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Two sci-fi novels optioned for big-screen treatment Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo-award winning novel Spin has been optioned by Olympus Pictures and Rob Morrow’s Bits & Pieces Picture Co. reports Variety. Spin is the story of a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a “spin” that has enveloped the Earth amid […]

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Ford won’t read Indy 4 reviews His big-screen alter ego isn’t a fan of snakes but it will take more than slithering reptiles to get under the skin of the man who brings Indiana Jones to life. Harrison Ford isn’t concerned if reviewers love or hate his latest film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of […]

Computer helps jailers understand dogs

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Source: The Associated Press While it may not yet be the ability to be like Dr. Doolittle and talk to the animals, it is one step closer. The Associated Press reports Israeli jails are using a custom-built computer program to interpret the barks of guard dogs and distinguish warnings of a breakout from everyday woofs. […]

EA extends offer to purchase Take-Two

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Electronic Arts extended the time line for a hostile offer to acquire Take-Two Interactive Software on Monday reports Reuters.  The $2 billion take over bid was originally scheduled to expire on May 16 but will now expire on June 16. Take-Two Software in the publisher of the mega-hit “Grand Theft Auto 4.” EA made an […]

U.S. Theaters cancel Postal

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Director Uwe Boll’s latest film Postal was scheduled to take on the legendary Dr. Jones this weekend at the box-office. That battle won’t happen. According to Cinema Blend, U.S. distributors have dropped the film from opening this weekend in favor of having more screens featuring Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The […]

More Battlestar webisodes on the horizon

With the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica coming sooner rather than later and a presumed long hiatus before the final ten episodes of the series run on SciFi, fans may be wondering how they’ll deal with Galactica-withdrawal this year.  According to the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan, a series of webisodes are on tap to air […]

Dr. Who The Doctor’s Daughter Review

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Review by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF assistant editor) Based on the title and the preview, I went into “The Doctor’s Daughter” expecting to not be pleased.  In fact, you could go so far as to say I hated the entire concept and idea before the first moment of the show flashed up on my screen. So, […]

Caspian’s Action is Family-friendly

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When the trailer for Prince Caspian debuted earlier this year, one element that caught fans’ eyes was the glimpses of what could be some spectacular battle sequences in the film.  The few snippets offered in trailers looked to rival the spectacular work done by Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings. And, while this […]

Transformers 2 Will Be 3-D

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The robot-on-robot battle action will be even more in your face — literally — for Transformers 2. Director Michael Bay confirmed yesterday that the upcoming sequel will take advantage of 3-D technology and projection systems. Bay announced the news is the latest Dolby newsletter. And while this is great news, the limited number of theaters with […]

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Spectacular Black Cat will have a familiar voice When the Black Cat makes her debut appearance this weekend on The Spectacular Spider-Man, fans hear a familiar voice bringing Felicia Hardy and her alter-ego to life. Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer is lending her voice to bring the Black Cat to life, according to TV Guide On-Line. […]

BREAKING NEWS–Hope left for Moonlight

According to a report on Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood blog, all may not be lost for Moonlight. Earlier this week, it was reported that the CW has decided to outsource its Sunday night programming block to the Media Rights Capital group.  And one of the shows under consideration to fill one of the two available hours is […]

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Eureka, Caprica add cast members Two SciFi original series have expanded their casts. Eric Stoltz has joined the cast of the upcoming Galactica prequel Caprica as Daniel Graystone according to SciFi Wire. Graystone is a wealthy computer engineer who, after an emotionally crippling family tragedy, uses his technological wizardry to forever change the future of […]

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Speed Racer may not take the box-office pole Early tracking results for Speed Racer are in and it appears that adaptation of the popular animated series may not be sitting at the pole when box-office tallies are released Monday according to the Hollywood Reporter. Experts estimate that Racer is on a course to gross between […]