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17th & Oak‘s limited edition giclée print captures all the claustrophobia of James Cameron’s Aliens on the movie’s 35th anniversary. (£26 UK if you want one – approx $35 US)

What We’re Talking About

Sad news, as 1970s Doctor Who writer and K9 co-creator Bob Baker passed away last week at the age of 82. His credits include The Nightmare of Eden, The Invisible Enemy, The Three Doctors, and The Sontaran Experiment.

Okay, now this is seriously cool. Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit, and What We Do in The Shadows director Taika Waititi has announced that he’s adapting French comic The Incal, created by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky and the late artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. The project was originally born out of Jodorowsky and Giraud’s attempt to make a Dune movie in the 1970s, and the comic went on to ‘inspire’ The Fifth Element. Peter Warren is signed up along with What We Do In The Shadows co-creator and flightless Concord Jermain Clement.

The new poster for Spider-Man: No Way Home only goes and reveals Green Goblin. Pumpkin Bombs and Goblin Gliders at the ready!

Despite a mean-spirited whispering campaign that insisted Marvel’s Eternals would crash out at the box office (weird how this sort of talk only seems to follow around movies with non-white, LGBTQ+ or female leads…), it opened this weekend to a respectable $71m in the US. Lower than its superhero rivals but beating DuneF9, and No Time to Die.

News from the dystopia, Squid Game display in a British shopping mall has caused a ruckus. I’m proud to reveal that I’ve seen the “popular singing Christmas tree” in the ‘flesh’ and it’s every bit as horrific as it sounds.

What We’re Watching

With DC doing Jared Leto’s Joker dirty, one wonders if the Snyderverse stans will transfer their affections to Marvel’s vampire antihero Morbius.

What We’re Buying*

*These aren’t sponsored, we don’t get a cut, and nobody sends us freebies. It’s just some cool stuff we’re lusting over hard.

The soundtrack for anime sidequel Blade Runner: Black Lotus is here in 80-gram neon magenta vinyl from Mondo Music, with all-new art by Greg Ruth.

Pre-order yours for $30 US (approx £22 UK)

Sick of Godzilla trashing the gaff? Support Mothra with this gorgeous tie-dye Toho T-shirt from Super-7.

Add it to your wardrobe for $30 US (approx £22 UK).

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