Fox have announced the Liam Neeson action sequel, TAKEN 2, for blu-ray release on January 15th. The critically lambasted film has earned a pretty hefty taking (heh) at the box office thus far and all signs really do point to a TAKEN 3 coming along. Fox are embracing the film's franchise potential with a surprising (though seemingly silly) amount of supplements including an unrated version of the film.
Anna Karenina, based on Leo Tolstoy's classic, follows the journey of Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) as she deals with her love for Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson) and her duty to her husband, Alexei Karenin (Jude Law), along with the dual story of Konstantin Levin's (Domhnall Gleeson) search for love. The film is condensing a thousand page book to two hours so a lot is obviously going to get lost in translation but if there is one major void, Anna Karenina lost almost all characterization along way.
Look in the sky! It's a phone! It's a tablet! No, it's a phablet!
There once was a cell phone, a laptop, a home computer, and a sane world. Then the tablet came along, a remarkable new breed of devices that fit nicely in between the phone and laptop; a void that had been unfilled despite the attempts of e-readers or PDAs. Perhaps one could think the tablet and laptop would merge which, with the Asus Transformers and Microsoft Surfaces, seems likely. Then all manners of tablet-phone inbreeding and incest occurred and I haven't a damn clue what's going on anymore.
There are so many comics coming out every week that it's hard to keep up with them all. So, every week one of our writers will go through his or her stack and pick the one book that stands out above the rest. This week it's: All New X-Men #2.
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Illustrator: Stuart Immonen
Cover: Stuart Immonen
After much speculation about who would direct Star Wars Episode VII, there have been directors who have said no to the job. Deadline has reported that there are two directors rumored to be in the running for this project.
Join us for the third episode of the Book Club podcast! We are a monthly podcast here at GNW that will select a different graphic novel each month to break down. So grab a bottle of wine and a block of fine cheese, put on your 3D glasses now, its book club time...geek style. This months graphic novel is HOUSE OF M.
Writing a review for Geoff Dyer's rather wonderful love letter to a cinematic experience, is not easy. Firstly, like the book itself, this review will be written to assume that the reader is at least familiar (even if only in name) with Andrei Tarkovsky's science-fiction epic, STALKER (and if you aren't, I urge you to see it). Yes, Dyer's new book is about this film but it is also about much of what we take into a film as we view it - memory, history, ideology and, perhaps most so, taste.