Director Darren Aronofsky in on the verge of signing on to be the director of the upcoming Natalie Portman supernatural drama, “Black Swan” later this year. And while that’s good news for the project becuase the director brings independent financing to the film and the potential involvement of Fox Searchlight, it casts into doubt whether […]
Author Charles Stross says that several of the stories in his recently published collection, “Wireless” were influenced by growing up during the Cold War and reading stories set in the universe of Cthulhu. “I grew up in the UK during the latter stages of the Cold War,” Stross told SciFi Wire. “Britain is relatively compact, […]
A few months ago, we told you about the new book, “Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster,” a book by Craig Yoe. The book details Shuster’s work on other comic series including “The Nights of Horror,” a 16-volume series of mob-financed underground comics depicting scenes that range from S&M to brutal […]
Shares of Netflix stock rose five percent yesterday on indications that Amazon may be looking to acquire the popular movie rental service, according to the Memphis Business Journal. The paper reported Netflix shares (NASDAQ: NFLX) closed at $42.19 on Monday, up 5.29 percent after trading as high as $42.40 earlier in the day. Netflix stock […]
“Transformers,” “G.I. Joe,” “Stretch Armstrong,” “ViewMaster.” The list of toys turned into ovies could go on for days or even weeks. And now you can add Max Steel to the list of toys that is getting its own movie vehicle. According to Variety, Paramount is teaming with producer Joe Roth for a movie based on […]
Fancast columnist Julia Diddy has an interesting column this week, listing the 50 SciFi Series That You Need To Watch.
It’s an interesting list and it could give you some ideas of things to put into your Netflix queue or watch on-line during the summer repeat months.
The third series of “Torchwood” was a hit in the UK, at least when it comes to the ratings. The series, which was presented as a mini-series event over five nights drew larger audiences each evening until Thursday last week. The final night was down a bit, but the overnight ratings haven’t yet factored in […]
Actor LaVar Burton, who played Geordi LaForge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital after he was involved in a traffic accident yesterday according to TMZ. The site reports Burton and the passengers in the other car had minor injuries. “Stargate: Atlantis” is coming to Blu Ray. Well, […]
Two of the top pay cable outlets are joining Comcast cable to offer customers streaming versions of their shows and movies according to the Hollywood Reporter. HBO and Cinemax are joining basic cable outlets TNT, TBS and the pay outlet Starz in offering streaming episodes of their popular shows. Comcast announced Monday it will be […]
The Space Shuttle Endeavour won’t take off today according to the Associated Press. Severe weather scrubbed the potential take-off today. The next window for a launch comes Wednesday at 6:04 p.m. EST. “That’s the nature of our business,” mission commander Mark Polansky radioed to launch managers from the shuttle. “When the time is right, we’ll […]
Actress Natalie Portman is dipping her toe back into the genre world. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actress has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming “Thor” movie. Portman will play Jane Foster, who in early comic book lore was a nurse who became Thor’s first love. Marvel Studios said the character […]
Fans may want to consider putting the upcoming release of “Watchmen” in their Netflix queue and waiting until December for the “Ultimate Edition” to hit stores. According to early reviewers, an insert with the “Director’s Cut” of the film indicates a third cut of the film will make its way to stores in December. Billed […]