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SyFy Creates Sci-Fi Fantasy Improv Series

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
The SyFy network is moving beyond “Sharknado” sequels and into the even scarier world of science fiction fantasy improvisation game shows. The network has lined up Nick Cannon’s production company to help them create a show where teams of 4-6 people compete against each other performing sketches from popular [or obscure] sci-fi TV shows or […]

Sinister Six, Spidey And Uncharted Get Release Dates

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
Welcome to Release Date Frenzy Wednesday as Columbia Pictures/Sony became the latest movie studio to hand out release dates for their upcoming superhero, comic book and video game-themed flicks. First up in 2016 is “Uncharted” – the film adaptation of the Sony PlayStation video game of the same name which follows adventurer Nathan Drake – […]


Aye Matey – There Be A Release Date For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
It was looking like the fifth film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise was headed for 2016 – but a storm was a-brewin’ in the script prep and instead, Disney played it safe and moved the release date to 2017 for the film which will star Johnny Depp in his signature role as Captain […]

Westworld Reboots Robots On HBO With Anthony Hopkins

by Alex Beanon July 23, 2014
Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray will get rebooted as an HBO series with Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the lead roles. Crichton passed away in 2008 but was the writer of several sci-fi classics beginning with “The Andromeda Strain” and going throughout the “Jurassic […]


Former Panamanian Dictator Sues Call Of Duty

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is in a Panamanian prison – but that’s not stopping him from suing Activision, the makers of the wildly popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise – for using what he claims is his likeness in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”. Noriega was captured in 1989 and put in […]

Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Offers Pre-Order Bonuses

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Bonus material for pre-orders of video game “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” are being offered by gamemaker Monolith Productions – specifically a Dark Ranger character skin and a “Test for Power” mode – with the game being available on Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. “Middle Earth: Shadow of […]


Xena Visits Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Lucy Lawless – she of “Xena: Warrior Princess” fame – will be taking on a featured role in the upcoming season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Lawless, last seen doing a turn as Diane Lewis in “Parks and Recreation”, will be taking on an as-yet-undetermined role for the Marvel series but more information is expected […]

Manimal To Be Reanimated By Sony Pictures Animation

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Sony Pictures Animation will re-animate the cult 1983 television series, “Manimal”, into a live action/CG hybrid with Will Ferrell as one of the producers. Never heard of “Manimal”? Don’t be sad, you’re probably not alone – that’s because the series received only eight lonely episodes when it ran in the autumn of 1983 on NBC. […]


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Get Shell Shocked In New Trailer

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
The rebooted movie for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” [release date: August 8, 2014] has a new trailer featuring a new song – “Shell-Shocked” – by rap artists Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign…

It’s Smiley’s World And You’re Just Living In It

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Nicolas Loufrani, the owner of the smiley emoticon rights, has joined up with French entertainment company PGS Entertainment and Paris-based animation studio, OuiDO!, to produce an animated television series for children ages 4-7 based on the emoticon and his fellow emoticon family. The new television series is expected to debut on French television channels Gulli […]