Will Aronofsky Be Too Busy for “RoboCop”?


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 […]

“Secret Identity” Optioned


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 […]

Paramount Toys With Max Steel


“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 […]

UK “Torchwood” Ratings Remain Strong

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 […]

Hick’s Picks 60

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, […]

Shuttle Launch Pushed to Wednesday

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 […]

Portman Joins “Thor”


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 […]