Category: Film

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....

Captain America Civil War logo

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...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. DC Extended Universe has finally arrived!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice The title may be a bit misleading. Officially the DC Extended Universe started in 2013 with Man of Steel. The DC Extended Universe is meant to be to the DC Comics what Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is to, well, Marvel Comics. So far things have gotten off to a rocky start. Man of Steel received only mixed reviews, certainly not the critical acclaim that Iron Man brought to Marvel. At the same time DC Comics...

Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg in Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones 5 – Can Harrison Ford truly return?

Indiana Jones 5 A few days ago Disney made the bombshell announcement that a new Indiana Jones movie would released in 2019. The movie, a sequel to the original trilogy and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, will again be directed by Steven Spielberg and will also feature Harrison Ford in the titular role. The first response to the news was mostly skeptical. Harrison Ford is 73 right now and will either be 76 or 77 when the movie is released. As the...

Code 8 robot police officers

Stephen Amell reveals first trailer for Code 8

Code 8 Arrow star Stephen Amell has revealed he has been working on an upcoming sci-fi movie titled Code 8. The announcement was made on the actors Facebook page, which also showed the first trailer for the movie. During the production he also worked with his cousin Robbie Amell. Robbie recently played agent Miller on the X-Files. Miller was one-half of the Scully and Mulder look alike team from the FBI. It is not certain in what capacity either Amell worked on the...

Luvia Petersen on the set of Moonshot

Moonshot Preview: Sci-Fi short with Luvia Petersen

Moonshot Preview Those who feel the pain of the cancellation of Continuum will be eager to know one of its principal casts, Luvia Petersen, is set to act in two productions this year. One of the those of the short film Moonshot by director Matthew Lucas. The short film is described as a sci-fi retro movie, a movie set in a near future as it might have been imagined in the 1980’s. The title card certainly betrays its inspiration from the videogame Far Cry...

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April

Force Awakens Blu-Ray release set for early April Today on StarWars.com Disney and LucasFilm announced the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens on Blu-Ray and Digital HD. After a week of speculation, mostly correctly, the announcement confirmed viewers at home will be able to enjoy the massively new popular movie in early April. The Digital HD will be released first, on April 1st with the Blu-Ray to follow on April 5th. As may expected the release comes with a plethora...