Category: Film

Award-winning composer James Horner dies in plane crash

Composer James Horner dies Sad news has been announced on the internet. Composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in California at the age of 61. At first there was some doubt who had died. He did own the plane but it wasn’t sure if he was on board. The only available news was that the single occupant, the pilot, had died in the crash. His assistant has however posted the following on Facebook. “We have lost an...

Owen and Claire find the destroyed gyrosphere - Jurassic World Review

Read my Jurassic World Review with Premiere Pictures

Jurassic World Review Jurassic World is a difficult movie to judge. It is a lot better than The Lost World or Jurassic Park 3. Especially compared to The Lost World (which I love to hate) it manages to succeed as a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie Jurassic Park. Sadly, that is where most of the good news ends. Jurassic World is an OK movie, but not a very good one. Whereas Jurassic Park had strong characters with...

Bring Him Home - The Martian

First trailer of The Martian with Matt Damon Released

First trailer to Ridley Scott’s The Martian Slowly the hype around Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian is building. The Martian can be summarized as Gravity set on Mars, but that would be selling it short. Today, 20th Century Fox released a full 3 minute trailer of the movie which is scheduled for release on November 25th. The trailer sets up the story with a voice over from Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Mark needs to survive on...

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing holding flare - Jurassic World screen

Latest Jurassic World buzz with new trailers and pics!

Jurassic World – A new Jurassic Park? One of the most anticipated summer movies this year is Jurassic World. Fans eager to see more ferocious dinosaurs are especially wondering whether it is any good. So far, the buzz has been fantastic and the hype has certainly picked up. However, those that have already seen the movie are obligated to not release their reviews until June 12th, the date the movie is officially set to release. Nonetheless, as with many other movies some...

TRON 3 Cancelled by Disney, for now…

TRON 3 Cancelled. In a sudden news flash Disney Studios has announced it is not proceeding forward with director Joseph Kosinski’s movie TRON 3. The third movie in the franchise was supposed to act as a sequel to the 2010 movie TRON Legacy starring Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges. The sad news comes after earlier reports that production had already started and filming was to commence in the fall. However, Disney Studios needs to keep an close eye on its finances after...

The Martian first on-set pictures. Matt Damon as Mark Watney

Ridley Scott’s The Martian first on-set pictures released

The Martian first on-set pictures A few months ago when I wrote the review of Andy Weir’s debut novel The Martian I mentioned a movie adoption was in production. The Martian first on-set pictures were released today. They show Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney on-set in Jordan. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott, whom most will know from Alien, Blade Runner and more recently Prometheus. Not much is known of the production beyond the still pictures that were released. No details on the part...

Mad Max Fury Road Review. Hugh Keays-Byrne as the diabolical Immortan Joe.

Mad Max Fury Road Review

Mad Max Fury Road Review When it comes to Science Fiction movies these days, those that aren’t expected to be box-office hits often end up doing well. Movies such as Looper and The Matrix are good examples. The same can be said of Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie, directed by George Miller, has been in development hell for years. I still remember looking at its IMDB page back in the late 90’s. Fans were excited, but those who had not...

Darth Vader molten helmet. New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer Released! Finally after months of hearing arguments about the merits of having crossbars on a lightsaber we as Star Wars fans are entertained by a new trailer. The second teaser trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens reveals a great deal more than the first, but plenty of the principal cast have been left out. There is also only a hint about what the plot for the movie could be. The latter is something I...

Simon Pegg. Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup

Star Trek 3 News Roundup With J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars The Force Awakens you would almost forget that the Star Trek Reboot franchise will get a third movie. Star Trek 3, not to be confused with The Search For Spock, will be directed by Justin Lin (True Detective and Fast & Furious). Actor Simon Pegg who plays Scottie in the reboot will also write the script. After the debacle that was Star Trek Into Darkness the reboot is in...

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation title card.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation trailer

Today the first live-action trailer for Mission Impossible 5 was released. The movies does away with the numerical counting just like Ghost Protocol. Instead the title will be Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. The movie will star Tom Cruise, but also Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules). Besides the new cast we will also see Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames return. Just like Ghost Protocol the movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is scheduled for release July 31st. To sweeten...

Star Wars Rogue One art

Star Wars News Roundup – Ep 8 & Rogue One

It has been a busy week filled with Star Wars News. Besides the many rumors surrounding Star Wars Episode 7 there was also genuine news about episode 8 and a spin-off movie. All this news seems to have displeased some when a storm of controversy erupted on Twitter surrounding the plot for the newly announced spinoff. Star Wars Episode 8 From day one it was announced that Episode 7: The Force Awakens would be part of a new trilogy that would...

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015.

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015

TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015 It has been a long wait, but Vancity Buzz Entertainment’s Lindsay Barker has finally confirmed that TRON 3 starts filming fall 2015 in Vancouver. The news will still need to be confirmed but it seems quite solid. Lindsay Barker adds that only Garret Hedlund who played Sam Flynn is at this stage confirmed to be attached to the project. TRON 3 is the sequel to the 2010 movie Tron Legacy which was itself a reboot/sequel to the 1982...

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83. Leonard as Spock

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83

Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83 Sadly it has been reported that veteran actor Leonard Nimoy has died at age 83. Most Science Fiction fans know Leonard from his role as Spock on Star Trek. More recently he had reprised his role in the 2009 Star Trek Reboot. His other sci-fi credentials include Fringe as Dr. William Bell as well as many small guest roles. Leonard Nimoy began his acting career in 1951 with a small part in the movie ‘Queen...

Sith lord unveils light saber - Star Wars VII Lightsaber

J.J. Abrams talks about Star Wars VII Lightsaber

One of the most talked about scenes from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was the new Sith ligthsaber. I dare say thanks to SciFiEmpire.net everybody got a high-resolution picture to pick their bone with. The controversy about the ligthsaber has hardly abated since the release of the trailer. Most think it is too gimmicky. After Episode 1 and 2 introduced new types of sabers it is hard to get around that argument. Many hope Star Wars Episode 7: The Force...