Mike Histon


Freelance filmmaker, writer and proud geek. Mike is obsessed with film and television, and often stalls real-world conversations with the phrase, "This is actually a lot like something they did in ...". He also blogs at

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Alien vs Prometheus - Why Comparing Them Doesn't Make You An Idiot

If you find yourself unable to shake the feeling that Prometheus owes more than it should to Alien that does not make you an idiot.…

Django Unchained Trailer: Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Vengeance

The first full-length trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, "Django Unchained", has arrived.…

Sin City 2 Gets October 2013 Release, Mickey Rourke & Jessica Alba Return

The long-awaited sequel to Sin City, titled "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For", will be released on October 4th 2013 …

Blade Runner Original Writer Hampton Fancher To Script Sequel

Ridley Scott's sequel will centre around a female protagonist.

Paddington Bear Film To Hit Screens

Studiocanal have announced that they will be financing a live-action/CGI-animated film based on the Paddington series of children’s books by Michael Bond.…

Edgar Wright’s Next Film To Be 'The World’s End', Not Ant-Man

Working Title have announced a September start date for Edgar Wright’s next film, the long-awaited apocalyptic comedy "The World’s End".…

Judge Dredd's Villain Lena Headey Revealed

Headey stars as Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, the matriarch of an organisation that deals in a reality-altering narcotic, known as SLO-MO. …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in Little Shop of Horrors Remake

Will take the lead as timid florist Seymour, who cultivates a plant by feeding it human blood.

Spectacle And Sentiment in Films Are Not Mutually Exclusive

From John McClane to Snake Plissken, Ellen Ripley to The Bride, we need characters to lead us through the spectacle. …

Pixar’s Brave Gets Full Trailer

Pixar's Brave gets a new full trailer, which remains elusive over its narrative, but suggests a prevalent sense of humour.…