Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray

Warner Brothers is to release a brand new Blu-Ray version of Blu-ray that will not only feature the 5 different versions of the film but loads of extras including a fair number not seen in any other release.  See more here -

Branded Trailer

A bit like Naked Lunch and They Live.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Iron Man 3 Filming Photos

From Aintitcoolnews some photos taken from various sources include who will be fighting Iron Man in the next movie.


Doctor Who Filming Pic and New Companions Name Possibly Revealed (Spoilers)

picture taken by @ryanfarr

Here is a picture of today's filming taken by @ryanfarrr today.  Also revealed is the name of the new companions name.  If you want to know the companions name then hit the read more link to find out.

The Knights Podcast #2 - The Avengers

Two New Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Posters

The media blitz has begun as tons of stuff is being release.  Can't wait for July to see the movie. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Batman The Dark Knight Rises Movie Poster Round Up

Last week saw a slew of posters released for The Dark Knight Rises and in case you haven't seen them they are collected here for you to see. 

Source Inside Media Track

Monday, May 28, 2012

Steven Moffat Recieves Special BAFTA

Steven Moffat last night received a special BAFTA last night for creative writing on television. He was presented the award by Doctor Who star Matt Smith and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.  You can watch the presentation in the player below.

Sherlock Actor Wins BAFTA (Not The One You Think)

Congratulations goes to Andrew Scott who was brilliant in the role of Moriarty.  Well deserved as he played Moriarty with a kind of madness and psychotic personality that none of his predecessors have done.  Sherlock was nominated for four BAFTA's and this was the shows only win.

Trailer For E.T's Blu Ray Release (Mmmm Reeses Pieces)

Fans of Steven Speilburg rejoice. Since we had the news of Jaws and The Indiana Jones movies being released on Blu Ray we now have E.T getting the Blu Ray treatment.  Even better news is that the movie is being released in it's original version.  Gone are the walkie talkies and back are the shotguns.  Good news indeed. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Men In Black 3 : Anything Is Possible

Let me start off by saying that most sequels usually decline in quality so my expectations were set for just that. I'm happy to report that this sequel was better than its predecessor. Also, if you are a Doctor Who fan like me, strap yourself into your seat because the deja vu will blow you away. In the original MIB, the story dealt with Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K's (Tommy Lee Jones) initial meeting and ended with Agent J joining the top secret organization. Men In Black 3 [MIB-3] takes it to a different level and tackles the friendship of the two agents, who have been partners now going on 14 years. And they tackle it in a way that appeals to the time traveler in me and may surprise you in the end.

The movie does start off a little slow for me and I thought it was going to be a little predictable. That was put aside about 20 minutes into the film. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones still have their chemistry. A new agent is introduced to us, Agent O, played by the talented Emma Thompson and we meet a young Agent K, played superbly by Josh Brolin. [I wonder if Josh Brolin is actually Tommy Lee Jones incarnate. Joking, of course.] You can't have a MIB-3 movie without a villain and Jemaine Clement delivers a nasty one by the name of Boris the Animal, though he would say to leave off the Animal. Out of everyone, my favourite is an alien named Griffin, an Arcadian [sound familiar?] with a special device [also named similar] and whose species has a wonderful gift, though he feels differently. I'll just say that Griffin would be at home on Gallifrey. Words like timelines, possible futures, endless possibilities and temporal fracture are used. I do believe a MIB-3 writer is a Doctor Who fan. It's evident in one of the goals of the Agents [a wave of deja vu will hit you]. It's even apparent in the shape of the jet-packs. In conclusion, MIB-3 is a fun movie, even in 2-D. The ending will leave you with a different perspective of these two ...  Men in Black.

Now, do you have any chocolate milk? I have a terrible headache.

Doctor Who Magazine #448 Cover

Here is the cover to the new Doctor Who Magazine issue 448

Pingu's The Thing!

Here is a funny take on The Thing.

Happy Birthday - Christopher Lee

He is 90 years old today.  What an i-con of sci-fi, fantasy and horror.  To be in both the Star Wars prequel movies and the Lord of the Rings trilogy not to mention countless Hammer films and so on.  Happy Birthday Mr. Lee!!

Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun

A common role in the Hammer Films - Dracula, Prince of Darkness

Saruman in The Lord of The Rings

Captain Zantor in Space: 1999 - Earthbound

Count Dooku in Star Wars

Check Out This New Batman:The Dark Knight Rises Poster Featuring Catwoman's Stiletto Heel

 Check this out. This poster was released towards the end of the week and it was a secret poster.  Kinda ominous if I do say so myself.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pictures and Video of Matt Smith Carrying The Olympic Torch

Today was the day that Matt Smith carried the Olympic Torch through Cardiff.  Here are some pictures and video of the event.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter Trailer

Finally a film that is not so far fetched and fantastic, this movie looks to be a good ole historical drama!  Coming 6/22

To get a better idea how crazy Timur Bekmambetov's films are, take a look at these trailers!

The Future of Movie Theaters - Part 4

The Future of Movie Theaters - Part 4

By Ken Parker

Theaters in Trouble - The Closing of Pleasant St. Theater

This was not a planned part of my article series about the future of movie theaters.  I mentioned in the previous part of my series - - that hopefully art house theaters will be spared the financial devastation newer technology in chain theaters represents.  Theaters like Pleasant St. Theater, which shows a mixture of foreign, independent and alternative movies could potentially exist in their own right because of the demand for these types of films.  Unfortunately this is not the case for this theater and on June 8 the small little theater will close.

Night of the Living Trekkies!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Matt Smith To Carry Olympic Torch This Saturday!!!

Matt Smith has been picked to carry the Olympic Torch through Cardiff this Saturday.
The news was announced on the Official Doctor Who Twitter feed Friday Morning UK time.  Matt Smith said,

"To carry the Torch is an honour, one I thought I'd never get. I'm very excited!"
Indeed an exciting announcement for Doctor Who fans so if your in Cardiff go out and cheer on the 11th Doctor and see some history as the Olympic Torch passes by.

Doctor Who - Good As Gold Mini Episode

Contest winner for school kids to write a script for Blue Peter.

The Future of Movie Theaters - Part Three

The Future of Movie Theaters

by Ken Parker

Part Three

Gimmicks and Gadgets

In order to keep the movie theater experience enjoyable and original, theaters will continue to amp up their technology to match the standards of the day.  Whether this means improving the resolution of their projectors or installing a better sound system, the improvements will generally enhance the movie going experience for all. 

Superman VS The Elite Trailer

Here is the trailer for the next DC Comics DVD Movie release Superman VS The Elite.  Long time Superman fans will remember this story from Action Comics #775 writen by Joe Kelly.  In fact Joe Kelly has adapted his acclaimed story for animation.  Superman VS The Elite is out July 22nd.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

'The Dark Knight Returns' gets its Batman

If this image doesn't get your favorite comic book geek's pulse racing, he's probably dead.

Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" changed everything. The 1986 graphic novel brought
us an aging, brooding Bruce Wayne who had been out of action as Batman so long that the
people of Gotham questioned whether he ever existed in the first place.
Without Miller's dark vision, it's fair to say that neither Tim Burton nor Christopher Nolan would
have made their wildly successful Batman films, which in turn altered the way the general
public views its superheroes. 
Now, with "Returns" coming to a screen near you as a two-part animated DVD, we can attach
aname (i.e, voice), to the wrinkled, but still deadly, Caped Crusader. Peter Weller - yes,
Robocop himself (some us prefer to remember him as Buckaroo Banzai) - will breathe life into
the character.
Voicing 13-year-old Carrie Kelley/Robin is Ariel Winter, of "Modern Family" and "Phineas and
Ferb." (If  you have been reading this without already knowing that the Robin of "Returns" is a
girl - well, shame on you).
No word yet on who portrays the president's secret weapon (i.e., a certain Kryptonian).
Part 1 is expected to be released sometime this fall, with Part 2 in early 2013. 

And the DC Comics character who will be revealed as gay is ...

No - it's not Superman.

No comment.

That's what DC is saying to Internet rumors - rumors on the Internet, really? - following its announcement that, as Courtney Simmons of DC told ABC News, "One of the major iconic DC characters will reveal that he is gay in a storyline in June."

