The X-Files Updated Trailer

Well boys and girls we finally get a longer and more in depth trailer for the up coming X-Files series. Yes I know it is only 6 episodes but if you we lived in England that is a season.

I have to say it is fun and exciting to see Gillian Anderson and David Dochovny back together again. In a world that now is some more connected then it was when the original series aired. The trailer lets us know that all is taken into the series and that Mulder fears that is more dangerous than ever because of it. It is also nice to see some old face come back including a certain smoking guy.

The X-Files will be returning in January.

Source: Blastr, YouTube, Fox

Blade Returning?

How many of you remember “Blade” from 1998. If you are a comic book fan and comic nerd you will.  Many have credited “Blade” as the movie that really kicked starter the whole comic book movie craze that has dominated the Hollywood landscape lately.  I remember seeing this movie and loving it.

Right from the start of the film at the slaughter house turned disco tech for a night. The shower heads opening up and raining down blood over the dancers.  Awesome.

Well kiddos looks like the film star, Wesley Snipes is interested in bring back, The Day Walker.  In a interview with the Huffington Post, Snipes said he be interested in a “Blade 4” if Marvel is interested in partnering for it.

“There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands. They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it,” Snipes said. “I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”

Source: Huffingtone Post

Snipes was also asked what his thoughts on maybe joining the “Avengers”.  The thought seemed to interest him.

So what do you think. Is there room for another “Blade” film or has we moved past that? Marvel has enough film properties going with many more planned to come. But hey, if they think they can make some money and “The Mouse” sees dollar signs anything is possible.

John G M Burke


ELENA, Divinity Rising: Review

KWVD-4iePublisher: Alien Apple Studio

Created by: Darren Pearce and Stu Jennett

Written by: Darren Pearce and Stu Jennett

Artwork by Stu Jennett

At first you think you are reading  your typical espionage comic but very quickly you realize that it is not. We are introduced to a young woman, Elena a young Russian woman along with her partner Miller.  Elena is not you typical young woman. Elena is a CIA operative with a gift.  Along with Alex Dawson another gifted agent they are out  investigate what they believe is a terrorist organization called Yuri.  They quickly come to realize that it is not Yuri they are after but someone else.

Elena gift is a telepathic link to electronics. The ability to access email’s and text messages. Alex is strength and agility.  Through a series of flash backs we are introduce to Elena and Alex. Showing them grow together as agents and friends.  The flash backs are not in depth but enough to give us a basic understanding of the characters.

I got a mixture of a old school Bond film mixed in with a mutant under tone.

Elena is a well written story that right from the start grabs your attention. Writers Darren Pearce and Stu Jennett don’t waste time dropping you into the action. The build up is quick but not rushed. I was lucky enough to get a copy of issue 2 and I am glad I did. I finishes issued 1 I quickly moved on to issue 2.

Stu Jennett co-wrote and penciled the story.  There is a bonus having the artist being part of the writing team. The vision between writer and artist can sometimes hit a bump on the road. Elena is dark with some splash of color and I feel it helps with the feel and tone of the book. The book also has the look of a underground book that really works here.

Overall Elena: Divinity Rising is a adventure ride that deserves a read.

I give Elena 4 pops out of 5.

Remember comics are meant to enjoyed. Not destroyed.



Movie Monday: The Last Human in the Milky Way

Today’s movie short is The Last Human In The Milky Way. A simple story but with a deep question.  Does man have a place in the  Universe? An astronaut and his android have a talk about the place of the Human race in the Universe. A film by Benjamin Combes.

This short film was shot in 2 days with a crew of 2 and no budget.

Source: The CGBros

Ant-Man Passes 400 Million Globally

Ant-Man brings in the money.


Looks like Marvel is once again showing that they still have the power at the box office.

Ant-Man may have only earned around 178 million domestically but has earned around 224 million in internationally. Bring the totally earning for Ant-Man to just over 400 million.  That is very good for a a character that no one really knew. It also shows that the Marvel brand is at this point in time a trusted one.

This also means to the  annoyance to many that Marvel will be pumping out more films.

Source: Heroic Hollywood