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Sound and Fury? Jackson on secret war behind the scenes

January 15, 2009 – 10:24 pm |
Sound and Fury? Jackson on secret war behind the scenes

Last summer, comic book fans shared a simultaneous nerdgasm when Samuel L. Jackson appeared briefly at the end of Iron Man as Marvel’s Nick Fury, superspy leader of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This led to the expectation that Jackson …

Atomic Comics goes Hollywood?

January 15, 2009 – 9:59 pm |
Atomic Comics goes Hollywood?

The movie adaptation of Kick-Ass, a comic book under Marvel’s Icon imprint, is filming now with stars Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Johnson and Dave Lizewski — and the Valley’s own Atomic Comics. The store, …

'Legion' — a blast from the future on 'Smallville'

January 15, 2009 – 12:01 am |
'Legion' — a blast from the future on 'Smallville'

Smallville is back tonight for its first new episode of 2009, and things look pretty grim. When last we left the idyllic Kansas farm town, an brutal attack had disrupted the wedding of Chloe Sullivan …

KHAAAAAAAAAN! ‘Trek’ villain Montalban dies at age 88

January 14, 2009 – 2:42 pm |
KHAAAAAAAAAN! ‘Trek’ villain Montalban dies at age 88

The Associated Press is reporting that Ricardo Montalban, the star of ABC’s Fantasy Island who was Capt. Kirk’s nemesis Khan in an episode of the original Star Trek as well as in 1982′s The Wrath …

R.I.P. Patrick McGoohan, TV’s ‘Secret Agent’ and ‘Prisoner’

January 14, 2009 – 1:11 pm |
R.I.P. Patrick McGoohan, TV’s ‘Secret Agent’ and ‘Prisoner’

Patrick McGoohan, who starred in and helped to create the cult classic television series The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80.

'Zork' to return as a browser game

January 14, 2009 – 10:52 am |
'Zork' to return as a browser game

Jolt Online Gaming is preparing Legends of Zork, a casual MMO update of one of the first interactive fiction computer games that will be played from a Web browser. You can read more about it …

'Resident Evil 5' demo breaks out Jan. 26 for Xbox 360

January 14, 2009 – 10:47 am |
'Resident Evil 5' demo breaks out Jan. 26 for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 owners will be gunning down virus-infected crazies before their PlayStation 3 brethren when Capcom unleashes a free demo for Resident Evil 5 online for one week beginning Jan. 26. The survival horror sequel …

Fox wants your 'Simpsons' 20th anniversary posters

January 14, 2009 – 9:00 am |
Fox wants your 'Simpsons' 20th anniversary posters

Fox is kicking off a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration of The Simpsons starting today with a poster contest. Fans can “unleash their yellow” (ew) and submit entries that reflect America’s most dysfunctional animated family in …

Ubisoft announces 'Call of Juarez' prequel

January 13, 2009 – 9:27 pm |
Ubisoft announces 'Call of Juarez' prequel

Feeling lucky, punks?
Ubisoft has announced Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, a prequel to the action shooter Call of Juarez. The game will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows later this …

Sci Fi Wire totally worth it, say Sci Fi Channel owners

January 13, 2009 – 9:21 pm |
Sci Fi Wire totally worth it, say Sci Fi Channel owners

NBC Universal wants you to know that their new sci-fi news blog Sci Fi Wire is a rousing success. The standalone site is an outgrowth of a daily entertainment news site that used to be …