Sure, we already have gay characters in comic books. What makes this reveal different are the words "major iconic."

MTV Geek is offering its own theory, based on what "a little birdie told us." And that character would be - SPOILER AFTER THE JUMP! -

Did the sinking of 'Battleship' force the retreat of 'G.I. Joe' to 2013?

Adrianne Palicki fans have a longer wait to see her in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
If you're waiting in line already for the June 29 opening of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," we've got bad news for you: You'll need more coffee because Paramount has moved the movie's debut to March 29, 2013.

Oh, and more bad news (at least in terms of personal taste): the movie is being converted into 3D.

According to the Heat Vision blog, Paramount says it needs the movie to be in 3D in order to make back its 50 percent share of the $125 million film. In other words, they want you to pay more. What else could they mean? Says Heat Vision:
Still, the movie is based on a Hasbro toy line, and some might blame the shift on the disappointing box office of Universal's Battleship, the adaptation of the Hasbro board game that opened to just $25.5 million domestic last weekend. Paramount's first installment of the franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, grossed $300 million worldwide in 2009. But the high cost of studio tentpole movies now requires big-budget releases to gross more than that.
In other words, the movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki and Jonathan Price, is not coming soon to a theater near you.

Oh, and in case you are unfamiliar with the rules of this blog, "G.I. Joe" qualifies as a sci-fi movie because it is promoting "The Rock" as an actor.

Making Your Own 3-D Videos - Part 3

The final part of Chris Parker's 3-D Article

The Future of Movie Theaters - Part Two

The Future of Movie Theaters

By Ken Parker

Part Two

Reasons Not to Go Out To the Movie Theater

For every reason to go out to a movie theater, one can come up with a reason not to and this is generally related to cost and crowds.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James Doohan has reached 'the final frontier'

A toast to Scotty.
The ashes of actor James Doohan - the beloved Scotty from the original "Star Trek" television series and movies - have finally made it into outer space.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 blasted off at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket, owned and funded by the privately held Space Exploration Technologies, is bound for the International Space Station with supplies for the station’s crew, as well as the ashes of more than 300 people, including Doohan, who died in 2005, and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper.

If all of this sounds a little familiar - well, it should. Reports
Doohan’s ashes – which also were launched to space in 2008 as part of an unsuccessful mission - were part of a secondary payload included on the second stage of the rocket ... That payload separated from the capsule at the 9-minute, 49-second mark and is now orbiting, on its own, above the Earth. It’s expected to stay in orbit for approximately a year before descending back to Earth and disintegrating during re-entry.
The site also reported that Wende Doohan, James Doohan's widow, and their daughter, Sarah, 12, witnessed the launch. Tweeted Doohan: “Sarah and I enjoyed watching a beautiful rocket launch this morning - certainly a first for her.”

The Real Reason Why Doctor Who is Coming Out This Fall

“Who” showrunner Stephen Moffat tells Digital Spy:
"I don't know, on this occasion, that the thinking particularly came from me, actually. I've always been open to anything that shakes [the series] up. I think that decision actually came from the BBC.
"But I've been well up for anything that we can do to shake up the transmission pattern, the way we deliver it to the audience and how long we make the audience wait, simply because that makes Doctor Who an event piece.
"The more Doctor Who becomes a perennial, the faster it starts to die. You've got to shake it up, you've got to keep people on edge and wondering when it will come back.
"Sherlock is the prime example, as far as that goes. Sherlock almost exists on starving its audience. By the time it came back this year, Sherlock was like a rock star re-entering the building!
"So keeping Doctor Who as an event, and never making people feel, 'Oh, it's lovely, reliable old Doctor Who — it'll be on about this time, at that time of year'. Once you start to do that, just slowly, it becomes like any much-loved ornament in your house — ultimately invisible. And I don't want that to ever be the case."

The Future of Movie Theaters - Part One

The Future of Movie Theaters

by Ken Parker

Part One

Why Are Movie Theaters Still Popular?

