Review: Lockout – and throw away the key

If you’ve ever seen John Carpenter’s 1981 film Escape from New York, then you’ve already seen the original and much better film that the new movie Lockout tries to be. Not only is the plot concept of Lockout lifted from the Carpenter classic, but the whole film feels like it came directly from the B-movie […]

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Things I’ve learned today: 3/27

Maurice Sendak almost illustrated the 30th anniversary edition of The Hobbit, but blew it because he didn’t know the difference between a hobbit and an elf (Tony DiTerlizzi, for LA Times’ Hero Complex) Steve Sansweet — the Star Wars fan who became a Lucasfilm insider — says farewell to a collector’s dream job. (TheForce.Net) A&E’s […]

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‘Caprica’ returned to the soil

Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports that Syfy has canceled Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel focused on the rise of the artificial life forms known as Cylons: “The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2,” said the network in […]

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