Archive for March, 2010

Barrowman reacts to US ‘Torchwood’ plans

Friday, March 19th, 2010
John Barrowman

John Barrowman

John Barrowman has said that he doesn’t want his Torchwood character’s sexuality to be reversed in the US version.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the American remake of Torchwood has plans to make his Captain Jack role straight.

“I hope wherever [the franchise] goes that the show stays the same,” said the actor.

“The last thing I would want would be for Jack to become this heterosexual, straight hero. He’s an omnisexual guy. He likes men, women, aliens, whatever. I think we should continue going down that route.”

The star added that any effort to change Captain Jack’s sexual orientation would need to involve a “big discussion” between creator Russell T Davies and his producing partner Julie Gardner.

As for additional information about the spinoff, Barrowman claimed that he only knows what has already been reported, including that Fox has commissioned Davies to write the pilot.

Where The Wild Things Are

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD review

‘Alice’ remains at top of US box office

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
'Alice' remains at top of US box office

Alice In Wonderland has remained at the top of the US box office with ticket sales of $62 million over the weekend.

The fantasy-adventure film, starring Johnny Depp, has accumulated over $200 million in just two weeks in release.

Debuting on the chart this week are Green Zone, starring Matt Damon, in second place with $14.5 million, She’s Out Of My League at number three with $9.6 million, Remember Me in fourth place with $8.3 million and Our Family Wedding at number six with $7.6 million.

Brooklyn’s Finest slips to number eight, while Cop Out and The Crazies claim the number ninth and tenth positions respectively.

The US box office top ten in full:

1. (1) Alice In Wonderland (2010) – $208,625,000
2. (-) Green Zone – $14,535,000
3. (-) She’s Out of My League – $9,600,000
4. (-) Remember Me – $8,300,000
5. (3) Shutter Island – $8,140,000
6. (-) Our Family Wedding – $7,600,000
7. (5) Avatar – $6,600,000
8. (2) Brooklyn’s Finest – $4,290,000
9. (4) Cop Out – $4,230,000
10. (6) The Crazies – $3,650,000

Stargate Universe SG-U 1.0 Blu-ray Disc Review

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

New ‘Futurama’ episodes premiere on Comedy Central in June

Friday, March 5th, 2010
New episodes of the resurrected animation favorite “Futurama” will return to Comedy Central in June.

20th Century Fox TV

20th Century Fox TV

Comedy Central sources confirm to HitFix that Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m. is currently set to be the premiere of the first new half-hour episode of “Futurama”since 2003.
“Futurama” launched in 1999 on FOX and aired through 2003. Adult Swim and then Comedy Central kept the show alive in repeats, with Comedy Central giving a home to extra-long “Futurama” episodes “Bender’s Big Score,” “The Beast with a Billion Backs,” “Bender’s Game” and “Into the Wild Green Yonder.”
Ratings for the constantly recycled repeats, as well as DVD sales, helped to spur talk of a comeback and, in June of 2009, Comedy Central announced that the network had ordered 26 new episodes to premiere starting this year.
Fan enthusiasm was temporarily tempered by overblown reports that the vocal talent including Billy West, John DiMaggio and Katey Sagal might be replaced for the run of new episodes. Eventually, the full cast reached new agreements and Philip Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the “Futurama” gang will sound very much like you’re used to them sounding.
Created by David X. Cohen and Matt Groening, “Futurama” won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program in 2002.

Doctor Who: The Complete Specials (Review)

Thursday, March 4th, 2010