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10 MOST RECOGNIZABLE LINES FROM SCI-FI AND FANTASY MOVIES/TV

10 Most Recognizable lines from Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies/TV brought to you by OBS Staffer Erin 1. “May the Force be with you” (Star Wars) 2. “Live long, and prosper” (Spock-Star Trek: The Original Series) 3. “Help me Obi-won Kenobi, you’re my only hope” (Princess Leia, Star Wars: A … Continue reading

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MOVIE HOT LINKS FOR FEB 28TH: THE HUNGER GAMES, SPIDERMAN, AVENGERS, LAST AIRBENDER, ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, AND PROMETHEUS

Alex Pettyfer Accepts Our Advice In ‘Hunger Games’ vs. ‘Mortal Instruments’ Debate via MTV News I agree–I always pictured Peeta as the kind of guy that you thought was just pudgy until he started lifting 50 pound bags without any effort. Alex is too lean. ‘The Hunger Games’ casting: Could … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: TOP SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES

Staffer Emily June picks her Top 10 favorite Science Fiction movies: #1 Star Wars #2 Star Trek #3 The Fifth Element #4 The Matrix #5 Terminator #6 X-Men #7 X-Files #8 Alien vs. Predator #9 Spiderman #10 Resident Evil What’s your favorite Sci Fi movie? Tell us here!

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‘I AM NUMBER FOUR’ TRAILER

via Danny Bowes at Tor Based on the popular young-adult novel (one of whose co-writers, I was highly amused to learn, is James Frey) comes the no-expenses-spared cinematic adaptation I Am Number Four. Overseen by the inimitable Michael Bay—famous for his quiet, sensitive, meticulously observed meditations on the human condition—and … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS NOVEMBER 10TH: ROLAND EMMERICH, NEW TRON PREVIEW, EDGAR WRIGHT & ‘BLOOD AND ICE CREAM’, ALIENS IN FILM

Roland Emmerich’s low budget sci-fi flick shuts down by Simon Brew at Den of Geek It raised eyebrows, at the very least. Last week, we reported the news that budget spender extraordinaire, Mr Roland Emmerich, was putting aside the requirement for a big cheque to a special effects company to … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 9TH: SKYLINE INTERVIEW, DAWN TREADER AND SUCKER PUNCH PREVIEWS, DUNE, AND MORE

Colin Strause and Liam O’Donnell Interview: Skyline, science-fiction, the studio system and more by Luke Savage at Den of Geek How excited should we be about Skyline? Quite excited, if those trailers are anything to go by. The second film from special effects gurus-turned-filmmakers Colin and Greg Strause (should we … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 19TH, PART 1: PAUL, SCI FI SCIENCE, MARTIN FREEMAN IN THE HOBBIT, DOUG JONES, AND NEW HARRY POTTER SPOT

‘Paul’ casting call by Jarett Wieselman at New York Post Because we still have a lot of time between now and “Paul’s” March 2011 bow, I am going to keep the gushing to a minimum based on this outstanding new teaser trailer that was just released. Instead of lavishing compliments … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 9, PART 1: JOHNNY DEPP’S VAMPIRE MOVIE, HALO, JUSTICE LEAGUE, UNCHARTED, AND CLONES

Vampire problem could pose threat to Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks team-up Melissa Mercer at Examiner All it takes is a quick peek at Johnny Depp’s IMDb page to realize his demand among directors, and now Deadline is reporting that Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow has her sights set on … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 8: ‘MYSTEERIE MANOR’, ‘I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT’, SCIENCE FICTION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND BECCA FITZPATRICK

