The Auckland leg of the Armageddon expo is now underway at the ASB Showgrounds. It runs until October 24th. One of those delighting the crowd today is the legend that is Christopher Lloyd. Check out some shots of Christopher Lloyd's panel at Armageddon Expo 2016.
Good news - it's the long weekend and also the start of the Auckland leg of the Armageddon Expo!
Running from October 21 to the 24th of October at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds, the annual event's one of the biggest in the country - and features a whole host of guests.
Here are the details of the days and times for the show
Auckland Armageddon 2016 -
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane
Fri Oct 21st - 6pm to 9pm
Sat/Sun Oct 22nd/23rd - 10am to 6pm
Mon Oct 24th - 10am to 5pm
Current line-up includes…
Media Guest - Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Addams Family, Taxi, Star Trek 3 and much more!
Media Guests - James and Oliver Phelps - Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter films
Media Guest - Karen Fukuhara - Katana from Suicide Squad
Media Guest - Malese Jow - The Vampire Diaries, The Flash
Media Guest - Tammin Sursok - Pretty Little Liars, Home and Away
Media Guest - Nichelle Nichols - Star Trek: The Original Series
Media Guest - Sarah Douglas - Superman, Superman II, Conan the Destroyer
Media Guest - Alona Tal - Supernatural, Veronica Mars
Media Guest - Lindsey McKeon - Supernatural
Media Guest - Travis Aaron Wade - Supernatural
Media Guest - Brian O'Halloran - Clerks, Clerks II
Media Guest - David Naughton - An American Werewolf in London
Media Guest - Daniel Logan - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Wrestling Guest - Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake
Animation Guest - Linda Larkin - Princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin
Animation Guest - Erica Mendez - Kill la Kill, Sailor Moon, Love Live!
Animation Guest - Lucien Dodge - Fate/Zero, Sailor Moon, Dangan Ronpa
Animation Guest - Tony Oliver - Naruto, Bleach, Lupin III
Animation Guest - Shoji Kawamori - Creator of Macross
YouTube Stars - Hilly and Hannah Hindi - The Hillywood Show
Cosplay Guest - Vampy Bit Me
Cosplay Guest - Variable
Comic Guest - Whilce Portacio
Comic Guest - Larry Hama
Mystery Guest - Rick Searfoss - NASA Astronaut Ticketing information here
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Director: David Mackenzie
There's plenty of soul in the mournful Hell Or High Water.
Managing to cram in a hefty dose of socio-economic commentary in the ruins of towns riddled by foreclosure and debts, Hell Or High Water is the West Texas set tale of two brothers, Toby and Tanner (Pine and Foster) hell-bent on robbing banks for their own reasons.
Enter two Texas Rangers, one Alberto an Indian (Birmingham) whose rueful regret at the banks stealing their heritage and the other Marcus (Bridges), who's on the cusp of retirement, but not about to go lightly or willingly into the long night.
As the laconic game of cat and mouse plays out, there's a very real sense of roads colliding and personal stakes rising, but there's also a deep familial connection that makes itself known. Depression rears its head all throughout Hell or High Water; from the cutaway shots of roads that are riddled with foreclosure or debt signs or to the long shots of fields dotted with oil wells pumping futilely away, this is a film that's got its condemnation of the financial crisis and the banks hard-wired into its execution.
Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan manages shots of dry humour and Fargo-esque idiosyncratic trappings of character within his taut screenplay that examines the relationships between the two brothers and the two rangers, and works best when it concentrates on those elements. Both have bits of brotherhood scattered through; from Marcus' continual plaguing of put-upon Alberto with racial slurs or being annoying, to Toby and Tanner's reunion after Tanner's time in jail and his black sheep status within the family. But it's in the subtleties that this film works - the quieter moments, led by a hang-dog Pine who underplays to great effect, are infinitely more worthwhile than the continual quirks of some of the residents of West Texas. Sheridan captures the frailties of familial bonds with ease. And accentuated by a Warren Ellis / Nick Cave score, the whole thing bathes in a kind of timeless dread.
Equally worthy of recognition is a resigned but resilient Bridges as Marcus, a cantankerous man whose loneliness beckons in his twilight years. Bridges brings a gruffness and simplicity of execution to the film and gives it an edge that's as timeless as any cops and robbers chase film you've seen. Ultimately, Hell or High Water is a wee ripper of a film; an eclectic and at times, eccentric old school Western that works on many levels. Swathed in contemplative elements and blessed with a stonking script and execution, it's proof there's life in the old dog yet and that when done properly, dialogue is king.
To celebrate the release of the truly wonderful Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, Madman Home Entertainment have hooked up some copies to win! About Swiss Army Man A wholly original, enormously entertaining, and deeply heartfelt look at what it means to be human, SWISS ARMY MAN is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the beloved Turn Down For What video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, SWISS ARMY MAN goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. To enter simply email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here and in the subject line put SWISS ARMY MAN. Competition will close November 4th!