Despite some talk over the past few years that movie theaters would be going the way of its older brother, the Drive In Theater, it seems obvious that Movie Theaters are still very popular.  Recent movies such as Twilight, Hunger Games and The Avengers are all one has to look at to argue that movie theaters are here to stay for the near future.  What is in question is what will theaters be like in the next couple of years and what is going to push them in that direction?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skyfall Teaser Poster Released. Trailer Coming Next Week

Here is the first teaser poster for the new James Bond film "Skyfall".  The trailer will be debuting online early next week before it shows up in the cinemas as it will be attached to Men In Black 3.

Fall 2012 – Sci-Fi & Fantasy Series Schedule

All the big network schedules are in and for Sci-fi & Fantasy we have a couple of new series to look forward to as well as one or two interesting moves.

First off, here is the latest fall season grid –

Monday sees NBC’s new series Revolution at 10pm.

We have nothing on Tuesday but Wednesday sees the CW moving their long running series Supernatural to 9pm.  The lead in for that show will be the new series, Arrow at 8pm.  Neighbors looks to be a dreadful comedy about a family moving into a neighborhood or aliens.

Thursday continues CW’s genre shows with The Vampire Diaries still at 8pm.  Beauty and the Beast will follow at 9pm. 

CBS tweaks their line-up on Thursday with Big Bang Theory at 8pm being followed by the ailing Two and a Half Men followed by the second season of Person of Interest at 9pm.  The Sherlock rip off, I mean, similar type show, Elementary will air at 10pm.

ABC dives into the mix with Last Resort at 8pm.

The usually busy Friday nights are no longer as busy with Supernatural moved to Wednesdays.  9pm sees Fringe on Fox and Grimm on NBC continue to battle it out.  Touch moves to 8pm for Fox while CW has Nikita at 9pm.

Once Upon a Time is back on Sundays at 8pm on ABC.

There has been no official word on some of the cable channel series like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, both of which have been renewed. 

There are some other border line Sci-Fi Fantasy shows not mentioned here, probably because there is no word on where and when.

Prometheus Video That Introduces Noomi Rapace's Character Dr. Shaw

Can't wait for June to see this movie.  Well here is another of those viral videos.  This one introduces us to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw played by Noomi Rapace.

Press Release For "Elementary"

CBS has released a press release that gives a synopsis for what Elementary is all about.  While it looks promising with what I've seen with the trailer I do have some reservations about the what they might be attempting with the character.  But like I said before I will keep an open mind.

ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases.
Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson.
A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients.
He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator.
Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team.
With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.
Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot, are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

Preview of CBS'S Sherlock Holmes Show "Elementary"

Here is a preview for CBS 's new take on Sherlock Holmes "Elementary".  It doesn't look all that bad from the preview so I may be giving this show a chance and will keep an open mind about it when I watch it this fall when the new TV season starts.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trailer For The French Sci-Fi Film Dead Shadows

Here is a trailer for the French horror/sci-fi film Dead Shadows.  This is a Red Band trailer so you've been warned. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Looking Back- Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150A.D.

Looking Back At Sci-Fi Movies Of Yesteryear

By Jeff Zyra

The year is 1966 and The Beatles and Stones are dominating the music scene, William Hartnell tenure as the Doctor is about to end and Patrick Troughton tenure is about to begin.  Vietnam fills the news and the Green Bay Packers and Boston Celtics are still dominating their respective sports.  1966 also gave us the second Dalek movie this time adapting Terry Nation’s Dalek Invasion of Earth to the big screen in Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150A.D. 

Gravity Floats to 2013

The highly anticipated movie starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock has been moved to a 2013 release. the movie centers around two survivors of a shuttle explosion who are floating in space.  Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) directs.  Warner Brothers has decided to move the release date to the less crowded 2013.

Star Trek - The Next Generation Season 1 Blu-Ray

The release of Star Trek - The Next Generation Season 1 is slated for July 24.  The extras have been now reported to include the following -

  • Over 95 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring all new cast and crew interviews:
    • ENERGIZED: TakingThe Next GenerationTo The Next Level
    • STARDATE REVISITED: The Origin OfStar Trek: The Next Generation
  • Never-before-released on DVD archival launch footage
  • Original episodic promos
  • Featurettes from DVD release (Mission Logs and more)
  • 7.1 DTS HD-master audio and original Stereo Surround audio!

