Russo Review — “Ghost Town” DVD & Blu Ray

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) An expertly crafted romantic comedy Russo Rating: 8/10 Some of the most memorable romantic comedies of all time involve the afterlife; take Ghost for example. Then again, other titles involving loved ones reaching back from the beyond include some of the worst, take this year’s Over […]

Russo Review — “Eagle Eye” DVD & Blu Ray


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Russo Rating: 7/10 Though the story is derivative, the spectacle is far grander. Lots of fans like to get angry at the studios for remaking their favorite titles. Filmmaker D.J. Caruso, with the financial backing of Hollywood titan, Steven Spielberg, has attempted to get past the […]

“Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” Prize Pack Contest


Thanks to the Penguin Young Readers Group, we have a special prize pack celebrating the publication of Alison Goodman’s “Eon: Dragoneye Reborn” for one lucky listener. A fantastic new fantasy novel, “Eon” follows the story of Eon, training to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. Eon is thrust into the […]

“Marley,” “Stories” and “Button” Lead Box Office


The box-office went to the dogs this weekend with “Marley and Me” winning the top spot for the weekend. “Marley” was one of three new releases to open strong for the weekend.  In second place was the Adam Sandler Disney movie, “Bedtime Stories” and in third was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The Tom […]

Slice of SciFi #193: Holiday Encore: Craig Horner (“Legend of the Seeker”)


The gang is off for a couple of days, celebrating the holiday season with friends and family.  We hope you enjoy this encore Slice of SciFi episode, featuring an interview with “Legend of the Seeker” star, Craig Horner.

Ron Moore Promises Final Cylon Reveal Will Be…–An AMC Interview


Star Trek veteran and Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore discusses religion, revelations and resolutions in the series’ final season, which begins January 16. Q: You admitted recently that Battlestar‘s themes of faith and religion were something the network requested after reading a line in the miniseries. How did it evolve? A: It was very […]

Judge: Fox Has Stake in “Watchmen”

The judge in the dispute over who has the rights to distribute the upcoming “Watchman” movie has issued a ruling–and it’s one that could possibly delay the movie’s release. The judge in the case has ruled that 20th Century Fox has a copyright stake in the upcoming graphic-novel adaptation motion picture, according to the Hollywood […]

“Tales of Beedle the Bard” Optioned


Warner Brothers has optioned the movie rights to the Harry Potter related book, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” according to Cinema Blend.  The book is a collection of five short fables set in the Harry Potter world of wizards and muggles by author J.K. Rowling. The titular Beedle the Bard wrote five tales, each […]

Chow Won’t Direct “Green Hornet”


Stephen Chow won’t direct the upcoming “Green Hornet” movie but he will continue his on-screen role as Kato, according to SciFi Wire. Chow officially dropped out of the director’s role last week according to reports. “Hornet” producer Neal Moritz is working to find a new director for the film, which will star Seth Rogan as […]

Cameron Make Director “Forbidden Planet”


James Cameron may be stepping into the director’s chair for next year’s remake of “Forbidden Planet.” Cameron is apparently interested in the project, which will be scripted by J. Michael Straczynski.   Warner Brothers is eager for the project to be Cameron’s next one after he completes work work on “Avatar.” Cameron was previously attached to […]

Robbins Will Play Stark’s Dad in “Iron Man 2″


It looks like Terrence Howard isn’t the only being replaced for “Iron Man 2.”   According to the Latino Review, Tim Robbins will assume the role of Tony Stark’s father for the upcoming sequel. According to the report on Latino Review, director Jon Favreau will replace the actor seen in photographs during the original “Iron Man” […]

Russo Review — “Hamlet 2″ DVD


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Actors: Todd Anderson, David Arquette, Marshall Bell, Catherine Keener, Marco Rodriguez Directors: Andrew Fleming Number of discs: 1 Rating: R Studio: Universal Studios DVD Release Date: December 21, 2008 Run Time: 60 minutes The most awkwardly hilarious comedy of the year Russo Rating: 7/10 The place […]

Russo Review — “American Teen” DVD


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) A compelling, albeit far too long a glimpse into the lives of jocks, princesses, rebels and geeks. Russo Rating: 6/10 “Simple but effective…. packed with action” Pimples galore, “American Teen” offers more pepperoni faced students then you’re local pizza parlor could ever dream of. The documentary […]

Dalek Christmas Tree


Nothing says Christmas like subjecting the lesser races and exterminating all those who oppose your goals of universal domination. All kidding aside, this Christmas tree decorated like the Doctor’s most famous enemy is pretty cool and I wish I’d thought of it first. You can see video of the tree here.

Russo Review — Burn After Reading DVD & Blu Ray


Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Actors: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Joel and Ethan Coen Number of discs: 1 Rating: R Studio: Universal Studios DVD Release Date: December 21, 2008 Run Time: 96 minutes A cinematic joy Russo Rating: 8/10 One of my favorite films from 2008, “Burn After Reading” […]