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 […]

“The 4400: The Complete Series” Contest


Just in time for the holiday season comes the perfect gift for the sci-fi fan on your list…or maybe just yourself. Starting Saturday, November 22 and running until December 6, 2008 at midnight Pacific time, we’re giving away one copy of “The 4400: The Complete Series” on DVD. When 4400 alien abductees return to earth […]

Is Tim Kring Trying to Drive Away His Audience?

This may not be the best way to win back your fan base and create new fans. Let’s face it–“Heroes” is having a down year.  Despite being NBC’s highest rated scripted drama, the third-year series is in trouble.  It’s been hemorrhaging viewers since the season premiere, it fired two producers earlier this month and it […]

“Get Smart” Direct to Helm “Captain Marvel”


Director Peter Segal, who helmed this summer’s “Get Smart,” got the nod from Warner Brothers to direct the upcoming “Captain Marvel” movie according to Variety. Segal has a background in directing comedies, including the Adam Sandler vehicle, “The Longest Yard.” Warner Brothers acquired the rights to make a big-screen version of “Marvel” from New Line […]

Kunis Joins “Book of Eli”


Actress Mila Kunis has signed to the cast of “The Book of Eli” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Albert and Allen Hughes will direct “Eli” which has signed actor Denzel Washington for the lead role. The script, by Gary Whitta and a rewrite by Anthony Peckham, centers on a lone hero named Eli (Washington) who […]

ABC cancels “Pushing Daisies,” “Eli Stone”

ABC gave cancellation notices to “Pushing Daisies” and “Eli Stone” yesterday reports the Los Angeles Times. The two series will not be picked up for a full second season and will end production after their thirteenth episodes.  ABC president Steve McPherson informed both series of their fate in phone calls yesterday. “He was very complimentary […]

Neveldine, Taylor leave “Jonah Hex”


Citing “creative differences,” Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have left the production of “Jonah Hex” according to Variety.  The two were set to co-direct the movie based on their adaptation of the popular comic books series. Jonah Hex is an anti-hero in stories set in the Old West, horribly scarred down one side of his […]

Hick’s Picks 53


The long-awaited “He-Man” movie has a director. According to Latino Review, “Kung Fu Panda” co-director John Stevenson has landed the job. According to their sources, the former Muppet Show character designer and animation artist pitched a new take on the Mattel and cartoon character which got him the job. Stevenson has an extensive background in […]

Lionsgate Exits Digital Download Market


Digital software firm Sonic Solutions has purchased Cinema Now, the video download service partially owned by Lionsgate Studios.  According to Variety, Solutions bought Cinema Now for $3 million.  Sonic plans to use the acquisition to grow its download-to-burn business. It will form a Premium Content Group headed by Mark Ely, Sonic’s exec VP of strategy, […]

Katzenberg Says 3-D is the Future

In the next five to seven years, all movies (not just animated ones) will be made in 3-D predicts DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Katzenberg made the prediction while speaking at the 3DX Film and Entertainment Technology Festival according to the Hollywood Reporter. “3-D is how we see, how we take things in. It’s natural,” Katzenberg said. […]

Jimmy and Chloe Walk Down the Aisle on “Smallville”


You are cordially invited to the wedding of Jimmy Olson and Chloe Sullivan on tonight’s all-new episode of “Smallville.”   As if that weren’t enough, this episode will offer us our first glimpses of Doomsday.   Make your plans to be there tonight at 8 p.m. EST on the CW. SMALLVILLE” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) — Episode: […]