Star Wars: Episode VII Contains This Fun Nod To Han Solo’s Mischievous Ways

Han SoloIt’s no secret that Han Solo and Harrison Ford are both back for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII. That’s about all we know for sure (except for that whole broken leg thing), but at least it’s something. We’ve heard rumors and unofficial reports about what he might be up to, but that’s all it is at this point. Still, if this latest bit of information has any truth to it, it could be a fun little nod to longtime fans of the franchise.

This may stray into SPOILER territory, so read on if you dare. It’s not huge, but you’ve been warned.


This Interstellar Feature Builds A Better Black Hole

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar is sure to be big and philosophical and full of all kinds of themes and questions about the nature of humanity, our place in the larger picture, and many deep existential topics. It’s also the kind of science fiction that, while definitely full of the fictional side, is also heavy on the science portion of the program. This new video digs into some of that science that they went to great lengths to portray as accurately as possible on screen, and it’s fascinating stuff.

This video from Wired (read the entire article, it goes into far greater depth) features interviews with Nolan, along brother and co-writer Jonathan Nolan, wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, and, most importantly to the subject matter, noted astrophysicist, executive producer, and scientific advisor Kip Thorne. If anyone is going to have any light to shed on the film, it’s the first three, and if anyone is going to have a handle on the science, it’s going to be Thorne. I still think he looks a little like horror icon Sid Haig, but maybe that’s just me.


‘The Dirty Dozen In Deep Space’ Sounds Great To Us, But Here’s The Bad News…

DirtyDozenWe’ve been going gaga over Syfy’s renewed commitment to developing actual science fiction shows, including adaptations of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War books and James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series. The network is embracing not just science fiction, but space-based science fiction, something we haven’t seen much of since end of Stargate Universe and Battlestar Galactica. We’re hoping that movie might encourage other networks to take a chance on sci-fi, and now one major broadcast network is doing just that. But here’s the bad news: it’s Fox.

So, what is the almost-certain-to-be-canceled Fox science fiction series? The show hasn’t actually revealed a title yet, but Deadline reports that Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow, Underworld) and Scott Rosenbaum (Gang Related, The Shield) are developing the pilot for 20th Century Fox TV. The sci-fi series is being described as “the Dirty Dozen in deep space.” Here are the few details we know at this point:


Watch Sarah Connor Fight Jason Voorhees To The Death

Remember that super-amazing fan film Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness that was talked about last year? Well, the guys from WTFLOL are back with another ass-kicking battle between pop culture icons for a series they call Slash/Up. In the first installment, which you can watch above, Terminator heroine Sarah Connor puts her bullets where her mouth is as she heads to Camp Crystal Lake, where she faces the quasi-immortal horror monster Jason Voorhees, of Friday the 13th fame. Sci-fi vs. horror; now that’s a fight we can always get behind.


These Hunger Games Videos Play On Your Anticipation And Fighting Skills

With less than a month to go until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 starts printing money for Lionsgate, we’re already deep into their final promotional push. We saw a new, Doritos-sponsored video yesterday, and this week also hosts the appearance of the “District Voices” series of videos that showcase life in the various regions of the dystopian world of Panem via YouTube users. And that’s not all, we’re halfway through the week and we’ve got both a new TV spot and another “Voices” video.

This newest commercial boasts the rather grandiose title of “Most Anticipated Event.” While that’s very true, the first part of the finale of the beloved franchise is likely the most anticipated movie of the year in a general sense, at least pretend like you’re working for it. The focus this time around is more on the smaller, personal side of the story. You still see the big picture, with the revolution and the conflict, but, as Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) says, you think about what going to war really means, the real cost of it all, and this collection of snippets of footage tries to put a human face on that.


Skyline Is Getting A Sequel, And Here’s The Star

skylineWhen a movie like Dredd, which has tons of grassroots fan support, is unable to get a sequel, it’s always remarkable the crap that Hollywood sees fit to continue. Today’s example is the news that we’re getting perhaps the most unnecessary, unwanted follow up of all time, Skyline 2. Yes, the terrible 2010 alien invasion yarn is getting another chapter, for some reason.

Latino Review reports that Beyond Skyline is in fact going to happen. It’s no surprise that Liam O’Donnell, writer and producer of the first film, is on board to direct this movie that is apparently happening. LR’s sources also say that Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy) is circling the lead role.