Posts by Graeme McMillan, Author at Spinoff Online - TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily (1261)

Is It Time to Give ‘Fanboy’ A Rest?

Is It Time to Give ‘Fanboy’ A Rest?

30 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter’s review of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters describes the film as “tacky pastiche” that’s missing “a genuine sense of wit,” with an “awfully thin” script. “There isn’t much here to entice anyone with a bit of maturity,” it says – but the sub-heading for the review suggests that the “campy, violent version of Grimm’s fairy tale should entice fanboys.” Isn’t it time that everyone gave fan boyishness a break, already?

If Abrams Does <i>Star Wars</i>, What Happens to <i>Star Trek</i>?

If Abrams Does Star Wars, What Happens to Star Trek?

38 Comments

The news – still officially unconfirmed at time of writing – that JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars movie sent the Internet insane yesterday, with social media filled with jokes about lightsabers and lens flare and excitement about the prospect of the director taking on the most beloved of geek culture, but few asking what seems like an obvious question: If true, what does this mean for Star Trek?

Development Deal: <i>Avengers Academy</i>

Development Deal: Avengers Academy

19 Comments

If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why we’ve decided to help in that process with a series that offers up some of the things we’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? Avengers Academy.

Fringe Season 5: 5 Thoughts About “Liberty/An Enemy of Fate”

Fringe Season 5: 5 Thoughts About “Liberty/An Enemy of Fate”

49 Comments

And so, it’s all over: Fringe finished its five year run on Friday with a double-episode, “Liberty” and “An Enemy of Fate,” bringing an end to the Weird Science saga – and specifically, the plot about the Observers’ occupation of a future Earth. Did it all end in tears? Were all questions answered? Unsurprisingly, we have five thoughts about the way that everything ended up.

Fringe Season 5: 5 Answers to Old Questions About The Show’s Final Season

Fringe Season 5: 5 Answers to Old Questions About The Show’s Final Season

13 Comments

Tomorrow sees the final episode of Fox’s Fringe, bringing to an end the five-year run of the at-times spectacular, at-times infuriating science fiction series. As the fourth season ended last year and we were told that the final year of the show would take place in the future setting of the episode “Letters of Transit,” I had five questions I wanted answered in the final year. But did I get the answers that I wanted?

Who Has Already Won From the Oscar Nominations?

Who Has Already Won From the Oscar Nominations?

3 Comments

And so, the Oscar nominations have been released, unleashing waves of frustration across the Internet that [Your Selection Here] was unfairly snubbed, or that the Academy seems to believe that [Your Other Selection Here] is worth the time of day, never mind an award. But looking at the nominations as they stand, who and what actually manages to make the cliche “Just being nominated is an award in itself” come true …?

How del Toro’s <i>Dark Universe</i> Could Open Up A Whole New Frontier for DC Entertainment

How del Toro’s Dark Universe Could Open Up A Whole New Frontier for DC Entertainment

9 Comments

The (somewhat surprising) revelation that Guillermo del Toro really is working on a movie that teams DC Comics’ supernatural characters like Zatanna, John Constantine, Deadman and Swamp Thing isn’t just a tease for what would likely end up being a good movie, it’s a sign of a way that DC could avoid looking like they’re attempting to follow in Marvel’s footsteps a little too closely.

Page 1 of 10612345...Last »