It’s my party, and …

My 45th birthday rolled around this past Thursday. Many thanks to all of you who offered birthday well-wishes, mostly via Facebook. While I was showering after sleeping in, my family set up some birthday decorations in the kitchen. They gave me Lord of the Rings Risk: Trilogy Edition, but since they had to get it …

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I laughed, I cried, I gaped in astonishment

Okay, so I didn’t really cry. But I did laugh out loud and gape in wide-eyed wonder at some of what I saw in Prince Caspian. My 10-year-old son and I waited until May 31 to see the film, so that we could go with a large group from our church to see Prince Caspian …

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Are you ready for Battleship: The Movie?

Sci Fi Wire reports: Universal Pictures and Hasbro have announced a six-year strategic partnership to produce at least four feature films based on some of Hasbro’s best-known game and toy brands, including Monopoly; Candy Land; Clue; Ouija; Battleship; Magic, the Gathering; and Stretch Armstrong, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stretch Armstrong? Who still knows Stretch …

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Surf’s up (but not down here)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer opened this past weekend in the United States, and jumped to the top of the box-office take during its opening weekend. Unfortunately (for me), Los Cuatro Fantásticos y Silver Surfer doesn’t open here until June 28, and I won’t have time to see it before we leave on …

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Star Trek update: script finished

According to Sci Fi Wire, the script for Star Trek XI has been finished, and shooting on the film is slated to begin in November 2007. J. J. Abrams is still planning to direct the film, but aside from unsubstantiated rumors on the Internet, no casting decisions have been announced. The Sci Fi Wire report …

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Regarding Henry

Sean Connery will not be playing Henry Jones in Indiana Jones 4 (the actual final title has not yet been revealed). You can read more of the details on the official website. This is sort of a bad thing/good thing. Connery was great as Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but he …

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Is this a good thing?

Sci Fi Wire reports (piggybacking on Variety) that Warner Brothers has acquired the screen rights to Terry Brooks’s Shannara series. According to Sci Fi Wire: Brooks is the second-biggest-selling living fantasy book writer, after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Warner has franchise hopes for Brooks’ 14-book series, which is set 1,000 years in the future …

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Dungeons & Dragons II: Wrath of the Dragon God

I just finished watching Dungeons & Dragons II: Wrath of the Dragon God on the Sci-Fi Channel. Please note that I didn’t say the movie was over—only that I had just finished watching it. The first half hour was so bad I just couldn’t justify to myself any further exposure. I was hoping it might …

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