Hick’s Picks – Casting News


Grant speeds to Heroes Brea Grant has been cast as Joy, a woman with superspeed in the upcoming third season of Heroes reports TV Squad. Grant, who was featured in a guest-stint on the second season of Friday Night Lights, will play a recurring character who encounters Hiro at a museum. According to reports, Joy […]

More Marvel movies on the way

On this week’s show, we reported that plans are already in the works for a sequel to Iron Man.  Now with the $100 million plus opening weekend for the film, Marvel has announced its plans for the next several projects to be produced by the studio. In addition to Iron Man begin back on the […]

Eckhart talks Dark Knight


The latest trailer for the Dark Knight officially hit the Internet yesterday. And while the focus is firmly on Heath Ledger’s Joker, fans are in a frenzy over hints that another popular Batman rogue could show up in the film. The trailer features several shots of Aaron Eckhart in the role of Harvey Dent. As […]

T4 will be PG-13

After three R-rated installments, the next Terminator  will be a bit more family-friendly according to Variety.   Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the next installment in the popular franchise, will be going for a PG-13 rating.  Producers of the film say they’re going for a more family-friendly film this time around, following the model of last […]

No scramble for Blu-ray

A couple of months ago, we reported Blu-ray had won the format battle for HD players.  However, if you were expecting a rise in sales of Blu-ray players, this next bit of news may come as a surprise to you–the overall sales of Blu-ray players is down. Research by the NPD Group indicates that sales […]

Original Flash zips back to comics


Twenty three years after he died saving the universe, the original Flash is returning to DC reports the New York Daily News. The Flash will return in the final panel of today’s “DC Universe #0,” and undo one of the few lasting deaths in all of comic book history. The original Flash, Barry Allen, died […]

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Original stars return to Witch Mountain Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann who starred in the original Witch Mountain movies for Disney will have a cameo in the upcoming remake of Return to Witch Mountain according to Reuters. Eisenmann will play a sheriff and Richards a waitress in at a roadhouse called Ray’s in the town […]

Dr Who The Sontaran Stratagem Review


Review by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF assistant editor) One of the assets of the Sontarans as a returning monster/villian for Doctor Who is that while they are easily identified with the classic run of the show, they’re not a “staple” of the original series in the same way the Daleks or Cybermen were. I say this […]

Iron Man Hick’s Picks


The summer movie season kicks off this Thursday when Iron Man rockets into a theater near you. As anticipation for the summer blockbuster continues, a number of the movies stars and participants are out, talking to the press and promoting the film. As if we needed any more reason to look forward to the film. […]

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New Dark Knight trailer debuts Director Christopher Nolan debuted another trailer for the much anticipated Dark Knight at the recent New York Comic Con. According to a report by Sci Fi News, the trailer clocked it at just over two minutes and featured scenes of Heath Ledger’s Joker putting moves on Rachel Dawes, a scene […]

A grim fate for Reaper?


Last fall, CW’s Reaper received universal critical acclaim and recommended as a “must see” show for the fall season. Now as the season winds down, Reaper finds itself the object of speculation on whether or not it will meet the grim reaper of cancellation in a few weeks. One of the big issues facing Reaper […]

Guillermo del Toro will direct Hobbit

After months of rumors, speculation and conflicting reports, it’s finally official: Guillermo del Toro will direct The Hobbit and its sequel for New Line and MGM. The announcement came Thursday afternoon jointly from exec producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich, and Mary Parent, newly named chief of MGM’s Worldwide Motion […]

Finding the right Banner was key to Incredible Hulk


Finding the right actor to play the role of Bruce Banner was essential to getting The Incredible Hulk off the ground says the film’s producer Gale Anne Hurd. In a recent interview with SciFi Wire, Hurd said that casting of Edward Norton as the Hulk’s alter-ego was a key element in getting the franchise reboot […]

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Bay calls Transformers rumors “incorrect” Beyond the fact that production is ramping up to begin filming in June, director Michael Bay said that everything else you’ve heard about Transformers 2 is just a rumor. “Sorry everyone, everything you are reading [other then we are shooting in Philly] is false,” he wrote on his official Web […]

May could be huge at the box-office

Industry analyists are predicting that May’s box-office could one of the biggest in Hollywood history reports Variety. While there are only two franchise film opening in May, analyists predict that May’s box-office results could equal or surpass the record-setting month May registered last year.  Last year, three major franchise “three-quels” opened in May–Spider-Man 3, Pirates […]