UK “Mars” Creator Praises U.S. Version

The U.S. version of “Life on Mars” has won at least one fan–the creator of the original British version. Ashley Pharoah said he liked that the U.S. version has picked up on the “gritty” nature of the original and that he thinks the U.S. version is “marvelous.” The U.S. version was recently picked up for […]

Helfer Signs For Guest Stint on “Chuck”


The actress who brings Six to life on “Battlestar Galactica” has signed on for a guest role in NBC’s “Chuck.” According to our sister site, TV Guide On-Line, Tricia Helfer will play a new handler for Chuck in season two’s eighteenth episode. Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports Helfer’s CIA agent will be placed in charge […]

Will There Be a “Warcraft” Movie?


Blizzard’s “Warcraft” franchise is one of the most popular and lucrative on the gaming market today. So what about the possiblity of a big-screen feature based on the popular game? According to Blizzard’s Frank Pearce, a writer is currently being sought for a big-screen version of “Warcraft.” “Legendary Pictures is currently trying to assign some […]

“Terminator Salvation” Will Have Tie-In Video Game


Fans who want to experience more of the “Terminator” universe are in luck.   Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Equity Games Production and Halcyon Games announced a tie-in video game to next summer’s “Terminator: Salvation” that will put players right in the middle of the battle for mankind. The game will be a third-person shooter and allow […]

Smith: “Oldboy” Will Adapt Manga For American Version


Actor Will Smith recently told Film School Rejects that the upcoming American version of “Oldboy” won’t be a remake of the popular anime title, but will instead look to the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. “We’re looking at that right now. Not the film though, it’s the original source material. There’s the […]

CW to Show “Jericho” Repeats


While it may not be the much-hoped-for third season, the CW is bringing “Jericho” back to prime-time television.  This fall, the network farmed out its Sunday night programming to the Media Rights Capital group.  The two series produced were non-starters for the CW, leading the network to yank the series and will now begin showing […]

“Chuck” to Explore Mythology


NBC’s “Chuck” is one of the most enjoyable, fun and entertaining series on TV today.  And while the series does not feature a heavy mythology or continuity along the lines of “Heroes,” “Lost” or “Battlestar Galactica,” it is working this year to explore and expand the backstory of its universe in its second season. One […]

European Scientists May Have Discovered Another Planet


Have we discovered another new planetary body? European astronomers announced they may have discovered a new planetary body orbiting Beta Pictoris.  The Star is a massive, young star that is 70 light years away (about 6 trillion miles).   Observers at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope report detecting a planet about eight times heavier […]

Kring Offers An Apology

Last week, “Heroes” creator and producer Tim Kring opened his mouth and firmly inserted his foot.  The comments about fans who use DVRs to time shift the series as being “poor saps” or “d******s” set off a firestorm of controversy and reaction across the Internet. In our most recent episode, the studio gang discussed Kring’s […]

“Twilight” Sequel Announced

With a $70 million opening weekend for “Twilight,” Summit Entertainment is looking to strike while the iron is hot. The studio has announced the second novel in the series, “New Moon” will be adapted for the big-screen. “New Moon” is the second title in the series and is centered on Edward Cullen leaving Bella Swan […]

SAG Moves Closer to a Strike


After 27 hours of discussions, negotiations between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers were suspended yesterday according to the Hollywood Reporter. A federal mediator, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, was unable to get the two sides to agree on a new contract. “As previously authorized by the national board of directors, we will […]

“Twilight” Earns Top Box-Office Spot

Vampires were big business at the box-office this weekend.  The long-anticipated debut of “Twilight” had a big opening, taking in over $70 million according to initial estimates. The adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel easily outdistanced last weekend’s top money maker, “Quantum of Solace.”  “Solace” dropped to second, edging out another debut feature, the […]