Archive for the ‘RANTS & REVIEWS’ Category

LETTING IT RIDE ON THE LAST JEDI

“Whenever you gamble, my friend, eventually you’ll lose.” So said Liam Neeson’s wizened Jedi knight, Qui-Gon Jinn, in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Gambling runs rampant in the galaxy far far away. And never more so it seems than in the film franchise’s newest installment — Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Trailers for […]

[REVIEW] Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

This week the BBC & Fathom Events hosted an exclusive nationwide cinema event screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks. This was the first time Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks had ever been shown in North America. Lost since its premiere on the BBC 50 years ago, the full six-part story has now […]

Hasslein Books Publishes the Watchmen Timeline!

Beyond the Marquee readers are no strangers to some of our past reviews of the amazing and incredibly detailed books written and produced by author Rich Handley. From Planet of the Apes, Doctor Who and Back to the Future, his meticulous publications are always packed full of juicy trivia, nostalgia, amazing facts, intricate time-lines and more. […]

Beyond the Marquee Celebrates it’s 5th Year!

I won’t say that I feel exactly like Captain James T Kirk today, but clearly I am taking a look back at what’s been our 5-year mission since launching Beyond the Marquee and I can’t help but feel a bit of a fun connection to a journey filled with mystery, exploration, laughter, tears, growth, change and Romulans. Ok, maybe not Romulans, but […]

Book Review: BATMAN: Facts and Stats From The Classic TV Show (Titan Books)

Atomic batteries to power, turbines to…..well I’m sure you know the rest. No? Then perhaps you’ll need to pick up the new release from Titan Books, BATMAN: Facts and Stats From The Classic TV Show. As I thumbed though the book, the red phone in my study beeped. When I answered, it was not Commissioner […]

Let’s Celebrate Oscar Season with a Look Back at Recent Snubs

If you’ve been keeping an eye on movie news lately, you’ve probably started seeing some trailers for fall and winter heavyweights. The likes of Manchester By The Sea, Queen Of Katwe, Denial, and The Birth Of A Nation are getting quite a bit of hype lately, and all look like possible Best Picture contenders. This […]

[BOOK REVIEW] Star Trek: 50 Years, 50 Artists

I don’t know what I was looking for in Titan Book’s latest multi-artist tribute to 50 years of Star Trek, but as a longtime and rabid fan, this was almost it…with some minor quibbles. The book was a bit like ordering an expensive meal at a lovely restaurant and receiving instead a very tasty salad […]

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