William Hobbs, who directed classic fight scenes for SF/fantasy productions including Brazil, Flash Gordon and Willow has passed away at the age of 79.
No Man Shall Protect Us is a free, 50-minute documentary produced by Wolf Point Media, detailing the origins and exploits of the original Riot Grrrls.
Note that this plot assumes that, while Batman the multibillionaire veteran crimefighter is off fighting alien invasions, Gotham City has need of a friendly neighborhood Batgirl. It’s closer in scale and tone to the recent SpiderMan movie, or even to a TV pilot, than to The Justice League.
So, do the the fight scenes in Black Panther have any basis in real-world African martial arts?
The costume shown above has recently been the subject of a social media outrage storm after it was discovered to have been marketed as an “Anne Frank costume” during the lead-up to 2017 Halloween festivities.
An update for the No Man Shall Protect Us documentary, including some amazing details about Edith Garrud, the “Suffragette who knew Jujitsu”. She may have starred in one of the world’s first martial arts movies, but where’s the TV series based on her life? Netflix? Anyone?
Click the link above to check out No Man Shall Protect Us, an in-development documentary about the secret society of female bodyguards who protected radical women’s rights activists just before WW1.
Virtual Reality arcades and lounges have been popping up like cutting-edge, disruptive-tech mushrooms over the past six months or so. Most feature variations of a standard layout - a series of cubicles, each one big enough for an adult to stand in the center and take one large step in any direction. The player wears…
- Director Frank Oz, recalling a test audience’s chilly reaction to the original ending of “Little Shop of Horrors”.
To help the filmmakers get these three short films made, head over to their Seed&Spark crowdfunding site.
Someone else has already Photoshopped a young Princess Leia in to this famous image; I thought I’d do the same with the mature General Leia Organa, as a small tribute to Carrie Fisher and her Star Wars legacy.
Mr. Adams died peacefully on Christmas Eve, aged 96 years.
Spoilers ahead, obviously - I’m assuming everyone reading this has seen the series and wants to talk about the Five Movements.
The scene is set in the countryside at night as two young lovers, Daniel and the pregnant Rosie, lie on a blanket whispering sweet nothings and watching the stars. Their rural idyll is violently disturbed by the nearby crash-landing of a large glowing object that falls from the sky, trailing a fiery tail.…
We open by following the mysterious Madame Korzha as she leads a group of police constables and distraught parents through the shadowy streets of London in search of a kidnapped child named Julia. Madame Korzha certainly seems, in this scene, to possess some sort of preternatural powers, as she unerringly guides her…
Later that night, Underhill is roused by strange flutterings and scratchings at his window. Investigating, he opens the window and gazes out over the London roofscape – but then, just as he glances upward, a demonic, bat-like figure hurls itself at him from above, sending him plummeting to his death!