Category Archives: Film

A 1998 ‘proof of concept’ short featuring a real life duck who transforms into a cartoon superhero, directed by Uli Meyer (who, it will come as no surprise to learn, also worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Space Jam).

Meyer describes the film, scanned from a recently discovered 35mm negative, as ‘too long’.

That being said, you can still appreciate what could have been, but never was.

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The third and final prequel to Blade Runner: 2049 commissioned by director Denis Villeneuve.

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 is an anime short by Shinchiro Watanabe and the first, chronologically, in the timeline that continues with Luke Scott’s Blade Runner 2036: Nexus Dawn and Blade Runner 2048: Nowhere To Run.

Watch the full film here.

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‘Whistle Stop’ performed by the rooster troubadour Alan-A-Dale (Roger Miller) from Disney’s Robin Hood (1973).

The song that will be playing in your head for the rest of the day.

You’re welcome.

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The second of three prequels to Blade Runner 2049 by director Luke Scott (Ridley’s son) commissioned by Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve.

This one is set one year before the events of the upcoming film and focuses on Dave Bautista’s character, Snapper Morton.

Previously: Meanwhile, In 2036

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Behold the all-new 7,541-piece Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon – the biggest LEGO set ever.

With insane levels of detail, the ship can be configured to match its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back or the films of the latest trilogy and comes with ten minifigs from both periods, including old and young Han Solo.

If €799 seems a bit steep, it’s worth remembering that this set’s predecessor, released in 2007 (and with 2000 fewer pieces), regularly changes hands for over a grand on eBay..

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2036: Nexus Dawn – a short film by (Ridley’s son) Luke Scott – the first of three such sequel-prequels commissioned by Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve and set between the events of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. To wit:

This in-world short film takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, directed by Luke Scott (Morgan), Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049.

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Pleasing movie neons by Italian illustrators Van Orton.

Above: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner 2049, The Shining and Back To The Future

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The result of a year’s work assembled from footage captured in Ireland and Poland which, according to Sligo-based, Poznan-educated artist Páraic Mc Gloughlin:

…explores an abstract interpretation of choice, decision, consequence, circumstance, time, among other things, a personal perception on how we try to find whatever it is we are searching for. The film looks at similarities in various environments, the interrelations of people and our connection with one another in the very similar yet very different paths we share.

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A really rather excellent sixth scale representation of Peter Cushing’s Star Wars character from A New Hope, digitally reprised in Rogue One (complete with high backed chair and three interchangeable sets of hands).

€200 from action figure supremos Hot Toys.

Previously: Your Iron Man 3 Action Figures Have Arrived

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