Rumor: Weisz Up for Catwoman


Another day, another Hollywood star rumored to be in the next Batman movie. This time, the casting rumor is that Warner Brothers is considering Oscar-nominated actress Rachel Weisz for the role of Catwoman in the next Batman installment, according to   Weisz joins a long list of actresses rumored to be in the running for […]

“Bakugan Battle Brawlers” Headed to Big-Screen


“Bakugan Battle Brawlers” is coming to a theater near you.   Universal Pictures and Struber Productions will produce the big-screen adapation of the popular anime series according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show, aired on Cartoon Network six times a week, focuses on young “battle brawlers” who wield their little “Bakugan” creatures (with names like Pyrus Drago, […]

Wilde, Garrett Cast in “Tron 2.0″


The long-rumored “Tron 2.0″ is inching closer to becoming a reality.  According to today’s Hollywood Reporter, actresses Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have signed on for the sequel to Disney’s 1982 film. Wilde and Garrett appeared together in “Turistas.”  Wilde can be seen in Fox’s medical drama, “House” and Garrett had a role in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the […]

SAG Urges Strike Vote

Another strike in the entertainment industry could be on the horizon.  The Screen Actors Guild has urged its 120,000 members to authorize a walkout, reports USA Today.  The vote on whether or not to stage a walkout will come on January 23. A strike by the actors would have an immediate impact on the production […]

World’s Smallest GPS Unveiled


Imagine a GPS unit small enough to fit on your wrist.  It’d be perfect for outdoor activities. Watchmaker Suunto has just unveiled the X10, billed as the smallest and lightest wrist-mounted GPS unit on the market.   The new wrist-sized device will set you back $599 this holiday season. Recently awarded a “Best of Adventure Gear” […]

AFI Announces Best TV, Movies of 2008


The American Film Institute announced it top tv shows and movies for 2008 yesterday. Disney and Pixar’s “Wall-E” and this year’s biggest blockbuster “The Dark Knight” made the list. Rounding out the top ten were Clint Eastwood’s “Grand Torino”; the fable-like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; the historical drama “Frost/Nixon”; a tale of illegal […]

Send a Holiday Message to an Astronaut


No, the post office hasn’t started runs to outer space just yet.  But you can send one of the crew of the International Space Station a holiday-themed greeting via a NASA website. Your message (and a cheesy postcard) will be zapped up to astronauts Mike Fincke, Sandra Magnus and Yury Lonchakov. The crew is preparing […]

“The Crow” Flies Again


The man who directed the first “Blade” movie, Stephen Norrington has signed on to bring “The Crow” back to the big-screen according to Variety. Norrington will write and direct the upcoming big-screen reinvention of the popular comic book series. “The Crow” will end a long sabbatical for Norrington. After directing “Blade” and “The League of […]

New BSG Webisode Debuts


The first segment of the new, ten-part “Battlestar Galactica” webisode series, “Face of the Enemy” debuted Friday. If you haven’t seen the episode yet or just want to watch it again, you can do so below. The webisodes will only be available for our readers in the United States.

The Fight for the Future Continues in “T5″


 Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek of Halcyon Co. confirmed they are writing and developing a fifth installment in the “Terminator” franchise, Variety reports. Anderson and Kubicek acquired the rights to the franchise last year and announced they were considering making a new trilogy of films in the “Terminator” universe. However, most Hollywood insiders expected Anderson […]

Clock Radio Offers Streaming Music


Best-known for the iPod dock radios, iLove is introducing a new dual-alarm clock-radio that streams Internet radio stations and podcasts, according to USA Today. The iNT170  bedside companion offers more than 15,000 online radio stations and podcasts from around the world –- which you can listen to subscription-free -– and is searchable by country, genre […]

Hick’s Picks 56

I know Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST are crowded when it comes to quality, genre-related shows. It’s enough to make me envy Sam and her three DVRs sometimes. Especially nights like tonight. On NBC, we get the last new episode of “Chuck” of the season. It goes up against the mid-season finale of “Sarah […]

Keanu On Top of Box Office

It’s not surprise that the remade version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” took the top slot at the box-office this weekend.  What is a surprise is the movie’s box-office take of $31 million was about $10 million below most estimates for the updated science-fiction vehicle starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly.  That lead […]

Slice of SciFi #191: Interview with Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)


Interview: This week, we talk to Ashley Eckenstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Ashley may be familiar to some of our younger listeners (and our listeners with young children) as Muffy from Disney Channel’s “That So Raven.” Ashley talks about playing the padawan of Anakin Skywalker on “Clone Wars.”

Fuller Shares Plans for “Heroes”

While we’ll miss “Pushing Daisies,” the one good thing to come out of the show’s ending is that Bryan Fuller can return to “Heroes.”   Fuller worked on the show during its first season, writing what many consider to be its strongest episode, “Company Man.”  Now with “Daisies” pushing up daisies, Fuller has signed a deal […]