Remembering Pat Hingle


Veteran actor Pat Hingle passed away Saturday evening at the age of 84, according to CNN.  The news of Hingle’s passing was released yesterday by his family. Hingle had a long career as an actor and may be best known to our readers as Commissioner Gordon in the Michael Keaton “Batman” movie.”  Hingle reprised the […]

“Marley” is Top Dog at Box-Office

This weekend’s box-office totals looks very similar to last weekend’s totals.  The top spot for the weekend was held by “Marley and Me.”  The movie rang up $24 million in ticket sales, taking it past the $100 million mark. Given the ending of the movie, it’s unlikely there will be a sequel but you can […]

Zombie’s “Halloween” Sequel To Open In August

The sequel to Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” will open in August, according to Dark Horizons.  As we previously reported here on Slice of SciFi, the new movie, called “H2″ will pick up moments after Zombie’s original “Halloween” remake concluded. The sequel is expected to follow the aftermath of Michael Myers’ killing spree from the first film. […]

Holiday Season Powers Hollywood To Record Year

A solid holiday season and the success of “Dark Knight” helped push the U.S. box office totals two percent higher with $9.78 billion in estimated grosses last year according to the Hollywood Reporter.  The box-office results set a new record for Hollywood even though overall ticket sales were down from 2007. 2008 saw 1.35 billion […]

Matt Smith Is The Eleventh Doctor


And the new Doctor is Matt Smith. A special “Doctor Who Confidential” announced 26-year old actor Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor today.  The announcement brings to  an end nine weeks of speculation on who would inherit the role when David Tennant regenerates next year. The news comes as a bit of a surprise.  Smith’s […]

Slice of SciFi #194: New Years Repeat


The studio crew is still enjoying a long winter’s nap, but they’ll be back next week with our first new episode of 2009. Until then, enjoy this repeat interview with Cristine Rose of “Heroes” and we’ll see you on Friday with a new voice mail show and Saturday, January 10th with our first Slice of […]

Pratchett Knighted


It’s Sir Terry Pratchett now. The best-selling British fantasy author has been granted knighthood for services to literature according to a post on the Pratchett’s web-site. Pratchett said that he is “absolutely, totally, gobsmackingly, mindbogglingly amazed” by the honor and that fans “while not calling me Sir, must now refrain from throwing things.” Pratchett has […]

Russo Review — “Pulse 3″ DVD


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) A far superior installment then the franchise’s last effort but not nearly as intriguing as the concept could have been Pulse 3, the next film in Dimension and The Weinstein Company’s upcoming behemoth, straight to DVD release schedule, is a far superior installment then the franchise’s […]

BBC Will Reveal Tennant’s Replacement Saturday

After months of speculation, the identity of the eleventh Doctor will be revealed tomorrow evening as part of a special “Doctor Who Confidential” according to the Hollywood Reporter. According to reports, the decision was made over the Christmas holiday and is being made early to allow for scripts for the upcoming series five to reflect […]

“Iron Man 2″ Will Be About Identity

Work on the script for “Iron Man 2″ has begun and several people associated with the project say the theme of the next installment will be identity. Writer Justin Theroux told MTV  the biggest difference between the first and second installments is  a total paradigm shift in dealing with Tony Stark. “The obvious thing to […]

Fleisher “Superman” Cartoons Coming to DVD


After years of sub-standard releases, the original Max Fleisher Superman cartoons are coming to DVD.  Warner Brothers announced all 17 original shorts featuring the first on-screen appearance of the Man of Steel will come to DVD on April 7, 2009. The shorts have been in the public domain for years now and released to DVD […]

New Behind the Scenes Look at “Coraline”

Several new featurettes have gone live for Coraline, Henry Selick’s upcoming stop-motion-animated movie, based on Neil Gaiman’s book, have gone on-line and you can watch them all below In the movie, Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate version of […]

Fox Will Fight For “Watchmen” Delay

The news isn’t getting any better for “Watchmen.” Last week, the federal judge in the case ruled that 20th Century Fox did own a piece of the distribution rights to the upcoming film.   Warner Brothers is currently producing and will distribute the film. Eventually…. Whether or not we’ll see “Watchmen” on its established release date […]