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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...

The Major in Niihama - Ghost In The Shell

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...

Scarlett Johansson sexy as The Major - Ghost In The Shell

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...

Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson

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...

Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi

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...

new Logan trailer - Logan reading a comic

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...

The end for SciFiEmpire.net - So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell!

The end for SciFiEmpire.net – So long and farewell! Readers of SciFiEmpire.net may have noticed I have been absent from posting for a few weeks. I had a lot of work to do and there are some big changes coming in my life. After some hesitation I decided the best decision was to stop posting on SciFiEmpire.net. Effectively that means the end of this blog. If anyone wants to continue the torch feel free to contact me. The decision to...

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon in Inferno Teaser

Inferno Teaser proves Robert Langdon still got it

Inferno Teaser Columbia Pictures has released the official Inferno Teaser. Fans of Dan Brown’s Inferno have been speculating when they might get a first glimpse of the movie adaptation. No teaser was attached with Captain America Civil War. On Sunday a short 15 seconds teaser was announced to herald the release of the full teaser today. Inferno the novel was released back in 2013 (my review is here) and after its success plans to make a film adaptation moved quickly into high-gear....

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Captain America Civil War Review! Marvel rises from the ashes of Ultron

Captain America Civil War Review! Finally, a new Captain America movie has been released. This time it was directed by the Russo brothers. Like The Avengers movie Captain America does not just focus on its titular character. Instead just like The Avengers, the story follows an ensemble of super heroes. As Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues the number of movie characters is starting to become too large. Age Of Ultron was hampered by thus, but Captain America Civil War manages the issue handsomely. I was ready...

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017

Blade Runner 2 release moved forward to October 2017 A few weeks ago I reported that Blade Runner 2 received a (controversial) release date, January 2018. The news came on the heels of the success of Dead Pool. Fans and industry insiders speculated that the studio was not worried about a off-season release. Perhaps they were signaling Blade Runner 2 was not meant to receive a wide release. Today, in total contradiction of that reasoning, and with joy, I can announce Blade Runner...

Ghost In The Shell (Scarlett Johansson as Major)

Ghost In The Shell starts filming with Scarlett Johansson as Major

Ghost In The Shell A movie that has been years in the making has finally started filming in New Zeeland. After Disney dropped the movie Paramount and Universal stepped in to distribute the DreamWorks production. Today, the first on set picture from Wellington, New Zeeland was released. Ghost In The Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders who also directed the Snow White and the Huntsman back in 2012 which starred Charlize Theron. Ghost In The Shell instead stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, a...