Ticket Requests Crash “Avatar” Site

In what should be encouraging news for 20th Century Fox, interest in free tickets to the upcoming preview footage of “Avatar” crashed the movie’s web site yesterday, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Tickets were made available at noon yesterday for screenings this week of the 16 minutes of preview footage. After 17,000 of the 68,000 available […]

Weekend Box Office Final — August 14 – 16, 2009

All totals are U.S. box office only. SF and genre-related films in bold. Title ….Reported Weekend Box Office….Gross Since Premiere 1. District 9…$37,354,308…$37.350 2. GI Joe.…$22,324,341….$98.580 3. Time Traveler’s Wife, The….$18,623,171….$18.620 4. Julie & Julia….$12,055,918…..$43.340 5. G-Force….$6,915,642….$99.060 6. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince….$5,141,072….$283.880 7. Ugly Truth, The ….$4,448,232….$77.450 8. Ponyo ….$3,585,852….$3.590 9. Funny […]

Report Indicates Over Half of X-Box Systems Fail

If you’re an X-Box gamer and you’ve experienced the red ring of death, odds are you aren’t alone. A new survey by Game Informer magazine finds that the systems fail 54.2% of the time. To add insult to injury, those who have their system repaired find that it fails 41.2%. The results came from a […]

It’s Official: Singer Will Direct “BSG” Movie

Last week, we told you about reports that director Bryan Singer was looking to resurrect his vision for “Battlestar Galactica” on the big-screen. Now it’s official. According to Variety, the director has signed on with Universal Pictures to create an all-new “Battlestar Galactica” for the big-screen. And no, it won’t have anything to do with […]

More “Stargate” Movies Coming, Just Not Soon

If you’re holding your breath for the more direct-to-home-theater movies featuring the cast of “Stargate SG1″ and “Stargate Atlantis,” you might want to exhale before you pass out. Producer Robert C. Cooper recently told SciFi Wire that the ideas are there for more direct-to-DVD movies set in the first two universes of the “Stargate” franchise, […]

Guess Who May Crop Up on “Smallville” Next Year

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Iconic D.C. characters appearing in “Smallville” is nothing new.  In the past eight seasons, we’ve had Aquaman, Flash and Doomsday just to name a few.  That doesn’t even take into consideration the long-running rumor that Bruce Wayne might make a guest appearance (despite producers routinely denying the story). And the series hasn’t shied away from […]

Hulu Launches Animated “Apes” Site

If you’re a “Planet of the Apes” completist or maybe you’ve just never seen teh animated series based on the popular movies and tv show, then we’ve got some good news for you. Hulu is offering all thirteen episodes from the first season of the animated seris for free viewing. Just surf over to Hulu’s […]

McQuarrie To Write “Wolverine” Sequel

Actor Hugh Jackman has been talking about a sequel to “Wolverine” since it opened in theaters earlier this summer.   Now the sequel has taken another step closer to becoming reality with the news 20th Century Fox has hired Christopher McQuarrie to pen the sequel. The sequel will adapt a popular storyline that first appeared in […]

NBC Wins “Midnight, Mass” Rights

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After months of pursuit by several networks and studios, NBC has won the rights to adapt D.C.’s “Midnight, Mass.” John Rozum’s “Midnight, Mass.” revolves around Adam and Julia Kadmons, a sophisticated, sexy, globe-trotting husband-and-wife team who solve mysteries and crimes of the supernatural.  The series will be a live-action property for NBC. The comic series, […]

Patton Oswalt Joins “Caprica” Cast

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Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt is joining the cast of the “Battlestar Galactica” spin-off “Caprica.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oswalt will have a recurring role as Baxter Sarno, a popular Caprican comedian talk show host. Some of the details about his role could be SPOILER material, so if you don’t want to know more, […]

Scribe Set for “Spidey 5, 6″

No matter what happens with “Spider-Man 4″ creatively or financially, the movie will prove to be a crossroads for the franchise.  It could be the last hurrah for director Sam Raimi and stars Toby McGuire and Kirsten Dundst in the lead roles. It could also be the last film where fans have a long wait […]