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    In addition to this, there are planned launch events in over 600 theaters the day before the release which will include the airing of two episodes - "Where No One Has Gone Before" and "Datalore."

    First Clip From Prometheus!!!

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Farewell To The Ponds

    Goodbye to Karen and Arthur!!!

    Today marks the last day of filming Doctor Who for Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Well unless they make an appearance in the 50th anniversary at some point.  But anyway it's an end of an era and soon we will be embarking on the Jenna Louise - Coleman era of Doctor Who.  So goodbye to the Ponds. 

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Disney Confirms The Avengers 2 (That Didn't Take Long)

    Cool Japanese Avengers poster

    In what is a total no brainer.  Disney has officially announced that there will be an Avengers 2.  Which is pretty obvious since they revealed the big bad for the next film in the post credits sequence.  The announcement was made by Bob Iger in a conference call discussing Disney's quarterly earnings.  Wonder if the were eating schwarma at that meeting. 

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Remember when comic book legend Jack Kirby was part of a mission to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran?

    The plot of "The Avengers" has nothing on the plot of "Argo." You remember "Argo," right? It was a small Canadian science fiction movie in the late 1970s that took place on a desert planet. You don't remember? That's OK, because the movie was never made.

    It was never made because the production of "Argo" was a cover story for a bizarre attempt by the CIA to rescue a handful of hostages who went into hiding after the U.S. embassy was seized in 1979. The idea - gain access to Iran under the guise of making a movie and then slip the hostages out with the rest of the film crew.

    No, I am not making this up. Click here if you don't believe me.

    To lend the mission credibility, a fake script was worked up and Jack Kirby (co-creator of X-Men and one of the giants of comic book history) was commissioned to provide concept drawings.

    The movie may have a Bruce Campbell feel to it (hmmmm ... why not?), but it stars such well-known names as Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin and John Goodman. Affleck also directs. And now we have a trailer, complete with hilarious fashions from the late 1970s (talk about science fiction). All we need is a release date.

    'Prometheus' spoiler?

    Dark cave. Giant head. Who thought this expedition was a good idea?
    Did you read the headline? It clearly says "spoiler," so continue reading at your own risk.

    (Why you're reading blogs like this and acting surprised when you come across something that you interpret as a spoiler is an argument for another day.)

    Anyway, Comic Book Movie has deciphered an alleged script call sheet from "Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." If the call sheet is real, and if the reading of the low-quality scan is correct, it contains a spoiler (there's that word again. Remind me: Why are you reading this?)

    Spoiler after jump!

    They Live Panel


    Nightmare of Eden, Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol Out Today In North America

    Today see the release of three Doctor Who stories on DVD.  The Tom Baker story Nightmare on Eden and two Sylvester McCoy stories Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol. 

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    The Avengers Movie Review (Hulk Smash Spoilers)

    Being a diehard Avengers fan from the 80’s I was ecstatic to hear that they were making an Avengers movie.  Having started reading the book since the mid 80’s and having a complete run of the comic book from issue 200 to present day with about a  whole bunch from the 100’s that are scattered around with holes that need to be filled.  So being a true fan of The Avengers comic book this movie was a fanboys dream comes true.  So did it hold up to expectations or was it a fanboys nightmare.

    Britain's Got Talent..... but not in this video....

    A Better Phantom Menace

    James Cameron's Next Project

    The New York Times published an article that James Cameron will be doing nothing but Avatar movies over the next few years.  Not only are 2 & 3 already in the works but a 4th film is not out of the question.  More of Cameron's thoughts are printed here -

    Fast Six Casting Rumor

    The 6th Fast and the Furious movie would not be mentioned on this site if it were not for the rumor that David Tennant may have a part in the movie.  Tennant, you may remember, played the 10th Doctor in a series called Doctor Who.

    Prometheus Rating

    It has been a while since we have posted anything about Prometheus but instead of the 30th trailer we just have news that the movie will be rated "R".  Director Ridley Scott was always pushing for his vision and 20th Century Fox has decided to stick with it - good news!!!