Russo Review — Tropic Thunder DVD & Blu-Ray

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) An epic comedy that is not to be missed Russo Rating: 9/10 Event comedies don’t come around very often. When they do, they should be celebrated. Ten years in the making, Tropic Thunder is that special blend of action and comedy shaken just right to give […]

Russo Review — “Prince Caspian” DVD & Blu-Ray

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Actors: Ben Barnes, Cornell John, Liam Neeson, Alicia Borrachero Director: Andrew Adamson Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen Language: English Region: Region 1 Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Rating: PG Studio: Walt Disney DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008 Run Time: 149 minutes A fantastic array of special features […]

Russo Review — “Lost” Season Four

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Reviewed by: Joe Russo (Film Critic & SoSF Contributor) Format: Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC Language: English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 5 Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment DVD Release Date: December 9, 2008 Run Time: 604 minutes Lost has been […]

Glover To Guest on “Heroes”

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After playing Lionel Luthor for seven years on “Smallville,” John Glover must be getting comfortable with playing the father to super-villians. Our sister site, TV Guide On-Line reports that Glover has signed on for a spring guest-role on NBC’s “Heroes.” Glover will play the father of the villanious Sylar according to reports. The arrival of […]

Golden Globe Nominations

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Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. The scheduled-for-Christmas release The Curious Case of Benjamin Button led the way in the movies category with five nominations. Also getting five nods were Doubt and Frost/Nixon. Actor Heath Ledger picked up a nod for his work in Dark Knight. A full […]

Playboy Creates “Mobisodes”

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Long a player in the digital world, Playboy has begun offering exclusive content for mobile phone users according to USA Today. Playboy is offering downloadable “mobisodes” –- mobile-based video shorts -– that show three interns hard at work. The shorts, filmed last summer in and around Playboy’s New York office on Fifth Avenue in midtown, […]

Activision Releases “Wolverine” Game Details

Activision’s upcoming video game based on X-Men icon Wolverine will feature the character’s regenerative powers working in real time. The gaming publisher has released new details on next year’s tie-in video-game “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. “Wolverine” is being developed by Raven Software, the company that created Marvel-based games X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. According to […]

Remembering Robert Prosky

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Veteran character actor Robert Prosky has passed away at the age of 77.  His oldest son, Stefan, said the versatile actor passed away from complications from a heart procedure in Washington D.C. Prosky had a long career, playing a variety of roles on both stage and screen.  He may be best known to genre fans for […]

“Flash Forward” Adds Cast Members

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On Slice of SciFi #190, we brought you news about ABC giving the go-head for a pilot based on Robert J. Sawyer’s “Flash Forward.”   We also told you about casting news for the potential series that is being groomed as a companion piece to “Lost.” Today, the Hollywood Reporter reports more casting news for the […]

Time Releases “Best of” 2008 TV, Movies

It’s that time of year when critics begin compiling their list of the top ten tv shows, books, movies, etc.  “Time Magazine” has jumped into the debate early this year, releasing its top ten TV shows, tv epiosdes and movies of the year.   And there’s at least one surprise on the list–the tv show coming […]

Klingon “Hamlet” Scenes Filmed for Blu-Ray Extras

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In the dinner scene of “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” Chancellor Gorkon says the only way to experience Shakespeare’s classic play “Hamlet” is to experience it in the “original Klingon.” Audiences will have the chance to do that when Paramount releases the sixth “Trek” movie on Blu-Ray according to the Pioneer Press.   Minnesota’s Commedia […]

Could NBC Reduce Primetime Programming?

NBC Universal CEO told financial analysts yesterday that the Peacock network is considering reducing its primetime programming as part of a reorganization effort. “Can we continue to program 22 hours of prime time? Can we afford to program seven nights a week?” Zucker said. “We are actively looking at all of those questions.” NBC has […]

Academy Reverses “Dark Knight” Score Decision

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that the score for “The Dark Knight” had been declared ineligible for an Oscar nomination. Today, there’s good news. According to the Los Angeles Times, the original decision to disqualify the musical score has been reversed. This means the memorable score from this summer’s biggest hit […]