New Murder Mystery Introduces a Paranormal Mansion, Psychic and Detectives Via PR.com Mysteerie Manor, a new murder mystery by Sharon Hays, is the first in a series that tells the story of a historical mansion and its connection to paranormal and criminal activity. Mysteerie Manor follows Maryanne O’Donnell, a young … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS SEPT. 16TH: DEATHLY HALLOWS, AVENGERS, SCI-FI MOVIES

www.wired.com: Harry Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows This is one of the latest TV spots for the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which comes out November 19th. We can see some new scenes, such as Voldemort, Harry and Hagrid fighting in the air, the Burrow … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS AUGUST 25TH: WALKING DEAD, MISS SCI-FI UNIVERSE, SCI-FI WRAP-UP, THE AVENGERS

‘Walking Dead’ exec slams vampire craze www.digitalspy.co.uk: The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont has slammed the current vampire craze in film and television. He told SFX that he hopes viewers will abandon vampire-based shows for the new zombie drama. “I hope seeing a zombie show as cool as this, seeing … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 28TH, PART 1: WOMEN IN SCI FI, SUCKER PUNCH, PIRATES 4, AND MORE

Does Your Favorite Sci-fi Movie Do Right by Its Female Characters? by John Scalzi for Film Critic Have you ever heard of the Bechdel test? It’s a test, popularized by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, that asks three questions of movies: 1. Are there at least two women characters in the film? … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 20TH, PART 2: SOL, PAUL, GHOSTBUSTER 3, AND THOR

Stargate + Lord of the Flies = Sol? by Nix at Sci Fi Cool What is Benjamin Carland’s “Sol”? I don’t know, but from the looks of the teaser trailer, it sure looks and sounds like a mixture of “Stargate” (humans travel to another planet by way of a “gate”) … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 17 PART 2: 16 INTELLIGENT SCI FI FILMS, XMEN VILLAINS AND MORE!

Two confirmed villains for X-Men prequel, another Thor picture, and a presidential cameo in Transformers 3 Source: io9.com X-Men: First Class has brought on two awesome actors to play major villains. Will Transformers 3 start with a presidency-themed flashback? There’s a new image of Odin and Thor doing godly stuff. … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JULY 2ND, PART 2: ROBERT HEINLEIN, 2ND DEATHLY HALLOWS TRAILER, SAM WORTHINGTON, AND THE LAST AIRBENDER

Star Trek writer adapting Heinlein’s Have Spacesuit for a film By Scott Edelman at Sci Fi Wire One of Robert A. Heinlein greatest novels, Have Space Suit—Will Travel—the last the author published specifically for a young audience—is being adapted for the big screen by Harry Kloor, who’s written for Star … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JUNE 18TH, PART 1: PLAN 9, REMAKES, ‘NEVER LET ME GO’, AND AVATAR DESIGN ART

Plan 9 From Outer Space Being Converted to 3D from Uncle Creepy at Dread Central San Diego-based 3D production and conversion studio PassmoreLab has some big plans. The company is about to take the Ed Wood, Jr. zombie “classic” Plan 9 From Outer Space, which was colorized a couple of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 25TH: INCEPTION, SHREK 4, SHERLOCK HOMES 2, AND MORE

New Inception Character Posters by David Chen at Slash Film We’ve already covered the numerous posters that have been released for Christopher Nolan’s Inception here, here, and here. But in my humble opinion, this latest batch of character posters is the most badass of them all. The posters hit the … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 7TH: PREDATORS, X MEN: FIRST CLASS, IRON MAN’S SUIT, AND MUCH MORE

Why Predators is the sequel we’ve been dying for by Jeff Otto at Sci Fi Wire Deep in the jungles of Austin, Texas, the Predators are readying for the hunt. Yes, I said Texas. When Predators hits screens this summer, few audience members will ever guess that the bulk of … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 3RD: DARK KNIGHT SEQUEL, JONAH HEX PREVIEW, THOR PICS, IRON MAN 2 EASTER EGG, AND MORE

‘Dark Knight’ sequel gets official release date via Khaleej Times Warner Bros. has set July 20, 2012, as the release date for the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie. The studio has barely begun the process of developing the movie, which isn’t yet titled. Nolan is in postproduction on the sci-fi … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR APRIL 12TH: INVASION, HE-MAN, SPIDERMAN, MUSKETEERS, AND THE 3D FAD

