Smith, Spielberg in Talks for “Oldboy.”

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A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that Will Smith had helped secure the rights for a live-action remake of the popular Japanese anime movie, “Old Boy.” Now comes news that the film is on the fast track and director Steven Spielberg is is negotations to direct the film with Smith playing a […]

Russo Review — “Role Models”

Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Actors: Kyle Schmid, Mark J. Gibbon, Nicki Lynn Aycox, Laura Jordan, Nick Zano Director: Davis Wain Rating: R Studio: Universal Pictures Release Date: November 7, 2008 Run Time: 99 minutes Russo Rating: 8/10 Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, Role Models is comedic ingenuity at its […]

Fox Announces Mid-Season Schedule

Many Joss Whedon fans may be feeling deja vu when they hear when his latest series will air on Fox.   The highly anticipated mid-season replacement, “Dollhouse” will air on Friday evenings at 9 p.m. EST starting on February 13.   Fox is creating a block of sci-fi programming on Friday evenings and will move “Terminator: The […]

New “Trek” Film Will Have Burger King Tie-In

Next year’s “Star Trek” will feature a licensing tie-in with the fast-food chain Burger King according to TrekMovie. Burger King confirmed the tie-in earlier this week during their quarterly investor conference call. CEO John Chidsey stated “we believe our movie lineup with The Pink Panther, Star Trek, and Transformers will resonate with super fans and super […]

Upcoming “Star Wars” Book Details

Earlier this week, we brought you the news  that LucasFilm Limited and Del Rey books signed a new deal to publish 45 more “Star Wars” universe titles over the next several years. At the time, the only information given was about a new, nine-novel series, “The Fate of the Jedi.” Now, LucasFilm Limited editor Sue […]

Vandervoort Discusses Return to “Smallville”

The last time we heard from Clark Kent’s super cousin, Kara, she was trapped in the Phantom Zone and being impersonated by Brainiac.   Audiences wondering just what happened to the Girl of Steel  will have their questions answered this tonight when Laura Vandervoort reprises her role as Cara on a new episode of the CW’s […]

Own a Piece of Battlestar Galactica

Collectors mark your calendars for January 16.   That’s the weekend NBC/Universal will hold an auction, selling off props, costumes and set pieces from SciFi’s hit series, “Battlestar Galactica.”  The auction is set to take place at the same time the popular sci-fi drama returns to our screens and begins its final run of episodes. According […]

New “Dollhouse” Trailer Released

Fox has released a new trailer for the upcoming series, “Dollhouse.” “Dollhouse” stars Elisa Dushku and is produced by Joss Whedon. It is expected to air on Fox sometime in 2009. An official launch date for the series hasn’t been determined.

Could Smoking On-Screen Equal An R-Rating?

On-screen smoking in movies is coming under attack by the American Lung Associations and the the American Medical Association Alliance. The groups are petitioning the MPAA to issue an automatic R-rating to any movie that shows characters smoking on screen. The exception to the rule would be for biographically stories or movies that have an […]

Remembering Michael Crichton

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Best-selling writer Michael Crichton has passed away at the age of 66 according to the Associated Press. Crichton had been privately battling cancer according to his family. Crichton wrote a string of New York Times best-selling novels including “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain,” “Sphere,” and “Timeline.”   Many of Crichton’s novels were turned into movies with […]

“Warehouse 13″ Adds Writers

SciFi Channel’s upcoming series “Warehouse 13″ has filled out its writing staff according to SciFi Wire. Writing for the series will come from executive producers Jack Kenny David Simkins and Dana Baratta, supervising producer Drew Goodard, and co-producers Matt Federman and Steven Scaia.  The rets of the writing staff includes Bob Goodman, Tamara Becher and Ben […]

Marvel Studios Confirms Upcoming Movies

During a conference call yesterday, Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel reflected on the positive year his studio is having and confirmed several future projects. “2010 is scheduled to bring “Iron Man 2″ and “Thor”, while 2011 has “The First Avenger: Captain America” and the Avengers movie,” Maisel said. “We’ve announced Robert Downey Jr. will star […]

Kara Returns to “Smallville”, Wishes Come True on “Supernatural”

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The CW’s Thursday line-up freatures all new epiosdes of “Smallville” and “Supernatural” this evening, starting at 8 p.m EST. SMALLVILLE” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) — Episode: “Bloodline” KARA RETURNS — Clark (Tom Welling) receives an anonymous package containing the crystal that Tess (Cassidy Freeman) found in the Arctic. When he removes the crystal, it activates […]

International Broadcasters Team Up for “Defying Gravity”

An international coalition of four studios have signed together to produce the 13-episode series, “Defying Gravity.”  Fox TV Studios, Canada’s CTV, Germany’s ProSieben and the BBC are teaming up to produce “Gravity.”  The series is, set in the near future, revolving around eight astronauts from five countries who take on a mysterious six-year mission through […]

LucasFilm/Del Rey Confirm New Book Deal

“The Force will be with you” for thirty-five more “Star Wars” tie-in novels.  LucasFilm and Del Rey confirmed a new deal had been struck to continue the two companies long patnership in creating new books about “a galaxy far, far away.”  The new deal will see the publication of thirty-five fictional tie-in novels and ten […]