Category: Movies

Source Code – The TV series?

source-code-quad

Despite some nagging holes in the logic of the film there’s no denying that Source Code was a great concept.

It’s highly unlikely that Jake Gyllenhaal’s  character Colter Stevens will be the star (or appear at all) and director Duncan Jones has already stated he has nothing to do with it.
Source Code was a very enjoyable sci-fi thriller, and did pretty well at the box office. It certainly lends itself to a TV mission of the week format, and there has been an absence of good new sci-fi on TV lately. Comparisons with the legendary Quantum Leap are natural, and to those with a keen ear would of spotted Sam Beckett himself Scott Bakula on the phone as Colter’s Dad, which was an inspired touch to the movie.

Obviously it will be going down the pilot episode route before a series gets the go ahead, so it could all fall apart before it even starts. No casting decisions have been made yet but Steve Maeda (Lost, Lie To Me) has been brought in to draught the script and TV producer Mark Gordon is on board to produce the potential series.
We will keep you updated as the story develops.

22Sep

Tinker + Tailor + Soldier + Spy = Big Box Office

It comes as no shock that classy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, topped the UK Box Office this week with an estimated £2.81 million. Lead by a Oscar worthy performance from Gary Oldman, it’s...

22Sep

Now Playing in Cinemas – Warrior & Drive

Out this week is MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) family drama Warrior. Tom Hardy hulks up to play Tommy Conlon a former marine who returns home to be trained by his estranged father (Nick Nolte) for a...

21Sep

Films coming Soon…

This time of year is usually the dumping ground for films that would of struggled against the titans of the summer. There are always some hidden gems and here are a few more films to consider as we hurtle...

20Sep

Out Now on DVD – Trust

Since the explosion of social media, the murky world of online predators has become a difficult and dark subject matter for films. We have had Catfish, Hard Candy and now former Friends star David...

20Sep

Spoofed – Rated Awesome

Now everybody loves a good movie parody, not the barrel scrapping laugh free likes of Vampires Suck, Date Movie, Epic Movie or Meet The Spartans (which were all made by the same people). In today’s...

19Sep

Out Now on DVD – Attack the Block

New to DVD and Blu Ray this week is the directorial debut of Joe Cornish. He was and is the Joe in the Adam and Joe show on BBC 6 Radio (a podcast well worth your time but then you already know that). The...

19Sep

A few forthcoming films to consider and one to avoid

A little look ahead at some bigger releases coming up over the next few  months. Summer might be over but the film selection on the way is warming up. December sees Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law return...