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Star Trek Into Darkness available on iTunes!

Into Darkness for 14.99 Well, it’s the time of the season for digital downloads and Blu-Ray releases. After Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness were released during the early summer period we can now catch them on the rebound. Iron Man 3 has already been released for Blu-Ray but Star Trek Into Darkness will for now only released as a digital download on iTunes for 14.99. It at least gave me the possibility to re-watch this rather controversial release. Personally I was a bit disappointed with the Star Trek sequel. The four-year lapse between movies was too darn long and though...

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Ender’s Game Comic-con preview!

Well as you may have read Comic-con 2013 is in full swing. People attending have already been indulged with the pilot of Almost Human starring Karl Urban and hints of an upcoming Firefly video game. Of course one of the major Science-fiction movies of the year is to be released in November. Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield and is directed by Gavin Hood. The movie is of course based on the novel by Orson Scott Card. He was a noted absentee at Comic-con because the studio fear that will bring scrutiny on his anti-homosexual views. Now, at Comic-Con the...

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Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray out September 10th

Star Trek Into Darkness may have been a mixed bag but it is definitely a movie worth a second and third viewing just to understand it properly. For those not wanting to go a to an empty cinema there will soon be the possibility of owning a copy of the movie on DVD or Blu-ray complete with a whole host of extra’s. The release has been scheduled for September 10th for a tentative price of 19.99. Which I believe will just be for the bare-bones version (do I am hoping is for the extra’s as well). However, before you can get your...

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SciFiEmpire.net celebrates it’s 2nd anniversary!

SciFiEmpire Two years ago today I decided to make the big plunge and sign up for a website with a hosting company. For the most part I just wanted to vent my opinion on all matters science fiction, ranging from TV-shows, movies and novels that came about while my own writing career kind off passed by slowly. Strangely enough, writing a blog is easier and harder than I assumed it would be. The hardest part is keeping discipline to write something. I know, that kind of came out wrong. The easy part is all the technical stuff which I thought would...

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Snowpiercer international trailer revealed!

Snowpiercer For a few months now I have read a few posts here and there on the internet about the movie Snowpiercer. My first reaction was that it sounded awfully similar to City of Ember starring Bill Murray. However, writers have been adamant that this movie is something special. For a start it is a Korean/American production that was filmed in the Czech Republic. The movie is by Korean director Bong Joon-ho and this will be his first English language movie. Though staying true to his roots only 80% of the movie is in English, the rest is in Korean....

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Ender’s Game character posters!

Well, November 1st is rapidly approaching so the buzz for Ender’s Game is starting to heat up. The upcoming Comic-con is pretty much the event that the movie producers want to use to get people interested. And so they have brought up 5 character poster before hand. The are pretty cool, though I doubt we will see them plastered on billboards. PS, about Comic-con…. Guess who is not coming? You guessed it right! Its author Orson Scott Card. I guess his opinion on marriage would have distracted just a bit too much. Here is the synopsis for if you live in...

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New Riddick trailer online!

Riddick… We all know that coming September a new Riddick movie starring Vin Diesel will hit the cinema’s. I find myself surprised that I am actually looking forward to it. It’s a movie that has the potential of giving us some old school science fiction and action. After last years ‘Dredd‘ that sounds like a good mix. The fact that it will also star Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica and Longmire) is a bonus. As might be expected it is the time that the official trailer make the rounds on the internet for promotion. Riddick has been getting some good buzz...

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Finally I have been able to see Star Trek Into Darkness in at the cinema. If it wasn’t just only for the fact that I am a veritable Trekkie that I wanted to see it but also to finally be able to put aside the continuous promotion of the movie that has gone on for weeks now. Star Trek Into Darkness is of course J.J. Abrams second Star Trek outing. It acts as a sequel to the 2009 movie that significantly raised the stakes for the franchise. Star Trek Into Darkness is a very good movie, probably one of Star Trek’s best,...

Iron Man 3 Review!

Iron Man 3 Review!

