Girls star Adam Driver has publicly denied that he’ll be playing Nightwing (formerly Robin; Dick Grayson to his mates) in Batman and Superman Go Large, or whatever it’s going to be called. But if not Driver, then whom? We’ve come up with a few ideas.
J.J. Abrams’ vision of the classic space-faring franchise continues to dominate the increasingly-crowded sci-fi genre. After the successful reboot in 2009, the tricky follow-up of Star Trek Into Darkness had a lot to live up to; not only its predecessor, but the much beloved original series. It’s the loudest, fastest, shiniest, most slick, most beautiful and yes, most entertaining Star Trek to date, but this does come at a cost of the introspection and consideration that was previously associated with the series. That being said, Star Trek Into Darkness is a brilliant blockbuster – just expect it to be closer to Transformers than to Wrath of Khan.
It’s Saturday morning – you’d planned to get up early and make the most of the day, but instead you hid under the covers until quarter to eleven like a shut-in with a passion for snuggliness. You’re such a failure. But never mind – if you’re not going to experience the world first-hand, you can just catch up on the best of the week’s movie news with our regular round-up!
But.. but what about Mary-Ashley?
Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and David Tennant grab their stakes and stock up on holy water ready to do away with a vampiric Colin Farrell in Craig Gillespie’s re-imagining of of 1985’s Fright Night. Yes it’s another vampire film, yes it’s another remake and yes, Chrisopher Mintz-Plasse only has that one character, but come on, how often do you get to see Doctor Who in leather trousers?
The Smurfs 3D attempts to tackle the ultimate question: what DO you do when cuddly blue money-spinners get lodged in your toilet? It turns out the answer is: get self-referential, mother SMURFERS. Harmless, silly fun along the lines of Elf and Enchanted, Smurfs 3D does a fair job of appealing to humans big and small – but it does feel like everyone’s aware that this is fluff and nothing more. Nothing smurf? Smurfing more? You’ll pick it up.