Category: Film

Autómata preview movie poster starring Antonio Banderas

Autómata Preview and Trailer Released!

It took me by surprise this morning to discover that Antonio Banderas was starring in a Science Fiction movie. It is called Automata and from the trailer it seems to be a cross between Blade Runner and I, Robot. What surprised me even more is that the trailer was very good. Internet forums are full of trolls saying that a particular work is derived from another. I don’t care, I accept that artists can be inspired by other artists as long as...

Interstellar by Chistopher Nolan poster - Interstellar trailer

Interstellar trailer *** Updated with screenshots***

Interstellar trailer Say what you will about Christopher Nolan, but he will release movies like clockwork. Even when he was busy with his Batman trilogy he still found time to direct Inception and The Prestige. Now the buzz is slowly increasing for Interstellar, a space travel opera scheduled for a November general release. At the San Diego Comic-Con a new Interstellar trailer was shown that has now also been released for viewers at home. This new trailer which you can see...

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer - Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer Finally the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been released. So far the director has been tight-lipped about the third and last installment of The Hobbit trilogy. The movies are of course inspired by J.R.R Tolkien’s children book The Hobbit set in Middle-Earth. I was skeptical that a film version of a rather short children’s tale would work. However, Peter Jackson has taken every...

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Avengers Age of Ultron Preview

Avengers Age of Ultron Preview Comic-Con 2014 is in full swing and as every year there is simply too much news too report. Comic-con is not usually reserved for large announcements. Instead studios prefer to offer teasers and little snippets of news to lure back the press to a future event. So it is too with the upcoming Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. This second Avengers is again directed by Joss Whedon and will see a familiar cast being enlarged by Elizabeth...

Guardians of the Galaxy Preview - Rocket Raccoon - www.scifiempire.net

Guardians of the Galaxy Preview ***Premiere Update***

Guardians of the Galaxy Preview August 1st it almost upon us, time a Guardians of the Galaxy Preview. Rather unexpectedly we will be getting a science fiction movie featuring a man calling himself Starlord. He is accompanied by talking tree and a foul-mouthed gun toting raccoon. What’s weird is that it is not directed by Joss Whedon. Yet, fans have already started to compare it’s off-beat humor and off-beat cast with both Firefly, Farscape and Star Wars. Officially Guardians of the Galaxy is part of the...

Summer Blockbuster you should avoid

Summer Blockbuster you should avoid Every summer there is a mad scramble to see latest and most buzzed about flicks. Often they have big names and have been anticipated for over a year. While more sort of just slip underneath the radar. Most articles about summer blockbuster try to delight you  about mentioned those that are worth paying a ticket for. Those that are not usually get a over a over the top bad review to entertain without the need to pay a ticket. Transformers:...

Guardians of The Galaxy poster Zoe Saldana - Guardians of the Galaxy Preview

Guardians Of The Galaxy Extended Trailer

When I first heard Marvel was releasing a movie called Guardians of Galaxy I presumed it was just another movie featuring Thor or Loki. We have just had our Captain America movie so I doubted he would be featured. Little did I know that GoG was an already established franchise that has been running in comic book form since 2008. However, when I saw the first trailer I just fell in love with the potential. The non-too-subtle humor and the good looking...

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Harrison Ford Star Wars Episode 7 injury more severe than thought

Harrison Ford Star Wars Episode 7 injury Harrison Ford’s publicist has confirmed to BBC News that the injury the actor sustained on-set is more severe than initially reported. The 71 year old actor broke his left leg on the Pinewood set on June 12th and had to be airlifted to hospital. “His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly,” continued Ina Treciokas in a statement. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.” The actor is of...

Edge Of Tomorrow Review - Emily Blunt as Rita at the Louvre

Edge Of Tomorrow Movie Review

Edge Of Tomorrow Movie Review The summer Block-buster season definitely opened on a high note with Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. Since then we have had Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past. I must say I am starting to feel spoiled. Now we have Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. This movie kind-off slipped under the radar as did Cruise’s previous sci-fi movie Oblivion. For a 178 million dollar movie it has so far garnered relatively little...

Stargate 1994 poster - Stargate Reboot Roland Emmerich

MGM reboots Stargate with a new trilogy directed by Roland Emmerich

A few months ago I already reported that MGM was thinking of rebooting the Stargate franchise. Roland Emmerich was attached to the project and slated to direct at least one of the proposed movies. I presumed that after the news broke the project would move into pre-production, but in the movie business everything takes time. Now the deal is finally final. MGM IS rebooting the Stargate franchise and Roland Emmerich IS slated to direct at least one movie. Some news outlets have...

Follow SciFiEmpire.net now on Twitter

Follow SciFiEmpire.net now on Twitter

As some regular visitors to this site may have noticed I have started to make some alterations. I am still in the process of altering the desktop theme and I have now added a new mobile theme. I consider both to be work in progress so please do give feedback. Of course the main changes are about the social media connections. I already had a Facebook page (here) and a Google+ page (here) but now a Twitter account (here) has also been added....

Star Wars Tarkin by James Luceno

Disney announces new ‘Canon’ Star Wars literature

This morning the Walt Disney Company announced that the Star Wars literature and comic-books know as the Expanded Universe is not canon. Fans have been dreading the announcement ever since the first rumors started about Episode 7 some 10 years ago. Now it would seem that all those novels and comics are ready for the trashcan as Disney announces it will release 4 new ‘Canon’ novels as a tie-in for next years new Star Wars movie. I myself won’t mourn the Expanded...

Jurassic World set picture - Bryce Dallas Howard

Jurassic World first set pictures from next years summer blockbuster

Finally we have the first set pictures of Jurassic World, the fourth dinosaur movie intended to reboot the series. Jurassic World is scheduled for release in June 2015 and will be directed by Colin Trevorrow. If you are going to ask whether you should know him the answer is no because he has only made 3 low-budget movies so far. We can only hope that it won’t affect the quality. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio are among those confirmed to...

Farscape principal cast

Farscape movie in early stages of production!

In a surprising twist it was announced by Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon at WonderCon that a Farscape movie is in the works. It appears however that the movie is still in the early stages of development. Rockne O’Bannon is of course also known for creating the TV-show Defiance which will have its second season air this summer. The original Farscape series ran from 1999 to 2003 for 4 seasons. Certainly the first season was noted for its poor special effects that reminded me a lot of...