Fans are finally able to watch the third Iron Man installment in cinema’s. After the disappointing second movie and the fantastic The Avengers expectations for Iron Man 3 were high. For the most part those expectations have been fulfilled, but there are a few wrinkles here and there. I like this movie more than I did the original Iron Man mainly because of its depth. However, the movies villains are just as shallow and un-memorable as before. As per the fact that I was able see the movie in cinema’s myself there is now a review here on SciFiEmpire.net. The Movie… Iron Man 3 at...

Ender’s Game trailer released!

Ender’s Game trailer released!

A few weeks ago I gave a small preview on Ender’s Game after several still pictures were released. Last week a teaser trailer was released but today we are also the happy recipient of the full trailer for Ender’s Game. The movie is scheduled for a November 1st release in the US and will star Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Ender Wiggin, Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff and Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian. Last week along with the teaser trailer a still was released showing Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham. After his appearance in Iron Man 3 I think it is a good idea that he remains...

New Star Trek Into Darkness HD Pictures!

New Star Trek Into Darkness HD Pictures!

Thanks to TrekCore for the scoop. On the official Star Trek Into Darkness movie webpage you can find not only new still pictures of the movie but also HD versions of those previously released. I will briefly discuss some of the new pictures and let you choose your new desktop background at your own leisure. The first picture below seems to show Chris Pine, Alice Eve and Simon Pegg as their respective Star Trek Characters examining some sort of capsule. I think it is too large to be a photon-torpedo. Could it be that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character John Harrison survived...

Star Trek Into Darkness Images and Novelization!

Star Trek Into Darkness Images and Novelization!

As it is Easter Monday it is a bit of slow newsday. I bet everyone has been downloading the season finale of The Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones anyway. Just in case you are hungry for some science-fiction I have got some more images from Star Trek Into Darkness. They are not of the highest quality but they do show some actors who have so far been ‘lost in action’. Star Trek Into Darkness of course stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and...

Ender’s Game poster revealed!

Ender’s Game poster revealed!

This November the long-awaited Ender’s Game movie will finally reach the cinemas. For fans of the sci-fi novel from Orson Scott Card it means that the Bataan death March that lasted 28 years is finally over. The movie has been in development hell for several reasons. For a start it was thought that the adult theme of the novel excluded child actors as well the youth demographics for a potential audience. The other reason was that Orson Scott Card has some unpopular hardline ideas on homosexuality that is considered problematic by the studio’s. Finally, Ender’s Game is moving forward. Probably riding the wave of success left by...

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer!

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer!

Paramount Pictures has released the international trailer for J.J. Abram’s upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled for a May 17th release in the US and it will be released in 3D. You can watch the trailer below, but I recommend you visit the www.apple.com and watch it in full 1080p. HOWEVER, there are a considerable number of spoilers in the trailer. Too many even for my taste. So don’t read the trailer discussion I have posted below. Things I discovered viewing the Star Trek Into Darkness International...

New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer!

New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer!

There is a new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie online that shows more of the background story of plot. In the trailer we see Admiral Pike (Bruce Greenwood) chiding Kirk for his recklessness and not abiding by the rules. Somehow this trailer gives our favorite characters such as Kirk, Uhura and the others a more dramatic dimension as opposed to their superhero image seen in previous trailers. Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled to hit cinema’s on May 17th in the US but will hit European cinema’s a week early. The movie is directed by J.J....

Iron Man 3 Trailer is just Awesome!

Iron Man 3 Trailer is just Awesome!

Before May 3rd arrives (or April 25th for those in Europe) watch the new Iron Man 3 trailer that Marvel just released. Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow as his assistant Pepper Potts and Ben Kingsley as the movie main antagonist – The Mandarin. Don Cheadle reprises his Iron Man 2 role as Colonel Rhodes while Guy Pearce plays Aldrich Killian, a man who has created a dangerous virus (but that is not elaborated on in the trailer). I guess after that trailer your were speechless, so was I. I like the fact that the movies seems to leave no character...