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Alien Covenant Review – Excellent gore but also too familiar

Alien Covenant Review Prometheus wasn’t as good as it could have been. Despite some reviewers saying they really enjoyed it (in the run up to Alien: Covenant) it cannot abscond its flaws. Prometheus had a fantastic Sci-Fi premise – life was injected into worlds by a species called The Engineers. Sadly the diabolically stupid characters dragged the movie down. To put it bluntly, there was nothing to like about them for the audience to be engrossed. Except perhaps the character development of Vickers (played...

Star Wars The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer Released – A first look at the new Rey

The Last Jedi Teaser Finally after weeks of speculation the first The Last Jedi Teaser was shown today at Star Wars Celebrations. Oooh boy what did it reveal. Rian Johnson’s adaption of what will be Episode 8 is scheduled for release on December 15 and slowly anticipation is heating up. Without further ado you can watch the teaser trailer below. The Last Jedi teaser So that was quite a teaser. It certainly appears to raise the stakes now that it appears that Luke Skywalker is...

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Star Wars Thrawn Review – The origin story of a master tactician

Star Wars Thrawn Review It must have been around 1996 or 1997 when I first saw Star Wars. I was 11 or 12 years old. I had played plenty of Star Wars games up to that moment, but I had not seen the movies. Several VHS tapes later and I could not get enough of Star Wars and thus I began to delve into the Expanded Universe. With some careful research I came tot he conclusion that the Heir To The Empire...

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Ghost In The Shell Review – This adaptation succeeds but does lack punch!

Ghost In The Shell Review Ghost In The Shell has finally received its long awaited live-action movie adaptation. The movie, directed by Rupert Sanders tell the story of Major Mira Killian. Major is a cyborg, developed by Hanka Robotics as weapon after her body was killed in a supposed terrorist attack. Ghost In The Shell is an adaptation of the comic book created by Masamune Shirow in 1991. The story might be considered conventional. Major must hunt down a terrorist named Kuze with her partners from Section...

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First Official Photos of Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider reboot Warner Bros. studios has unveiled the first details of its Tomb Raider reboot, including an official first look at Alicia Vikander in the starring role. Previously a few pictures of on set scenes managed to leak, but now we have official high-res pics. First look An official plot synopsis was also released. Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any...

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Rogue One Digital Release Review – Does the movie transcend mediums?

Rogue One: A Digital Release Today, anyone who has not yet seen the first Star Wars Anthology movie – Rogue one: A Star Wars Story – can do so. The movie has officially been released as a digital product on iTunes and Amazon Video. This release comes ahead of the DVD and Blu-Ray release set for April 4th. Below you can read my commentary on whether the download is worth it or if you should wait. Rogue One: The Movie Rogue One does...

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Kong: Skull Island Review – The big ape manages to throw more than just a wrench

Kong: Skull Island Review Yesterday evening I viewed Kong: Skull Island at the cinema. After watching the trailer a few times I could still not make up my mind to go and watch it. As Ghost In The Shell is still a few weeks from release I decided to take the risk. What is the worst that could happen? It did not end up being the movie I was expecting. So what was I expecting? I hate monster movies, I dislike...

Logan Review

Logan Review – A Hugh Jackman swansong I was not expecting

Logan Review Logan wasn’t the movie I was expecting. Between all the gore and action scenes I wasn’t expecting so much character development, or love and mutual loathing between characters. Now this review does contain spoilers, but I won’t discuss too many details. But I will discuss what I wasn’t expecting. So here is my Logan Review. The story certainly doesn’t start the way I was expecting, even though I had seen every trailer. Logan spends his time driving through...

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New Ghost in the Shell trailer reveals the origins of The Major

Ghost in the Shell Last week I posted the teaser trailer for The Ghost in the Shell, the live-action adaptation of the 1989 Cyberpunk manga by Masamune Shirow. That teaser was just 30 seconds long. Today Paramount and DreamWorks released the second full trailer for the movie. Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg police enforcer The Major. Set in a future world were technology has run amok and special interests dominate. It is a typical depiction of the future as...

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Round up of all Sci-Fi Super Bowl Trailers with Logan, Guardians and Ghosts…

Super Bowl Trailers Super Bowl has come and gone. Apparently the New England Patriots won. Who would have thought. For those not inclined to be interested in sports can still enjoy the commercials. It is the moment when every company promotes its business with spectacular 30 second shots, which some have started to think are quite Gaudy. This year some of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the spring got their teasers. Just in case you missed them you can...

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Beauty and the Beast – a question of ‘Will you see it?’

Beauty and the Beast As a guy I have to deal with the lingering question. Should I go an see Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast? The movie, starring Emma Watson is set to release on March 17th. Today Disney released the final US trailer for the movie which is also a remake of the 1991 classic animated movie based. That movie was itself based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont fairytale La Belle et la Bête. Obviously any question of whether a guy like...

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The Last Jedi – LucasFilm has announced the title, but is it any good?

The Last Jedi Yesterday LucasFilm announced the official title for the Star Wars sequel. It is officially called – Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie, which is being written and directed by director Rian Johnson received its title with only meager clarification offered. As is custom for Star Wars movies. Fans have immediately started speculating whether or not the subtitle – The Last Jedi – refers specifically to Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill). Others have speculated, or hope, that the title should be interpreted...

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New Logan trailer reveals a dark farewell movie from Hugh Jackman

A new Logan trailer The X-Men movies have always given me mixed feelings. Feelings that return with the release of a new Logan trailer. I can’t help but feel the series has been tainted by the first movie. Though it was decent it was also certainly nothing more than that. X2 may have straightened the ship, but the start of large ensemble casts handicapped character development. The Wolverine series of which Logan is set to be the last was meant to remedy...

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net, your website for all Sci-Fi news

A Happy 2017 from SciFiEmpire.net 2016 has come and gone. For many it outstayed its welcome. Problems such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has certainly made me apprehensive about the future. Sadly we also lost far too many celebrities: Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds and actor Alan Rickman to name just a few. On the last day of the year we also lost William Christopher, who played father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H for over a decade. All this makes...