not write ... oh, what
the hey. It is hammer time!
Find out by reading the full (largely spoiler free!) review of the movie here!

Friday, 1 November 2013

American Horror Story: Coven - review

Not being a huge fan of the horror genre, I'd never watched either the original American Horror Story or the follow up season, American Horror Story: Asylum. However, maybe because Sleepy Hollow has been so successful or maybe just because the first episode was being aired here in the UK on the day before Hallowe'en, I decided to give the third series, American Horror Story: Coven, a try.
Fiona Goode (the Supreme) presides over Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies.
In retrospect, choosing Vlad the Impaler as her interior
decorator may have been a mistake.
Witches, it seems are the new vampires. Or, at least, someone in TV production land would like them to be. Not since the Halliwell sisters in Charmed and Buffy's Willow, have witches featured so prominently in mainstream TV shows. The Witches of Eastwick, Witches of East End, Once Upon a Time's Regina, The Secret Circle, and even Sleepy Hollow's good witches vs bad witches dynamic all seem convinced that there's an audience out there just waiting to have its interest in magic-wielding femmes fatales pricked, like so many thumbs. American Horror Story: Coven is the latest show to try to tap into this demand. But does it hubble and bubble, or is it just a steaming cauldron of toil and trouble?

Read the rest of this review at Fanboys Anonymous.