DVRs bump network numbers

For years, we’ve said that the ratings system is broken and in desparate need of re-thinking.  New numbers for the just completed television season only lend more credence to that.  With DVRs only in use in 23% of American homes, television networks are seeing significant bumps in ratings for shows, especially those in competitive time-slots […]

Bruce Purchase Remembered


Actor Bruce Purchase passed away at his home, according to reports. Purchase was 69 years old. Purchase was was a founder member of Sir Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre and a regular performer with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Purchase is best-known to sci-fi audiences for his memorable performance as the villainous Captain in 1978’s four part […]

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3-D blood, beasts and breasts for Pirahana 3-D While filming hasn’t begun yet for Pirahana 3-D, plans are already underway for ways to utilized digital 3-D technology to enhance audience’s experience. “So we’re probably going to start [Piranha] up shortly and we’re developing some stuff with Joe Dante (director of the 1978 Piranha and the […]

Shyamalan prepares audiences for The Happening


It’s been close to a decade since writer/director M. Night Shyamalan stunned audiences with The Sixth Sense. Sense was a criticial, finanical and creative success for the director, garnering him a reputation as one of the big, up and coming names in Hollywood. But after Sense, audiences and critics have cooled a bit on the […]

Hick’s Picks: Jericho Updates

Are Jericho fans the new Browncoats? Certainly the two fanbases share the same passion for their shows and the dogged persistance to make sure their favorite series won’t be relegated to a passing answer in a future edition of Trivial Pursuit. Twice-cancelled by CBS, Jericho‘s fans aren’t giving up on the hope of seeing their […]

Doctor Who Silence in the Library Review


The hardest reviews to write are those for something you love. And I will make no bones about it, I loved everything about Stephen Moffatt’s latest instant classic “Silence in the Library.” If there was one story I was looking forward to this season, it was this one. Moffatt has shown that he has his […]

Marvel to adapt King’s The Stand


It’s the end of the world as we know it….or at least the end of the world seen through the eyes of best-selling novelist, Stephen King. Originally published in 1978 and re-released as an expanded edition in 1990, many fans and critics agree that The Stand is King’s best work. The novel was adapted into […]

Gaiman Open to Writing for Doctor Who

When news of the first series of the revived Doctor Who hit the Internet, it seemed that everyone and his uncle and aunt was being approached to write an episode for the new series. The rumors ran rampant from any number of writers for the on-going novel series to best-selling author J.K. Rowling. One of […]

What Lucas wants for Indy 5

On this week’s show we reported that George Lucas revealed that he has an idea for the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. Given the box-office success this weekend of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a fifth Indy feature would seem like a no-brainer? Well, maybe.  Before Indy would don […]

When will Spidey 4 hit theaters?

Last week, we reported on the possibility that Spider-Man 4 and 5 could be made back-to-back.  Script-writer James Vanderbilt’s screenplay for the next installment follows a story arc that would take two movies to tell, according to reports.  And while this news may excite Spidey fans, it does leave fans wondering just how and when […]

Movie Briefs

When Captain America hits the big-screen in a couple of years, fans can expect it will be a period piece says Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios.  Captain America: The First Avenger will open six weeks before Marvel’s Avengers film and lay the groundwork for the Avengers big-screen epic.  Feige went on to say that […]

Wizard’s First Rule stars revealed

Producer Sam Raimi revealed the stars of his upcoming Wizard’s First Rule according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Craig Horner will star as Richard Cypher and Bridget Regan will play the role of Kahlan.  The characters join forces to stop an evil ruler in this small-screen adapation of the best-selling fantay series The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. Horner, an […]