Emile Hirsch Joins Alien Invasion Flick ‘The Darkest Hour’ by Jordan Raup at The Film Stage Into The Wild star Emile Hirsch will star in The Darkest Hour, a new sci-fi action flick directed by Chris Gorak (Right At Your Door) for Summit and New Regency. Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS MARCH 29TH: IRON MAN, SCI-FI AND MORE

Is Iron Man 3 Really Coming Out Before The Avengers? io9.com: Did a slip of the tongue reveal Paramount’s plans for a third Iron Man movie, even a month before Iron Man 2 is coming out? Which movie will come first: Iron Man 3 or The Avengers? With a tentative … Continue reading

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IS “REPO MEN” LIKE “REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA”?

A new poster for Repo Men is out, and seeing it made me realize just how close Repo Men could be to Repo! The Genetic Opera. Both movies focus on a future when replacement organs are available…for a price. If you don’t pay, your organs are repo-ed when and where … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: A SOUND OF THUNDER

“Step on a mouse and you leave your print, like a Grand Canyon, across Eternity. Queen Elizabeth might never have been born, Washington might not cross the Delaware, there might never be a United States at all. So be careful. Stay on the Path. Never step off! ” In the … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR JAN. 2ND: DAYBREAKERS, AVATAR SEQUELS, AND FARENHEIT 451

from Prairie Miller at News Blaze: Daybreakers Movie Review What with the rabid quest for dwindling supplies of oil on an increasingly depleted Planet Earth these days, likewise running amok on screen is imperialism as predatory metaphor, in Avatar and now the post-apocalyptic vampire binge Daybreakers not far behind. Which … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR DEC. 16: NEW TRAILERS FOR ALICE IN WONDERLAND & ROBIN HOOD, PLUS VAMPIRES, THOR, HOBBIT, ZOMBIES, AND INFLUENTIAL SCI FI

From Mike Scalise at Movie Fone: ‘Alice in Wonderland’: Even More Wonderfully Weird in Full-Length Trailer When the first trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action take on Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ premiered at Comic-Con in July, it seemed like Burton had all the pieces in place for another goth-stained, Burtonesque … Continue reading

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20 GREATEST SF MOVIES OF THE PAST DECADE

io9.com: The past decade has seen a lot of bloated special-effects brain-sucks… but it’s also seen some of the best science-fiction films ever. Superhero films came of age, apocalypses ruled, and interstellar adventures came back. Here are the decade’s 20 greatest. Avatar. I’m going to post my review of this … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR 12/15/09: AVATAR, THE HOBBIT & MORE

First Avatar screening receives a standing ovation! scifiwire.com: Moviegoers in London rose to their feet in praise of James Cameron’s new SF feature Avatar, lauding the technical achievements of the hugely expensive epic, CNN reports. Cameron has reinvented genre cinema before with the still-pretty-awesome CGI of 1992’s Terminator 2: Judgment … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEW: LAST WEEK IN NEWS 12/6 – 12/13

The Twilight Saga News Wrap-up: Feminism, Twilight and the End of the World “Eclipse” Exciting Novel New TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE Hi-Res One Sheet More here   TWILIGHT CASTING CALL A SCAM AIMED AT TEENS BIG QUESTIONS SURROUND BREAKING DAWN  THE BLIND SIDE KNOCKS NEW MOON OUT OF #1 SPOT! More … Continue reading

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ARE WE DROWNING IN DYSTOPIAS?

By Ella Saltmarshe at Treehugger When we think about the future of the world, it’s mostly bad. I’m not sure when this dawned on me. It could have been while watching Dune or Children of Men or The Road or perhaps while reading Margaret Atwood’s brilliant new Armageddon novel, The … Continue reading

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